Rise of Flight is a free-to-play combat simulator with online battles and campaigns. Of course you only get two planes for free and the rest have to be purchased. But once you get your Controller or Joystick setup with the 400 controls and your plane is in the air, all the combat simulator natalgia hits you in the face.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Rise of Flight in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Rise of Flight. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Wine: 3.0 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Click "Wine versions (amd64) Tab
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: riseofflight
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "64 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows XP
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Rise of Flight
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine Version: 3.0
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Steam Servers Error
You will get a "content servers unreachable" error due to certificates
Navigate to your game's wineprefix:
Open config.vdf with a text editorCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/riseofflight/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/config/
Copy this code below
Paste in a new line under the "CM" line with all the IP Addresses
Select Rise of Flight
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Search for "Rise of Flight United"
Click "Play Game"
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Wait for Rise of Flight to download (9GB)
Click the Gears
Click Video Tab
- FPS Limiter
- Vertical Synchronization
- Post Effects
- Rain Drops
- Textures Filtration
- shaders Quality
- Light Sources
- Textures Detail
- Reflections Detail
- Shadows Detail
- Multi GPU
- Landscape Mesh Detail
- Landscape Textures Detail
- Forest Detail
- Grass Quality
- Forest View Distance
- Objects View Distance
Rise of Flight ran perfectly. I didn't even have to install dotnet35 as recommended on Steam. I was able to fly fullscreen with my old Logitech joystick and program all the buttons I needed. Now I completely suck at flying simulators, so I didn't bother with a video, but all the controls are there. All the settings are there. All the graphical eye candy is there too. Beautiful game with a lot of planes to fly.
Note: Did never tested online play with other players.
Note: Windows XP will no longer be supported by Steam at the end of 2018. Wine has not provided a way to download free-to-play games with the broken store.