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The faf client already allows you to run normal AI games through it so that shouldn't be a problem. I'd say there is more benefits to getting it than not, especially if you wanna run the game with mods or new maps.

Oh rip, didn't see that it's not that you don't want it but rather are unable to get it running. But yes it should be possible to get the faf balance running without the client. Anyway if you have faf installed already you can just run the game with the exe and it should have the faf balance applied without the need to go through the client.

Also I forgot that client doesn't come with the game files so here is the mirror:


@gzack Have you tried the Lutris launcher?


@drpatrickstar Yes both, and neither worked.

I'm not sure how to approach this anymore. I've tried using the old python client, tried getting a friends files and just running the game by itself. I can't figure it out 😞


Weird, Lutris works super well for me, despite nothing else working.
Can you tell me at what point Lutris install breaks down?


@Gzack I have no idea what you're doing or why you're having this experience.
using FAF on linux is easy. you just do this:

(in this video where java 14 is mentioned just do java 17 instead) :


Hi guys, I am trying to install Faf on linux and running into an issue with protontricks (step 5 of I am able to install all the programs, and the protontricks folder populates, however, when trying to run ./protontricks 9420 dlls d3dx9 there is no executable file for it to run ('file or directory not found').

Aside from this, I am able to follow the installation guide, create an FA profile, and set up faf etc. The only issue is that FA gives me a black/frozen screen both in steam and FAF, presumably because I couldn't complete step 5.

I am running Ubuntu 20.0.4 with OpenJDK 17. So far I have tried proton experimental, 5.0, and 7.0-2. I have tried installing protontricks first and installing steam FA first. All other steam games and all features of the faf client are working well. Has anyone else had any experience with this?

edit: does graphics card matter? I am using Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) on my laptop.


@evan_ For graphics cards for Linux gaming AMD is the best because their drivers are opensource. You can get external GPU enclosures like the Razer Core X though it would depend on how mobile you are.



Hi i installed FAF today

with some guides

and this worked

heres my guide

i had major problems with java environment
and the essential run script and essential faf.desktop run script

now its working like a charme


Thank you both, I'll check out that guide and see how it goes.



t seems to me you are typing

./protontricks 9420 dlls d3dx9

into the terminal

but you should type

protontricks 9420 dlls d3dx9

into the terminal