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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What works

Everything works, Sound, mulitplayer, full graphics with good FPS. Xbox 360 controller works, but it may take some time to set up the correct button maps, I prefer playing with the keyboard and mouse. Installed in fresh prefix, Steam installed all files/packages needed. I had no issues running this game, Please see extra comments.

What does not

Nothing I tested


What was not tested

I tested everything in the settings

Game from start to finish, played about 6 hours so far.

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Additional Comments

It is very important to note, that if you are using a keyboard and mouse, this game is notorious for Microstutter. A quick google search "Dead Island keyboard microstutter" will yield a bunch of pages of the same issue. If you are able to get your button maps working for your controller, and prefer it then you should not notice any issues, If you prefer KB&M, have a look at page, This is a link to the steam thread with a fix for the issue, as well as some other tweaks you can use if you need performance boosts, ect. This completely solved my microstutter. Highly recommended. This is a link to Steam: There is a link to the authors page on the steam forum, However I did not want to link it since i was unsure of what kind of links are allowed. Thank you very much Wine team! You guys make this all possible! My System i5 750 @ 4.0GHz GTX 560 8GB Ram I do play on Max graphics at 1920x1080 performance is now very similar to Windows, Slight dips in heavily populated areas, but nothing really noticeable.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 11 20131.7.8Yes Yes GoldDheart 
CurrentUbuntu 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.