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.
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
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||macOS 10.12 "Sierra"||May 29 2017||2.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||Arun King|
|Current||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 09 2015||1.7.43||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Aug 03 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Mr Nobody|
|Show||Fedora 18 x86||Mar 31 2013||1.5.24||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 08 2011||1.3.34||Yes||Yes||Gold||Grams79|
Gentlemen, start your engines!
Using Winetricks install the following DLL files:
Directx 9.0c [ d3dx9_42 ]
sh winetricks d3dx9_42
Demo users fix Internet Explorer[ie7 ]
Configure Wine and set d3dx9_42 as (builtin) in Libraries.
Make sure to check if Shader Support is active in Graphics.
HKEY_CURRECT_USER >> Software >> Wine >> Direct3D
Create a new KEY (folder) to create Direct3D if needed.
Add new string values below:
|VideoMemorySize||VIDEO CARD MEMORY HERE
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.
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.
All downloads provided by rFactor Central.
No Intro Movies 1.00
This patch will allow skipping of the introduction sequence.
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