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Latest version from Sony's website.

Plays PS4 and PS3 titles via video stream from Sony's data centres.

Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.10

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The logon procedure works.

The games are fully playable.

What does not

As the DualShock4 / DualSense Touchpad is mapped in the Linux kernel driver as a simple mouse (pointer + buttons), the application cannot map it to the touchpad functionalities (which is the replacement of the Start button for several PS4 and PS5 games).


The version of library vcrun2013 provided via winetricks does not work. The working version has been downloaded from internet repositories such as the following:
        Version: 12.0.40664.0
        Architecture: 32

Hence, the application has been run with the DLL override:

WINEDLLOVERRIDES=msvcr120=n wine psnowlauncher.exe

What was not tested

All the application component have been successfully tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Installation procedure summary:


1. Any Wine version from 6.xx would work. 

2. Wine settings are:
    win version: 10

3. winetricks to install:

4. Important: always download the latest installer version from the PlayStation website. An older version would try to reboot in the installer, and crash before completion.


1.     if the prefix is set correctly, just run:
        wine ~/Downloads/PlayStationPlus-12.1.0.exe
    or any more recent version downloaded

2.     vcrun2013 IS BROKEN! Download it from the following URL:
        Version: 12.0.40664.0
        Architecture: 32 (careful: NOT 64!!!)
    and put the downloaded library in the executable directory

-    run:
        WINEDLLOVERRIDES=msvcr120=n wine psnowlauncher.exe

If you wrap it in Lutris, make sure that DXVK is disabled in the runner options.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro Linux 21.2.6Jun 22 20227.10Yes Yes YesSilverLordDaveTheKind 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 08 20205.0Yes No NoGarbageJo�o Ferreira 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 08 20205.0-stagingYes Yes YesSilverJo�o Ferreira 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 14 20172.3No, but has workaround No NoGarbageAustin English 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13616 Screensaver starts while playing with joysticks/gamepads NEW View
42680 Multiple applications need msvcr120.dll.?_NewCollection@_AsyncTaskCollection@details@Concurrency@@SAPAV123@PAV_CancellationTokenState@23@@Z (Playstation Now, ACDSEE Pro 9, Rollcage Redux, Moho 12, LDPlayer 4.0) NEW View
48581 PlayStation Now: lacks hardware acceleration UNCONFIRMED View
48582 PlayStation Now: Controllers aren't detected with Microsoft's native xinput1_3.dll UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

winetricks vcrun2013 needed

Use `winetricks vcrun2013` to work around bug 39685


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DualShock4/DualSense Touchpad support
by LordDaveTheKind on Thursday June 23rd 2022, 7:30
Concerning the emulation of the dualshock4/dualsense touchpad (in particular the click functionality), it would be feasible to have a solution in Wine?

I tested it with a DualSense. When opening the Game Controllers applet in the Wine Control Panel, the controller is displayed as a Connected xinput device and named "Wireless Controller". In this way, it would work exactly as a Xbox controller, with 10 buttons mapped and no support of the touchpad. Would it be possible to make it look exactly as the PS application is expecting (with touchpad buttons too)?