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Re-Volt patched to Alpha release 14.0208, the latest release of Re-Volt 1.2.

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Version: rv1.2a14.0208
License: Free to use
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Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.12

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What works

Basically everything:
- Fullscreen & windowed mode
- High resolution textures & mipmaps.
- Single races - Profiles & saving/loading settings.  
- SFX - MP3 Playback
- Developer's Mode (Instances Edit Mode tested)
- Music playback from harddisk
- Controller Support

What does not

I haven't encountered a single thing not working yet.


What was not tested

- Online Multi-player

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Version 1.0 installed from official CD-ROM. I thereafter applied the 1.2 Alpha 14.0208 patch (latest patch available as of February 17th 2014). Install directplay dlls from winetricks in order to get multi-player working (See HOWTOs). Tested on Intel HD4000 (Intel Ivybridge Mobile).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 17 20141.7.12Yes Yes PlatinumBastian 

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HowTo / Notes

Re-Volt Multi-player with Wine

Playing Re-Volt in Multi-player online and/or over LAN with Wine only requires native Directplay libraries from Winetricks. This guide will cover enabling these libraries. For further information on installing Winetricks, see:

This guide also covers installing RV House, the most popular meeting spot/lobby for Re-Volt online players. Users interested in LAN multi-player only may as well skip the "Installing RV House" section.

*** Enabling the Directplay Libraries in Winetricks ***
- Assuming that you already have winetricks installed, open the terminal.
- type 'winetricks directplay'.
- Winetricks should be downloading and installing the required directplay libaries now.
- When finished, type 'winecfg'. This will open the Wine configuration dialog.
- Go to the Libraries tab. The following overrides should now exist:
*dplayx (native)
*dpnet (native)
*dpnhpast (native)
*dpwsockx (native)

If installation was successful you should be able to start Re-Volt -> go to Start Race -> Multi-player -> Start Game and get to the next menu without any error. If you do, make sure that the Network settings are correctly to TCP/IP.

*** Installing RV House ***
RV House is a meeting spot where all Re-Volt online games are held. It works in a similar fashion to MSN Zone and Gamespy Arcade but is created for Re-Volt only. I highly encourage any Re-Volt fan to install this application if he/she wish to meet the online community.

- Download the latest version of RV House FOR WINDOWS (The Linux release is outdated and incompatible with Re-Volt over Wine).
- Run the installer (rv_house_setup.exe) and go through the wizard.
- With default settings RV House should now be installed in .wine\drive_c\Program Files\RV House\ under the name rv_house.exe.
- You need to register an account at Re-Volt Zone in order to use RV House. It is possible to register straight from RV House and the registration will only require an e-mail adress.

Once you have logged in you are ready to chat and play.

NOTE: Re-Volt requires the ports 47624 (TCP) and 2300-2400 (TCP & UDP) to be open in order to play over the internet. Make sure that your router and firewall are configured properly!

NOTE: Other players likely use the latest version of Re-Volt 1.2 as it fixes a lot of issues in Multi-player games. Some rooms will not be compatible with older versions of Re-Volt.

Tested with Wine 1.3.36 - 1.5.28 (only TCP/IP Multi-player & Multi-player through RV House 0.93.4).

Installing Re-Volt from Retail CD

This HOWTO will explain how to install Re-Volt from the Retail CD.

- Insert the Re-Volt CD into your CD-ROM drive.
- Browse to the CD and start SETUP.EXE. Re-Volt Setup should run with no issues (tested with Windows XP and Windows 7 Compatibility).
- After SETUP.EXE has loaded Re-Volt Setup you are presented by a dialog. Click Next, Yes, Next, Next, Next, Next and the installation should begin.
- After Re-Volt Setup has finished copying files it will ask if you want to install DirectX 6.1. This should not be necessary but does not harm either - press no.
- Re-Volt Setup informs you that Setup is complete. Uncheck all checkboxes in the last dialog and press Finish.
- This step is technically only necessary if you plan to patch Re-Volt to a newer version (which is highly recommended): Go to .wine\drive_c\Program Files\Acclaim Entertainment\Re-Volt\strings and set permissions for the owner to read & write.

Re-Volt is now installed in version 1.00.If you are a Gnome user you can press Super and search for "Re-Volt" to find the application and its associated uninstaller.

NOTE: After installation it is recommended to patch Re-Volt to the latest version of Re-Volt 1.2. See: Installing the Re-Volt 1.2 patch
NOTE: Multi-player will not work without native Directplay libraries from Winetricks (that is the case for TCP/IP at least). See: Re-Volt Multi-player with Wine

Tested with Wine v1.3.36 - v1.7.12.


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