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.
- gameplay (both practice and matchmaking games)
- all current UI elements
- alt-tabbing out and in / switching workspaces
- updating the game
What does not
- some lighting effects are broken/ugly
- undiscovered/fogged terrain is too dark on the minimap
- the game gets crashed by pulseaudio sound server (but there is a workaround in the howto below)
What was not tested
- watching replays
- installing Steam client or the game itself (did it on Windows, but it is known as working)
Tested on: - Xubuntu 11.10 x64 (xfce4 with xfwm4 4.8.2) - nVidia GeForce GTX 260 (driver version 290.10) - Intel Core2Duo E6850 @3.5 GHz (+0.5 / overclocked) - 4GB DDR2 RAM => With low graphics settings, the game's running quite smoothly. Even in big clashes, FPS don't drop below 25. "Gold" instead of "Platinum" because of the pulseaudio bug, which is likely to disappear with wine 1.4.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
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.