PlayOnLinux Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to PlayOnLinux 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 PlayOnLinux and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PlayOnLinux are Lutris (Free, Open Source), RetroArch (Free, Open Source), Proton (Free, Open Source) and GameHub (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

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      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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      Most users think Wine is a great alternative to PlayOnLinux.
    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Lutris is a great alternative to PlayOnLinux.
      Lutris is also a hub for Steam, native games, and emulators and has lots of functions.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Works out of the box and I didn't find any problem using it.
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      What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
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    2. Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel and macOS operating systems.
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    3. Unified library for all your games. Features GameHub allows to view, download, install, run and uninstall games from supported sources. Games GameHub supports non-native games as well as native games for Linux.
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      CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.
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      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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      Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications
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      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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    4. Darling — macOS translation layer for Linux Fast Darling runs macOS software directly without using a hardware emulator. Free Like Linux, Darling is free and open-source software. It is developed openly on GitHub and distributed under the GNU GPL license version 3.
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