Old 04-18-2019, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Running FFR AIR on Linux

Note for Chromebook users: Unless your Chromebook uses an Intel chip and has Linux installed in it via Crouton, this post can't help you. You could try these methods to get Windows software running.

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):
1. dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/XX/winehq.repo (replace 'XX' with the version of Fedora you're using, e.g. 31)
2. dnf install winehq-stable

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

2. Installing FFR AIR:

Unzip and put the FFR Adobe AIR files into a directory in drive_c.
(Note: You don't actually have to put them in drive_c; wine works for files outside of drive_c as long as you give it the correct file path. This post assumes that you've unzipped them into this folder. If they're unpacked somewhere else, change the relevant file paths displayed below accordingly.)

3a. 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").
EXAMPLE: Let's say the game's stored in /home/user/Documents/R3Release/. You would type wine "/home/user/Documents/R3Release/R3Air.exe".

3b. 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]
Comment=FFR AIR
Exec=wine "[/unix_path/to/]R3Air.exe"

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've specified.

The OT Edition of the game might be more performant than the normal version. Give it a spin if you haven't!

Other than that, you could try turning VSync (vertical synchronization) on or off in the settings for:
1. Your distro
2. Your Nvidia graphics card
3. The game


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

Contact me:

If you have trouble getting the game to work on Linux, feel free to contact me in this thread, in my profile page, via PMs or ping me in the FFR Discord (andrew_wcy#0993).
I'd be happy to help!

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:08 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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Old 05-18-2020, 07:12 AM   #3
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Thanks, works on ubuntu.
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