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Where does playonlinux download the files form?

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eldude24 Zondag 3 Juli 2016 om 4:45


Was wondering where does playonlinux download the files from? I was trying to install steam and it gets hunged up in "downloading andale32.exe" and I'm wondering if its a firewall issue. I'm using pfsense and I got everything From france open. Does it come from somewhere else? ty

Daviot Maandag 4 Juli 2016 om 2:14


The location is determined by the code of the bash installer script for that program.

If it's downloading an installer from a public URL, the line of code will look like:
POL_Download  "http://path_to_your_game's_installer.exe"

I haven't tried installing things directly from the Windows-version of Steam, but for the few installer scripts that install Steam games actually send a command to the Steam client, such as:

POL_Wine "steam.exe" steam://install/12345x

Where "12345x" is the game's internal "AppID", which can be looked up via https://steamdb.info/

If you're installing the program from within Steam and Steam is having trouble downloading the file, then it may not be a PlayOnLinux issue.

Hope that helps. smiley