[EDIT: I uninstalled *everything*, installed wine from Software Center, installed PlayOnLinux from Software Center, installed Sims 3 via built-in feature (remember to enable the "no-cd"-thing even if you have the cd!)]
For the past three days, I've been trying to install Origin / The Sims 3 on my computer using PlayOnLinux. This is day four. I still haven't even gotting through creating the virtual drive.
I read somewhere on the WineHQ website, that the recommended distribution for this was Debian 10, so I made a fresh install of Debian 10 on a 500 GB drive. Since then I've installed and uninstalled and reinstalled and reuninstalled dozens of versions of wine, wine32, wine:i386, PlayOnLinux from the Debian software center, PlayOnLinux with sudo apt install, PlayOnLinux downloaded from the PlayOnLinux website. Nothing has worked so far.
I need help before the final remains of rage turns into pure apathy.
Some websites say to install wine before PlayOnLinux.
Some websites say to install PlayOnLinux first, then wine through PlayOnLinux.
Some websites say to install the latest stable version of wine, some to install the latest staging version, some to install the latest development version, some to install version 1.8, some to enable 32-bit packages, some to delete libz.so-files from the user's .wine-directory.
My current problem is that PlayOnLinux hangs when creating the virtual drive.
I started using Linux in 1995, and I have never encountered a problem this massive and confusing.
Can someone please point me in the right direction?
Edited by oz1sej