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PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 - PlayOnMac and 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac are RetroArch, Pegasus, CrossOver and Q4wine.

PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac 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 PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Wine
  • FreeBSD

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    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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  2. RetroArch icon

    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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    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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    PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac is better for us because it’s free. Just tested on Mac M1 : does the job !

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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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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
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    WineBottler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Wine

    WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.

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    Discontinued

    The application has not been updated for almost three years: https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/, https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/It also does not support the latest versions of macOS: https://www.reddit.com/r/winehq/comments/j43ziq/comment/g7gqpk5/

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    Wineskin Winery

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Wine

    Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose.

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    Discontinued

    Hasn't been updated in over 6 years and doesn't work on most modern versions of macOS: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wineskin/, https://github.com/Gcenx/WineskinServer#wineskin

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    PyWinery

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Cedega
    • Wine

    PyWinery is a graphical, easy and simple wine-prefix manager which allows you to launch apps, explore and manage configuration of separate prefixes, graphically and faster than setting variables on linux shell.

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    Discontinued

    Not updated for over five years: https://github.com/ergoithz/pywinery/commits/master

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    Karton

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Run Linux programs on macOS, a different Linux distro, or a different architecture.

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