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

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What works

Everything: Installing the game via Steam; all in-game menus appear to work fine; the multiplayer, Half-Life Death Match Source.
Developer Console's drop-down command suggestions render fine (see below).

What does not

The only thing I noticed is that the Developer Console's text isn't rendered correctly, however this is present in all Source games I've tested under Wine. I believe this is caused by the font size, because some of the in-game menus have a similar issue, but they're legible and also a larger font size.


What was not tested

Mods, but I think only certain mods work with Half-life Source to begin with.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I have not played the game under Windows. The game plays at a great framerate and at maxed settings, except for anti-aliasing, although I'm not sure if it's actually available. I give this a platinum rating, even with the illegible font, because you have to enable the Developer's Console and it's not needed to play game whatsoever, and for things like taking screenshots or enabling cheats you don't really need to read the output messages.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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 
CurrentUbuntu 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
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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