Left 4 Dead Full (Steam)

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NameLeft 4 Dead
VersionFull (Steam)
License Retail
Votes 81
Wine Version1.7.38
Maintainers of this version:
Set in the immediate aftermath of the zombie apocalypse, L4D's survival co-op mode lets you blast a path through the infected in four unique “movies,” guiding your survivors across the rooftops of an abandoned metropolis, through rural ghost towns and pitch-black forests in your quest to escape a devastated Ground Zero crawling with infected enemies. Each "movie" is comprised of five large maps, and can be played by one to four human players, with an emphasis on team-based strategy and objectives.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Everything (graphics, multiplayer, co-op mode, sound).

What does not

What was not tested

Additional Comments

If you're using any GNU/Linux distro, it's SO MUCH easier to install L4D2 for Linux on Steam (or wherever distributor that offers a Linux version of this game) - and it will also use OpenGL and your GPU. No need for workarounds.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 21 x86_64Mar 29 20151.7.38 Yes Yes Platinum Bftw 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Dec 14 20141.7.33 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22 Yes Yes Gold Luis Alvarado 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Mar 30 20141.7.12 Yes Yes Platinum Philipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 28 20131.5.22 Yes Yes Gold Philipp 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5159 Microphone xmit in Half Life and HL:S games very harsh and goes in and out of "focus" REOPENED View
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
28586 Team Fortress Arcade and Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead have no sound UNCONFIRMED View
29354 Multiple Microsoft product installers fail due to ProductID being set during client side "ValidateProductID" standard action (Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Visual Studio 2008) NEW View
33446 Left 4 Dead: Player outlines may appear distorted UNCONFIRMED View
33885 Left4dead glitchy execution UNCONFIRMED View
37158 Left 4 Dead (Steam) crashes after pressing 'tab' key in-game UNCONFIRMED View
38749 Left 4 Dead: text in terminal is unreadable UNCONFIRMED View

Startup Settings

To change startup settings, right-click on the game in Steam, select "Properties, then "Set launch options...". You can add any of the following options, seperated by a space.

  • -novid - Prevent the startup video from running. Not necessary, but gets you to the menu faster.

If you have multiple screens, you'll probably find that the game tries to stretch over all screens, instead of just one. In this case, you'll need these options:

  • -height - Sets the window height. For example, "-height 900".
  • -width - Sets the window width. For example, "-width 1440".
  • -windowed - Not necessary, but starts the game in a window. Nice for if you want to move it to a different screen.

L4D does not recognise -dxlevel 81 - it only uses dx9, using this option will make zero difference.


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