PlayOnLinux 3.8.5 is available- It is Highly recommended to upgrade to this new version

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PlayOnLinux 3.8.5 is available, this version is a bug fix and is hightly recommended to upgrade to this new version, otherwise you will not be able to use playonlinux.

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This is the announcement :

” PlayOnLinux 3.8.5 is available!

You could say skipping a version is becoming a habit… unfortunately the reason behind this is rather sad than funny.

Following the accidental introduction of bug #58 (fr) in version 3.8.3, version 3.8.4′s release made it impossible to launch PoL 3.8.3.
As a result, within a few hours we made the new 3.8.5 to fix the issue that is now present in both 3.8.3 and 3.8.4.
This means that if you were using versions 3.8.3 or 3.8.4, you must now update to version 3.8.5 immediately, otherwise you will not be able to use PlayOnLinux.

Besides fixing this (major) bug, we made another change, to a function used by scripts to create shortcuts. Its arguments had been inverted compared to PlayOnMac, which made compatibility between PlayOnMac and PlayOnLinux rather difficult.”

About PlayOnLinux:

If you diden`t hear about playonlinux before :

“PlayOnLinux is a piece of sofware which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft® Windows®.

Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem”.

Installation in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu, Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_lucid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Or install it via the .deb file:

PlayOnLinux: PlayOnLinux_3.8.5 .deb

For othere Linux distributions,please visit the download page.


For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/


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