Install PlayonLinux in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/14.10/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17/13/and other related Ubuntu derivatives

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.


Many other popular apps are available

Manually install Apps/Games

Main Features:
  • 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:
  • Fix reading/writing values containing '=' symbol in configuration files (#4834)
  • Make POL_Wine_InstallFonts preserve current directory (regression since 4.2.3)
  • Disable "Install" component button until a component is selected
  • Compatibility with wxpython 3.0
  • Compatibility with Debian 8
  • Mention URL in POL_Download and POL_Download_Resource error messages
  • Add POL_Config_Win16 to check if the host can run win16 programs
  • New support and feedback system, easier to use
  • Links to social networks
  • 4.2.3 regresion fixed in run_exe module
  • Fix for Python version "2.7"
  • POL_SetupWindow_shortcut_creator: always suggest unused shortcut names; If user chooses an already used name, warn before overwrite (#3770)
  • Fix for "Error 427" regression in 4.2.2 (functions override)
  • Fix IE3 icon extraction
  • Debugger: if behind by too many lines, skip displaying some (...skipped n lines...) to keep up
  • wineserver not in path problem fixed again (debian bug, but they won't fix it)
  • Fix "Open a shell" to enable the wine version of the prefix
  • New attempt at fixing download gauge overflow
  • Do not totally silence gpg import errors
  • Allow POL_SetupWindow_textbox to accept an extra max length parameter
  • Limit bug reports title to 80 characters
  • Virtual drive removal: use os.lstat() instead of os.stat() to check for broken rights (reported by Xenos5)
  • change of Wine version used in a virtual drive: kill running wineserver after asking for permission
  • Removing PlayOnLinux_Online
  • Corefonts are now managed as any other POL_Call package. (Debian.lib is consequently no longer needed)
  • Removing installation process of missing gecko and mono at startup. It should not happen anymore
  • Cleaner way to save panel position
  • Fix a bug in GetSettings() where the value contain the equal ('=') character 
  • Removing IRC 
  • Icones install can now be bigger than 22x22

To install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10/12.04/Linux Mint 17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
That's it
For other distributions check download page
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