DiRT Rally – Coming To Linux March 2

DiRT Rally Linux

While DiRT 4 is recently grabbing the headlines with the new announcement, DiRT Rally is still kicking, and is about to find a new home! DiRT Rally will be released on Linux on March 2nd!

The rally racing title will be converted over by Feral Interactive, who specializes in converting games, not only to the open-source operating system, but to Mac as well. They have performed conversions on titles such as Mad Max, Warhammer 40k, and Tomb Raider. They also did a conversion of F1 2015 but, strangely enough, F1 2016 didn’t support Linux.

We also have the recommended specs of DiRT Rally, courtesy of OMGUbuntu!

The minimum system requirements for DiRT Rally on Linux ask for:

  • Intel Core i3-4130T or AMD FX6300
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1GB NVIDIA 650ti or AMD R9 270 graphics card (or better)
  • Ubuntu 16.10 (64-bit)

But the recommended system requirements for DiRT Rally on Linux require:

  • Intel Core i7-4770
  • 8GB RAM
  • 4GB NVIDIA 970 graphics card (or better)
  • Ubuntu 16.10 (64-bit)

In both instances NVIDIA graphics cards need to be running driver version 370.28, while AMD graphics cards require MESA 13.0.2+.

DiRT Rally Linux SupportOne other thing I want to mention is Linux support is extremely limited for racing wheels. Logitech wheels require a third party utility to work, and I haven’t really found much in the way of Fanatec and Thrustmaster wheels working. Some people have been said to experiment with trying to get the wheels working, but nothing has been made public to my knowledge. If anyone has information on how to get wheels working, that would be greatly appreciated! Maybe as more titles transfer over to Linux, we’ll see added support for wheels?

It’s cool to see another racing title make its way over to Linux. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

NOTE: The Linux release of DiRT Rally will be managed by Steam, so if you own the PC version already, you will have access on both platforms once it’s released.