Update #63 - March 21, 2015

The Spring Break update has added a boatload of new things, with almost everything working as intended. See reports below for more in-depth reports.

Application Details:

Version: 1.29.4
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.39

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Test Results

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What works

Everything that was tested.

What does not

Nothing that was tested.


What was not tested

Voice chat and changing some non-video settings in the options. Steam overlay has to be disabled

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Required dwrite override set to native. Performance is poor on the majority of maps. The cause of this is not a CPU bottleneck, and does not appear to be a GPU bottleneck, as the difference between the RadeonSI a Catalyst 14.9 drivers was a best a couple of frames per second. Changing the video settings only has an effect of a couple of FPS at best. This is possibly because it is not doing Occlusion Culling, but I am not certain of this. The frame drops are worse when facing a lot of things that would normally be subject to Occlusion Culling though. One thing is for certain though, increasing the available video memory in the registry helps a lot. I have 2GB of VRAM on my card, so I set it at 1792MB which makes it playable on most maps. With 3 or 4 gigabytes of VRAM, you should be able to play all but the largest maps without noticeable slowdowns. (An 8GB 290X is looking pretty good in this scenario; they work pretty nicely with the FOSS drivers, which work nicely with this game.) There is still a rendering issue where everything is too bright, but otherwise looks the same as on Windows 7. It is playable as long as you stick to the better performing maps and don't mind playing at 20FPS with several frame drops per minute. Tested on Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4GHz with 16GB of RAM, and an XFX 7870GHz edition with 2GB of VRAM.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 23 20151.7.39N/A Yes GoldStorey Redshaw 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 21 20151.7.39Yes Yes SilverKari Saaranen 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 21 20151.7.39Yes Yes SilverKari Saaranen 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20151.7.34Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 06 20141.7.30Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
37711 payday 2 broken lighting UNCONFIRMED View

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Game Only Works if Disabling SteamOverlay
by jtheripper93 on Sunday July 27th 2014, 8:35
I can't use mic or invite people to play because of this. Any fix?
No shadows
by Konrad on Monday July 14th 2014, 10:35
There're no dynamic shadows in this game. Completely.

There are some static shadows, which are prerendered, but no dynamic ones.

How can I fix it?

I've tried to fix it by putting " " in render_settings.xml, which is placed at game dir, but it won't work.

P.S: Sorry for bad english.
RE: No shadows
by Konrad on Wednesday July 16th 2014, 2:06
Putting "dynamic shadows = high" value, I meant.
by Corollax on Thursday July 3rd 2014, 22:11
Payday 2 works fine, but I haven't had any luck with installing HodHud. I put the files in the right place, but the game just loads the standard UI. Any tips?
RE: HoxHud
by Corollax on Saturday July 12th 2014, 7:24
It appears you can fix the problem by setting the load order for IPHLPAPI.dll to "(native, builtin)". Once that's done, configure the mod as you would with any Windows installation.
RE: HoxHud
by KÆKO on Saturday October 10th 2015, 0:33
How do you do it?? I can't figure it out
RE: HoxHud
by Corollax on Friday October 23rd 2015, 8:45
Right now, you can't. Overkill broke mod compatibility for all users (Windows, Linux or otherwise) during their Crimefest 2015 update.

Perhaps it'll work again some time in the future, but my understanding is that the API hook the mods relied upon is now disabled or missing entirely.

Payday 2 is now a mod-free experience. Sorry.