How install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA ? PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous apps and games designed to run with Microsoft Windows. Few apps and games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.
- You don’t have to own a Windows license to use PlayOnLinux.
- PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its features yet it keeps the user from having to deal with its complexity.
- PlayOnLinux is free software.
- PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python.
Nevertheless, PlayOnLinux has some bugs:
- Occasional performance decrease (image may be less fluid and graphics less detailed).
- Not all apps/games are supported. Nevertheless, you can use our manual installation module.
Changes in this version:
- Silence POL_Notice_IsAck when ack_notices file doesn’t exist
- Allow Set_SoundDriver ” to disable sound
- Add in the wineprefix configuration tab for Wine: Control panel
- Remove in the wineprefix configuration tab for Wine: Wine Uninstaller
- Add support for Wine-staging DLL redirects (POL_Wine_RedirectDLL, POL_Wine_DelRedirectDLL, POL_Wine_RedirectDLL_App,
- POL_Wine_DelRedirectDLL_App) (#5163)
- Fix POL_System_cpmv log message
- Reimplement deprecated functions POL_SetupWindow_make_shortcut and POL_SetupWindow_auto_shortcut using POL_Shortcut for consistency
- Fixed a bug in the user agent used in urllib that would make it look like an attack to paranoid eyes (and filters)
- Try to improve general installation instructions
- POL_Download_Resource: don’t test hash of missing file (one less spurious warning message)
- Adding some visual clue while virtual drives are being removed
- Fix “debbuger” typo
- POL_System_find_file: really pick the shallowest file
- fix “debbuger” typo
- POL_SetupWindow_VMS: mention that the expected answer units are megabytes
- Try to make instructions to rerun a program in debug mode more obvious
- Some GetRegValue fixing/hardening
- Remove spurious .lnk files from user desktop for all architectures during POL_Shortcut calls
- Add waiting messages to POL_System_unzip & friends
- Deprecate Set_WineWindowTitle that no longer works with Wine 1.5.16+, and breaks Set_Desktop
- Fix playonlinux-pkg -b (broken since PlayOnLinux 4.0)
- Feature freeze has been declared for POL 4.x, so this changelog should contain only bug fixes
- checkVersionUse(): don’t assume cfg files have any order
- manual installation: component installation bugfix ($IFS not restored correctly)
- POL_OpenShell: call POL_Wine_AutoSetVersionEnv in all cases, to set $PATH
- Fix consecutive shortcut creations
- POL_Wine_SetVideoDriver bugfix, device IDs were not inserted as DWORDs
Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/and other Ubuntu derivatives
Following the guide on the site
You will find on the site a “Download” section. This section explains how to install PlayOnLinux on your machine while ensuring that you always use the software to its latest stable version.
Users using pacman will still have the latest version available. However, for other distributions, it is recommended to add the repo for PlayOnLinux in your repository list. To do this, just follow the information for your distribution.
For users’ Debian wheezy and Ubuntu Precise (and higher), they’ll need to install the i386 version of Wine. For this, we must enable support for i386 in your repository manager.
To install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
On Debian wheezy
To install wine:i386 Debian, you must first enable support for this architecture (with dpkg). You can then update the repository and install wine:i386
sudo dpkg --add-i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine:i386
Using GIT Version
The git version can always have the updated program. It is only recommended for advanced users and programmers. It has the advantage of providing automatic update button, unlike other version of the program. To install it on your computer, you must install and configure git. Once this is done, you can download PlayOnLinux using the following command:
git clone https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4