Valve no longer considers the game in beta. You can buy early access at this time, however the game will become free to play on full release.
|Version:||Early Access - Steam|
|License:||Free to use|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.5.27|
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Everything works perfectly, game is stable after +10 hours of gameplay.
Core i7 2600k
Geforce GTX 660
What does not
No problems with the hardware listed above.
However, my Radeon 5850 gave me lots of trouble including:
stuttering, crashing the whole system.
What was not tested
Nothing that I know of.
Had to use pulseaudio in order to get the microphone to work. (originally used plain alsa) To fix the text above heros (missing or corrupted) add +mat_queue_mode 0 to the launch options of the game. This disables multicore rendering.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 08 2013||1.5.27||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 23 2013||1.5.26||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64||Mar 03 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 8 x86_64||May 02 2013||1.5.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64||Feb 24 2013||1.5.24||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|27453||Lag when loading new sound in source games||NEW||View|
|31493||Dota 2: hero tooltip text is not rendered apprropriately||NEW||View|
Wine prefix and initial setup If possible, install each application (including Dota 2) to its own prefix, which ensures clean and isolated environment. Default Wine prefix is ~/.wine/, it can be controlled using WINEPREFIX environment variable (both wine and winetricks follow it). This article shows how to install dota into ~/.wine_dota2/. We should initialize it first:
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dota2/ winecfgSetup may prompt you to install Mono and Gecko modules during initialization, allow both; sometimes servers hosting them may be slow, be patient. In a while, you should see "Wine configuration" window â€“ just close it, we do not need to adjust anything yet.
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dota2/ sh winetricks --no-isolate steam
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dota2/ wine explorer /desktop=dota2,1920x1080 "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe"Where "dota2" is name of virtual desktop (which will appear as window name in your desktop environment) and 1920x1080 is its resolution. In this mode desktop environment can capture various events and react accordingly, which may be extremely annoying (for example, Gnome 3.4 shows notification panel when you move cursor to the bottom-right corner, trying to edge-scroll in that direction). You can prevent it by running winecfg and enabling "Graphics > Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows" option.
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dota2/ wine "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 570
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dota2/ sh winetricks lucidaOtherwise console font will be hardly readable.
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by Jarkko Korpi on Friday April 18th 2014, 20:30
by Jairo on Sunday April 21st 2013, 21:52
Enable S3TC Texture Compression (This is needed to resolve the "red screen" issue)
* Using driconf under Image Quality settings (apt-get install driconf)
* If unavailable in driconf, install the Texture compression library for Mesa through the Ubuntu Software Center.
Change Dota 2 Launch Options (This is needed to resolve the "game crash on startup" issue)
* In Steam, navigate to: Library -> Dota 2 (in left menu) -> right click -> Properties -> SET LAUNCH OPTIONS
* Copy paste the following: -novid -sw -nod3d9ex -noborder
* I believe -noborder improves switching focus between Dota 2 and other windows. At the very least, -nod3d9ex is required to resolve the game crash on startup
Play the Game!
That's it! The game should now be playable. I'd advise that you turn down your graphics settings in the top left menu as well.