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I play a lot of rpgm games and a lot of them are just archived with no install required. How do I run such games with play on linux?

  • Why don't you try to run them with Wine alone? – GabrielaGarcia Jun 30 at 16:23
  • @GabrielaGarcia Because I heard wine is less efficient than Play on Linux and I get script lag sometimes? It's also easier to have everything in 1 easily organized place than dig through directories every time I want to play a game due to wines awful methods of directory sorting. Steam's Proton doesn't seem to work with external programs either. – Mage in the Barrel Jun 30 at 16:32
  • PlayonLinux is just an utility that uses Wine, it does nothing without it. It's convenient because it can create containers for different apps and use different Wine versions that it conveniently downloads and installs in those different containers. It also includes scripts for additional downloads needed for some software. It is NOT designed for software that isn't meant to be installed though. And Wine has nothing to do with "directory sorting". You're very much confused. Again, try just running with Wine (and check the software status in WineHQ first, anything below Gold is not worth it). – GabrielaGarcia Jun 30 at 16:41
  • @GabrielaGarcia think you misinterpreted my statement. When I install something through wine it forcibly shoves it into /home/USERNAME/windows games which quickly becomes a massive mess of a directory. – Mage in the Barrel Jun 30 at 16:47
  • @GabrielaGarcia because for me everything needs to be neatly organized and having some stuff shoved in a stupidly disorganized directory and other stuff neat further increases my frustration over it. Hence why I like launchers where it's easy to keep track of everything. Also for the last time I do not want to launch directly through wine because digging through directories is a headache period. Finally if you ask me just saying to launch directly through wine is irrelevant as that is not what I asked. – Mage in the Barrel Jun 30 at 16:57
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install winetrickes apt install winetrickes open winetrickes , select default wineprefix , then install dlls and components which are necessary for your specific game . then run your game with the following command wine ./game

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