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Bottles

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Run Windows software on Linux with Bottles🍷!

Bottle software and enjoy at your leisure!

Our built-in dependency installation system grants automatic software compatibility access. Use the download manager to download the official components: the runner (Wine, Proton), DXVK, dependencies, etc.

Bottle versioning keeps your work safe now and lets you restore it later!

Features:

  • Create bottles using preconfigured environments or create your own
  • Run executables (.exe/.msi) in your bottles, directly from the context menu of your file-manager
  • Automated detection of applications installed in your bottles
  • Add environment variables quickly
  • Override DLLs directly from per-bottle preferences
  • On-the-fly runner change for any Bottle
  • Various gaming-performance optimizations (esync, fsync, DXVK, cache, shader compiler, offload … and much more.)
  • Automatic installation and management of Wine and Proton runners
  • Automatic bottle repair in case of breakage
  • Integrated dependency-installer based on a community-driven repository
  • Integrated Task manager for Wine processes
  • Access to ProtonDB and WineHQ for support
  • System for bringing your configuration to new versions of Bottles
  • Back up and import bottles
  • Import Wine prefixes from other managers
  • Bottles versioning (experimental)
  • .. and much more that you can find by installing Bottles!

Authors: bottlesdevs


Usage

Bottles is available as an AppImage which means "one app = one file", which you can download and run on your Linux system while you don't need a package manager and nothing gets changed in your system. Awesome!

AppImages are single-file applications that run on most Linux distributions. Download an application, make it executable, and run! No need to install. No system libraries or system preferences are altered. Most AppImages run on recent versions of Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other common desktop distributions.

Running Bottles on Linux without installation

Unlike other applications, AppImages do not need to be installed before they can be used. However, they need to be marked as executable before they can be run. This is a Linux security feature.

Behold! AppImages are usually not verified by others. Follow these instructions only if you trust the developer of the software. Use at your own risk!

Download the Bottles AppImage and make it executable using your file manager or by entering the following commands in a terminal:

chmod +x ./*.AppImage

Then double-click the AppImage in the file manager to open it.

Sandboxing Bottles

If you want to restrict what Bottles can do on your system, you can run the AppImage in a sandbox like Firejail. This is entirely optional and currently needs to be configured by the user.

Updating Bottles

If you would like to update to a new version, simply download the new Bottles AppImage.

The Bottles AppImage also can be updated using AppImageUpdate. Using this tool, Bottles can be updated by downloading only the portions of the AppImage that have actually changed since the last version.

Integrating AppImages into the system

If you would like to have the executable bit set automatically, and would like to see Bottles and other AppImages integrated into the system (menus, icons, file type associations, etc.), then you may want to check the optional appimaged daemon.


Note for application authors

Thanks for distributing Bottles in the AppImage format for all common Linux distributions. Great! Here are some ideas on how to make it even better.

Pro Tips for further enhancing the Bottles AppImage

Thanks for shipping AppStream metainfo inside your AppImage. Please open a pull request on https://github.com/AppImage/appimage.github.io/blob/master/data/Bottles if you have changed it and would like to see this page updated accordingly.

If you would like to see a donation link for the application here, please include one in the AppStream data.

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