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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: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.3

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Test Results

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What works

Downloading the game with Steam, starting the game, adjusting graphics settings.

What does not

Starting any maps.  The loading bar goes almost all the way to the end, except for the last block.  Then a tiny bit of the sound plays repeatedly, followed by the game crashing a few seconds later.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Finishing the game (it wouldn't start the any maps).

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I installed Steam with the instructions on the Steam page, and then installed Portal. After it didn't work, I tried native d3dx9, but that didn't help either. This is very upsetting to me, as Portal is one of my favorite games of all time. My graphics card is an nVidia GEForce 8800. My graphics driver is akmod-nvidia 195.36.31-1 from RPMFusion.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 28 20183.0.3Yes Yes NoSilverUser 
ShowArch 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 

Known Bugs

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

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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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