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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New to Ubuntu, trying to install and run WoW MOP & LoL

I am new to Ubuntu Linux, just came from windows 7 after a recommendation from one of my guild mates on GW2. Sadly I should have grilled him more on how to install all of the games and run them. I ...
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Is it possible to install Microsoft Office without a CD?

I have been a Windows user since... well... always. Now I decided to try Linux Ubuntu, and found out it looks way much better. The problem is, I am a student and constantly need Microsoft ...
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How can I install Visual Studio?

How can I install Visual Studio? I'd prefer to use it in Wine or PlayOnLinux if possible.
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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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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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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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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!
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Is it possible migrate existing programs installed in windows? [duplicate]

Can I move my already installed programs to my ubuntu installation, and if so can someone give me the general gist of it? I'm pretty good with a computer so if you give me the general outline I should ...
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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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How do i get oblivion to stop crashing?

I'm using Ubuntu Distribution 12.04 and trying to run Oblivion, I used playonlinux to install it to a virtual drive along with using wine. I think the problem is I have a bugged graphics card or ...
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How to run windows games on ubuntu 12.04 ? (Bioshock Infinite or Alice Madness returns)

I really want to play "bioshock Infinite" and " Alice Madness returns" on my ubuntu 12.04 (I've got a DVD-Rom of the games) But when I tried to run the setup with Wine Program Loader the window froze ...
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Terraria Fails on startup

I am running: wine 1.6.1 Ubuntu 13.10. I installed a clean 32 bit .wine prefix, with wine set to act as Win 7 (I have tried xp as well). Then installed xna40 (XNA Framework 4.0) and dotnet40 (MS.NET ...
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World OF Warcraft in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have tried launching 'The Blizzard Game Downloader', using wine, yet it does not get to the loading screen before it crashes, and ends with an error message. Neither does trying to load the game ...
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can't play sims3

I have installed Sims 3 and I really want to play it, but when I tried yo play it appears message from PlayOnLinux which saying that Wine has crashed. I am getting really upset, and I would like to ...
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how to set sound=alsa in already created wine volume

I just got StarCraft 2 working on Ubuntu finally but lost audio when I installed a new version of wine. If I do 'winetricks --gui' I can change the sound setting of the default wineprefix and this ...
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IE8 installation using PlayOnLinux

When I try to install Internet Explorer 8 through PlayOnLinux, it requires Service Pack 3 (SP3), but the SP3 file is a very large file to download, about 326MB. Can I install SP3 manually? Please ...
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Problem for using PlayOnLinux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , so I have installed PlayOnLinux in order to get Ms Office 2010 in my ubuntu. I have succeeded to get Ms Office 2010, but my problem now is, when I open the 'Dash Home' ...
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Is it possible for me to install Sims 3 using Ubuntu 13.04

I would like to install all my Sims 3 again on my Pc im new to ubuntu and i have tried PlayOnLinux and Wine they don't work I can download it but i cant play on it, it says there has been an error and ...
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Play on Linux, Steam Games

I have installed PoL and I have also installed Steam. I want to use the Windows client rather than the Linux client because I doubt very much the games I have will be available on Linux client yet. ...
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My StarCraft on wine 1.5.24 is on all workspaces

I use PlayOnLinux and configured it to work on wine version 1.5.24. The thing is the app is working on all workscapes, just like that So how that to work only on one? It behaves just like any app ...
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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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Broadband Connection Connecting Problem

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my asus x53e laptop using Wubi (Ubuntu installer) and having windows 7 ultimate already. i am having a broadband connection which works fine in windows 7. And to use ...
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Will not allow me to install playonlinux! Says I have 'held broken packages [duplicate]

When I try to download 'playonlinux' I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: playonlinux : Depends: icoutils but it is not installable Depends: curl but it is not ...
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Play on linux wine menu builder not found

Can anyone help with this? after running TSoT with play on linux, the following is shown in debug mode. [POL_Wine] Message: Running wine-South Park: The Stick of Truth.exe wine: cannot find ...
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How do I install Steam on my ubuntu? [duplicate]

my PC installed Ubuntu12.04x86-64 but steam only for the 32bit, what should I do to run steam on my machine?
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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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Ace of Spades - Cant change weapons

