Category: Main Games 1st Person Shooter Dead Island Riptide 1.4.0 (via Steam)

Dead Island Riptide

Retail DVD version, required Steam to activate.

Application Details:

Version: 1.4.0 (via Steam)
License: Retail
URL: http://deadisland.deepsilver.c...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.39

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Test Results

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What works

Everything. Riptide also imported my character from the previous Dead Island game automatically. Completed the game with the Sam B. character, although I skipped some of the later side quests due to lack of patience.

What does not

After quitting the game, the process C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\diriptide\DeadIslandGame_x86_rwdi.exe hangs around and must be manually killed before Steam detects that the application has quit. Manually killing this after exiting did not cause any further issues - games saved fine, Steam started cloud-sync immediately upon killing it, etc.

When changing resolution and some other graphics settings, the game indicates that it needs to restart for the changes to take effect. Unfortunately it never restarts, likely due to the aforementioned issue. The game will appear to quit back to Steam when accepting the option to relaunch. Simply killing DeadIslandGame_x86_rwdi.exe and loading the game again does use the new graphics settings however, so it's only a minor annoyance.


What was not tested

I did not test co-op or posting stats to Facebook (I wasn't interested in co-op, and I don't have Facebook) but there was nothing to suggest that these might not work.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

No game-specific DLL overrides required. I did have some in my Steam WINEPREFIX already (presumably added via winetricks at some point) - namely *windowscodecs set to native, and dwrite set to disabled. I also have a bunch of .NET Framework and Visual C++ Redistributables installed (according to the "wine uninstaller" command), however these would have been from other games that installed them automatically and not via winetricks. As such, they are not expected to be a concern. Test rig: CPU - Intel i7-950, 3.06 GHz GFX - Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 - nvidia 313.26 RAM - 24GB

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20151.7.39Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20141.7.28Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 20 20131.7.8Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20131.7.4Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 

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Game wont start
by Stefan on Thursday August 14th 2014, 13:11
The game simply wont start when i try to launch it.It has installed fine without problems.This has happened with several other games and programs and i simply dont know what to do.Any help? Sory for bad English.
by drew on Tuesday August 6th 2013, 19:19
the game crashes after the change gamma settings window shows up.

The first time it stopped detecting my mouse and was froze.