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== How do I find out if a game will run on PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac? ==
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== PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac ==
  
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=== How do I find out if a game will run on PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac? ===
 
Excellent question. Since POL/POM is a front-end for [https://winehq.org/ Wine], the first place to check, besides our [https://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps.html Supported Software section], is WineHQ's [https://appdb.winehq.org/ AppDB]. There are many, many entries for a lot of different types of Windows applications, all submitted to the Wine community by users like yourself. If it is even remotely popular, and people have attempted to use it through Wine, it will likely be listed there.
 
Excellent question. Since POL/POM is a front-end for [https://winehq.org/ Wine], the first place to check, besides our [https://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps.html Supported Software section], is WineHQ's [https://appdb.winehq.org/ AppDB]. There are many, many entries for a lot of different types of Windows applications, all submitted to the Wine community by users like yourself. If it is even remotely popular, and people have attempted to use it through Wine, it will likely be listed there.
  
== How do I move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk (with more free space)? ==
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=== How do I move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk (with more free space)? ===
 
 
 
Read the advanced topic here:
 
Read the advanced topic here:
 
* [[How to move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk|How to move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk]]
 
* [[How to move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk|How to move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk]]
  
== Why isn't PlayOnLinux downloading Photoshop (or whatever retail application) for me? ==
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=== Why isn't PlayOnLinux downloading Photoshop (or whatever retail application) for me? ===
 
 
 
PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac does not actually provide the applications. It provides the means to install those applications. You actually have to own, say, Photoshop CS6, in order to install Photoshop CS6. POL/POM does not provide any sort of pirated software in any way. This also applies to support regarding pirated software and cracks.
 
PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac does not actually provide the applications. It provides the means to install those applications. You actually have to own, say, Photoshop CS6, in order to install Photoshop CS6. POL/POM does not provide any sort of pirated software in any way. This also applies to support regarding pirated software and cracks.
  
== Do I have to install Wine to use PlayOnLinux? ==
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=== Do I have to install Wine to use PlayOnLinux? ===
 
 
 
Yes. You will want to have a 32-bit version of Wine installed on your system, along with the dependencies it suggests. POL will want to see it, and will use it's dependencies concurrently with POL's WineBuilds. Without getting too technical, POL will need it, so it is best to install it.
 
Yes. You will want to have a 32-bit version of Wine installed on your system, along with the dependencies it suggests. POL will want to see it, and will use it's dependencies concurrently with POL's WineBuilds. Without getting too technical, POL will need it, so it is best to install it.
  
== Will PlayOnLinux interfere with my current Wine or winetricks installations? ==
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=== Will PlayOnLinux interfere with my current Wine or winetricks installations? ===
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No. PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac keeps all of it's resources, WineBuilds, and virtual drives contained in one folder, and will never interfere with your other WINEPREFIX created by vanilla Wine and winetricks (unless, of course, you start using winetricks for POL virtual drives or try to use vanilla Wine on a POL virtual drive, or something like that.).
  
No. PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac keeps all of it's resources, WineBuilds, and virtual drives contained in one folder, and will never interfere with your other WINEPREFIX created by vanilla Wine and winetricks (unless, of course, you start using winetricks for POL virtual drives or try to use vanilla Wine on a POL virtual drive, or something like that.).
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=== The application I am trying to install needs administrator rights to function correctly ===
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Wine does not implement privileges, so such message makes no sense under Wine. Either it cannot be made to work, or emulated Windows version must be changed to some version that does not implement privileges (Win9x for instance) so that the installer changes its expectations.
  
== How can I post a bug report? ==
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== Website ==
  
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=== How can I post a bug report? ===
 
* [[How to Post a Bug Report|How to Post a Bug Report]]
 
* [[How to Post a Bug Report|How to Post a Bug Report]]
  
== How can I contribute an installer for an application? ==
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=== How can I contribute an installer for an application? ===
 
 
 
First, you would want to read our scripters tutorial here: [[Scripting - Chapter 1: Getting to know Bash|Scripting tutorial]]
 
First, you would want to read our scripters tutorial here: [[Scripting - Chapter 1: Getting to know Bash|Scripting tutorial]]
  
 
Then once you have written and tested a script, and it is working, follow the instructions here to submit it to us: [[How to Contribute a Script|How to Contribute a Script]]
 
Then once you have written and tested a script, and it is working, follow the instructions here to submit it to us: [[How to Contribute a Script|How to Contribute a Script]]
  
== How do I request a version of Wine with a certain patch? ==
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=== How do I request a version of Wine with a certain patch? ===
 
 
 
* [[How to Request a Patched Version of Wine|How to Request a Patched Version of Wine]]
 
* [[How to Request a Patched Version of Wine|How to Request a Patched Version of Wine]]
  
== Where does PlayOnLinux store it's virtual drives and cache? ==
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=== Where does PlayOnLinux store it's virtual drives and cache? ===
 
 
 
All virtual drives are created and store here:
 
All virtual drives are created and store here:
  
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<code>~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/</code>
~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/
 
</code>
 
  
 
The other files for Wine versions, resources, and components cache are located in '''~/.PlayOnLinux/'''
 
The other files for Wine versions, resources, and components cache are located in '''~/.PlayOnLinux/'''
  
== How do I run Wine/POL as root or sudo? ==
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=== How do I run Wine/POL as root or sudo? ===
 
 
 
You don't. You should never, ever run Wine or POL as root or using sudo, or any other privilege escalation mechanism.  
 
