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

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation (Steam download)

starting game


saving/loading saved games

changing resolution

What does not

Nothing that I've tested


What was not tested

dx levels other than 8.0
resolutions higher than 1024x768

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The menu background takes about 20-30sec to render. Options used to start game (from terminal): WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam.exe -applaunch 219 -dxlevel 80 -width 1024 -height 768 alsa and winXP work fine Some areas have fps-drops "registry in use" error can be avoided by changing into the steam.exe directory

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20070.9.52.Yes Yes NoSilversoxs 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 29 20070.9.48.Yes Yes NoBronzeGary 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 19 20070.9.47.Yes Yes NoGarbageAngus 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Apr 08 20070.9.34.Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20070.9.33.Yes Yes NoSilverSheeEttin 

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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