POL launcher

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To create a handy PlayOnLinux desktop launcher, that can be used to execute MS Windows/Woe binaries inside the POL Wine environment (simply by dragging-and-dropping them to the launcher), without the need to setup the applications using the GUI first, create the following two files within their respective folders, with the contents listed below:

  1. At least one Wine version must be installed through PlayOnLinux wine versions manager (the latest stable version is recommended)
  2. File ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/default/playonlinux.cfg must exist, and contain the VERSION variable, linking to one of the already installed POL_Wine versions
source $PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources
export WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/default
cd "${@%/*}"
POL_Wine "$@"
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=playonlinux --run default $@

To be able to configure the default virtual drive within the PlayOnLinux configuration window, you also need to create a symlink to it with

ln -s default ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/configure