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)
D3d could not be created.
by Laramy Black on Tuesday September 14th 2010, 13:51
Hai guise, I am on Mac osx and I'm trying to launch Alien Swarm, but whenever I do, it says d3d device could not be created blah blah blah. I installed Wine through Fink.
Somebody mind helping me out on this one?
works, but black screen
by Chris Spaeth on Friday August 27th 2010, 11:11
Hi, I am attempting to run Alien Swarm on 2.4 GHz Compaq desktop with 2 GB RAM, an Intel card and Ubuntu 9.10. It launches fine, I hear the menu music and have a mouse cursor, but the screen is black. It seems like I can interact with the menus by feel, but no picture. I didn't attempt to install anything in WineTricks, just running default Steam under Wine 1.2.
multi-core rendering option greyed out
by Thomas Edwards on Saturday August 7th 2010, 5:53
It won't let me select multi-core rendering in the advanced options. The option is available when I run alien swarm in windows, but not under wine in ubuntu where the framerate is much lower. How do I fix this problem?
HP Pavilion dv9560ea
Processor: 1.80 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7100 featuring Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile processor technology
by Angus Hedger on Thursday July 22nd 2010, 22:54
I have been having a rather large problem with this under wine 1.2, It loads up fine, but wherever i click on the screen it always selects Create Match, I have tried remaking the prefix, adding dx9 etc but I still cant get it to work correctly.
Game still works after "graphic node out of date"
by rufiopan on Wednesday July 21st 2010, 16:22
I also experienced the "Graphic Node Out of Date" message, and the game did lock up at the character setup screen. However, after a minute or so, the game again became responsive. It doesn't seem to be a show-stopper.
by Jake ward on Wednesday July 21st 2010, 5:44
Okay so I tried those settings and not loads of luck so i messed around a bit and got to the point where everything is on Low and multi core rendering is on AND v-sync is on ( double or triple makes barely any difference ) and i was running the game in windowed and it runs SO much better
About the sound dissapearing
by Daniel on Wednesday July 21st 2010, 3:46
I forgot to mention in my review to those who have the problem with sound disappearing, this is a common issue with Source games on Wine, but you can easily fix it (well to get the sound back temporarily) by going to Options -> Audio and then configurating what kind of speakers you are using.
For example I'm using headphones and when the sound dissapears for some reason the game has changed to "2 Speakers" so what I do is to change it back to "Headphones" and everything works perfectly.
This is an issue I get in all source games really and this is the only temporary fix I know, if someone is aware of a permanent fix then please post it.
Okay so i downloaded the game today, Everything ran great apart from performance, I mean its playable but I'm getting low frame rates even on the lowest of settings, anyone else experiencing the same problems?