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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AMD Radeon GPU only uses 384MB VRAM instead of +2GB dedicated video-memory

for some reason a majority if not all games are limited to only 384MBs of video memory (VRAM) instead of it's full 2048MB dedicated memory. I read somewhere that disabling "Sych with VBlank" in the ...
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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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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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playonlinux installation failed how do I fix it? [duplicate]

So I was installing playonlinux as I wanted iTunes. I typed in the terminal sudo apt-get install playonlinux and it went well. But I can't find it on my laptop anywhere. When I try to install it again ...
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How do I run software as an administrator using Wine/PlayonLinux? [duplicate]

Today I was wondering if I could run a Program I installed on a virtual drive as an administrator? I installed Cain and Abel on this drive, When I run the program it works fine. But in order for it ...
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Why internet explorer 6 trying to save all webpages?

I have successfully installed IE 6 using playonlinux, but I'm unable to browse any site. when I'm entering any address in the address bar, following message is pops up You are downloading the ...
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How to run a bash .sh after starting a program in PlayOnLinux?

I have a little script that needs executing every time I open a wine program. The script is pretty simple: #!/bin/bash xdotool windowmove 67108871 1440 0 How do I get PlayOnLinux to run this script ...
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Several Questions regarding software on Ubuntu 12.10

So, i recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 but i have problems setting up my microphone, i got a creative sound-card and i already tried ALSA. Second i need to have adobe cs 5.5 installed for studying but ...
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How to remove performance lags while playing Ragnarok on Wine?

I have just installed Wine and PlayOnLinux. Its performance is very lagging when I run the game (Ragnarok) and type my username and password. How can I improve the performance and remove any ...
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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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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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How to get crysis 2 running

I am runnung ubuntu 12.04 64bit with nvidea gtx660 the with proprietary driver version 310 installed via additional drivers I have tried a variety of things having no succsess I have got past the ...
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Steam crash on playonlinux

I'm trying to install steam using playonlinux/wine. There was nothing wrong with the installation, but whenever I try to login, steam crashes. After enabling the debugging mode, i got the log below. ...
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Does Microsoft Office run in Crossover/Wine/Playonlinux?

I'm a student so I kinda need full compatibility with Microsoft Office Documents for school. I was wondering if Office will run without major problems in Crossover, Wine, or playonlinux?
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Playonlinux doesn't see my cdrom [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction? Trying to install Diablo 2 with playonlinux and after creating the virtual drive and choosing to install with cdroms, disk ...
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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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Play on Linux is broken for Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit)

I have read a few threads about how to get Play on Linux to run. But the only solution seems to be to reinstall to 32-bit. Do anyone here know about if there are a workaround without having to ...
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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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How to backup virtual drives with PlayOnLinux?

PlayOnLinux installs the applications in separate virtual drives. Each virtual drive represents a different windows machine. I have configured PlayOnLinux on my laptop and installed several programs ...
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How does one install PlayOnLinux?

How do I install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu?
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How can I play diablo 3 on playonlinux? Direct3D9 is not available without OpenGL

I have recently encountered a huge problem when installing diablo 3 on playonlinux (PoL). The game launch menu started but when I click on the play button the window close immediately and there is ...
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How can I export a previous installation under Wine to the PlayOnLinux folder?

I have some programs and games installed with Wine and I wonder if it's possible manage this applications with PlayOnLinux. There was a plugin called "Wine Import" to do this, but seems to be ...
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How can I get rid of wine menu entries when wine packages are not uninstalled?

I prefer to use PlayOnLinux to configure wine and manage prefixes. PlayOnLinux requires wine packages to be installed, but I won't use default /home/$USER/.wine prefix. So I deleted default prefix ...
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Open a file with Microsoft Word

I have Word installed with PlayOnLinux (front-end and helper scripts for WINE). I'd like to be able to select "open with" when downloading a .doc file with Firefox and open it quickly as can be done ...
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Netflix Custom Wine usable with other programs?

