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Bottles is described as 'application designed for elementary OS (but works on all GNU/Linux distributions), which helps in managing wineprefix' and is a compatibility layer tool in the gaming software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Bottles for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Wine and Android. The best alternative is Wine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bottles are RetroArch, Lutris, Proton and PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac.

Bottles alternatives are mainly Compatibility Layer Tools but may also be Game Library Managers or Android Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bottles.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. Wine icon

    Wine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD

    Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.

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    donateto_opensource

    Wine is not an alternative because Bottles uses Wine. So this should be de unlisted.

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    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    donateto_opensource

    They are not remotely related, it's nonsense.

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    Lutris

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • FLATHUB

    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.

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    donateto_opensource

    They have nothing in common, it's not an alternative

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    sbeiermann

    lutris has quite a bit more in common with bottles than retroarch does, for instance lutris can manage wine prefixes.

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    Proton

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel operating system. It uses Wine to facilitate this.

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    donateto_opensource

    Again, this has nothing to do with Bottles.

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    PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine
    • FreeBSD

    PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux and Mac users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications.

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  6. Games library manager. Supports: Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, Humble Trove, Wine and RetroArch.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGameHub supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources.
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    donateto_opensource

    This is a game library manager. It has nothing in common with Bottles, which is a compatibility layer.

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    Pegasus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi

    Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.

    ⚫︎ PortablePegasus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    CrossOver

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.

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  9. Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWindows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Q4wine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine

    Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionQ4wine can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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