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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: 81
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

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Test Results

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What works

Everything works perfect.

What does not

None

Workarounds

What was not tested

None

Additional Comments

MBD - Asus Z87PRO
CPU - Intel i7 4770k
RAM - 32 GB RAM
SSD - Samsung 840 PRO
VID - Nvidia 440 GT (310.xx)

OS Mode - Windows 7

Prefix works better on 32-Bit, so for 64-Bit users please do the following:

rm -fr ~/.wine
export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX="/home/USER/.wine"
winecfg

If it helps, this is my complete winetrick component list that applies for most applications. It saves the time and trouble of any issues or needed DLLs.

d3dx10
d3dx9_26
d3dx9_28
d3dx9_31
d3dx9_35
d3dx9_36
d3dx9_39
d3dx9_42
d3dx9_43
d3dx9
directx9
dotnet20sp1
dotnet20
dotnet30sp1
dotnet35
dotnet40
gdiplus
gdiplus_winxp
gfw
mfc40
mfc42
msxml3
msxml4
msxml6
physx
quartz
vb6run
vcrun2003
vcrun2005
vcrun2008
vcrun2010
vcrun6sp6
vcrun6
wmp10
wsh56vb
wsh57
xact_jun2010
xact
xinput
xna40
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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20172.2Yes Yes PlatinumWayne 
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Mar 29 20151.7.38Yes Yes PlatinumBftw 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Dec 14 20141.7.33Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Mar 30 20141.7.12Yes Yes PlatinumPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 

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
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

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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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