Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0-rc2

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What works

The single player campaign. I beat the game from start to finish under Wine without issue - once I was finally able to bypass GFWL that is.

What does not

Multi-player, and anything else related to Games for Windows Live.


What was not tested

Extra game modes.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Games for Windows Live doesn't work. You can try to sign into an existing account, and enter the game product key that Steam provides, but it'll then go on to complain about an error with your network card driver which is preventing activation. This prevents you from getting to the main menu. To get rid of this problem, I used a replacement xlive.dll file I found. Details of that and the download link can be found here: AFAICT this is a Bulletstorm-specific fork of xliveless, and it allowed the single player campaign to work perfectly (including game saving). If you can get to the main menu without crashing, you're good - I didn't experience a single crash or problem beyond that point. I was able to complete the entire campaign on normal difficult. I did have to turn the resolution and quality settings way down to make the game playable, and even then the game wasn't very smooth. This wasn't too bad since I couldn't play multi-player anyway. Most of the big FPS dips happened immediately after a headshot and very briefly, so it didn't really hurt gameplay and wasn't too annoying. Hardware tested on: i7-3630QM 32Gb 1600MHz DDR3 GeForce GTX 660M Nvidia 352.55 drivers The Wine prefix used was 32-bit.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 25 x86_64Jan 02 20172.0-rc2Yes Yes YesGoldFederico Guerra 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 30 20161.9.19Yes Yes GoldC0rn3j 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Oct 25 20151.7.52Yes Yes GoldAdam Bolte 
ShowopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Jul 18 20151.7.47Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Jul 17 20151.7.47Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23532 Provide offline implementation of Games For Windows Live (GFWL) 'xlive.dll' -> 'XLiveless' (Fallout 3, Batman, GTA IV) REOPENED View
28282 Sound constantly crackling in lot of games STAGED View
30123 Mouse pointer is confined in a box lesser than the full screen REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes

DLLs Overrides

The game requires GFWL to run but the servers are dead, to play the game download the xlive dll override from here and copy the files to the directory:

> C:\windows\syswow64 

The multiplayer mode is not available due to the shut down of GFWL. 

Fix Pulseaudio crackling

There is a workaround (see here), open a new shell and type:

while true; do pasuspender sleep 0.02; sleep 60; done


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