installing from steam, playing for 5 minutes
What does not
playing longer than 5 minutes
What was not tested
anything other than playing 1h single player
got the retail dvd, installed and let steam update. it does not start just like that, but if i start portal.exe manually and right after that starting steam. it somehow manages to load into the main menu and the game. please note: i have no cracks or other stuff install, just what steam gets you. and it runs. but it crashes after 5 minutes, if not earlier. sometimes it crashes for other reasons. after the 5 minutes , steam kicks in and red-downloads one file. i can close steam, start portal and steam again, play 5 minutes. and repeat. made it up to chapter 3 that way. iirc i have native dx9 installed. aside from the 5 minute crash it runs very smooth.
|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|
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.