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

Everything game related seems to work fine. I installed the F1 2009 mod version 1.4 and did most of my testing there.

What does not

The game FPS were low so I had to turn down all the settings to lowest, and use the DX8 profile of the game. The DX7 profile does not draw textures properly, but the DX8 and DX9 profiles work.


What was not tested

I did not test any of the network parts of the game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

My Setup: Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04, Intel Core i7 920. ATI Radeon HD4850 with Catalyst 9.4/9.5 drivers. Installation: You will need the winetricks script from: and cabextract installed from your package manager. If you are installing from the DVD, you can open the Setup.exe with wine and follow the instructions. If you are using the download from the rfactor website, you will need to do "sh winetricks ie6" from the commandline before the install. For both methods, do NOT install directX when it prompts you to. Wine has a built in directX that runs faster. Instead you will need to install some libraries required for the game with "sh winetricks d3dx9". Once that is done, you should have rFactor installed but it will not work properly. In order to make the game work properly, you will need to run "wine regedit" from the commandline. Using the information on this page: you will have to add a key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER-->Software-->Wine-->Direct3D as shown on that page. In the Direct3D key, you will need to add a string for DirectDrawRenderer and set it to opengl, a string for VideoMemorySize and set it to your video memory in MB and a string for OffscreenRenderingMode and set it to fbo. Refer to the UsefulRegistryKeys page for information about how to do this and for other keys that can be tweaked to change performance. If you are having problems with getting the game DVD to work with copy protection, you may have to get a nocd patch or make sure that the cd drive is properly detected in winecfg.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"May 29 20172.6Yes Yes GoldArun King 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 09 20151.7.43Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Aug 03 20131.6Yes Yes SilverMr Nobody 
ShowFedora 18 x86Mar 31 20131.5.24Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 08 20111.3.34Yes Yes GoldGrams79 

Known Bugs

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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.

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All downloads provided by rFactor Central.

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