The entire Single Player mode. Developer Comentary. Extras.
What does not
-Multiplayer, it crashes the entire game when selecting coop mode. Starting the game out of steam. -The cursor is drawn on top of the window when moving the mouse to look around in fullscreen mode. does happen for both, compiz and metacity. worked fine in earlier versions of wine. running in a virtual desktop does not show the issue.
What was not tested
Applied both patches (also tried version 1.3.25 - results are pretty much the same). The patch fixing the 5minute crash worked very well. Was able to play trough the game twice without a single crash. However, the game won't start from out of steam, even after validating and reinstalling. So i used my startup script which starts the portal.exe, and 2 seconds later fires up steam.
|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.