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Bottles: application allows you to easily install Windows software on your Regata OS

If you need to install some Windows software on your Regata OS, Bottles is certainly a good starting point. The application has a modern, simple and easy-to-use interface, but it is packed with features so you can install and run applications and games. To run Windows software, Bottles makes use of the compatibility layer Wine (recursive acronym for "WINE Is Not an Emulator").

In the case of games, the application even makes use of Proton for better compatibility, as well as tools such as DXVK and VKD3D, allowing you to run games developed with DirectX on Vulkan, which allows for better performance. The support for different languages is also available, which certainly helps the user to better understand the functionality available in the app.

How to install Bottles on Regata OS

To install the application on your Regata OS, there is no secret! Just do a search for bottles in the Regata OS Store and, when accessing the application page, click the "Install" button. Once the installation is complete, to run the app, just click on the "Open" button. You will then be presented with a welcome screen. Click the "Next" button (in the upper right corner of the window) to start an automatic initial setup, where some important components will be downloaded to ensure better support for Windows software.

Installing Windows Software with Bottles

With the initial process complete, it's time to create the first environment (bottle) where you can install a Windows application or game. To do so, click on the "Create a new Bottle" button (or the "+" button in the upper left corner of the window).

In the new window that opens, give the new bottle a name, choose the one you want to install and then click "Create".
Now, wait until the bottle creation process is complete. Then click on the bottle created and then on "Run executable" so that you can choose the desired software installation file. Install the software the same way you would for Windows.
Once the installation is complete, Bottles should identify the installed software executable and will now display an option to run the application or game inside the bottle. If this does not happen immediately, return to the app's main screen and then access the bottle again, so that the information is updated.
Bottles also allows you to create an environment completely customized by you, where you can choose which version of Wine or Proton your Windows software will run with, among other more advanced options that require some basic knowledge on the subject.

You can learn more about the Bottles application by visiting the official website of the developer, where you can also find very complete documentation about the app.