Old 04-18-2019, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Running FFR AIR on Linux

The following are the steps for running FFR AIR on Linux.
Basic experience with using a terminal is required.
Make sure you have sudo installed.

1. Installing and configuring wine:

In a terminal, referring to the package manager your distro uses, run the following commands:

apt (for Debian- and Ubuntu-based distros like Linux Mint):
1. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 (add support for running 32-bit software)
2. sudo apt update
3. sudo apt install wine

pacman (for Arch Linux-based distros like Manjaro):
pacman -S wine

dnf (for Fedora):
1a. Fedora 29: dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/29/winehq.repo
1b. Fedora 28: dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/28/winehq.repo
2. dnf install winehq-stable

wine can be configured with winecfg (in a terminal) to your liking.

2. Installing the files for running Adobe AIR:

1. Go to https://get.adobe.com/air/otherversions/ to get the Windows installer for the most recent version of Adobe AIR.
2. Move the Adobe AIR installer into the drive_c directory, which should be located in /home/[user]/.wine.
3. Run wine control in a terminal.
4. In the Wine Control Panel, double click on 'Add/Remove Programs'.
5. In the opened window, press 'Install...'.
6. Locate and click on the Adobe AIR installer executable to install the files for running Adobe AIR programs.
7. Close that window and the Wine Control Panel.

3. Installing FFR AIR:

Unzip and put the FFR Adobe AIR files into a directory in drive_c.

4a. Running FFR AIR (in the terminal):

Run wine "[/unix_path/to/]R3Air.exe" (something like "/home/[user]/.wine/drive_c/[user]/Saved Games/R3Air.exe").

4b. Running FFR AIR (via an app launcher, recommended):

1. Copy the icons in the FFR AIR icons directory (NOT the directory itself!) into /usr/share/icons.
2. Make a file named 'R3Air.desktop' in /usr/share/applications.
3. In the file, insert the following:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=R3Air
Comment=FFR AIR
Exec=wine "[/unix_path/to/]R3Air.exe"
Icon=ffr_[size].png

4. Add the launcher to your desktop, panel or menu.
5. Click the launcher to run FFR AIR.

Improving gameplay performance:

The gameplay might be a bit choppy and the game FPS might be lower than what you have specified.
This issue might be solved by turning VSync (vertical synchronization) on or off for:
1. Your distro
2. Your Nvidia graphics card

Enjoy!

Don't hesitate to point out any mistakes in the instructions!
Suggestions are welcome!

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Old 04-18-2019, 09:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Running FFR AIR on Linux

Nice post! Someone should sticky this. I used to run Ubuntu but had to settle for playing in browser. Eventually I caved and switched back to Windows (for other reasons).
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