What is PlayOnLinux ?

PlayOnLinux is an application to ease the installation of Windows games using Wine. It uses an online database of scripts to apply to different games that need special configurations and if the game is not in the database, a manual installation can be performed.Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings an accessible and efficient solution to this problem, cost-free and rescpetful of the free softwares.

Installation

(For karmic)

Type in the commands: sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_karmic.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

How to use ?

Once you have installed playonlinux open it from Applications->Games->PlayOnlinux

Now I’ll show how to install winamp using playonlinux as an e.g

Click Install tab ->multimedia->winamp (click apply). If you have the setup then select ” I hv got installation file” then give the path to the setup file. If you don’t have the installation file then click forward->full. The winamp setup file will be downloaded along with DivX codecs.

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