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NameLeft 4 Dead 2
VersionLeft 4 Dead 2 Full (Steam)
License Retail
URLhttp://www.l4d.com/
Votes 14
RatingPlatinum
Wine Version1.7.19
Free Download Purchase from Steam
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Description
Full version released on Steam
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Installation
Gameplay


What does not
Nothing


What was not tested
Microphone


Additional Comments

FPS is poor at the first seconds of the game but it works flawlessly after. No need for DLL overrides or 3rd party software.

GPU: Nouveau Driver at Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
CPU: Core 2 Quad @ 2.83Ghz
RAM: 4GB
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 16 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Platinum Philipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20131.7.0 Yes Yes Platinum JT 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 14 20131.5.25 Yes Yes Silver Exar101 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 10 20131.5.21 Yes Yes Gold MR_squiggley 
ShowSlamd64 -currentDec 16 20121.5.19 Yes Yes Bronze Zootal 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12453 Bad performance in Source based games REOPENED View
19748 Bad performance and/or lags with wrong thread problems in Metro 2033 (Unreal Tournament 3, Counter Strike: Source, Metro 2033, Call of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Half-Life 2) NEW View
24684 Multiple Source engine based games (Steam): out-of-order rendering, bloom effect and lights are visible through walls when multicore rendering is enabled NEW View
27453 Lag when loading new sound in source games NEW View

 
HOWTO
- To get past the "Incomplete Installation" error:

Use Wine-1.1.35 or later

- To get past crashing at the MOTD display when joining a multiplayer game:


Either: Use native urlmon.dll (can be limited to just left4dead2.exe),
Or: Use wine-1.1.27 or earlier.

- To improve the performance

1. Enable multicore rendering.  This increases performance by 10-15 fps in most places for me.
2. Use the following patch:
http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=24812
   This increases performance by 50-60 fps in most places for me.  Note that you may need to minimise/restore or otherwise lose and regain focus of the game to fix the flashlight and some textures if using this patch.
   The performance is so much better in wine-1.1.33 that this doesn't seem to be needed any more.  The framerate with this in wine-1.1.32 was still higher than the framerate without this in wine-1.1.33 though.

- To get past the crashing/restarting/broken game files which occurs every few minutes during gameplay

Add -lv to the launch options in Steam.  This enables low gore mode, which for some reason fixes the problem.  Low gore mode doesn't look as great, but it's worth it for the stability.

 




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