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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 Comments to “Howto install PlayOnLinux in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy”

  1. David says:

    Seems to be just a wrapper for Wine.

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  2. Chris says:

    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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  3. Jordanwb says:

    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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  4. dfgas says:

    mine just keeps on not being able to connect to –2009-10-05 19:34:57– http://mulx.playonlinux.com/wine/linux-i386/LIST
    Resolving mulx.playonlinux.com… 91.121.54.147
    Connecting to mulx.playonlinux.com|91.121.54.147|:80…
    and it keeps on trying. any ideas?

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  5. Pablo says:

    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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  6. dfgas says:

    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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  7. speckz says:

    FYI, I don’t have issues accessing mulx.playonlinux.com now.

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  8. teguh says:

    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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