Installation - without problems
Gameplay - without problems, but has BIG performance issues
Changing settings (hangs sometimes, but works)
What does not
You can't change the directx version like usual Source games, etc: "-dxlevel 81, 80, 90" and so on. Makes the game unplayable.
What was not tested
This game was not worth playing online/LAN at this time, but should be no problem running it since most Source games run pretty good. But with performance like this, it's not worth it.
I've seen this game get rated "Gold" because it runs flawlessly, but with poor performance. This is not a suitable rating for the game; at this point it's only a bronze rated game because it "works" but the performance is so bad and "has issues for normal use", and like the gold rating says: "Works with some third-party overwrites" - that means that it works as good as a platinum release with some minor quirks. I've installed and tested registry keys but nothing seems to boost the performance.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware 14.1 64-bit multilib||Feb 11 2018||3.0||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||Manoa|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 03 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Wayne|
|Show||Fedora 21 x86_64||Mar 29 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Platinum||brnns|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"||Dec 14 2014||1.7.33||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 03 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Luis Alvarado|
|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|
|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 2004, 2007, Visual Studio 2008)||NEW||View|
|33446||Left 4 Dead: Player outlines may appear distorted||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|
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.
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: