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The deathmatch version of the game "Half Life 2" by VALVe.

Application Details:

Version: Deathmatch
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything once setting HL2.exe to Windows 98

What does not



What was not tested


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Additional Comments

I played this using a Pentium 4 Prescott running at 2.93GHz Nvidia Geforce 6800 Latest drivers (290.10) XFCE4.8

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Feb 07 20121.4-rc2Yes Yes GoldCollin 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Feb 05 20111.3.12Yes Yes BronzeCollin 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 17 20111.2.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 02 20101.2-rc7N/A Yes PlatinumPotcFdk 

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by Randy Hughes on Thursday November 1st 2018, 4:25
I haven't tried the other games in the series with Jaunty (running Jaunty-64 on an AMD 3700, Nvidia 7200GS using the latest drivers).
Native version
by Joe Davison on Sunday June 16th 2013, 10:30
In case you're not already aware, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is available natively on Linux as of early 2013.

The Steam Store page ( as of this posting has not been updated to reflect that. However don't worry, purchasing (or getting it free via the ATI/Nvidia deals) will make it accessible via Steam's Linux client.
Is this referring to Half-Life 2 Deathmatch?
by Collin on Wednesday January 12th 2011, 18:19
Because the section is very misleading.

Be that as it may, I am wondering why HL2DM doesn't work on my Debian Squeeze build?
RE: Is this referring to Half-Life 2 Deathmatch?
by Collin on Sunday February 6th 2011, 10:14
Actually, I discovered something, when playing in a free-for-all, it crashes after extreme action happens, however when playing in a team-based server, (similar to TF2), it plays beautifully. What's the problem here?
RE: Is this referring to Half-Life 2 Deathmatch?
by Jakub Luzny on Friday March 4th 2011, 13:29
That happens to me too on Wine 1.3.14. I think we should report a bug...
RE: Is this referring to Half-Life 2 Deathmatch?
by Collin on Saturday March 12th 2011, 11:28
Yeah, it works perfectly when you're on a TF2 based server, but a free-for-all has an instant crash.
Scrambled fonts
by evristow on Wednesday July 28th 2010, 16:21
To solve the scrambled fonts issue:

1 - Download from

2 - Unzip the contents to ~/.wine/windows/fonts


1 - Install corefonts and tahoma from winetricks