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Last Update:

13 Apr 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Josef Numec


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8.12 | Updated: 13 Apr 2021



Downloads of v 8.12:



Software Author(s):

  • Josef Numec

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Playnite 8.12

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Scan Testing Successful:

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To install Playnite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Playnite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Playnite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade playnite -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade playnite -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure playnite installed
    name: playnite
    state: present
    version: 8.12
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'playnite' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.12'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: playnite,
    Version: 8.12,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller playnite
   Name     = 'playnite'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.12'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'playnite':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.12',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install playnite version="8.12" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 Apr 2021.


Playnite is open source video game library manager with one simple goal: Provide unified interface for all your games.

Link games from Steam, Origin, GOG, and Uplay services, including games that are not installed! Windows Store (UWP) games are also supported.

Emulation support

Playnite supports wide variety of console emulators.


Playnite's look can be fully customized, from simple color changes to complete layout re-designs.


Playnite can be extended with plugins (written in .NET languages) or by scripts (PowerShell and IronPython are currently supported).

Fullscreen mode

Fullscreen mode with full controller support is available.

Playtime counter

Playnite counts time of your game sessions (any game including emulated ones) and can also import your play times from Steam and GOG.


Playnites user interface is fast and light on resources, even with large libraries.


Playnite can run from any portable storage with option to configure database location for automatic sync via services like DropBox or Google Drive.

Completely Free

No Playnite features are locked behind paywall and complete source code is available under MIT license.


Playnite doesn't store any user information. It stores the same amount of information like web browser when linking accounts (cookies). integration

Playnite can automatically download metadata for your custom games (covers, descriptions and other information).

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName= 'playnite'
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url

  softwareName  = 'playnite*'

  checksum      = '6D9BDCB8F99E5DD24F3295EE0007BB613A59581FB33E063B5ED1C8EF4645FC12'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  silentArgs   = '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Playnite'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  # softwareExe added 2018-01-13 due to the uninstaller not killing the process properly.
  softwareExe   = 'Playnite*'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    # Stop-Process called before the uninstall to make sure uninstall goes through successfully.
    Write-Host Killing the $packageArgs['softwareExe'] process...
    Get-Process -ProcessName $packageArgs['softwareExe'] | Stop-Process
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage  @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Playnite 8.11 1484 Friday, December 25, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.10 542 Saturday, December 12, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.8 660 Saturday, November 21, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.7 487 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.6 510 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.5.20201031 257 Saturday, October 31, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.3 495 Sunday, October 18, 2020 Approved
Playnite 8.1 263 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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