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, game menu, completion of the one match.
What does not
After completion of the one match (or leaving) and starting another one graphics extremely lags (rhythmical framedrop). Game console logs shows nothing interesting. Closing and restarting the application allows to play again (only one match).
What was not tested
I have some issues with animated menus (non-critical 2d glitches). Game runs on my PC only with latest fglrx driver (13.2 Beta 3). Stable releases of Catalyst crashes after beginning of the matches. PC specs: AthlonX2 4400+ 4Gb DDR2 Radeon HD6670 --------------- Gamer runs faster than on WindowsXP (with highest quality render and textures I have 30~60fps).
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10495||Wine should support PulseAudio||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27453||Lag when loading new sound in source games||NEW||View|
|31493||Dota 2: hero tooltip text is not rendered apprropriately||NEW||View|
|31494||Dota 2: player name above hero is corrupted||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|31495||Dota 2: performance issues on post-game screen||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|31502||Dota 2: switching focus from game corrupts it||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|32649||Problem updating DotA2 on Steam||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|33660||Keyboard's numbers didn't respond on call votes and switching weapons or casting spells||UNCONFIRMED||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.