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Left 4 Dead

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.

Application Details:

Version: Full (Steam)
License: Retail
URL: http://www.l4d.com/
Votes: 80
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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Occasionally, but rarely a particular sound will drop out; like only weapon firing sounds. This is possibly a platform independent bug. Any background service like akonadi or notifier daemons can slow the games overall performance a little. I notice intermittent short (fractional seconds) lockups during action, and the first time I start a game I will lock up for about 10 seconds some time several minutes after starting to play. This may be a system issue (quad 2.4GHz Q6600,4Gb DDR2, 512Mb 8800GT) but I feel it's possibly related to wine too. I would be grateful to hear of what lightweight window managers others are using. I can't be sure, but wine 1.5.8 feels better for raw frame rate then the previous few versions I have used. It's been years since I used windows, but I doubt that it was ever better than the performance I now get from Kubuntu 12.04 and wine, for running L4D2. Very bummed that DX8 isn't supported, as that alone nearly doubles my framerate in TF2. Would love those fps in L4D2 also. I start game from steam with: -novid -noborder -windowed -width 1680 -height 1050 -console Specifying -heapsize 2097152 is something I have done. But for some reason I removed it. Will try to remember to figure out if thats useful or not.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowSlackware 14.1 64-bit multilibFeb 11 20183.0N/A Yes YesGoldManoa 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20172.2Yes Yes PlatinumWayne 
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Mar 29 20151.7.38Yes Yes Platinumbrnns 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Dec 14 20141.7.33Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 

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
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 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
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

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HowTo / Notes

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

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