single player, i'm about halfway through
What does not
crashed for me after probably an hour of play; loaded up save file, continued playing.
* multiplayer (but i'm using a crack to get the game to run at all)
What was not tested
I did the following: winetricks corefonts vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 d3dx9 set to compatibility to Windows 7 add the following override: gameoverlayrenderer and set it to DISABLED turn off in-game community garbage in steam settings applied a game crack which replaces server.dll, client.dll, portal2.exe, etc. (i'm not gonna get into more detail about this, i applied everything that came with the crack [also, i did purchase the game]) now, there are some weird issues with sound. if you just run with -nosound you should be able to play the game right now, but here's what I did instead (i'm on ubuntu with pulseaudio, your mileage may vary): select OSS as the audio driver run the game with the following command: padsp wine portal2.exe -lv single player crashes from time to time (i played for a little over an hour, it crashed, i confirmed i could load from autosave, then i stopped playing), and multiplayer basically can't connect (i guess because of the crack?). before i did all this i saw basically all the errors everybody else has been seeing, with a symbol not being found, or the exact windows-style calling a pure virtual function exception. again, if you can't get it to run try -nosound and make sure you specify -lv (i don't know what -lv does).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 24 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||Artur h0m3|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 17 2013||1.6-rc2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Eric|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 10 2013||1.5.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||MR_squiggley|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 08 2013||1.5.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Gareth Schakel|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"||Dec 14 2012||1.5.19||Yes||Yes||Gold||Artur h0m3|
|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|
|26835||Portal 2 exits at menu screen.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26862||Portal 2 crashes at level/save loading with disabled GLSL||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|26863||Portal 1/2 crashes when linked portal is in view with enabled GLSL [fglrx only].||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|26867||Portal 2 crashes when player's model is observed via portals with no GLSL on high shader settings||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|26881||Portal 2 main menu fonts are too big, entries get truncated||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26882||Portal 2: black texture when opening portals with antialiasing enabled||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27453||Lag when loading new sound in source games||NEW||View|
|27779||Desktop mouse pointer always visible in Steam games||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27877||Portal 2: "5-minute crash"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29272||Portal 2 (Steam): black screen on startup with AMD/ATI graphics driver||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29294||No sound with ALSA loopback devices||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29299||Lords of the Realm 2: in-game videos missing audio||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32891||Counter-Strike : Global Offensive/Portal 2: Slowdowns after map loading/editing settings.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|35361||Multiple games and applications crash or freeze on input (Steam with in-game community overlay enabled, The Scourge Project)(cross-process/thread IME manipulation is forbidden)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
This notes was updated: August 03 - 2013
First of all, thank you for spend your time helping wine to get better,
I like to make some suggestions to make the tests results more organized and better to all users:
These are just suggestions to make tests result more clean and more fast to be submitted.
Be sure that 3D support is working, you can check this by typing the follow command:
glxinfo | grep "direct rendering:"
It's also recomended to install the following fonts: tahoma.ttf, arial.ttf and verdana.ttf.
To override the wine vcrun with the native one you need to create a file called vcrun.reg with the follow content:
Then run the follow command:
env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine regedit ./vcrun.reg
The game shoud work fine. Any problem, you can see the Troubleshoot notes, post a comment or submit a bug at Bugzilla.
For problems related with Steam itself, please visit the Steam Official Release page.
Right click on the game at steam and go to: Proprieties > Set Launch Options and type:
-full -w (your width resolution) -h (your height resolution).
Portal 2 is crashing before you enter the menu.
You need to check your game cache, on Steam right-click on portal 2 and go to Proprieties > Local Files (Tab) > Verify integrity of game cache.
Some people with Portal 2 is still suffering with the problem "crashing before the menu" and verifying the integrity of the game don't work. Solutions that worked for some people:
My suggestion is, if you tried everything and still have this problem, submit a new bug, or, ask to reopen the bug #26835.
Set the Multicore Rendering to Disabled/Off on graphics options into the game.
View more details about this bug here (Bug #24684).
When launch Portal 2 i got the "In order to run Steam properly on this version of Windows, the Steam service component must be installed." error.
The solution for this bug is to set the version of windows to XP, to do that, open your winecfg and set Windows Version to Windows XP.
The game is ramdomly crash after some minutes playing.
Try to check the integrity of the game, to do that, on your steam, right click on your Portal 2 Proprieties > Local Files (Tab) > Verify integrity of game cache.
Also, try to install these fonts on your wine prefix (drive_c/windows/Fonts): lucida.ttf, tahoma.ttf, arial.ttf and times.ttf.
The game wont start or crash at start.
Try to install vcrun2005 and vcrun2008, follow the How-To install tutorial.
The game is laggy on some maps, the FPS is very low.
Try to lower the AntiAliasing (AA), or even turn off AA.
Note: These problems don't affect the newest versions of wine, it's only here for precaution, if you have any of these bug's maybe you should upgrade your wine version.
Mouse randomly jumps around menu or in game.
This is caused by the new implementation of mouse input in wine, to solve-it, you need to run the game in Windowed mode or into a Virtual Desktop.
On wine older than 1.3.28 Portal Exists at Menu Screen.
If you're using a version older than 1.3.28 you're soffer Portal Exists at Menu Screen Problem (More info at bug #26835).
To solve the Portal Exists at Menu Screen, Download and apply this patch to your wine compilation.
On wine older than 1.3.28 Portal ramdomly crash after 5 or more minutes of gameplay.
If you're using a version older than 1.3.28 you're soffer of the 5-Minutes crash (More info at bug #27877) and you have to apply one patch to solve.
To solve the 5-Minutes Crash, download and apply this patch to your wine compilation.