Please help me with a problem. I have installed xubuntu with playonlinux. The virtual drive of Playonlinux I installed steam, directx9- 11 ,.Net 1.1-4.0, vc++, xinput and other libraries . The game ...
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League of Legends on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm just new in Ubuntu and my English is so bad, so be patient to me. I was install League of Legends with PlayOnLinux, installation was without errors, but, when i want to run it, a logo is appeard ...
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Hearthstone, Ubuntu 12.04 dbghelp disabled

I'm trying to get Hearthstone working. I have an 64bit Ubuntu 12.04. The latest wine and playonlinux. I have as often said disable the dbghelp library in wine. Now the battle.net launcher opens, but ...
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Kubuntu and Play On Linux, File Associations

I am trying to associate files with Notepad++ running under PlayOnLinux on Kubuntu 13.10. (Yes, I am aware that there are plenty of equivalent programs that may be used in Kubuntu. The reason I want ...
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Is there a problem if I install Steam for Linux AND Steam via PlayOnLinux?

I've been enjoying playing in Ubuntu 12.10 using Steam for Linux. The thing is some games (like Borderlands2) can't be installed there because you can only install games for Linux. Previously I used ...
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X3DAudio1_7.dll and XAPOFX1_5.dll for gaming in Wine

I'm trying to play XCOM on Wine (using Play on Linux). Unfortunately, this doesn't work. The debug option in POL outputs this: Running wine-1.5.15 play-XCOM.exe (Working directory : ...
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Are the following programs working in PlayOnLinux?

I have Windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu because it is very useful and I have no worries about viruses. I want to ask you, as Ubuntu users, if the following programs will work fine if I use ...
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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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Cannot install wine1.6 or playonlinux

i have went through every question related to this and none of them worked for me. for wine i keep getting The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.6 : Depends: wine1.6-amd64 (= ...
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What's Ubuntu package for virtualgl-libs

I stumble upon an error while trying to run League of Legends (through PlayOnLinux) with optirun. I got these errors : ERROR: ld.so: object 'libdlfaker.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ...
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Steam(Windows) on Ubuntu 12.04 using PlayOnLinux [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I am trying to run Steam (Windows) through PlayOnLinux. I get it to start, I log in, steam sends me an e-mail with a code to register with my computer, I type it in, and ...
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PlayOnLinux cannot find wine (from Wine)

When I run PlayOnLinux gives me this message: PlayOnLinux cannot find wine (from Wine) You should install it to use PlayOnLinux What should I do.
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Is it feasible to install and play games in steam while steam is in Wine (PlayOnLinux)

So I downloaded steam on PlayOnLinux and I installed some random games and they open but I can't do anything with them I can move the mouse around and the menu buttons change, but I can't actually ...
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Icons all messed up for Office Documents

I have installed MS Office on my Ubuntu box through PlayOnLinux and have got it very nicely integrated, except for one thing: my icons. This all started after I tried to get MS' nice(r) icons into my ...
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playonlinux is unable to find 32bits / 64bits OpenGL library

When I open a fresh instalation of playonlinux, it gives 2 dialog box as mentioned in title: playonlinux is unable to find 32bits OpenGL library playonlinux is unable to find 64bits OpenGL ...
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Ms Frontpage installation

I want have MS Frontpage as Html editor on Ubuntu. This software is a part of MsOffice 2003 but is not part of it. I installed it by Wine and it installed whithout any error. But as I am try to open ...
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Photoshop looks terrible in 13.10

I have been using Photoshop CS2 for years on various versions of Linux and Ubuntu. In recent years, I've found that installing it with PlayOnLinux has had the most consistently reliable results. ...
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Why won't iTunes 7 (PlayOnLinux) recognized my iPhone/iPod?

I have installed iTunes 7 via PlayOnLinux and it installed fine, all of my music shows up no problem. However, whenever I plug in my iPhone and iPod, iTunes does not recognize the device (making the ...
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How do I mount iso files inside a virtual drive?

If I want to run a program from a ISO but the program runs in Windows, thus running it from Play on Linux. I would like to know if I have to install the mounting program inside the virtual drive ...
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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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Play on linux “Cannot set locale to ” " error

Can someone, please help me to fix this error. Thank you!