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CrossOver Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to CrossOver for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Wine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to CrossOver and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to CrossOver are Lutris, Proton, PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac and Bottles.

CrossOver alternatives are mainly Compatibility Layer Tools but may also be Game Library Managers or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CrossOver.
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  1. Wine icon

    Wine

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    27 alternatives to Wine 

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Wine is a great alternative to CrossOver.
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    It’s free. And you never have to buy anything for wine. You can keep it as long as you want!! And I love that special ability! Thanks!

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    Lutris

    • Linux
    • Online
    • FLATHUB
    43 alternatives to Lutris 

    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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    Proton

    • Linux
    • Steam
    26 alternatives to Proton 

    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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    PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine
    • FreeBSD
    36 alternatives to PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac 

    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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    1.  Ad-freePlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Most users think PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac is a great alternative to CrossOver.
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    Bottles

    26 alternatives to Bottles 

    Bottles is an application designed for elementary OS (but works on all GNU/Linux distributions), which helps in managing wineprefix.

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    1.  Ad-freeBottles doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Pegasus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    22 alternatives to Pegasus 

    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.

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    1.  PortablePegasus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Darling

    21 alternatives to Darling 

    Run macOS applications on Linux.

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    Q4wine

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine
    22 alternatives to Q4wine 

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

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      115 alternatives to Nostlan 

      A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.

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      1.  Controller SupportNostlan supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
      Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
      Cemu (Wii U) [Windows & Linux* using Wine]
    • Goldberg Emulator

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Steam
      22 alternatives to Goldberg Emulator 

      Steam emulator that emulates steam online features. Lets you play games that use the steam multiplayer APIs on a LAN without steam or an internet connection.

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