Half-Life 2

Demo version of Half Life 2, only contains 2 chapters. Otherwise the same as full game. See Half-Life 2 for more information.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.52.

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Test Results

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What works

Steam and the main menu. Usually. Sometimes.

What does not

Everything else. Sometimes the main menu will launch, and then after you click on New Game and then Start Chapter, a loading screen will come up that will simply never go away. Sometimes you don't even get to the loading screen... sometimes it just sticks at the initial loading screen that displays before the main menu. I've tried the various command line options, like -dxlevel 70 and -novideo, to no avail.


What was not tested

Anything past the main menu, because I couldn't get past that point.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20070.9.52.Yes Yes Silversoxs 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 29 20070.9.48.Yes Yes BronzeGary 
CurrentUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 19 20070.9.47.Yes Yes GarbageAngus 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Apr 08 20070.9.34.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20070.9.33.Yes Yes SilverSheeEttin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3665 Intro video in Half-Life 2 very slow (1 fps) CLOSED FIXED View
5661 Half Life 2 missing textures under flashlight CLOSED FIXED View
6094 Half-Life 2 : Screenshots are solid black CLOSED FIXED View
7443 Multiple games fails to start or show blank screen - "TL: HW does NOT support D3DQUERYTYPE_EVENT." CLOSED FIXED View
9501 Window manager panel elements remain on the fullscreened game CLOSED INVALID View
9572 Source games crash at startup CLOSED FIXED View
12823 newer games using OpenGL cannot be played CLOSED FIXED View

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