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.
Installing, running, regular gameplay up through test chamber 8.Â Steam in-game community seems to be okay, as well.
What does not
Nothing tested was broken, although it seems to be slightly laggy.
The opening screen has a graphical glitch; enabling motion blur gets rid of the glitch, but I have not seen the glitch in gameplay so I disabled motion blur.
What was not tested
Everything past chamber 8 as well as the bonus content has not yet been tried.
Because of my dual screen setup, which breaks most full screen apps, I chose to edit winecfg to run Steam.exe in a window. This works, but the wide aspect ratio seems to make the game laggy.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 28 2018||3.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||User|
|Show||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10841||Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||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