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Left 4 Dead 2

Demo version for users who pre-ordered the game through steam.

Application Details:

Version: Steam Pre-Order Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://www.l4d.com/
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.33

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Game launches, opening videos.

What does not

Main menu.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Gameplay, because the main menu crashes.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Crashes at the main menu, console is spammed with a lot of errors. Tried -novid and -dxlevel 70-90, none worked.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch LinuxNov 14 20091.1.33Yes Yes GoldCody Goldberg 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 13 20091.1.33Yes Yes GoldLuke Bratch 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20091.1.32Yes Yes SilverSabun 
ShowArch LinuxNov 07 20091.1.32Yes Yes GarbageGodofGrunts 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 05 20091.1.32Yes Yes SilverLuke Bratch 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
- To get past the "Incomplete Installation" error:

Use Wine-1.1.35 or later

- To get past crashing at the MOTD display when joining a multiplayer game:


Either: Use native urlmon.dll (can be limited to just left4dead2.exe),
Or: Use wine-1.1.27 or earlier.

- To improve the performance

1. Enable multicore rendering.  This increases performance by 10-15 fps in most places for me.
2. Use the following patch:
http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=24812
   This increases performance by 50-60 fps in most places for me.  Note that you may need to minimise/restore or otherwise lose and regain focus of the game to fix the flashlight and some textures if using this patch.
   The performance is so much better in wine-1.1.33 that this doesn't seem to be needed any more.  The framerate with this in wine-1.1.32 was still higher than the framerate without this in wine-1.1.33 though.

- To get past the crashing/restarting/broken game files which occurs every few minutes during gameplay

Add -lv to the launch options in Steam.  This enables low gore mode, which for some reason fixes the problem.  Low gore mode doesn't look as great, but it's worth it for the stability.
HOWTO
- To get past the "Incomplete Installation" error:

Upgrade to Wine 1.1.35 or later

- To get past crashing at the MOTD display when joining a multiplayer game:

Either: Use native urlmon.dll (can be limited to just left4dead2.exe),
Or: Use wine-1.1.27 or earlier.

- To improve the performance

1. Enable multicore rendering.  This increases performance by 10-15 fps in most places for me.
2. Use the following patch:
   http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=24812
   Note that you may need to minimise/restore or otherwise lose and regain focus of the game to fix the flashlight and some textures if using this patch.
   The performance is so much better in wine-1.1.33 that this doesn't seem to be needed any more.  The framerate with this in wine-1.1.32 was still higher than the framerate without this in wine-1.1.33 though.

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