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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: 13
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.19

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Test Results

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What works

Installed with Steam client. Multiplayer all campaigns load fine. heard other players using in game chat.

What does not

Certain rendering options like anti-aliasing.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Single player modes or addons I did not test my mic with it.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Works better than it did in previous wine 1.2-rc3. It does not crash when switching campaigns. The sound did not quit working at random like it did in 1.2-rc3. Turning off compiz with metacity --replace command before launching the game makes the windows freeze in place. Enabling compiz again fixes this. The FPS is still the same around 30FPS to 20FPS. Even lower with hordes.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 16 20141.7.19Yes Yes PlatinumPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20131.7.0Yes Yes PlatinumJT 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 14 20131.5.25Yes Yes SilverExar101 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 10 20131.5.21Yes Yes GoldMR_squiggley 
ShowSlamd64 -currentDec 16 20121.5.19Yes Yes BronzeZootal 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12453 Bad performance in Source based games CLOSED FIXED View
19522 Team Fortress 2 (TF2) missing menu fonts CLOSED FIXED View
19748 Multiple games complain about checking occlusion query results from the wrong thread (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) CLOSED FIXED View
20736 Left 4 Dead 2 needs imagehlp/ImageAddCertificate() to complete installation CLOSED FIXED View
20858 Left 4 Dead 2 will not start CLOSED FIXED View
20910 Left 4 Dead 2 fails to complete installation CLOSED ABANDONED View
21239 Left 4 Dead 2 (Steam) crashes trying to join a multiplayer game CLOSED FIXED View
22534 Many Valve Source games will not start on ATI Radeon HD 5870 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
23286 Disconnected: Server unable to authenticate Steam ID CLOSED FIXED View
23516 Left 4 Dead 2: sounds do not play reliably CLOSED FIXED View
24601 L4D2: Client.dll always fails validation when verifying game cache. CLOSED INVALID View
24667 On ATI Radeon HD 5xxx (and probably 6xxx) all source-based games flicker and can't render some objects and NPCs CLOSED INVALID 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
25150 Some effects are rendered upside down in source engine games CLOSED FIXED View
25256 Source based games won't start (Team Fortress 2) CLOSED FIXED View
27166 L4D2: Character voice audio missing during intro. CLOSED FIXED View
27453 Lag when loading new sound in source games NEW View
27779 Desktop mouse pointer always visible in Steam games CLOSED FIXED View
28066 Sound stops after some time (restarting sound in game usually possible) CLOSED FIXED 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 CLOSED FIXED View
48666 Left 4 Dead 2: Vulkan: significantly lower performance than GL 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.

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