Play on Linux is a front end for wine. Wine is a compatibility layer used to run windows based programs within Linux. Play on Linux simplifies the installation and tweaking required for some programs which are often run using wine, using pre-defined wizards supplied as part of the package.

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Cannot install wine and playonlinux due to 404 errors?

As the title says I am a Ubuntu 12.04 user without any particular unix experience. I am a (somewhat rusty) fully qualified MSCE engineer who has made the mistake of switching to management :-). I ...
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Why I am not able to run Internet explore oriented sites on ubuntu?

I am ubuntu user from 2 months and actually i want to visit the bulhorn.com website and this bullhorn.com portal is only suitable with Internet explorer. In order to visit bullhorn.com site I have ...
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“Error in main glxinfo is not installed. Please install mesa-utils package” when trying to install PlayOnLinux

I am currently trying to install League of Legends using PlayOnLinux, but every time I do I get this error: Error in main glxinfo is not installed. Please install mesa-utils package What ...
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Issues with alternate Windows software and Wine

I am running a non-popular windows software with PlayOnLinux and numerical fields like currency/monetary has an error with duplicated decimal separators. Numbers are displayed as follows (with ...
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I can´t install Microsoft Office 2010

I re installed Ubuntu many times and I still can't get it working. I get this: Error in POL_Wine Wine seems to have crashed If your program is running, just ignore this message And then I press ...
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How to change the Wine or PlayOnLinux locale settings - Ubuntu 12.04?

According do this post, Wine's locale settings (like numbering format) is based on Ubuntu locale settings. If I have to change my Ubuntu locale settings, how can I change locale settings in Ubuntu ...
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it is possible to install drivers used on windows but working on ubuntu

there isn't drivers for video card on my computer or drivers for sis on ubuntu repositories and i know that it is poor supported or one of least supported, and i also have windows installed and on ...
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what are the packages that should be installed in play on linux? [closed]

what are the packages that should be installed in play on linux? so I would have a windows like environment for gaming without all the fuss
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How do I get around OS checks in wine?

I got a Lytro from woot this week, but didn't research the Linux support. I have PlayOnLinux installed and was hoping to run the windows software from there. The snag I ran into was that they have an ...
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wine has to be removed before installing nvidia-331

I would try the method of this link nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE But the Problem is i already have wine installed and so here is my problem. I installed wine1.7 ...
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Failed to download package files. Check your internet connection

I get this message any time I try to install PlayOnLinux from the software center. I know that my internet connection is fine. i want to install PlayOnLinux for instal MicrosoftOffice but everytime ...
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Ubuntu software store not working

i try to install or un-install some think and i get this: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading ...
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How do you uninstall Spotify Linux Preview on Ubuntu?

I was on PlayOnLinux and saw the Wine version of Spotify and wanted to uninstall the Linux Preview to get the Wine version since it said not enough disk space for the installation so hopefully the ...
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Steam Crashes using PlayOnLinux

I have an odd problem. Some time ago I used PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu to install Rage (through Steam), this worked and still works perfectly. I now want to make another Virtual Drive to install SimCity4, ...
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Downloading PlayOnLinux

I'm downloading PlayOnLinux to run Paint Tool SAI, but I cannot open PlayOnLinux. When I click on it to open it, a dialog box comes up that says: "PlayOnLinux cannot find curl (from cURL) You need to ...
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Unable to activate MS office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit/ PlayOnLinux

I have installed MS Office on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit through PlayOnLinux. However I have noticed that the text box in product activation is not enabled. Is there a way to resolve the issue? I Referred ...
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Javascript for ie8

I need to use internet explorer 8 with javascript for a program I need for work. I've installed ie8 and tried to install java for windows using playonlinux but the sits still says I don't have ...
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How to properly install PlayOnLinux, all the drivers, etc?

I am (re)installing Ubuntu 12.04 now, and I'd like to ask what things I have to install to properly run games with PlayOnLinux? I mean do I need to install some kind of graphics driver, or DirectX, ...
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Running applications as different users

Can we run the same application under different users? Ex: App1 running under both /home/usr1/App1 and /home/Usr2/App1 on a Linux platform? Can we have Same UID for two different users? Ex: ...
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Can't find steam folder

I recently installed steam and TF2 via PlayOnLinux, and I need to find the steam folder, on windows it is on program files. Any ideas on where could i find it?? thanks
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Sky/Fog/Lighting problems during gameplay GTA San Andreas on Ubuntu Quantal and Intel Mobile 4 Series

during the gameplay, while outside, I get problems in the rendering of what I guess would be lighting and/or weather effects. Even with Effects level to "low". The scenery is rendered properly, no ...
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Trying to run 32bit windows game in wine on 64bit 12.04

I am trying to run Icewind dale2 from GOG.com in wine on ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I am using the AMD ATI binary blob display driver. Running the file command on /usr/lib32/fglrx/libGL.so.1.2 gives: ...
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PlayonLinux install menu is empty

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I installed PlayOnLinux by adding their repository to Software Sources. My PlayOnLinux version is 4.1.2 When I try to install a program the install menu is totally empty. ...
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Can't use keyboard in Warcraft3 - PlayOnLinux

I installed PlayOnLinux to play Warcraft 3 but when I come to the first screen of Warcraft3, I can't type anything. I mean the keyboard doesn't work. What's the problem?in
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How can I add wine programs to the right click context menu?

How can someone automatically add wine programs (such as Microsoft Office) to the right click context menu? In my case specifically the software is installed via play on linux. For example, when a ...
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How to check if my Wine prefix is 32 bit or 64 bit?

I saw tons of threads explaining how to create a 32 bit prefix, but I want to check if the prefix I'm using is 32 bit or 64 bit. The reason I'm asking is that I'm using PlayOnLinux, and I've created a ...
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LOP failure: Wine Crash, .NET needed, and Steam stuck

I'm trying to install a game (Magicka) and I'm always facing three problems every time I retry installing the game. First the installer installs Wine (1.5.20) and extract it. Then I choose installing ...
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PlayOnLinux: Wine crashes (Problem 1) [duplicate]

I've posted about this on: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/topic-12143.html But this website is easier to navigate (I can go back to my questions :|) and has a great community. So here's what's in the ...
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My game on Steam [PoL] requires Internet Explorer 9

I am trying to play a game on Steam that requires Internet Explorer 9. Is there any way to do this on PlayOnLinux. I've tried to make a non-listed install on PoL, but Steam afterwards does not detect ...
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Steam Crashes After Initial Update

So I have been wrestling with getting Steam installed on my computer for quite some time now, and I had given up all hope. Well today I finally did the smart thing and installed POL to manage my ...
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How do I get Fable: The lost chapters working with PlayOnLinux

I have the steam version of Fable: The lost chapters and I tried opening it with PlayOnLinux with the default setup but steam crashed on start up. I fixed steam by using the latest version of wine and ...
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Can I play Windows games through virtual desktop?

I've tried playing Windows steam games through PlayOnLinux, and it just glitches and closes. Everybody on the forums says that it worked, and it doesn't. Is it possible to play steam games through a ...
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PlayOnLinux + Bumblebee

Since two days I tried to repair nvidia-prime and nvidia-settings changing graphic cards. I tried multiple versions and configurations, and of course every time I tried to change my video card an ...
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Problems to open QDAMiner Lite with PlayonLinux

I need urgent help! I use QDA Miner Lite for qualitative analysis, I have always opened it with PlayonLinux, but it had stopped to work last week. I don't know why or how to fix it. Thanks a lot! ...
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TuxLoL patch on Play on Linux: invalid directory

I am following this howto described by renatov to install LoL on ubuntu 14.04 I did as shown in the same tutorial i think.. so i get to the patching part: mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir ...
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Play on Linux: How do you move the install Location to another partition?

I have a ssd card that duel boots Windows and Ubuntu. My linux partition is running out of room and I want to move my Games to my hard drive partition(1TB).
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Find Out my Graphics Memory Two Cards Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Age of Empires III on my PC under Playonlinux, but I am having some problems with graphics memory. It asks for the graphics memory on the installer. I tried what some ...
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Wine installation wants to remove nvidia-libopencl1-337

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS and am using Nvidia 337.19 driver. When I try to install Wine 1.6 or 1.7 version (those are the only two I tried) Konsole returns: The following packages will be ...
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PlayOnLinux - Steam - Chivalry Medieval Warfare - Microsoft VC redist Loop

I recently switched to ubuntu and so far I think it is amazing! I am trying to run the game Chivalry Medieval Warfare on a Windows Client of Steam through Wine/PlayOnLinux. The game downloaded okay ...
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How do I install tuxLoL on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I installed League of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It installed, but when I click the launcher, I get an immediate bug splat. I'm following instructions how to fix this problem but this one came up ...
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About tuxlol on linux

I read about your article comment in which you solved all the problems with the current league of legends, my question to you might be quite silly considered your level and experience with all these ...
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gaming on linux (ubuntu)

I had Ubuntu 13.10 and it took a lot of time to get used to it and investigate how to install games on it. I had playonlinux running with wine, winetricks, and it worked fine. After the upgrade to ...
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Restoring permissions to PlayOnLinux

Before installing 14.04 I backed up my home folder to an external NTFS hard disk. When I copied everything back I lost the correct file permissions and PlayOnLinux programs stopped working. What ...
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Adobe AIR popup error when trying to run League of Legends

I installed League of Legends-based tutorials, but I'm still getting this error. Could anyone help me? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. 9500 GT Video Card, Drive 331.38 This is written in the image ...
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Open Libre Writer Through Windows Wine Program

I've installed a Windows program through PlayOnLinux. The program uses a kind of spreadsheet that can be output to a word processor. When I used this program on Windows I would have it output to MS ...
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How to install NFS mw 2 using playonlinux or wine

I don't see the option for NFS most wanted 2 in the install menu for playonlinux. Does that mean its not supported ? Will it work with WINE? Has anybody already done it?
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install iso file from network

I want to install ubuntu-10.04-linuxcnc3-i386.iso from network. with PXE method I can not choose the iso file which will be installed !! so how can I proceed to install the iso file using network ...
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installing a store bought game

I bought the sims3 for my kid and am trying to install it on the computer. It won't auto install and I can't seem to figure out how to manually do it either. Please help. Once I have the play on ...
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Origin won't load through Wine

I have Origin installed. When I go to open it it flickers like it's going to open but then Wine closes and Origin doesn't load. I've read the Wine boards and the Ubuntu boards and nothing is helping. ...
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Using playonlinux 4.2.2 results in error message

When I do start any program in playonlinux or install additional components you get back the following message: Error in POL_Call Function POL_Install_ does not exist!