Howto install PlayOnLinux in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

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What is PlayOnLinux ?

PlayOnLinux is a piece of sofware which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and softwares designed to run with Microsoft®'s Windows®.
Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings an accessible and efficient solution to this problem, cost-free and rescpetful of the free softwares.

What are PlayOnLinux's features?

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the interesting points to know:

* You don't have to own a Windows® license to use PlayOnLinux.
* PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its possibilities yet it keeps the user away from its complexity while exploiting some of its advanced functions.
* PlayOnLinux is a free software.
* PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python

Nevertheless, PlayOnLinux has some defects, as every piece of software:

* Occasional performances decrease (image may be less fluid and graphics less detailed).
* Not all games are supported. Nevertheless, you can use our manual installation module.

Install PlayOnLinux in Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

Method 1 (Using repository)

For Karmic Users

First you need to add the PlayOnLinux repository using the following command

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_karmic.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install PlayOnLinux using the following command

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For Jaunty Users

First you need to add the PlayOnLinux repository using the following command

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_jaunty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install PlayOnLinux using the following command

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For Intrepid Users

First you need to add the PlayOnLinux repository using the following command

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install PlayOnLinux using the following command

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For Hardy Users

First you need to add the PlayOnLinux repository using the following command

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install PlayOnLinux using the following command

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Method 2 (Using .deb File)

Download .deb file from here

Install .deb package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i PlayOnLinux_3.7.deb

If you want to know more about how to use check the official documentation

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8 thoughts on “Howto install PlayOnLinux in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

  1. It is more than a wrapper for wine. It figures out what is the best version of wine with the best settings for a particular windows app, then manages these multiple versions of wine under the hood. When you launch a windows app via Play on Linux, it uses the version of wine best suited for it.

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  2. I don’t think Burnout Paradise will work but I’ll try it. Will this conflict with my existing Wine install?

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  3. Same here, can’t connect to mulx.playonlinux.com. I read that you need to keep trying, but I have for two days. What gives?

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  4. I let one go 20 tried and another 40 tries. I am not going to wait a week for this to work. heh. I posted something on their forum and no one has responded. It has been looked at a bunch of times and nothing.

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  5. it is very interesting since i migrate to linux, i can’t get oracle apps to work.. so how to install oracle jinit with playonlinux?

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