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== Warning ==
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Doing a manual installation is the '''hard way''' to use Playonlinux/Playonmac.
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The easy way is to use a script already wrote by someone else (do search first into the 'Supported software' list, then in the forums), because the application that you want to use may need some additional libraries and it is very hard to know which ones.
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== Was your software already tested with Wine by other users ? ==
 
== Was your software already tested with Wine by other users ? ==
 
If a software does not work with Wine, usually it will not work with Playonlinux/Playonmac.
 
If a software does not work with Wine, usually it will not work with Playonlinux/Playonmac.
  
 
Before to waste time, look first into https://appdb.winehq.org (at left side of the screen, click : 'Browse Apps'). <BR />
 
Before to waste time, look first into https://appdb.winehq.org (at left side of the screen, click : 'Browse Apps'). <BR />
In the test reports you may find examples of component features (ie: Microsoft DotNet Fraework) required by the software, or Wine versions tested.
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In the test reports you may find informations about:
 
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* Wine versions tested
== Warning ==
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* Software components used by the software (ie: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework Microsoft DotNet Framework], DirectX 10)
Doing a manual installation is the '''hard way''' to use Playonlinux/Playonmac.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middleware Middleware(s)] used by the software (ie: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_(game_engine)|Unity Game Engine]).
 
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* Missing [[Common Linux Libraries That Wine Might Need|common Linux Libraries that Wine might need]].
The easy way is to use a script already wrote by someone else (do search first into the 'Supported software' list, then in the forums), because the application that you want to use may need some additional libraries and it is very hard to know which ones.
 
  
 
== How to ==
 
== How to ==
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=== An important step ===
 
=== An important step ===
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http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/attachments/acthree05-png.17168/
 
This window is very important : ''''What would you like to do before installation ?'''' because it can allow :
 
This window is very important : ''''What would you like to do before installation ?'''' because it can allow :
 
* 'Use another version of Wine' (a version different from the ones that your POL installation already has).
 
* 'Use another version of Wine' (a version different from the ones that your POL installation already has).
 
* 'Configure Wine' (advanced setting, forcing Set_OS, ...).
 
* 'Configure Wine' (advanced setting, forcing Set_OS, ...).
* 'Install some libraries (by using Winetricks or POL features).
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* 'Install some libraries' (by using [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Winetricks WineTricks] or POL functions).
[http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/attachments/acthree05-png.17168/ (screenshot)]
 
  
 
=== Lots of steps ===
 
=== Lots of steps ===

Revision as of 05:51, 8 July 2019

Warning

Doing a manual installation is the hard way to use Playonlinux/Playonmac.

The easy way is to use a script already wrote by someone else (do search first into the 'Supported software' list, then in the forums), because the application that you want to use may need some additional libraries and it is very hard to know which ones.

Was your software already tested with Wine by other users ?

If a software does not work with Wine, usually it will not work with Playonlinux/Playonmac.

Before to waste time, look first into https://appdb.winehq.org (at left side of the screen, click : 'Browse Apps').
In the test reports you may find informations about:

How to

In POL click the button 'Install'

At the bottom left of the window, click 'Install a non-listed program'.

An important step

http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/attachments/acthree05-png.17168/ This window is very important : 'What would you like to do before installation ?' because it can allow :

  • 'Use another version of Wine' (a version different from the ones that your POL installation already has).
  • 'Configure Wine' (advanced setting, forcing Set_OS, ...).
  • 'Install some libraries' (by using WineTricks or POL functions).

Lots of steps

... Write me... (or look some examples tutorials already wrote for other softwares).

If your software requires Winetricks or POL libraries

(screenshot example)

Shortcuts for the software installed

At the end of the manual installation, POL show you the list of .EXE files found in order to make shortcuts. Take the time to select carefully the files needed (you will be allow later to delete the useless shortcuts).

Troubleshooting

If a application do not work, do not forget that you can try a other (install a newer) version of Wine. This is very useful for the old tutorials found on the web, Wine receive improvements and bug fixes.

External links