Category: Main Games 1st Person Shooter Half-Life Natural Selection: 3.2


This is the artfully balanced first-person shooter/real-time strategy hybrid based on the original Half-Life engine.

Two player teams, one consisting of marines and one consisting of aliens, battle for control of a map and to eliminate the opposing team. The marine team is based around a central commander who views the game from a top-down view and manages his team's strategy and resources. The alien team shares what is visible for all alien members amongst teammates and has instantaneous communication of combat alerts to all team members.


This is the latest version as of 2 March, 2007.

Application Details:

Version: Natural Selection: 3.2
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2-rc4

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Test Results

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Online games

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doing wonderful frags and winning

What does not



What was not tested

Custom maps

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Additional Comments

Some fonts have changed and renders better. The weapon sound are cut when there are too much but it isn't a big issue. Hardware configuration: Intel Q9450, Nvidia 285 GTX, 2GB RAM. Software info: Kernel: 2.6.31-gentoo-r6 Nvidia-drivers: 190.53 Works flawless with max FPS (100 fps) except in big battle (50-70 fps). I've a better ping than in Windows and it's never crashed up to now.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware 12.0Aug 03 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes Bronzerlazur 
CurrentGentoo LinuxJan 17 20101.1.35Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20091.1.18Yes No GarbageBlue112 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 13 20081.1.3Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20081.1.1Yes Yes PlatinumJonny Power 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
3277 X11DRV_ChoosePixelFormat glXChooseFBConfig returns NULL (glError: 0) CLOSED ABANDONED View
5159 Microphone xmit in Half Life and HL:S games very harsh and goes in and out of "focus" REOPENED View
7698 Counter-Strike:Source crashes after a while CLOSED FIXED View
9446 err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection while trying to join HL server CLOSED FIXED View
10829 err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection when trying to use an SMS-sending program CLOSED FIXED View
14746 Natural Selection (Half-Life Game addon) crashes with "err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section" CLOSED ABANDONED View

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Known bugs:

  • Game crashes randomly (less often now)

There may be video driver issues with--

  • ATI/AMD Catalyst
  • Open source drivers