I am running Linux Mint 16 MATE 64bit on an ASUS G73Sw INTEL i7, 8Gb Laptop (trying to sort this while Mint 17 downloads)
I am a Linux Noob, though I learned Unix under DEC VMS and BSD years ago, then worked under IRIX on SGI equipment until it was sadly supplanted by NT and (less sadly) INTEL and 3rd party graphics hardware in late 90´s.
I have decided it´s time to build a serious gaming computer, and I refuse to purchase another MS distro, so I have finally arrived at the decision to build a Linux machine. My Install (on a USB test drive on my laptop) went well, but I have found myself stuck getting WINE based applications to install and run properly.
I have read everything that I can find, which all indicates that this should be relatively simple, it hasn´t been, and therefore I am now seeking assistance.
I´m not quite sure how to succinctly describe the issue, so here is the play-by-play:
LAUNCH PlayOnLinux -> INSTALL Button -> Select ¨rFactor 12¨ from available applications -> PlayOnLinux Installation Wizard loads -> NEXT Button:
Dialog Box request: ¨Please select rFactor 12 install File¨ (Didn´t I just do that?) BROWSE Button puts me in /usr/share/playonlinux/python
in this folder there is a install.py file - this appears to NOT be the requested ¨install¨ file...¨Wine seems to have crashed¨
Back to my intuitive solution: The request is for the actual Game Install file,... Browse to the downloaded rFactor Installation file directory: (rFactor2_DemoBuild_660.exe) -> OPEN
PlayOnLinux Wizard now shows rFactor 12 (POL app) under the POL Wizard Title and rFactor Native MS Installation file listed beneath the Browse button.