Category: Main Games 1st Person Shooter Half-Life 2 Half-Life: Source

Half-Life 2

Half-Life & Half-Life Deathmatch under the Half-Life 2 source engine.

Application Details:

Version: Half-Life: Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.19

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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

  • Finishing the game.
  • All graphics settings (anisotropy, antialiasing, etc..)
  • Addons and mods.
  • External maps (loading them with console).
  • Custom models, sounds and textures.

What does not

  • Nothing, all worked fine.


What was not tested

  • Playing online.
  • Microphone.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

*I get very high fps all the time using high graphics settings. *I dunno had to override any library. *The game runs with same performance as on Window$. HARDWARE: --------- Samsung RV520 Notebook / 2GB RAM Intel® Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 / 256MB dedicated VRAM SOFTWARE: --------- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bits / Linux 3.2.0-33-generic-pae (i686) Mesa DRI Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 / 3.0 Mesa 9.1-devel / S3TC enabled

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 26 20121.5.19Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 8Jul 09 20101.2-rc6Yes Yes GoldAlexey Loukianov 
ShowSlackware 12.2Nov 26 20091.1.33Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20101.1.31Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20091.1.26Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12453 Bad performance in Source based games REOPENED View
22912 Half Life 2 and Portal subtitles unreadable NEW 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
34080 Half-life 2 : Ammo doesn't display when loading game UNCONFIRMED View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Keyboard Input-2
by Mark Sutherland on Friday February 4th 2011, 19:51
I ran into the same problem as I had encountered in Half-Life version and left a response to in comments, however this time the same dll override did not work and I have had no success using the keyboard in conjunction with this game. Any help would be great.

P.S. I've noticed this game is posted twice, once under half-life 2 and once under Half-Life: Source. I would prefer the "Source" posting, as that is where I looked first, but if the same posts would be recognized under both locations, it would be of assistance.
Crashing after same time of playing
by k00pa on Monday August 18th 2008, 0:38
HL2:deathmatch works nice and runs well, but on server with many plaers it crashes in 10 seconds. With local server it just dont crash. On server with 1-2 I can play longer, but it still crashes randomly on some action, never when waiting. Example, shoothing with magnum, shooting barrel, granade...

I have this problem only in hl2:deathmatc normal hl2, episodes, portal, css and tf2 works well.
Weapons not rendering
by Frozen-Solid on Tuesday January 8th 2008, 23:35
Weapons are not rendering in Half-Life: Source under Wine 0.9.52. Is anyone else having this problem?
MSI installer
by Dean Hamstead on Tuesday January 2nd 2007, 18:12
I would like to verify that the MSI installer works without any tweaks.

I got a promotional dvd from a LANparty which included 'licenses' for HL2, HL2DM and CSS.

Steam from the dvd was quite outdated, so i installed from the website. Made an account, put in my license key.
Steam wanted to download the whole game. I canceled it. Inserted the dvd and when into the hl2 folder and ran the setup.exe. All went smoothly. I ran steam - it needed to update but it saved upwards of 80% of the download.