Red Faction II

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Version 1.01 as downloaded from Steam (as part of the THQ collection)

Application Details:

Version: 1.01 (Steam)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.36

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What works

Installation using Steam (though game purchased through Firefox not the Steam platform).
Some issues starting game - see "What does not work".
Playing the game in single player mode, tested for a few hours, no crashes as yet.
Sound works fine.
Video is pretty good (using a Geforce 8600 GT), though a few textures flicker (minimal impact though). 

What does not

Error: "Please insert the Red Faction II disc 1 in your cd rom drive"

Has been ported to Steam and should not need the CDROM, as all Steam installations are done online. However, there is an issue where if there are any CDROMs in the drive, the game will not load. See:

However, even with no CDROMs inserted, I was still unable to get past the error. I had no CD drives setup in winecfg (Fedora does not use /media/cdrom0 etc. - it mounts the CDs under /media using the disc title).

For the solution, see:

Back up the existing rf2.exe under: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/red faction ii

Use the fixed rf2.exe version from Steam thread above, this solves the issue for me.

Aside from a few minor graphical glitches as noted in "What works", game performs well.


What was not tested


Alternative input methods (e.g. gamepads).

Have not yet completed the game.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 12 x86_64Feb 16 20101.1.36Yes Yes SilverRob Whalley 

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Fixed rf2.exe
by Seán Hayes on Sunday September 25th 2011, 0:22
The Steam thread is longer valid, but someone posted a comment on this blog post with an alternate download location:

RE: Fixed rf2.exe
by Seán Hayes on Sunday September 25th 2011, 0:23
*no longer valid