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wine 8.0 needed

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Rosika Friday 17 March 2023 at 17:32

Hi all, smiley

I need wine 8.0 (amd64) for a certain programme to run but when looking on what playonlinux has to offer
(using the the wine-versions tab) I see the latest versions available are 7.22 for "x86" and 6.17 staging for "amd64".

Is there any other way of getting playonlinux to use wine 8.0?

Many thanks in advance
Rosika smiley


my system: Linux/Linux Lite 6.2., 64 bit

John Matt Omen Saturday 18 March 2023 at 6:45
John Matt OmenAnonymous

My playonlinux only lets me update to the wine version of 6.17 (64 bits). Does anyone know why?

DrM1173 Saturday 18 March 2023 at 15:39

At can manually download 64 bit Wine packages and at 32 bit Wine packages.


At" Wine 6.0.2 released, but still not available in PlayOnLinux" there are instructions about correctly installing Wine packages manually into PlayOnLinux.



Edited by DrM1173

Rosika Saturday 18 March 2023 at 17:10

Hi @DrM1173, smiley


thanks for your help and the links.

I followed the instructions given on

but it didn´t work ...

I got hold of wine-devel_8.0-rc2-bionic-1_amd64.deb . I also created the folder 8.0 in .PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64 and wanted to put the respective contens in it. But there are only bin and share available.

So there´s no include and lib64 available. sad I tried it anyway but it didn´t work.


Many greetings from Rosika smiley

booman Sunday 19 March 2023 at 17:37

I agree, the PlayOnLinux Wine Manager hasn't updated any 64-bit version of Wine past 6.17

We would love to have Wine 7.0 and 8.0 available!

Otherwise I have been using Proton and Proton GE instead.


Any time I install install a new prefix manually I can only select a 32-bit version of Wine, but when I switch to 64-bit prefix there isn't a version availabe for 7.0 so I have to stick with 6.0 and then switch to Proton later in the Configure menu

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DrM1173 Friday 24 March 2023 at 8:09


When will PlayOnlinux's Wine Manager be updated to make both Wine 7.0 and Wine 8.0 available in Wine Manager?

Rosika Friday 24 March 2023 at 16:58

Yes, I´d like to know the answer to that question, too.

When will wine 8.0 be available for playonlinux?

Or at least a "manual solution" for integrating wine 8.0...

I tried the following:

- wget

- tar -xvf wine-8.0.tar.xz

- cd wine-8.0/

- ./configure --enable-win64

- make && sudo make install

So I actually got wine 8.0 (64bit) installed in a certain directory but I´ve no idea how to get it imported into playonlinux... sad


Many greetings



Edited by Rosika

Dadu042 Saturday 25 March 2023 at 12:53

My answers are :

  • Number of developpers contributing to POL v4 source code since 2018: < 1 frown.
  • Number of developpers contributing to POL v5 (code name Phoenicis) since 2018: < 2 frown.
  • About Wine's versions provided (output builds) these are build by: phoenicis-winebuild (commits). Sometimes Playonlinux's Wines versions are build fine automatically, sometimes (such as for latests months) they need human work ...


FYI I started to contribute to CrossOver (by the makers of Wine) in 2021.

Edited by Dadu042

benyaminl Saturday 8 April 2023 at 16:35

@Dadu042. I plan to buy crossOver, but still not use the use of it other than Office. POL has been work ootb. I know that working on POL need constant work time, well... I want to start contribute to, but there are little to no one ever mention how to start, etc...

If you are the veteran, could you please, teach us the newbie, how to start to help work on? Thank you

PlayOnLinux for rest of life. Thanks for the maintainer!
benyaminl Saturday 8 April 2023 at 16:38

@Rosika, I always use Fedora, and the latest RC Wine always built by them, and it's work ootb, so you can also try to hop distro. Fedora is bleeding edge, but very stable... RPMS is better than debians... so you can try it. Some of debs not available on Fedora, but flatpak is fullfilling it... and it will be perfect OS for anything. It's simpler than tinkering about the new version of  WINE on POL




I add more information on the wine version. It worth to try, as it's working, even on fedora (rpm based)

Edited by benyaminl

PlayOnLinux for rest of life. Thanks for the maintainer!
Rosika Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 16:31

Hi @ benyamini, :-)


thanks a lot for your answer.

> I always use Fedora

O.K., I´m on Linux Lite 6.2, which is ubuntu-based.

I´ll also answer to your reply on .


Many greetings from Rosika :-)

Larisabrownb Thursday 13 April 2023 at 12:36

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 8.0 is now available. This release represents a year of development effort and over 8,600 ...The Wine development    love language test   release 8.0-rc1 is now available. This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 8.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly ...Wine development release 8.0-rc1 is now available. This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 8.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly .Notable highlights in Wine 8.0 include the completion of PE conversion, meaning all modules can be built in PE format. Wine devs say this.

lucas08 Monday 24 April 2023 at 12:09

WoW64 thunks are implemented for essentially all Unix libraries, enabling a 32-bit PE module to call a 64-bit Unix library. Once the remaining direct PE/Unix calls have been removed , this will make it fully possible to run 32-bit Windows applications without any 32-bit Unix library.

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