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) IE8 installation Select English Click Next Downloads IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe 16.1MB Downloads Windows Service Pack 3 WindowsXP-DB9336929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe 316.4MB Installs msls31 Downloads InstMsiW.exe 1.7MB Downloads msxml3.msi Downloads ie7-dlls.tar.bz2 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 mfc42 Downloads Windows Service Pack 3 WindowsXP-DB9336929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe 316.4MB 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 Downloads mono-2.10-gtksharp-2.12.10-win32-2.exe 79MB mono26 Downloads mono-2.6-gtksharp-2.12.10-win32-2.exe 71.8MB mono28 Downloads mono-2.8-gtksharp-2.12.10-win32-2.exe 77.7MB 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: Downloads msxml3.msi 1MB msxml4 Downloads msxml.msi 2.3MB msxml6 Downloads msxml6_x86.msi 1.5MB Origin EA's game client for downloading and installing EA games Known to be extremely buggy and requires IE8 to function. Downloads client 53.5 MB Downloads IE5.01sp4-KB871260-Windows2000sp4-x86-ENU.exe physx Downloads PhysX-9.12.0213-SystemSoftware.msi 29MB 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 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 Select "In-game" Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game" Click OK 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.