Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the second installment in Valve Corporation's series of episodes for the computer game Half-Life 2. It introduce new kind of gameplay, new backgrounds and improve the Source engine from previous versions.

Application Details:

Version: Episode Two
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

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Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

if you get wine crashes using intel hd graphics or first gen of intel hd or gma graphics, install oibaf drivers to solve them :)

kernel: linux 5.0.0-32-generic

driver: oibaf ppa

tested: half life 2 episode 2 (source engine 14) release

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 20 20194.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumFranco 
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 30 20194.0.2Yes Yes NoBronzeFranco 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20111.3.23Yes Yes Goldrafa 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20111.3.22Yes Yes Platinumrafa 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20111.3.18Yes Yes Platinumrafa 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5462 Half-Life 2 runs in only part of screen instead of fullscreen (no window) CLOSED FIXED View
6297 Half life 2 based games occasionally do not start due to registry in use CLOSED INVALID View
9878 Most Steam games crash when starting/loading a game CLOSED FIXED View
10033 Inverted / wrong color textures in Portal and Half-Life 2 Episode two CLOSED FIXED View
10044 Portal crashes when creating a portal CLOSED DUPLICATE View
10245 Half-life 2 font issue with 0.9.48 (works 0.9.40) CLOSED FIXED View
10442 Cannot switch back to Half Life 2 after alt-tabbing with managed windows CLOSED FIXED View
10446 Capslock key press not detected CLOSED FIXED View
10823 Green water in HL2 episode 2 during bug sequence CLOSED FIXED View
10951 Flashlight is darker then it should be in Half-Life 2: Episode 2 CLOSED FIXED View
11527 pixel shader support is missing on first-gen directx 8 cards CLOSED DUPLICATE View
14256 Half-Life 2 Episode 2 & Portal: hl2.exe continues to running after exit of game CLOSED FIXED View
18227 HL2 Ep2 / Portal: Massive slowdown in some areas CLOSED ABANDONED View
19388 Portal/Half life ep2 screen is black CLOSED FIXED View
19462 d3d9: visual test crashes with glsl disabled with nvidia 190 drivers CLOSED FIXED View
19522 Team Fortress 2 (TF2) missing menu fonts CLOSED FIXED View
20053 Team-Fortress 2 and other source games suffer from black menu and missing UI textures in dx9 mode CLOSED FIXED View
20965 Steam: Half-Life 2: Episode 2 CFileSystem_Steam::Init() failed: failed to find steam interface CLOSED INVALID View
22637 HUD disappears in Half Life 2: Episode Two CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24667 On ATI Radeon HD 5xxx (and probably 6xxx) all source-based games flicker and can't render some objects and NPCs CLOSED INVALID 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
25150 Some effects are rendered upside down in source engine games CLOSED FIXED View
27779 Desktop mouse pointer always visible in Steam games CLOSED FIXED View
28347 Severe FPS regression in Source-based games with orm=backbuffer CLOSED FIXED View
28679 Corrupt sound in many apps CLOSED FIXED View
34019 Half-life 2 font doesn't display correctly CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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