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Rage Guide

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  • by booman, Jan 18, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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    Rage is ID Software's answer to all the Post-Apocalypse games like Borderlands, Metro 2033, Fallout 3, etc. Play as "Ark Survivor" who awakens in a wasteland and has to fight for survival against bandit, mutants and looting supplies.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Rage in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Rage. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 16 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.7.10

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.10
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.10 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam. Since Rage isn't made for Linux, we will download the Windows Steam instead.
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name you virtual drive: rage
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.10
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive. 64 bit Rage wasn't tested for this guide.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive.

    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    Install Libraries

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    More updating, extracting and installing
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    When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Rage Steam
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    More PlayOnLinux Configuration

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    Select Steam virtual drive
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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    Note: -no-dwrite only works if you launch Steam from PlayOnLinux. Steam is automatically set to launch when Windows starts, which means if you do a "Windows Reboot" from the Wine tab -no-dwrite won't execute. Just close Steam and try again.

    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Steam
    Click Run
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    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Steam Overlay

    Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games.
    Click Steam menu
    Click Settings
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    Select "In-game"
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Community In-Game"
    Click OK
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    Go to Library
    Select Rage
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Rage is about 22 Gigs for download. Depending on your internet speed, it can take all night to download.

    Launching Rage

    Click Play
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    Video warning
    Check "Don't show this warning again"
    Click "Continue Anyway"
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    Check "Play RAGE"
    Click Play
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    Performing first time setup...
    Rage will try to install DirectX and Microsoft VC every single time you launch, since its already installed just it "go its course"
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    Optimizing Rage

    Click Settings
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    Click Video
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    Select your resolution
    Note: I recommend setting the resolution to match your Linux desktop so the game will be fullscreen. Otherwise you will need to change the Linux desktop resolution first and then match in game.

    Laptops and older video cards will probably require VSYNC to be off and Texture Cache/Texture Detail set to off.
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    Experiment with different settings to get the best performance out of your hardware.
    My GeForce 550 Ti ran really well with everything on high.

    Rule of Thumb:
    High Settings = Higher detail, lower frame rates
    Low Settings = Lower detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Rage ran really well with my GeForce 550 Ti and resolution of 1680x1050
    Frame rates were smooth and gameplay was intense with lots of eye candy.
    Rage has super high detail and huge levels (even though they are nonlinear)
    The only bug I found was in the very beginning when you ride in the buggy with Dan Hagar, if you move the mouse and look around the entire game will crash every time. So the fix is... don't move your mouse.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016

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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 18, 2014.

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