PlayOnMac wine version manager window does nothing

wine version manager

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GeneralError Wednesday 20 July 2022 at 22:44

When I go the Configure > General > Wine Version and click the "+" icon I get a popup window for the "PlayOnMac Wine Versions" which allows me to install different versions of wine.  However, once installed, there's no ability to SELECT the version of wine you want it to use.
So it always just goes back to the default "System" setting.

See attached Screenshot.

OSX version: MacOS Monterey (12.0.1)
PlayOnMac version: 4.4.3
Your graph card:

$ system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType

    Apple M1 Pro:

      Chipset Model: Apple M1 Pro
      Type: GPU
      Bus: Built-In
      Total Number of Cores: 16
      Vendor: Apple (0x106b)
      Metal Family: Supported, Metal GPUFamily Apple 7
        Color LCD:
          Display Type: Built-in Liquid Retina XDR Display
          Resolution: 3456 x 2234 Retina
          Main Display: Yes
          Mirror: Off
          Online: Yes
          Automatically Adjust Brightness: No
          Connection Type: Internal

Wine Information:
$ wine --version

$ file `which wine`
/usr/local/bin/wine: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64


THE PROBLEM:  (notice no way to SELECT the wine version):


jmadren Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 18:47

Same here. PlayOnMac v4.4.3 on macOS Monterey v12.6.

I have installed both a x86on64 and amd64 version of wine through the wine versions manager, but nothing but "System" shows in the dropdown.





I assume I need to specify a different Wine version, because the app I'm trying to run gives this error:

Error in POL_Wine
Starting 64-bit process B4J.exe is not supported in 32-bit virtual drives

Even though I chose 64-bit when creating the virtual drive. Also, I can't choose a Wine version when trying to create a new virtual drive. Just "System" is all that is ever listed:




I can choose a wine version if I choose "Edit or update an existing application":




But after choosing the new wine version and completing the steps (reinstalling the app), it still doesn't work, and the Configure window for the app still shows "System" for the wine version.


I've seen this issue asked in several forums, but none of them have an answer. Does no one know what's going on?

There seems to be two issues:

  1. Choosing to create a 64-bit virtual drive doesn't work - the POL_Wine error above indicates it's actually a 32-bit virtual drive.
  2. You can't choose a different wine version in most cases, or if you do (using the "edit existing" option) it doesn't stick.


Edytowane przez jmadren

Dmitrix Friday 16 December 2022 at 12:20

This problem started with Catalina operating system
Apparently the project "play on mac" is dead

coldscientist Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 14:10

I found a workaround for this issue.

1. Open Terminal.

2. Change the current directory to ~/Library/PlayOnMac/shortcuts with the "cd ~/Library/PlayOnMac/shortcuts"

3. Edit the shortcut you want with the command "open -a "<AppName>"" command. You can also use "nano".

4. Replace the "POL_Wine" command with:

/usr/local/bin/wine64 "<EXE>"  "$@" 2> >(grep -v menubuilder --line-buffered | tee -a "$WINEPREFIX/playonlinux.log" >&2) > >(tee -a "$WINEPREFIX/playonlinux.log")

This command is exactly the same run by POL_Wine, except it will use the Wine available from your system instead of the built-in one on PlayOnMac.