Category: Main Games Sports Games rFactor 1.255 (F)


rFactor is a computer racing simulator designed with the ability to run any type of four-wheeled vehicle from street cars to open wheel cars of any era. rFactor aimed to be the most accurate race simulator of its time.

rFactor provides unprecedented flexibility, allowing the series to grow and evolve with mod community involvement, race club formation, and feedback from users worldwide.

Application Details:

Version: 1.255 (F)
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.6

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Test Results

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What works

Demo version 1.255(f) "full".  Installer works and configuration tool works *only* with the use of a "no cd" crack/patch.  Sound fx of actual game seem to work.

What does not

Nothing else works.  Actual game play screen is either completely black or obscured by gibberish depending on which "no cd" patch is tried and the D3D setting used in game configuration.


What was not tested

Nothing could be tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Will not run without a "no cd" patch and even finding the right patch can be a challenge. Most attempts get through the intro movie and sounds but never show the actual game or game menus.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"May 29 20172.6Yes Yes NoGoldArun King 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 09 20151.7.43Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Aug 03 20131.6Yes Yes NoSilverMr Nobody 
ShowFedora 18 x86Mar 31 20131.5.24Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 08 20111.3.34Yes Yes NoGoldGrams79 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10176 rFactor Dedicated not working anymore after update CLOSED FIXED View
28918 rFactor fails to run CLOSED INVALID View
45634 enabling CSMT ruins performance for rFactor 1.255 CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


Gentlemen, start your engines!

Step 1

Using Winetricks install the following DLL files:

Directx 9.0c [ d3dx9_42 ]

winetricks d3dx9_42

sh winetricks d3dx9_42

Demo users fix Internet Explorer[ie7 ]

winetricks ie7


Step 2

Configure Wine and set d3dx9_42 as (builtin) in Libraries.

Make sure to check if Shader Support is active in Graphics.

Step 3

wine regedit

HKEY_CURRECT_USER >> Software >> Wine >> Direct3D

Create a new KEY (folder) to create Direct3D if needed.

Add new string values below:

Name Data
DirectDrawRenderer opengl
OffscreenRenderingMode fbo
PixelShaderMode enabled


Step 4

Install game from CD or download.

Do agree to install any DirectX options.

Do not agree to "run now" and "add shortcut"by unchecking the boxes.

Restart PC and play.


Safe driving!

Demo install workaround

rFactor (demo) will request support from a browser.

Error: "The requested URL /offline/00c93d54/open.html was not found on this server."

Add ie7 in Winetricks.

sh winetricks  ie7

This will add Internet Explorer to wine so that the rFactor install will continue.

Recommended starter addons

All downloads provided by rFactor Central.

No Intro Movies 1.00

This patch will allow skipping of the introduction sequence.

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