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Thursday 21 May 2009 at 12:10

Hello everyone,

NSLW has been generous, he made installation scripts for the 11 following games:
-Fallout 3
-Gothic 3
-Need For Speed II
-Need For Speed Most Wanted
-Need For Speed Underground
-Need For Speed: High Stakes/Road Challenge
-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky
-Silent Hill 2
-Race Driver : GRID
-Planescape Torment

Let's warmly thank him for his great work ;-)

Have fun :sunglasses:

By GNU_Raziel

PlayOnLinux officially enters Debian

Sunday 17 May 2009 at 15:49

[box title=Debian_logo][/box]
PlayOnLinux is now officially part of Debian sid, thanks to BeberKing.

It is available in the contrib repository and the related page is HERE. As you may have noticed, the available version is only PlayOnLinux 3.4 (while the current version is PlayOnLinux 3.5). This is because of the very long check time for the new packages (about 2 months) but now it has been accepted, this long test period isn't necessary anymore and BeberKing should update it next week.

From now on, to install PlayOnLinux on Debian, in addition of the usual method (explained in our download page), you can use the following method:

- Make sure the contrib repository is enabled: your /etc/apt/source.list must contain a line similar to deb http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3 where "http://host/debian" is the mirror of the Debian archive you use, "distribution" is sid and one of the "sectionX" is contrib.

- Type the following commands in a terminal with root privileges: apt-get update
apt-get install playonlinux

Troubles using WineVersion?

Sunday 10 May 2009 at 21:49

If the version of PlayOnLinux you are using is older than the current one (3.5), you won't be able to use all the PlayOnLinux's features (such as WineVersion).

Indeed, the domain name from which this program used to download the miscellaneous files for Wine, doesn't exist anymore.

This problem is fixed in PlayOnLinux's version 3.5.

The only solutions are either to update PlayOnLinux, or to wait for the domain to be reactivated (which might take about a month).

By MulX

Wine 1.1.21 (development version)

Friday 8 May 2009 at 21:49

What changes does Wine 1.1.21 (What is Wine?), the latest development version, bring about:

- Beginnings of shader model 4 support.
- Support for copying/pasting images from X11 applications.
- A number of GDIPlus improvements.
- Various listview fixes.
- 64-bit support in winemaker.
- Support for building on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
- Various bug fixes.

A detailed list of all the changes is available on the official announcement page

To download the source code or binary packages for various systems and distributions use the following link:

PlayOnLinux 3.5

Friday 8 May 2009 at 13:26

PlayOnLinux 3.5, the brand new version of PlayOnLinux is now available.

Actually, the generic package was already released yesterday night but the packages for the different distributions are not yet all updated so you will maybe have to be a little bit more patient.
[box title=New_PlayOnLinux_logo][/box]


Now let's see what really matters. The changes POL 3.5 brings on are:

- The new icon (that you can see here on the left) replaces the old one.
- The domain becomes Why are you concerned by this change? Because this is where our dear MulX's contributions are hosted. His most noticeable contributions being the repository for the WineVersion manager in POL, the PlayOnLinux packages for Fedora, the bot of our IRC channel (and the logs), etc.
- An improved English translation (a few orthographic fixes, in the settings panel mainly)


If you want the generic package or if want to know how to get PlayOnLinux with your favourite distribution, go to the download page:

PlayOnMac's website is open

Thursday 7 May 2009 at 19:57

Hello everyone!

I'm glad to announce the opening of the PlayOnMac's website.

You can access it at the following address:

Your login name and your password are the same as your PlayOnLinux account ones, so it is easier if you want to contribute to any of the two forums.

Have a good web browsing all :)

By Tinou

PlayOnMac 1.2

Thursday 30 April 2009 at 11:23

Hello Everyone!

Here is the new version 1.2 of PlayOnMac. Important changes have occurred to ensure better compatibility of Windows programs on Mac OS 10.5.

So what is new?

Beginning of an OpenGL support

An X server is integrated in the PalyOnMac package as the version provided by Apple doesn't allow the support of applications in OpenGL. Right, PlayOnMac launches a recent version of Xquartz permitting some 3D applications to run.
A version of wine that has been compiled to work with this X server replaces the previously distributed version.

Here is a screenshot of Xquartz in action :
[box title=OpenGL_with_PlayOnMac][/box]

Of course, there still are limits :
- Games don't run in full screen yet. For this reason, scripters will have to add FixOSXOpenGL to their scrip to configure the application and make sure the application doesn't launch in full screen.
- Some games that worked perfectly on Linux don't work well
- The mouse is not restricted to the wine window in some game, which can be distracting.

PlayOnMac is, to my knowledge, the only simple and free way to run windows applications on Mac.

A new logo

PlayOnMac's logo has been replaced. It is inspired by the new PlayOnLinux's logo

Various bug fixes

- Display of the application's name during the installation
- The fonts are bigger, the application is much nicer to look at
- The left image of the installer have been changed
- A bug at the creation of a prefix that blocked some installations has been fixed

Here is a screenshot :
[box title=PlayOnMac_12][/box]

Download :

NOTE: PlayOnMac doesn't work with OSX 10.4. You must have at least Leopard to be able to use PlayOnMac.

A new version of PlayOnLinux will be out soon to update the new logo and fix a few bugs

By Tinou

New logo

Tuesday 28 April 2009 at 23:32

Good evening,

[box title=New_PlayOnLinux_logo][/box]
We are glad to reveal the new official logo of PlayOnLinux, designed by Tinou.
PlayOnMac will also gain a new logo, similar to this one but where Tux will be replaced by an apple.

It's already set up for the website and new versions of PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac will be released very soon, to introduce this change and some bugfixes.

But wait, there's more! Still about PlayOnMac, a new dedicated website is being created.

Finally, other PlayOnLinux based projects are on development but shush... it's a secret ;-)

Wine 1.1.20 (development version)

Friday 24 April 2009 at 19:59

What changes does Wine 1.1.20 (What is Wine?), the latest development version, bring about:

- Show a dialog on application crashes.
- Much improved OLE copy/paste support.
- Various listview improvements.
- More Direct3D code cleanups.
- Various bug fixes.

A detailed list of all the changes is available on the official announcement page

To download the source code or binary packages for various systems and distributions use the following link:

New Debian/Ubuntu repository for PlayOnLinux

Friday 24 April 2009 at 19:32

Hello everyone,

From now on, PlayOnLinux's repository for Debian and Ubuntu is hosted on the project's server.

The new address of the repository is:

I invite you to go on the download page for more precise informations.

By Tinou