Borderlands 2

Release Steam Version

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.10-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Launching the game, playing (tested for a few minutes).

What does not

Online matchmaking seems broken.

Lower performance than the Windows version and the official Linux port.


What was not tested

Playing for a long time. Playing online.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Launching the game directly through Steam does not work. Instead, go to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Borderlands 2/Binaries/Win32 and start Borderlands2.exe directly with Wine. You still need Steam running in the background, though. Enabling CSMT improves performance by a lot. To enable it, run "wine winecfg" and go to the "Staging" tab.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro LinuxJun 25 20172.10-stagingYes Yes NoSilverRobin Lange 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 06 20141.7.22Yes Yes NoGoldOded Arbel 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 08 20141.7.16Yes Yes NoGoldsubraizada3 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 16 20141.7.15Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 21 20141.7.10Yes Yes NoSilverRyan Ingram-Seal 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12182 Multiple games need X3DAudio1_1.dll (Supreme Commander) CLOSED FIXED View
24501 wine-mono does not support WPF CLOSED FIXED View
31756 Borderlands 2 crash on startup (once ingame) CLOSED FIXED View
31967 Unreal Engine 3 games don't render anything on OS X CLOSED FIXED View
32014 Borderlands 2 starts with black screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
32067 Borderlands 2 Resolution Issue CLOSED INVALID View
32095 Msacm32.dll fails to initialize when running Borderlands 2 CLOSED INVALID View
32108 Borderlands 2 (Steam) fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
32138 Dishonored crashes on startup CLOSED FIXED View
32471 Multiple .NET 4.0 apps using WPF4 fail with "X Error of failed request: GLXBadDrawable" on glxdrv_wglMakeCurrent (Evolve client, JMP 10.0) CLOSED FIXED View
33478 Borderlands 2 on FGLRX compiles a shader every frame. CLOSED ABANDONED View
35361 Multiple games and applications crash or freeze on input (Steam with in-game community overlay enabled, The Scourge Project)(cross-process/thread IME manipulation is forbidden) CLOSED FIXED View
36153 Borderlands 2 mouse focus no longer works properly CLOSED FIXED View
51538 Multiple games fail to launch from NTFS partitions after Linux 5.13 RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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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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