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If you are an avid gamer, you probably dual-boot your favorite Linux distribution with Windows, because that's where you find most new cutting-edge games. But what if you could run your Windows games on Linux? PlayOnLinux is an open source Python-scripted front end that helps you install and play tons of Windows-only games -- and then some!

Using PlayOnLinux you can install full games, expansion packs, and patches. Since PlayOnLinux uses Wine, it'll run everything that runs with Wine, which includes several productivity, office, and graphics apps as well. PlayOnLinux installs each program within its own individual environment, called a wineprefix, similar to CrossOver's bottles implementation. To uninstall a program, just select it from the list of installed applications, and from under the File menu choose the Remove option.
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post #2 of 49
Dum, dum, dummmm : Microsoft's worst enemy.
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I really want to learn more about Linux as its lack of ability to run games is whats always held me back...
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Is this performance friendly?
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Is this performance friendly?
The golden question.
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post #6 of 49
it says it has some problems, and some of of the program has not been translated to English yet, so for some people this may pose a problem.
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I bet it raeps like Wine.
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post #8 of 49
So basically...it's a GUI front-end to wine which helps with installing/uninstalling/configuring?

Yep, lots of people will probably find this handy. What keeps Windows going strong is the abundance of quality programs with intuitive interfaces.

If this program can manage point/click installation/configuration of games, more people will try out Wine for sure!
     
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post #9 of 49
I'd be interested in this if it works. It could be time to switch to Linux.
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Since PlayOnLinux uses Wine, it'll run everything that runs with Wine
errr, either way i like vista
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