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Bug #5542 on PlayOnMac

Steam Won't Launch At All

Added by Loto68 on 2017-07-11 04:52:56 - Comment or update this ticket

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Last update:
2017-07-21 08:31:23
Description, steps to reproduce:

Before today I haven't had any problems that couldn't be solved by redownloading the playonmac application, but after closing Steam and playonmac earlier, I have not been able to relaunch Steam since. Whenever I attempt to launch it, the PlayOnMac Wizard pops up and tells me try debuging. When I try to run the debug, It runs for a little bit then the Wizard pops up again and states

Error in main

Steam crashed.

I have attached the log if that is helpful. For somereason it is called playonlinux, despite the fact that I am usuing playonmac.



Update by Loto68 on 2017-07-11 05:17:34

I just did a little bit more looking and when I tried to manually install a steam game seperately, The error message seemed to be more specific "Error in POL_Wine" "Wine seems to have crashed"

Update by sbertran on 2017-07-11 17:40:44

Change the priority to urgent, seems like this issue is effecting all users. 

Update by Quentin PÂRIS on 2017-07-11 21:36:59

This is not an urgent bug as it only regards steam players...

A patched wine version is on the go and should fix the problem (

Update by Quentin PÂRIS on 2017-07-11 21:40:08

The version shall be named wine-2.0.1-fix43315

Update by Locip on 2017-07-12 08:58:43


Comment on fait pour fixer ça ? Je ne m'y connait absolument pas en wine et je ne sais pas du tout comment appliquer le "quick fix".


Update by Berrybeak on 2017-07-12 10:16:44

Would really appreciate an update on this. Having the exact same problem as described. Is there anything I can do or do I need to wait for a fix?

Update by Berrybeak on 2017-07-12 10:31:22

QuentinParis - thanks for posting a link to the patch. How do I install it? I think I need to add a line of cade somewhere but I don't know where/how? Will this problem be fixed for us eventually or do we need to use this patch? 

Thanks in advance


Update by malarky on 2017-07-12 18:07:55

Exact same problem here.

Update by dffaughn on 2017-07-14 15:04:23

Also having this issue. Any timeline on when it might be resolved?

Update by Quentin PÂRIS on 2017-07-15 13:38:56

Should be done 

Update by WolverineX on 2017-07-15 16:19:44

Hi, I have the same problem with playonlinux. When I try to launch steam, I get this answer: Error in main. Steam crashed.

Update by Berrybeak on 2017-07-16 21:37:15

Hi guys, - this is still not resolved for me. Just downlaoded POM again and i get the same error message coming up when I try to open steam. Anyone else? 

Update by gmarr on 2017-07-17 05:37:00

The 2.12fix wine version works, but multiplayer does NOT work. every fix mentioned so far has this same issue.

Update by captainrex on 2017-07-17 09:14:28

Hey so how do we install the 2.12 fix?  Thanks in advance for any help!


Update by johnymilk on 2017-07-17 21:06:13

I only use playonmac to play windows games on steam , and i can't 

I bought a game last week for 10 euros , i dont know if my pc runs it because i didnt played it yet , i need to because if it doesnt run i will ask for a refound 

I hope this gets fixed fast 

Update by adhdisme88 on 2017-07-17 21:15:28

Same issue====>

err:ntdll:RtlLeaveCriticalSection section 0x110a98 is not acquired


Update by Kerrunchy on 2017-07-20 13:17:47

unable to figure this out... any other users manage to?

Update by Paulyester on 2017-07-21 08:31:23

I mentioned earlier, altough I hope on a quick fix, I read this post on Redit... that has a solution/workaround for its fixed in PlayonMac/PlayonLinux.