You don't. You should never, ever run Wine or POL as root or using sudo, or any other privilege escalation mechanism.  
  
 
* [http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-96bebfa287b4288974de0df23351f278b0d41014 WineHQ FAQ regarding root/sudo use]
 
* [http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-96bebfa287b4288974de0df23351f278b0d41014 WineHQ FAQ regarding root/sudo use]
  
== Is there a list of solutions for common problems? ==
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=== Is there a list of solutions for common problems? ===
 
 
 
Somewhat, as issues can vary a '''LOT''' between users, systems, Wine versions, graphics cards, etc.. As a start, you should check the following locations:
 
Somewhat, as issues can vary a '''LOT''' between users, systems, Wine versions, graphics cards, etc.. As a start, you should check the following locations:
  
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* Google, of course
 
* Google, of course
  
== My post was closed with a semi-automated reply? What did I break? ==
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=== My post was closed with a semi-automated reply? What did I break? ===
 
 
 
Nothing. What that means is that your post is lacking information that we need to troubleshoot, or possibly violates our terms of service.  
 
Nothing. What that means is that your post is lacking information that we need to troubleshoot, or possibly violates our terms of service.  
  
Check the following links to make sure that you didn't accidentally violate ToS, and that you are posting the information required:
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Check the following links to make sure that you didn't accidentally violate ToS, and t haatt you areIinformation required:
  
 
* https://www.playonlinux.com/en/terms.html
 
* https://www.playonlinux.com/en/terms.html
  
 
* [[How to Post in the Forums|How to Post in the Forums]]
 
* [[How to Post in the Forums|How to Post in the Forums]]
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== I want to contribute ==
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=== Bash; I really want to know more ===
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Contributiag 
  
 
== Bash; I really want to know more ==
 
== Bash; I really want to know more ==
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* http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
 
* http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
  
== Python; I really want to know more ==
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=== Python; I really want to know more ===
 
 
 
* https://www.python.org/
 
* https://www.python.org/
  

Revision as of 01:04, 4 April 2015

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac

How do I find out if a game will run on PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac?

Excellent question. Since POL/POM is a front-end for Wine, the first place to check, besides our Supported Software section, is WineHQ's AppDB. There are many, many entries for a lot of different types of Windows applications, all submitted to the Wine community by users like yourself. If it is even remotely popular, and people have attempted to use it through Wine, it will likely be listed there.

How do I move PlayOnLinux virtual drives to another disk (with more free space)?

Read the advanced topic here:

Why isn't PlayOnLinux downloading Photoshop (or whatever retail application) for me?

PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac does not actually provide the applications. It provides the means to install those applications. You actually have to own, say, Photoshop CS6, in order to install Photoshop CS6. POL/POM does not provide any sort of pirated software in any way. This also applies to support regarding pirated software and cracks.

Do I have to install Wine to use PlayOnLinux?

Yes. You will want to have a 32-bit version of Wine installed on your system, along with the dependencies it suggests. POL will want to see it, and will use it's dependencies concurrently with POL's WineBuilds. Without getting too technical, POL will need it, so it is best to install it.

Will PlayOnLinux interfere with my current Wine or winetricks installations?

No. PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac keeps all of it's resources, WineBuilds, and virtual drives contained in one folder, and will never interfere with your other WINEPREFIX created by vanilla Wine and winetricks (unless, of course, you start using winetricks for POL virtual drives or try to use vanilla Wine on a POL virtual drive, or something like that.).

The application I am trying to install needs administrator rights to function correctly

Wine does not implement privileges, so such message makes no sense under Wine. Either it cannot be made to work, or emulated Windows version must be changed to some version that does not implement privileges (Win9x for instance) so that the installer changes its expectations.

Website

How can I post a bug report?

How can I contribute an installer for an application?

First, you would want to read our scripters tutorial here: Scripting tutorial

Then once you have written and tested a script, and it is working, follow the instructions here to submit it to us: How to Contribute a Script

How do I request a version of Wine with a certain patch?

Where does PlayOnLinux store it's virtual drives and cache?

All virtual drives are created and store here:

~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/

The other files for Wine versions, resources, and components cache are located in ~/.PlayOnLinux/

How do I run Wine/POL as root or sudo?

You don't. You should never, ever run Wine or POL as root or using sudo, or any other privilege escalation mechanism.

Is there a list of solutions for common problems?

Somewhat, as issues can vary a LOT between users, systems, Wine versions, graphics cards, etc.. As a start, you should check the following locations:

My post was closed with a semi-automated reply? What did I break?

Nothing. What that means is that your post is lacking information that we need to troubleshoot, or possibly violates our terms of service.

Check the following links to make sure that you didn't accidentally violate ToS, and t haatt you areIinformation required:

I want to contribute

Bash; I really want to know more

Contributiag

Bash; I really want to know more

Python; I really want to know more