Everything involved in single player.
Guns shoot. Zombies die. Items work. New levels load properly. As far as I can tell - everything works.
What does not
Frame rate is very poor (10-20fps - lowest settings at any resolution directX 9), but seems nearly identical on both my Macbook Pro (Intel Core2 Duo 2.2ghz, GeForce 8600M GT, 1G RAM), and desktop (Intel quad core 2.6ghz, 9800 gtx2, 2G RAM).
I find that performance almost never dips below 10 fps, suspiciously so considering how different those two systems are. Can anyone confirm this with more tests? The game runs fairly reliably for me at 10fps. This seems very odd to me.
I found little to no mouse lag like someone else did. The primary performance issue was frame rate for me on both systems.
What was not tested
Multiplayer - performance was so poor that I didn't bother to try multiplayer. I'll test that once I can get the singleplayer to run reasonably well.
I made no adjustments to graphics through the console for two reasons. One, most of those commands require you to turn cheats on which would render multiplayer unplayable, and, two, considering the curious issue with the 10 fps frame rate floor, I suspect they will not resolve the issue.
|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|
|7698||Counter-Strike:Source crashes after a while||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12453||Bad performance in Source based games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14451||Half-Life 2 Runs Really Slow (Menu's & Gameplay)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|15710||Using OSS audio causes PCM device to be muted||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17083||Counter-Strike: Source (Steam): background artefacts||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17437||ATI and EVE Premium: no models display / crashes on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18070||Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18900||Wineserver crashes starting Team Fortress 2||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19522||Team Fortress 2 (TF2) missing menu fonts||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19748||Multiple games complain about checking occlusion query results from the wrong thread (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)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20257||Left 4 Dead:Crashes when viewing MOTD while in 'Crash Course' map.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|21770||Keyboard doesn't work in games launched from Steam when using virtual desktop||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22534||Many Valve Source games will not start on ATI Radeon HD 5870||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23286||Disconnected: Server unable to authenticate Steam ID||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24667||On ATI Radeon HD 5xxx (and probably 6xxx) all source-based games flicker and can't render some objects and NPCs||CLOSED||INVALID||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|
|25256||Source based games won't start (Team Fortress 2)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25679||Lights show through walls in l4d||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|27779||Desktop mouse pointer always visible in Steam games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28066||Sound stops after some time (restarting sound in game usually possible)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28586||Team Fortress Arcade and Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead have no sound||NEW||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|
|33885||Left4dead glitchy execution||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|37158||Left 4 Dead (Steam) crashes in libcef after pressing 'tab' key in-game (display multiplayer scores)||NEW||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: