Sunday, June 6, 2010

PlayOnLinux 3.7.6, compatible with Ubuntu Lucid

PlayOnLinux is an application that allows us to run games and programs developed exclusively for Windows under Linux and get more out of Wine.

PlayOnLinux can be a springboard for many users who have not made leap to Linux because they needed a certain program and even a game.

Some features of PlayOnLinux :
  • It is not necessary to have a license to use Windows ® system PlayOnLinux.
  • PlayOnLinux program is based on Wine, and benefits of all possibilities, avoiding user to cope with its complexity and always exploiting some advanced features.
  • PlayOnLinux is a program free.
  • PlayOnLinux is written in Bash and Python

Some problems that may occur :
  • Lowest overall results in some cases (less smooth image, less detailed graphics, etc.)..
  • All games are not supported. However, you can use module installation manual.
The latest version 3.7.6 solves a compatibility problem with Ubuntu Lucid, which produced window was blocked when trying to install an application.

Visit application section to see full list of all that are supported in PlayOnLinux.

PlayOnLinux is supported by a large number of distributions, in downloads section you can see list of these and various repositories.

Installation Guide for distribution :

Ubuntu Lucid
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_lucid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux


Debian Lenny
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_lenny.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux


Arch Linux
Agrega el repositorio de acuerdo a tu arquitectura a tu archivo pacman.conf

[archlinuxfr]
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/i686

[archlinuxfr]
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/x86_64

sudo pacman -Sy playonlinux
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