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Proton Caller Alternatives

Proton Caller is described as 'Run any Windows program through Valve's Proton' and is a compatibility layer tool. There are more than 10 alternatives to Proton Caller for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Wine, Android and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Wine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Proton Caller are Lutris, Proton, PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac and Bottles.

Proton Caller alternatives are mainly Compatibility Layer Tools but may also be Game Library Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Proton Caller.
This page was last updated Jun 17, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Run any Windows program through Valve's Proton.

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  1. 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.

  2. Lutris

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.



  3. 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 and macOS operating systems.

  4. 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.

  5. Bottles

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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



  6. 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.

  7. Darling

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Run macOS applications on Linux.

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  8. Q4wine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Wine

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

  9. 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.

    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/

  10. ExaGear - Windows Emulator

    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    Currently optimized for ARM Chromebooks, ExaGear Windows Emulator allows you to run full-function versions of Windows PC applications directly on Chromebooks and ARM-based Android devices with a connected keyboard and mouse.

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