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Left 4 Dead 2

Full version released on Steam

Application Details:

Version: Left 4 Dead 2 Full (Steam)
License: Retail
URL: http://www.l4d.com/
Votes: 14
Rating: Platinum
Wine Version: 1.7.19

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Purchase from Steam

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation
Gameplay

What does not

Nothing

What was not tested

Microphone

Additional Comments

FPS is poor at the first seconds of the game but it works flawlessly after. No need for DLL overrides or 3rd party software.

GPU: Nouveau Driver at Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
CPU: Core 2 Quad @ 2.83Ghz
RAM: 4GB
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 16 20141.7.19 Yes Yes PlatinumPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20131.7.0 Yes Yes PlatinumJT 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 14 20131.5.25 Yes Yes SilverExar101 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 10 20131.5.21 Yes Yes GoldMR_squiggley 
ShowSlamd64 -currentDec 16 20121.5.19 Yes Yes BronzeZootal 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
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
27453 Lag when loading new sound in source games NEW View
40955 Steam version of Left 4 Dead 2 v2.1.4.6 crashes randomly in Multiplayer because of a certificate problem in the MOTD UNCONFIRMED View

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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.

Comments

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an error in left 4 dead 2 version 2.1.4.6
by Manoa on Monday July 11th 2016, 19:00
at the end of loading when connecting to a server in multiplayer, the game crashed and this is displayed in the output of wine:

threadtools.cpp (3272) : Assertion Failed: Illegal termination of worker thread 'SocketThread'
Assert( Assertion Failed: Illegal termination of worker thread 'SocketThread' ):threadtools.cpp:3272

many versions of wine were tested and the MOTD fix had no effect, I even disabled motd in the server.
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