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Flatout Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 28, 2013.

  • by booman, Jul 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    There has been some debate about whethere Flatout is just a plain racing game or a "watch-the-ragdoll-physic-mangle-your-character" game. To be precise... its both! Race the A.I. cars or just smash into everything and watch the mangling physics. Either way its pretty fun!

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    Flatout runs great with PlayOnLinux, follow this step-by-step guide to install, configure and optimize it in Linux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG.com version of Flatout. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual:
    PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
    Wine: 1.5.25

    Begin by downloading the GOG.com version of Flatout
    Save the exe to your desktop

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Search: gog.com - flatout
    Select the Script
    Click Install
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    Installation Wizard
    Click Next
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    Select "Use a setup file in my computer"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your downloaded .exe on your desktop
    Select flatout.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration
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    The Script will automatically download Wine and setup your Virtual Drive

    GOG.com downloads have a built-in integrity checker. This will make sure the game was downloaded properly.
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    FlatOut Setup
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept..."
    Click "Start Installation"
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    After FlatOut is installed you will get a confirmation
    Click "Exit Installer"
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    Performance Tip
    Click Next
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    Conclusion:
    FlatOut ran perfectly with any in-game setting. My GeForce 550 Ti seemed to handle any resolution I threw at it. I was able to make changes in-game without any negative symptoms or artifacts.
    Also, I didn't have to do any extra display configurations in PlayOnLinux or install any extra Windows Packages/DLL's. It just ran!

    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. booman
    High Res Screenshots:

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