Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tutorial: How to install "Play on Linux" in Fedora 16

"PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows"

Play on Linux uses "Wine" (wine is not an emulator)

"Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.  Wine is still under active development. Not every program works yet, however there are already several million people using Wine to run their software."

Step 1.  Download the Fedora ".repo" for Play on Linux to do so go to this
website: from your web browser select "File - Save Page As" a dialogue should now appear and you should have the option to save the page as "playonlinux.repo" select your "Home" folder from the left hand pane and hit "save".

Step 2. Next we need to move the .repo file to our yum repo directory to do so open Terminal and type the following:

sudo cp playonlinux.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

Step 3.  Finally we must update our repos and install Play On Linux

sudo yum update
sudo yum install playonlinux


  1. I installed playonlinux under fedora 16 and I can't see how to run it. With: yum list | grep playonlinux, I get:

    playonlinux-yum.noarch 3-3 @/PlayOnLinux_yum-3.3-1
    playonlinux.noarch 4.0.14-fedora0 playonlinux

    What am I doing wrong?

  2. thanks now i can install playonlinux on fedora 16

  3. Packages skipped because of dependency problems:
    ImageMagick- from base
    cabextract-1.4-1.el6.rf.x86_64 from rpmforge
    icoutils-0.29.1-1.el6.rf.x86_64 from rpmforge
    libXaw-1.0.11-2.el6.x86_64 from base
    libXpm-3.5.10-2.el6.x86_64 from base
    libwmf-lite- from base
    p7zip-9.20.1-1.el6.rf.x86_64 from rpmforge
    p7zip-plugins-9.20.1-1.el6.rf.x86_64 from rpmforge
    1:perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.020-131.el6_4.x86_64 from updates
    perl-Compress-Zlib-2.020-131.el6_4.x86_64 from updates
    perl-HTML-Parser-3.64-2.el6.x86_64 from base
    perl-HTML-Tagset-3.20-4.el6.noarch from base
    perl-IO-Compress-Base-2.020-131.el6_4.x86_64 from updates
    perl-IO-Compress-Zlib-2.020-131.el6_4.x86_64 from updates
    perl-URI-1.40-2.el6.noarch from base
    perl-libwww-perl-5.833-2.el6.noarch from base
    playonlinux-4.2.1-fedora0.noarch from playonlinux
    xterm-253-1.el6.x86_64 from base
    [John@CEntOS-TheBeast ~]$

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  5. hello guys. first of all i got a question.
    Is it normal for the package to 886 M?
    thank you