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Rise Of Flight Guide

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  • by booman, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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    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.

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    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.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0 64-bit

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Click "Wine versions (amd64) Tab
    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    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 3.0 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
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    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 your virtual drive: riseofflight
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    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

    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: Rise of Flight
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    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)
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Steam Servers Error

    You will get a "content servers unreachable" error due to certificates
    click OK
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    Navigate to your game's wineprefix:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/riseofflight/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/config/
    Open config.vdf with a text editor
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    Copy this code below
    Code:
    "CS"        "valve511.steamcontent.com;valve530.steamcontent.com;valve548.steamcontent.com;valve539.steamcontent.com;valve519.steamcontent.com;valve555.steamcontent.com;valve504.steamcontent.com;valve529.steamcontent.com;valve558.steamcontent.com;valve500.steamcontent.com;valve561.steamcontent.com;valve532.steamcontent.com;valve540.steamcontent.com;valve502.steamcontent.com;valve544.steamcontent.com;valve528.steamcontent.com;valve556.steamcontent.com;valve520.steamcontent.com;valve542.steamcontent.com;valve538.steamcontent.com;valve551.steamcontent.com;valve521.steamcontent.com;valve564.steamcontent.com;valve516.steamcontent.com;valve535.steamcontent.com;valve541.steamcontent.com;valve533.steamcontent.com;valve536.steamcontent.com;valve557.steamcontent.com;valve559.steamcontent.com;valve537.steamcontent.com;valve508.steamcontent.com;valve525.steamcontent.com;valve565.steamcontent.com;valve566.steamcontent.com;valve514.steamcontent.com;valve545.steamcontent.com;valve517.steamcontent.com;valve547.steamcontent.com;valve549.steamcontent.com;valve503.steamcontent.com;valve515.steamcontent.com;valve506.steamcontent.com;valve562.steamcontent.com;valve526.steamcontent.com;valve543.steamcontent.com;valve522.steamcontent.com;valve518.steamcontent.com;valve509.steamcontent.com;valve550.steamcontent.com;valve552.steamcontent.com;valve505.steamcontent.com;valve553.steamcontent.com;valve512.steamcontent.com;valve546.steamcontent.com;valve554.steamcontent.com;valve510.steamcontent.com;valve563.steamcontent.com;valve501.steamcontent.com;valve531.steamcontent.com;valve523.steamcontent.com;valve524.steamcontent.com;valve507.steamcontent.com;valve560.steamcontent.com;valve567.steamcontent.com;valve513.steamcontent.com;valve1601.steamcontent.com;valve164.steamcontent.com;valve1615.steamcontent.com;valve1602.steamcontent.com;valve1604.steamcontent.com;valve1608.steamcontent.com;valve1603.steamcontent.com;valve1606.steamcontent.com;valve1609.steamcontent.com;valve1618.steamcontent.com;valve1617.steamcontent.com;valve1613.steamcontent.com;valve1607.steamcontent.com;valve1611.steamcontent.com;valve1614.steamcontent.com;valve1619.steamcontent.com;valve1616.steamcontent.com;valve1612.steamcontent.com;valve1610.steamcontent.com;valve165.steamcontent.com;valve1605.steamcontent.com;valve954.steamcontent.com;valve955.steamcontent.com;valve904.steamcontent.com;valve901.steamcontent.com;valve957.steamcontent.com;valve953.steamcontent.com;valve956.steamcontent.com;valve950.steamcontent.com;valve905.steamcontent.com;valve952.steamcontent.com;valve902.steamcontent.com;valve907.steamcontent.com;valve958.steamcontent.com"
    Go to the line
    "InstallConfigStore"
    {
    "Software"
    {
    "Valve"
    {
    "Steam"
    {
    "CM"

    Paste in a new line under the "CM" line with all the IP Addresses
    Save config.vdf
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    Launching Steam

    Select Rise of Flight
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Search for "Rise of Flight United"
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    Click "Play Game"
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait for Rise of Flight to download (9GB)
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    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click the Gears
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    Click Video Tab
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • FPS Limiter
    • Fullscreen
    • Vertical Synchronization
    • Post Effects
    • HDR
    • Bloom
    • Rain Drops
    • Supersampling
    • Antialiasing
    • 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
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    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.

    Screenshots:
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