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

Single player races, multiplayer races, my controller

I chose to install the bundled DirectX in the installer and it worked fine without any overrides or anything.

Performance on my Radeon HD6870 with open source drivers is slightly worse than Windows but very playable. I also tried it with native DirectX 9 using drivers from this PPA and Wine from this PPA. It results in corrupt user interface text once in races but the greatly improved performance is worth it. I recommend checking it out if you have an older AMD card like mine.

What does not

Anti-aliasing, although that might just be my drivers.

Vsync, although it didn't work in this game for me even on Windows so it might just be my setup again.

Exporting a replay to a video.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

You can set a framerate cap in UserData/yourprofile/yourprofile.PLR. Search for a 'Max Framerate' line. I recommend doing this as otherwise the framerate will go wild on the menus, causing a lot of unnecessary GPU strain.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"May 29 20172.6Yes Yes NoGoldArun King 
CurrentUbuntu 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

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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.

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