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Portal

Portal is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.

Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.whatistheorangebox....
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.19

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything. Played through the whole game, no problems.

What does not

If I use a different video resolution in the game than my desktop, the game fails to change it back after quitting.

Workarounds

What was not tested

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Hardware tested

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  • Additional Comments

    I used a steam-free installer in a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. I have directplay installed via winetricks, but that should make no difference. (I installed it for another game.) Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    Workaround?
    RatingSubmitter
    CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 12 20141.7.19Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 16 20131.5.22Yes Yes GoldWilliam J May 
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 11 20131.5.22Yes Yes GoldWilliam J May 
    ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 01 20121.5.9Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 10 20121.5.8Yes Yes PlatinumSalomon Aquino 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
    12453 Bad performance in Source based games REOPENED View
    19748 Bad performance and/or lags with wrong thread problems in Metro 2033 (Unreal Tournament 3, Counter Strike: Source, Metro 2033, Call of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Half-Life 2) NEW 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

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    HowTo / Notes

    HOWTO

    Installing Portal

    • Install wine-1.0.0 or later. Older versions have a number of bugs that cause game to crash in some places.
    • Install and configure Steam
    • Installing Portal from Steam should work as-is without any problems.

    Playing Portal

    • Disable / remove beryl / compiz. Wine does not work with them
    • Disable / Steam Community In-Game. All games will crash with it enabled.
    • Add "-dxlevel 80" command line option to the Portal game, or start with following command (adjust options as required)
      wine steam -silent -applaunch 400 -window -novid -dxlevel 80 -width 1024 -height 768
      

    Note, the above options can also be added from within Steam by right-clicking the game, choosing 'Properties' and choosing 'Set launch options...'. Obviously, there is no need for the '-applaunch 400' option when changing options in this way.

    Some people reported setting hl2.exe to win98 in winecfg fixes any other crashes. Most of these crashes are fixed in wine-0.9.49 or newer

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