*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
What was not tested
Nothing, once you get it working, the game runs flawlessly.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Jul 14 2013||1.6-rc5||Yes||Yes||Silver||Andrew Jones|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 21 2013||1.6-rc2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||subraizada3|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 08 2013||1.5.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 12 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||jitsumi|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 20 2013||1.5.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Joseph Williams|
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)