I noticed that the WINE installed to run the Netflix app found here installs a custom WINE along with the full Mono and possibly .NET . I have been having chronic problems getting the program Reply ...
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Why does Wine need Windows service pack?

On my system there's a file WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe in /home/kshitiz/.PlayOnLinux/ressources Why does Wine need this file? If it needs it for emulation, how is it that it is able to ...
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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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Package dependencies cannot be resolves [duplicate]

When I try to install Wine, PlayonLinux, and some other programs, I get the following message: At the terminal: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine : Depends: wine1.5 but it is not ...
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What to do when:“The following packages have unmet dependencies” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error when trying to install WINE? How do I resolve unmet dependencies? When I try to install Wine, PlayonLinux, and some other ...
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iTunes library.itl cannot be read beacause it was created by a newer version

I have installed iTunes 10 by wine on Ubuntu 12.10 and removed it. I installed iTunes 7 by playonlinux. When I trying to start the application, it shows iTunes library.itl cannot be read because it ...
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when running playonlinux I get the error “PlayOnLinux cannot find 7z.”

When trying to run Linux I get the error message: PlayOnLinux cannot find 7z. You should install it to use PlayOnLinux How do I install "7z"?
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Possible to run Wine / CrossOver / PlayOnLinux in parallel?

Is it possible to run Wine, CrossOver and PlayOnLinux in parallel? I'm testing all three in order to: See which applications run better on which platform Which of these is easier to use for ...
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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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playonlinux is unable to find 32bits OpenGL library you might encounter problem with your games

My hardware configuration is Intel core2duo 2.93GHz 4GB DDR2 RAM MSI G31 motherboard Seagate 80GB PATA harddisk I'm new to linux and I'm having this problem since few days, it was not there before. ...
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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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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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PlayOnLinux / WINE error. Cannot add games to list

I am new to the Linux platform as a whole. Now, that's not to say that I haven't been watching countless videos and articles of Linux before I made the switch. I have gone through multiple tutorials ...
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Wine / PlayOnLinux dependency issues when trying to install [closed]

I am curious as to why installing PlayOnLinux entails removing seemingly unrelated packages like google-earth-stable. Is this the expected behaviour? This is the output I get when trying to install ...
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How can I properly add PlayOnLinux programs to the Unity Launcher?

I have a PlayOnLinux app (Evernote) that runs great, but I would like to pin it to the Unity launcher. I already have a shortcut in the Dash and I can pin that to the Launcher, but then running it ...
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PlayOnLinux Equivalent for windows [closed]

Like the PlayOnLinux do we have a similar application in windows that allows us to run a Ubuntu application on Windows OS. Or is there any simulator to run the ubuntu terminal in Windows(for learning ...
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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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Dragon Age: Origins with PlayOnLinux have low fps

I successfully installed Dragon Age: Origins with PlayOnLinux on my Ubuntu 12.04 but the game is too slow, frame per second(fps) is too low. I played this game so many times in Windows with the high ...
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Starcraft 2 not displaying map in game

I installed Starcraft II wings of liberty via playonlinux, it installed fine, it starts up fine, but when I go into a game the map does not show, it is just black, but all my buildings/units/mineral ...
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Cant install Windows programs with Wine

I am trying to install a couple Windows programs. I have tried Wine itself, PlayOnLinux & Crossover. No matter which one I try, I get the same error message: "access denied" I tried logging in as ...
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After creating a symlink from PlayOnLinux steamapps to Windows steamapps, should games appear as installed in Steam?

I was able to successfully install Steam via PlayOnLinux. I can launch Steam, browse the store, see my library, etc. After I did that step, I followed these instructions to create a symlink from ...
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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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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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User folder on Windows EMPTY

After I installed PlayOnLinux, I wanted to install a Windows program that is located in my Windows User folder that is on different partition. But it was 'empty' before I knew it! I don't know if it's ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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How can I add PlayOnLinux programs in the Unity dash?

I wonder if there is any way to add the programs installed in PlayOnLinux to the Unity dash.