How to install RaftModLoader on Linux
This Tutorial aims to show you how to install RaftModLoader on other OSes (not Windows).

How to install RaftModLoader on Linux

The person who wrote this guide loves Linux, free-and-open-source stuff, he uses Bash instead of PowerShell and Clangd+Vim instead of Visual Studio. After installing Ubuntu and playing some other games on it, he discovered a unique piece of software: Wine. This made him able to run Raft...
Going on, the first thing you need to do is:

0. Get Raft

Go to your Windows PC, find the Raft installation folder (explained here) and copy it over to your Linux computer. On my desktop it's placed in ~/Desktop/Raft, so change the paths accordingly to where yours is located.

1. Download the Launcher

The same as you would do on Windows. Go to the download page and place it somewhere (for example, I placed it in ~/Desktop/Raft - my Raft folder).

2. Install Mono and .NET 4.6

First of all, if you haven't already, install winetricks. On Ubuntu it's just sudo apt install winetricks.
Then download Mono 5.0 .MSI from this link and run wine uninstaller to launch the Add & Remove Software dialog. Point it to the downloaded installer and wait until it completes. After installing Mono, you need another thing: .NET 4.6. It can be installed from Terminal using winetricks dotnet46. It'll warn you about Windows Modules Installation Service missing but that's not a problem.
If your graphics card supports Vulkan rendering then you shouldn't skip this step. Grab a release from here, unpack the archive to ~/Downloads/ and run this in Terminal from the ~/Downloads/dxvk_x.y.z directory where x.y.z is the version:
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WINEPREFIX="$(dirname ~/.wine)/.wine" ./setup_dxvk.sh install
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4. Use RaftModLoader as you're on Windows

Run RMLLauncher via Wine: wine64 ~/Downloads/RMLLauncher.exe. It'll ask you for your Raft folder. From what I've checked, updating is fine, injections work and Raft starts. If you have issues, contact @null#0170 on Discord.

Known Issues

Raft won't respond after Alt+Tab

There's nothing I can do to that - it's a issue that happens on many other Unity games, especially when they're running on Wine. From what I've seen, changing focus to a window on another monitor doesn't trigger this.

Injection failed

Wait a second, Raft will open and mods will still work.

The program csc.exe has stopped unexpectedly

I think this can be fixed by using Mono's csc but that would probably involve changes in RML's code.

Written by @RMuskovets AKA @null#0170

Last modified 1yr ago