Gpl On Linux
Posted Feb 07 2020 - 06:10 PM
I left Windows behind in 2000 as my main PC. I did keep a Windows box up and running when I was editing rFactor. I kept GPL on my system and ran it regularly to keep a benchmark to what I thought a mod should strive for.
That was then... Now I don't run any sims and have been yearning to get back and drive GPL again, ESPECIALLY since the 55 mod came out.
I saw the thread on installing it on Linux but am curious how many are using Linux and more importantly is how it runs. My machine spec's are more than enough to handle it since I do 3D graphics.
Help and suggestions would be welcome.
Posted Feb 08 2020 - 02:46 AM
I use Linux Mint and installed GPL last November because I was not able to make it run under Windows 7. I installed GPL via playonlinux and it works perfectly fine till now. (And I only use a five years old medium priced gaming laptop.) However, I only run the 67 F1 cars with the latest patch. I did not try any of the mods yet. And I did not try the 60fps patch.
The only thing you should consider is steering wheel support. Not every steering wheel will work under Linux. As far as I know Logitech G25, G27, G29 work perfectly. I use a thrustmaster steering wheel and I do not have force feedback unfortunatly.
Anything else you would like to know specifically?
Posted Feb 08 2020 - 07:30 AM
I do online racing 60fps with an old i5 4670K and GTX 1060 6GB + 8GB DDR3RAM ( i3 4170 + GTX 960 2GB + 8GB RAM as reserve)
G25/27 work perfect and Fanatec GTR3 has also good FFB
Yes Thrustmaster ffb seems not supported
I just copy my W7 full installed GPL folder with all mods in .wine /C: and run the GEM2 installer.
Main problem, the same as in windows, is to get the GPU running in 3D mode. Therefore you have to push the AA settings to a high level.
I don't use playonlinux I just run .exe in wine. All installer + mods are working.
just a snapshot of my office PC with windowed wine...
Edited by Cookie, Feb 08 2020 - 07:40 AM.
Posted Feb 08 2020 - 10:08 AM
Posted Feb 08 2020 - 11:22 AM
Now I just have to go through the prossess of refreshing my memory on installing GPL...
Posted Feb 08 2020 - 11:45 AM
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 02:14 AM
Lutris and play_on_linux are graphical interfaces where you can install applications using wine without the need to type in terminal commands (command line). Also the installation of upgrades etc. is very easy and can be done via the graphical interface. For those who are not so familiar with the command line (like me), these programs are a great help.
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 04:37 AM
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 05:25 AM
I have many friends switching to Linux and using lutris and play_on_linux for their games. Of course I can't tell if a particular game that is of interest will work, but I guess there are many forums where you can check that beforehand.
As an indicator you can use the following website:
Of course it is not a complete list and it might be possible to run the game even if it is not listed there. At least you can find out if someone got it to run and reported this to the website.
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 05:30 AM
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 06:25 AM
In the NV gui you can set some AA and power settings that are needed to push the GPU in 3D mode
Running a 69X/SCX full grid from the 19th position in Spa67 with full 60fps is the result!
I just tried to make a new mint install with an AMD RX580 GPU and installed Lutris....
No idea how to run GPL with it!
the lutris wine install failed in mint...
Edited by Cookie, Mar 13 2020 - 07:29 AM.
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 09:26 AM
not sure what exactly was your problem with the lutris wine install. Because I am using Mint as well and it works fine at my notebook. I can also install other wine versions via lutris if I think they might work better with a given application.
Lutris has no pre-configured runner for GPL. But it is very easy to do this on your own. At the top left corner there is a plus. When clicking on it you can choose 'add game'. This way you can create a runner manually.
After clicking on 'add game' a new window appears (game info). You can give a name for the application you want to install and you have to choose wine as runner. The next window (game options) under executable you select the path to your install.exe. The wine-prefix will be the path were your game will be installed (eg. ~/Games/GPL). As prefix architecture I selected 32bit for GPL. The rest on that window can be ignored. The next window (runner options) you can choose a wine versions (I am currently using lutris-lol-4,20-x86_64). The wine version can be changed later, as well as the rest you can find in this window. The window 'system options' can also be ignored as it can be changed later and I did not need to apply any changes for GPL. Then you only need to click the save button to create a banner for installing GPL.
I read that there is a bug that the banner is not shown when nothing else is already installed. In this case you just restart lutris and the problem should be solved.
Now you click on the banner and GPL will be installed. After installation right-click on the banner again and select 'configure'. Under the window 'game options' you change the executable to your GPL.exe or to your GEMP2.exe. After saving the change you can easily start the game with the banner. There was only one more thing I had to do: after selecting the banner at the right column click on 'Wine configuration' and choose Windows XP under Windows version.
Furthermore when you left click on your GPL banner you can choose 'Run EXE inside wine prefix' at the right column. There you can select and start any .exe-file in order to install upgrades, patches, tracks or what ever.
Edited by Markus_Gras, Mar 15 2020 - 09:14 AM.
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 10:08 AM
Does somebody use a H-stick? Could you use gplshift?
Posted Mar 13 2020 - 11:15 AM
For me it seems a little overkill to use such a tool for wine, when GPL runs fine under pure wine...
If you want to run multiple other windoze games and progs in linux the situation may be different!
I tried to install lutris with the AMD GPU and found that it is not in mint repositories, so has to be installed by using the terminal too + the wine install by terminal...
Running GPL without an AMD GPU GUI was as disasterous as with pure wine -
-> no menue fonts with openGL but good fps in driving and using D3DV2 it is vice versa...
Next I will try Lutris with manjaro
My problem ATM is using Teamspeak, the 2 sound devices can't be fixed to an app by pulseaudio, HDMI and built in soundchip...
Edited by Cookie, Mar 13 2020 - 11:29 AM.
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