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, install Windows apps Manually

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:

  • 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
To install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu/Linux Mint 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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