Dead Island

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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://deadisland.deepsilver.c...
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.8

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


Single player

Multi player

Highest settings 

What does not

Full screen


What was not tested

Finishing the game

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Additional Comments

The game claims to be in windowed mode, even though it functions and appears as a full screen application, so no gameplay issues there. If you don't have sound, install the bundled DirectX: cd Steam/SteamApps/common/Dead Island/Redist/DirectX wine DXSETUP.exe With the hardware tested (4900 MQ, nvidia 765M GTX) I am able to run the game on the highest graphics settings.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 11 20131.7.8Yes Yes GoldDheart 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 01 20131.7.7Yes Yes PlatinumJesse 
ShowFedora 18 x86_64Aug 13 20131.7.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jul 20 20131.6-rc5N/A Yes GoldRose 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Nov 25 20121.5.18Yes Yes PlatinumJohan Johnsson 

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Works with Wine 1.7.9
by Carlos Rodriguez on Thursday December 26th 2013, 5:53
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.9 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)
No sound fix
by Dheart on Saturday November 30th 2013, 10:08
I tried everything suggested but I couldn't get sound working.. Then I saw a video on youtube suggesting to install the budled dx and that did it:

cd Steam/SteamApps/common/Dead Island/Redist/DirectX
wine DXSETUP.exe

And now sound is working
Black Screen, No Audio..
by Christopher on Saturday September 28th 2013, 15:04
Dead Island starts up with black screen, and no audio. I attempted to fix it by installing some basic windows DLL files, much like others did to fix it.. However the black screen and no audio issue still plagues me.
I run Linux Mint 13, with an HD Radeon 4550, and my proprietary drivers are installed.