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PlayOnLinux Doesn't Finish Installing after Steam downloads

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XenPanda Monday 4 February 2013 at 11:34
XenPandaAnonymous

Hello all, I am relatively new to the Linux community as a general user. I recently started using Linux Mint latest release (14.something or other) KDE desktop. When I use playonlinux, it will constantly tell me that there is a newer versions to use (which I am unsure if it adds to my problem or not) but I cannot update any further. When I attempt to install steam games, the game will finish downloading on steam but will not install further on Playonlinux. Further more, POL doesn't recognize that I have 7zip installed on it (unless of course I need to install it just on linux without Wine or POL, which I have yet to do).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you to all of those that try!
petch Monday 4 February 2013 at 12:25
petch
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Hi XenPanda,

When I use playonlinux, it will constantly tell me that there is a newer versions to use (which I am unsure if it adds to my problem or not) but I cannot update any further.

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You need to add PlayOnLinux repository to your system, otherwise you can only install Mint's version which is not the latest stable. See download page for instructions:
http://www.playonlinux.com/en/download.html

Further more, POL doesn't recognize that I have 7zip installed on it (unless of course I need to install it just on linux without Wine or POL, which I have yet to do).

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It should be installed under Linux, so that it's available for the (few, at least for now) scripts that uses this archiver. Distributions package 7-zip differently, sometimes split it in several packages, so that may require some experimentations (I think it's p7zip-full on Debian & derivative distros).

When I attempt to install steam games, the game will finish downloading on steam but will not install further on Playonlinux.

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How could they? When you install a game thru an install script, that's the install script that takes care of creating the shortcut in PlayOnLinux at the end; If you install a game on your own in Steam, PlayOnLinux doesn't know about it.
You can start the game from Steam, a shortcut can probably be created manually in PlayOnLinux but at the very least it requires to know the Steam game ID (I think - I'm no Steam specialist).

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XenPanda Tuesday 5 February 2013 at 7:10
XenPandaAnonymous

Thank you for your help, I will give those a try. I am nothing close to an expert at Linux anything, but I hope to get there. I will return on this topic when I have more info.
Ruzvenbis Tuesday 5 February 2013 at 20:26
RuzvenbisAnonymous

Hi XenPanda

When I attempt to install steam games, the game will finish downloading on steam but will not install further on Playonlinux.

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try this:
When downloaded by Steam is finished, don't run the game, close steam and the script can continue, normally the shortcut will be created.