Installed from the dvd.
**NOTE: PORTAL 2 IS AVAILABLE NATIVELY ON STEAM AS A BETA. YOU CAN ACCESS THE BETA BY RIGHT-CLICKING THE GAME FROM THE LIBRARY LIST (YOU MUST HAVE BOUGHT THE GAME), SELECT PROPERTIES AND FOLLOW THE BETA PROMPTS**
The game crashed at startup after the loading screen. This is apparently due to piracy protection. Using a crack made the game works nearly flawlessly, until chapter 8. Before chapter 8 : solo game works perfectly (some small visual glitches on portals's visuals, I don't know if they are wine related).
What does not
From chapter 8, the game seems to use new textures, and the fps frops to less than 1 fps. This make the game unplayable, inputs from the keyboard are mostly ignored, only the mouse actually works correctly.
What was not tested
The game would deserve a gold/platinum rating if there wasn't this problem. It is apparently known for years, and I couldn't find any fix.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 26 2014||1.7.17||N/A||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Feb 02 2014||1.7.10||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Philipglo Joshua Opulencia|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 27 2013||1.6-rc5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 08 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||ZachTM|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 29 2011||1.3.35||Yes||Yes||Silver||Nonoo|
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.