Counter-Strike: Source is the latest release of Counter-Strike, the planet's most popular squad-based Tactical Action FPS, where players co-operate as part of a team to achieve objectives.
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Installing the game through Steam.
Runs well after recompiling wine with small source modifications. Without this the hl2.exe crashes within seconds of joining a server. You can view the patch I used at http://home.comcast.net/~vivnet/freetype.patch After patching the game runs with no crashes except on some servers after clicking OK on the MOTD screen. It is possible that this is somehow related to my hardware as I have noticed that users with more recent GFX cards have not mentioned needing changes to avoid constant crashing. Using Nvidia 180.60 non-distribution drivers as the 185.xx and 190.xx series causes hl2.exe to crash on exit. Tested on Nvidia 6800 GS in directx 8.1 mode. Rating Silver generously as the game is Garbage without modifying freetype.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 20.2||Jan 14 2021||5.22||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Adel Khial|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 15 2017||2.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||TheStraight|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 26 2016||1.9.10||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Ash Carvin|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 09 2016||1.9.7||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 09 2016||1.6.2||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5159||Microphone xmit in Half Life and HL:S games very harsh and goes in and out of "focus"||REOPENED||View|
|6095||MOTD in counter-strike 1.6 does not render||REOPENED||View|
|24684||Multiple Source engine based games (Steam): out-of-order rendering, bloom effect and lights are visible through walls when multicore rendering is enabled||NEW||View|
All things going well, this game will work in current versions of wine (wine-1.0.1 and up) if you:
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam && WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam -applaunch 240
Note: Your path might differ, depending on language and installation directory. This is default for English install.
Note2: Additional command line options go after-applaunch * not before. Ex: -applaunch 240 -dxlevel 80 -console
For better graphics quality you might want to use -dxlevel 90 command option and enable GLSL shaders via registry (save this to a "file.reg" then import with 'wine regedit file.reg'):
Note: GLSL is enabled by default as of wine-0.9.49
For better performance use -dxlevel 80 or even 70 and the following game settings:
cl_drawmonitors 0 r_WaterDrawRefraction 0 r_WaterDrawReflection 0Also you can disable GLSL.
(i) In the past Steam updates have been followed by serious errors running CS:S (or even just steam), including serious lockups. When running after an update, be sure that you're ready to switch to another tty at the first sign of trouble - preferably having a "wineserver -k" sitting ready in it just in case. Just a thought.
(ii) Sound latency issues (skipping, popping as everything struggles to keep up) - most notably sudden lag during firefights can sometimes be cleared up by running "soundlist" in the CS:S console. This is a more general CS:S issue, nothing to do with wine.
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