Everything seems to work... at first.
What does not
I can't actually use Wine to play this game reliably. I can crank up the graphics settings and play for a random amount of time with no issues. However, at some point bug 23286 is going to kick me out of the game (no issues when playing from separate Windows installation on same machine). Complete re-format/re-install/redownload of both the game and Wine did nothing to change the symptoms.
This makes it infuriating when trying to complete campaign achievements or support friends in vs. modes.
Also, bug 23516 will randomly drop either all sound, or partial sound in the game at certain times.
What was not tested
Everything was tested. Including installing my own server on another machine on my local network to ensure that bug 23286 had nothing to do with the server side.
System: Kubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35-20-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP), Intel X58 w/6GB DDR3-1600 + Intel Core i7 980X + nVidia GTX 465 w/1GB using 256.53-0ubuntu2 drivers (same results when tested with nVidia 9800GTX+ and older 195 video drivers). I cannot give this game higher than a silver because multiplayer is severely crippled by the bugs mentioned above. It's so frustrating that I use Windows to play the game, and I absolutely hate doing that.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||May 16 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Philipglo Joshua Opulencia|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 19 2013||1.7.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||JT|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 14 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Silver||Exar101|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 10 2013||1.5.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||MR_squiggley|
|Show||Slamd64 -current||Dec 16 2012||1.5.19||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Zootal|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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|
|48666||Left 4 Dead 2: Vulkan: significantly lower performance than GL||UNCONFIRMED||View|