How to Post in the Forums

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The different forum areas

All messages concerning a program in supported software list (whatever it is: bug, feedback) must be posted in the following forum:

All messages regarding PlayOnLinux specifically:

All messages regarding PlayOnMac specifically:

All messages concerning unsupported apps must be posting in the "manual installation" section:

Writing a script and needing help?:

Questions about the website:

For everything else:

What information is needed in my post?

There are few rules to respect. To start, you have to be polite and write fluently (SMS language is forbidden; those messages are immediately deleted). Then, try to provide as much information as you can:

  • Linux version: You OS distribution, architecture (32-bit or 64-bit Linux), and version.
  • Version of POL: PlayOnLinux version (you can get it in the help menu: Help -> About PlayOnLinux).
  • Full computer specs: CPU, RAM, graphics card type and installed drivers, etc..
  • All error message you can find (preferably from the debug logs available in Tools -> PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac debugger)
  • Log of the installation script: if the error occurs when installing a POL script, you will find the log file there: ~./.PlayOnLinux/logs/name/name.log

For example, this kind of message won't be accepted:

Hi, I have a big problem with POL, when I try to run it, it doesn't work.
Please help, it is urgent, I'm new in linux, I don't understand anything! Please help!

Topics like this, or without the required information will be locked.

How do I properly paste a log?

That is really easy; copy and paste it, and give it the console style (Styles -> Console)



How do I properly paste a script?

Exactly the same, but instead of Console, choose PlayOnLinux script style. Once posted the code will be coloured like that :

# Date : (2014-06-09 20:00)
# Last revision : (2014-06-09 20:00)
# Wine version used : 1.7.12
# Distribution used to test : Ubuntu 14.04 - 64 bit (KDE)
# Author : Tutul & Rashintawak
# License : GNU/GPL v3
## Beta script ##
[ "$PLAYONLINUX" = "" ] && exit 0
source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources"
TITLE="The mighty quest for epic loot"
AUTHOR="Tutul & Rashintawak"
# Starting the script
#POL_GetSetupImages "" "" "$TITLE" No image uploaded for now
# POL_SetupWindow_SetID Not now
# Starting debugging API
POL_SetupWindow_presentation "$TITLE" "$EDITOR" "$GAME_URL" "$AUTHOR" "$PREFIX"