PlayOnLinux 4.0.16 now can start exe from terminal, support for Desura and more

PlayOnLinux 4.0.16 has been released, the new release comes with some exciting now features, improvements and bug fix. PlayonLinux can now start an executable from the terminal (Exp:  playonlinux file.exe), added support  support for Desura, easy access to the virtual disks right from your home directory and more.

What`s new in Playonlinux4.0.16?

– everything that happens to virtual disks is logged to simplify Wine debugging
– automatic management of Gecko installation
– PlayOnLinux can start an executable from the terminal

playonlinux file.exe

– easy access to the virtual disks right from your home directory
– check if your videocard is correctly setup
– support for Desura and Origins
– possibility to break out of a stuck installation processes
– Coloring of terminal output
– Wine crashes detection
– No more “winemenubuilder not found” messages
– PlayOnMac starts XQuartz on its own, fixing a bug experienced by many people
– and many bugfixes

About PlayOnLinux:

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software 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 11.10 and LinuxMint12:

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For other Linux distribtion, follow instruction on PlayOnLinux download page

And is done.

  • Whynot

    and how is “playonlinux file.exe” different from “wine file.exe”?

  • M_E350


  • Sabun

    I’ve been unable to add parameters/arguments when running pol from terminal with an app. How do I go about doing this?
    Example: playonlinux -dx9single GW2.exe
    This will return an error window that says,
    “There is nothing installed to run .dx9single files”.

  • Booman

    playonlinux file.exe will launch wine in a playonlinux virtual drive where you will probably have a specific version of wine running with specific windows packages/dlls