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.
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.
What was not tested
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 12 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 16 2013||1.5.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||William J May|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 11 2013||1.5.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||William J May|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 01 2012||1.5.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 10 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Salomon Aquino|
|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|
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