Single player to the end
Hosting a multiplayer game
Joining a multiplayer game with no MOTD on joining
What does not
Joining a multiplayer game with a MOTD on joining - this crashes the game just as you get in
What was not tested
Multiplayer to the end
This is almost identical to my previous test data, except that now you can play the game. If you are getting stuck at the "Incomplete Installation (2)" error, then you can get around it by doing the following: 1. Install the L4D2 demo using Steam 2. Quit Steam 3. Download this gzipped tarball (~14 MB): http://www.tghost.co.uk/wine/steamappscommon.tar.gz 4. Extract that into the steamapps/ directory: ~ $ wget http://www.tghost.co.uk/wine/steamappscommon.tar.gz ~ $ cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam/steamapps/ steamapps $ tar -xvf ~/steamappscommon.tar.gz This will overwrite a few existing files, create some new directories, and create some new files, all inside the steamapps/common/left\ 4\ dead\ 2\ demo/ directory. 5. Launch the game using Steam The files for the tarball were got by comparing the md5sum of each file of a successfully installed version of the game on a Windows box to the partially installed version in Wine to see what the difference was.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux||Nov 14 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Gold||Cody Goldberg|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Nov 13 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Gold||Luke Bratch|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 07 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sabun|
|Show||Arch Linux||Nov 07 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Garbage||GodofGrunts|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Nov 05 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Silver||Luke Bratch|
- 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.