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PlayOnLinux Explained: Components Part 2

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    Internet Explorer 8
    Many games and Windows programs require Internet Explorer to be installed because they use browser-based programming for interfaces and updates. Installing IE8 won't hurt any existing configurations or libraries, but you are required to set Windows version to Windows XP.
    (requires WinXP SP3, msls31 & msxml3)
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    IE8 installation
    Select English
    Click Next
    Downloads IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe 16.1MB
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    Downloads Windows Service Pack 3 WindowsXP-DB9336929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe 316.4MB
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    Installs msls31
    Downloads InstMsiW.exe 1.7MB
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    Downloads msxml3.msi
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    Downloads ie7-dlls.tar.bz2
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    Check "I do not want to participate right now"
    Click Next
    Click "I accept"
    Check "Install updates"
    Click Next
    Click "Restart Later"
    Click "Yes"
    PlayOnLinux will simulate a reboot

    mfc40
    Downloads mfc40.cab
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    mfc42
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    Downloads Windows Service Pack 3 WindowsXP-DB9336929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe 316.4MB
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    Mono:
    Mono is native Linux framwork just like dotnet. Since Wine 1.5 it is automatically bundled with the Wine installation. Mono should cover most of the dotnet dependencies so you won't have to install dotnet ever again.

    mono210
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    Downloads mono-2.10-gtksharp-2.12.10-win32-2.exe 79MB
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    mono26
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    Downloads mono-2.6-gtksharp-2.12.10-win32-2.exe 71.8MB

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    mono28
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    Downloads mono-2.8-gtksharp-2.12.10-win32-2.exe 77.7MB
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    Microsoft Visual C:
    Visual C is a development framework for programs in Windows. Most games will require redistributable libraries to run
    • msvc100
    • msvc80
    • msvc90
    Microsoft XML:
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    Downloads msxml3.msi 1MB
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    msxml4
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    Downloads msxml.msi 2.3MB
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    msxml6
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    Downloads msxml6_x86.msi 1.5MB
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    Origin
    EA's game client for downloading and installing EA games
    Known to be extremely buggy and requires IE8 to function.
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    Downloads client 53.5 MB
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    Downloads IE5.01sp4-KB871260-Windows2000sp4-x86-ENU.exe
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    physx
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    Downloads PhysX-9.12.0213-SystemSoftware.msi 29MB
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    Steam
    Steam is now only compatible with Wine 1.6.2 and 1.7.8 + newer versions
    There was an update in December 2013 that broke all of the older versions of Wine.
    A patched version of Wine will be required to play games in PlayOnLinux with older versions of Wine.

    Disable dwrite
    Steam client has a dwrite for HD TV's and fonts, but it prevents fonts from appearing in Steam.
    PlayOnLinux Configure
    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite
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    Overlay
    Steam update also broke the In-Game Community overlay for some games. If your game won't launch, crashes or just won't play after installing, try disabling it:

    Click Steam menu
    Click Settings
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    Select "In-game"
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
    Click OK
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    Copy Game Files
    Dual-Boot gamers are in Luck!
    You can copy your Steam games from the SteamApps/common folder to your Linux SteamApps/common folder in order to avoid re-downloading the entire game.
    Windows Steam: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common
    Linux Steam: /home/username/.Steam/SteamApps/Common

    Note: May not work for all Steam Games.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
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