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Why this site lists only a small number of supported software.

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Sethan Monday 30 November 2015 at 22:27


I have just signed up to this site today. I wonder why this site lists only a small number of supported software. I also remember that a few year ago I was able to play Sacred Gold using PlayonLinux, but no one listed this software there.

There should be more supported software than what listed correct?




petch Monday 30 November 2015 at 23:39


There's "few" scripts because users come here like if it was a commercial service, and don't understand scripts are contributed by users...

petch Monday 30 November 2015 at 23:52

To put things in perspective, I contributed a bit over 250 of those scripts (most of the "GOG.com" scripts), each one took me between one and two days of testing. So that's roughly about one year of most of my spare time.

PlayOnLinux used to keep around the logs of each and every installation around, until it was modified to only keep the last log for each install script while I was about half done. Just by curiosity I looked at the number of logs I had at the time, and it was a bit over 1200 installations if I remember correctly. So 2500 installation total tries, or around 10 tries on average for each script, is probably a good estimate.

I'm not complaining, nobody forced me to do this, and it was interesting. But still that's my answer to the "few" scripts.

Editiert von: petch

Sethan Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 0:16

I see. I was paying for Codeweaver for two years, and now I can really use PlayonLinux for all my games, instead of paying.

Thank you so much.