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Borderlands 2

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Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.gearboxsoftware.com...
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6-rc5

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Test Results

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What works

*Borderlands2.exe
*Single Player
*Multi-Player
*Everything in game appears to run perfectly
*Almost all the graphics options can be maxed out
*Game play / control is comparable to Windows

What does not

*Launcher.exe
*Physx is disabled in the graphics options
*Launching the game from Steam

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing, once you get it working, the game runs flawlessly.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

I had to do a few things to get this working. I installed the game through Steam and everything went smoothly. (I installed the Steam client using winetricks) When I tried to run the game however, it would immediately crash. I tried the -NoLauncher option and it didn't work for me. I had to create a file called steam_appid.txt in the following directory: c:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Borderlands 2/Binaries/Win32 Open the file in a txt editor, add the number 49520, and save it. Then, if you launch the game directly using Borderlands2.exe, everything works flawlessly. You might have to do some weird screen flipping in Gnome 3 before you set the resolution, but once you set it to windowed mode / your desktop's native resolution everything is fine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Jul 14 20131.6-rc5Yes Yes SilverAndrew Jones 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 21 20131.6-rc2Yes Yes Bronzesubraizada3 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20131.5.27Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 12 20131.5.25Yes Yes Goldjitsumi 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 20 20131.5.22Yes Yes GoldJoseph Williams 

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HowTo / Notes

How to start the game without the launcher

The borderlands lancher is not working with wine. But to run the game, it is this application that steam starts first. To work around the problem, do the following:

Create a file named steam_appid.txt with the contents "49520" (without quotes).

Put this files into the Steam/steamapps/common/Borderlands 2/Binaries/Win32 folder

 Then, every time you runs the game, first runs steam, and only when steam is running, start the game by running Borderlands2.exe (in the Steam/steamapps/common/Borderlands 2/Binaries/Win32 folder)

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