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Errors installing rFactor2

My first (noob) POL application install

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opticnerver Monday 2 June 2014 at 5:32

Hello Linux Guys,

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  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.

Select POL Wizard NEXT Button

Select ERASE  (Installs DirectX, Registers Libraries)

(BTW I have installed every available version of GECKO to eliminate that particular error - are 3 installed versions a problem?)

rFactor Native Install Page displays, (welcome to rFactor Setup Wizard,)

POL Wizard Dialog Box displays spinning clock for indefinite period of time

¨Please wait while rFactor 12 is installed"  (I wait up to an hour)

I decide that I am to select the NEXT button on rF2 Dialog Box
I NEXT my way through the rF2 setup, extracting the core files to the default (C:\Program Files\rFactor2) location

When this completes, I select FINISH, and the POL Wizard Dialog Box (with spinning clock) continues for about 20 seconds, then errors:


 ¨Error in POL_Shortcut
  Binary not found: rFactor.exe
  Have you installed the program to the default location?¨

Not sure if I have to change the shortcut link (?)
I´m out of things to try, any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks in Advance

opticnerver Monday 2 June 2014 at 5:34

This was supposed to have been under an rFactor thread, apologies if this has landed on the wrong topic. Pretty new to all of this.