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.
Installing and playing game
What does not
Videos in "learn" section are not shown, post-game screen performance is sluggish
What was not tested
|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.