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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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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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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How to update PlayOnLinux?

I just installed PlayOnLinux, it says: An updated version of PlayOnLinux is available (3.8.11). and nothing more. Doing apt-get update doesn't offer any updated version of POL. What is the safe ...
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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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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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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.
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PlayOnLinux wine error when run NFSU

I installed NFS underground with play on linux.At the program's main page there is a label "Need For Speed Underground" which is selected.I click run and wait.Nothing happens.Then i run on terminal: ...
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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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How to set MS Word 2010 as default application for all docx and other types?

I have installed MS Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04 using PlayonLinux. Now to open a .docx file I have to first open Word and then use open to open the file I want. When I double click on the file it ...
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how to set file associations with PlayOnLinux?

I have installed MS Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux. i want to associate the .docx files to Playonlinux. Could you please tell me how to do that? Playonlinux does not show up in "Open With" options. I ...
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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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How can I add a line parameter like -opengl on World of Warcraft in PlayOnLinux?

I would like to add the -opengl parameter to a file which is in /home/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/WorldOfWarcraft/drive_c/Program Files/world of Warcraft/Wow.exe
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How does one install PlayOnLinux?

How do I install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu?
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Connection error with Evernote on 12.04?

I just upgraded to 12.04, with gnome classic no effects. Evernote worked ok on 11.04 and 11.10 with wine 1.3 configired as windows 7. I'm installing Evernote_4.5.6.6884.exe. The install works fine, ...
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Activate Office 2010 running in PlayOnLinux with a KMS server

Is it possible to activate a volume licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed using PlayOnLinux with my organisation's Key Management server? The installation with PlayOnLinux worked flawlessly but ...
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Install Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux (Wine) will not allow to enter CDKEY

I just installed Microsoft Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux (a Wine's front end), and it installed successfully, the only problem is that I can't enter the serial number, becouse the text box will not ...
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LibreOffice 4.03 compatibility with MS Office 2010 docs [duplicate]

I apologize for the repetitiveness of this question, but I just yesterday decided to use Ubuntu 13.04 as my only operating system and am trying to figure a few things out. No, I don't mean figuring ...
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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 do I nstall MS Office 2010 via WINE?

I am trying to install MS Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04 on my new MacBook Pro (15"). I already read and followed every existing threads on forums and followed every existing tutorial, but my problem ...
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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 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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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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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 to install Visual Studio 2012?

I am trying to get visual studio working in Unity (via Wine) without using any virtual machine or other Desktop Environment alternatives. I am convinced Visual Studio is the ultimate IDE for .Net ...
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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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Fatal error after installing Steam via Play On Linux

I've recently installed Steam via PlayOnLinux, but every time I want to run it, it gives me a screen with: "Fatal error: could not load module 'bin/FileSystem_Steam.dll' " There is nothing about ...
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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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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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What is the meaning of .lnk extension?

Every time when I install and use a Windows program using PlayOnLinux / Wine, I get a .lnk file on my desktop besides the program's shortcut. The file's name is "program's name.lnk". What is its role ...
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How to start a PlayOnLinux game windowed

I am using PlayOnLinux 4.1.1 under Ubuntu 13.04 The game I am trying to run is Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete. It runs perfectly well in fullscreen mode, but I want to run it in windowed ...
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Black screen on wc3 roc startup

I ran sudo apt-get install playonlinux and then downloaded warcraft III via the downloader client I've got on battle.net I installed it and everything went as normal. But when I lunched wc3 for the ...
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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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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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Windows Application with .NET through PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit | Beginner needs help!

What do I want to do? Run this software in Ubuntu 12.04: Achieve Planner by Effexis (http://www.effexis.com/achieve/AchievePlanner19Download.htm). What have I tried so far? Installed PlayOnLinux ...
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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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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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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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How to create a new iso image from an existing iso image?

I have an ISO image and I want to create an new iso image by taking some of the components in my original iso image. I would like to know how can i do that in ubuntu. Is it possible to untar the ...
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How can I install Arial fonts to my Office within Wine?

I installed MS Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux, and the Arial font is italic, for some reason. Any hint on how to install it correctly? This two approaches I found in the internet have failed: To ...
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Saving an excel file on a windows shared folder using wine

I'm not sure if anyone can help with this particular scenario but here goes. I am currently running MS Office 2010 (Home and Business) on Ubuntu 13.10 using PlayOnLinux. I'm able to open excel files ...
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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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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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Do I need a graphics card driver for Linux?

I am using Linux with a KDE desktop environment and the following hardware configuration: • Intel Core i7 3.4GHhz 4770k • MSI Z87 MPower motherboard • MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB DDR5 graphics card • 1TB ...
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How do I run Microsoft Explorer 8 plus on Ubuntu?

First off, you should know I'm a Ubuntu newbie who has become passionate since my strangely low-priced Dell computer showed up with Ubuntu loaded on it and it could do almost everything I need from a ...
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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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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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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 / 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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Cannot find winemenubuilder.exe when trying to run StarCraft 2

Recently I've installed StarCraft 2 via playonlinux. The installation was absolutly no problem, everything was fine. But if I want to start the game now, it crashes. If I start it on the Terminal I ...
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How do I mount CD-ROM at /media/cdrom0?

I'm trying to install a game of mine using POL (PlayOnLinux), but the CD-ROM must be mounted at /media/cdrom0. Instead, it is being mounted at /media/(diskname). Is there a way I can fix this?