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!
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
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Mint 14 32-bit
Begin by downloading the GOG.com version of Flatout
Save the exe to your desktop
Search: gog.com - flatout
Select the Script
Select "Use a setup file in my computer"
Navigate to your downloaded .exe on your desktop
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.
Check "Yes, I have read and accept..."
Click "Start Installation"
After FlatOut is installed you will get a confirmation
Click "Exit Installer"
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!