Alternatives to Wine for all platforms with any license

  • Proton

    Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on...

    • Steam have build in proton so you can run your games with steam on linux. OKTAYMERCANFeb 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Proton is much easier to use than wine, you only download it with Steam and ready without many settings. Guest • Mar 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • In truth, Proton facilitates the usage of Wine by "auto-configuring" it. For Linux newbies, this program makes for a great shortcut to run most (not all) Windows games on Linux, insofar as the digital rights protection system that ships With the game allows for it. DRM blocking a game running on Wine is no less a hindrance for Proton than it is if one were to set up Wine themselves. Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Steam

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  • Parallels Desktop

    Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any...

    • Putting on a price for something incredible like this is not a surprise. It runs perfectly well on Mac, unlike VirtualBox that requires a lot of space and Wine as well. There's a 14-day free trial so there is no harm trying it. No credit card info, nothing. Just a bit of clearing up space and finding your Windows OS and you're good to go. It's pretty incredible I must say. Anyone who gave Wine a shot MUST try this one! Guest • Sep 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac

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  • VMware Fusion

    Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch...

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac

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Wine Comments

Comment by UncleNinja
about Wine · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Generally seems to work better based on how old the exe is. The older it is, the better it will run.

I haven't really gotten much to run well in Wine, though. The Wine team has done an amazing job, however! Carry on! :)


Comment by sam_lucas
about Wine · Jun 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

pretty much a must have on Linux. combined with PlayOnLinux it's super easy to run almost any Windows app


Now supporting Android :D

Comment by RemovedUser
about Wine · Jan 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Now Wine is supporting Android :D