Major changes of v1.6 compared to v1.5 are new rifles and an included tactical shield. CS 1.6 is only officially available and playable through the Steam Client.

Application Details:

Version: 1.6
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.4

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Test Results

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What works

- The Steam Client got installed without problems. (Preparations were met according to common advice. Tahoma font installed etc. Unfortunately, I can't recall everything I've changed so far.)

- Counterstrike could be installed without problems.

- The game can be started.

- Options can be set normally. Tested resolution: up to 1440 x 900 Widescreen, 32Bit.

- Servers can be joined. The game can be played without lag or stuttering (apart from the persistent standard latency).

- Console and similar functions work as usual. Custom bindings and aliases work fine.

- The mouse does not clip or anything. Not even a mouse pointer shows up.

- The game can be quitted without remainder.

What does not

The sound either does not appear (OSS) or plays with severe delay (ALSA), in the main menu as well as in the game, including weapon sounds, steps and everything game relevant. About half a second late.

Minimizing the game is not recommended, neither is switching desktops or windows, since the game can technically be maximized again and sounds play, but the video output is gone and controls don't work, so you only hear yourself dying when being shot standing around helplessly.


What was not tested

- Steam (Chat) functions in-game
- Continued gaming for long periods of time
- Detailed settings like deactivating OpenGL or high resolutions / activating minmodels
- Voice communication
- Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic"
- Changes to WineCfg, other versions

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- The delayed sound makes it hard to play it smoothly, sound is important to the game. For those who play CS without sound anyway, this doesn't matter. - Since I couldn't maximize it again after minimizing and therefore have to quit the game and restart it after I've finished changing TeamSpeak settings or whatever I do usually, I think it's a bit much to rate it "Silver". Once either of both problems can be resolved, I'd increase the rating to "Silver". If both can be worked around, the game deserves a "Gold" rating. Since I've not come across solutions, "Bronze" is just realistic. Again: It works, but not flawlessly at all. I feel like I should mention my settings, since it occurs to me that many people have trouble getting their game to start or work. Then again, I don't know what to focus on. I'm no expert, so please feel free to ask me anything if you need specific information.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 16 20183.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldFuneoz 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 19 20172.0.1Yes Yes Platinumdragonvslinux 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 04 20161.8.1-stagingYes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Dec 06 20151.7.55N/A Yes GoldGero 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 24 20121.5.15N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6095 MOTD in counter-strike 1.6 does not render REOPENED View
7698 Counter-Strike:Source crashes after a while CLOSED FIXED View
8025 Counter-strike freezes at random on ATi video cards RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
26356 Mouse "lags" and doesn't pick up quick movements. CLOSED FIXED View
27000 Counter Strike 1.6 - d3d flickering CLOSED FIXED View

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