Breath of Death VII

On October 2, 2012, in broken games, by admin

STATUS: broken Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Versions: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: n/a Full-screen: n/a

WINE CONFIG:
The game fails to launch.

RUNNING THE GAME:
Breath of Death VII does not launch from Steam.

If you can help with this game PLEASE COMMENT

 

Hard Reset

On October 2, 2012, in playable games, by admin

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.5.13  
Virtual-Desktop: no
Full-screen: yes
 

 

Windows Version: Windows 7

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: d3dx9_42 (native), gameoverlayrenderer (disabled), mscoree (native), msvcr90 (native, builtin)

Game configuration notes: Game worked in previous versions with the rawinput patch; as of 1.5.13 rawinput is part of mainline Wine.

Problems noted: Occasional freezes. Don’t know what causes them.

Not tested: Haven’t played through all the way yet.

Submitted by: Sean Corbett

 

PAYDAY: The Heist

On September 1, 2012, in playable games, by admin

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.5.5  
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes

 

WINE D3D settings:
AlwaysOffscreen = enabled
OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo
RenderTargetLockMode=auto

Windows Version: Windows XP

WINE Library Overrides/ Winetricks Present: None

Submitted by: N1CK3Y

 

Texture Compression Disabled Error

On June 26, 2012, in technical stuff, by Necron99

SGOL member Wulfe has found a solution to the “Texture Compression Disabled” error when launching LFD2 -and probably applies to other games as well.

Check his comments on LFD2 post here http://www.steamgamesonlinux.com/left-4-dead-2/#comment-1088

 

Alienware M15x Runs Slower When Plugged In

On June 13, 2012, in technical stuff, by Necron99

This isn’t specifically related to Linux gaming – but thought I’d post the solution to this problem as it took me over an hour to find the right switch = wasted my time searching in Google!

Basically whenever the power cable was plugged into the laptop my gaming graphics slowed to unplayable… but when unplugged the games run fine… the opposite of what one would expect!

I did find a lot of posts saying to set the Windows laptop video power settings to Maximum performance etc – but that didn’t work – others said it was the adapter = NOT!

So after trying everything on every forum, I finally went into the NVIDIA control panel as a last resort and LO AND BEHOLD! = a separate setting for Power Management Mode under 3D settings… set that to Maximum and all fixed… sheesh, should have gone there first and not bothered with Google…

It appears the NVIDA graphics chip ignores the Windows power settings in favour of it’s own settings.

Hopefully this article will help others find the solution that worked for me = fixing the problem of slower performance and low framerates when their power cable is plugged in…

Game On!

 

Vessel

On June 1, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes

Submitted by: Necron99

Fun platformer / puzzle with some unique gameplay.

WINE SETTINGS:
No wine overrides were required. Windows version in winecfg set as Windows XP

RUNNING THE GAME:
Vessel installed Direct X on first launch which completed fine. The game took awhile to launch to the home menu – so be patient. From there the game appeared to run fine – though was stuttering a bit until I turned off Vertical Sync. After that the game ran perfectly.

PROBLEMS NOTED:
Some game stuttering fixed by turning off Vsync

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Alien Breed 2: Assault

On May 31, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes

Submitted by: Necron99

Isometric alien shooter. Nothing too original – but fun if you have time to waste…

WINE SETTINGS:
No wine overrides required. The game would not launch unless I removed all overrides from libraries – though left the steam overlay rendering override active. Windows version set as Windows XP

RUNNING THE GAME:
The game launched minimised for me – clicking the app in the panel opened it and everything ran pretty well.  A little graphical stuttering when lots of explosions / effects – though tweaking graphics might help (turn off post processing etc)

PROBLEMS NOTED:
Some game stuttering – long load times

NOT TESTED:
Multiplayer co-op mode

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Gratuitous Tank Battles

On May 30, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes

Submitted by: Necron99

Advanced customisable tower defense game where you can play as either defender or attacker. You can also make your own maps! This just might be one of the best tower defense games out at the moment.

WINE SETTINGS:
Winetricks d3dx9 required. Windows version in winecfg set as Windows XP

RUNNING THE GAME:
The game launched and ran flawlessly for me.

Problems noted:
None

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Pineapple Smash Crew

On May 29, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.4  
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes

Submitted by: Necron99

This is a fun indie arcade style shooter = great for wasting a few minutes here and there. Addictive gameplay + chip tunage!

WINE SETTINGS:
No overrides were necessary – set as Windows XP

RUNNING THE GAME:
I ran the game in both full-screen and windowed mode. Some small lag spikes – though still very playable.

Problems noted:
Mission text and some text in the game is not displayed… I haven’t tried to many things to fix this yet, but doesn’t impact too much on the game. You simply don’t know the ship type, difficulty, and ultimate goal of the level until you actually enter the final level area!  If playing on anything else but Easy you also can’t see the mission count down timer – which just makes the game harder… but still very fun!

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

On May 16, 2012, in playable games, by Necron99

STATUS: playable Steam Store Page: click here
Wine Version: 1.3.15 Wine App Page: click here
Virtual-Desktop: yes Full-screen: yes

Submitted by: Donald Guy Wilson III, a.k.a., The Supreme Ruler Of The Multiverse

I do have a high end computer, so I was able to run the game on “High” with no difficulty. I do presume that as long as you had a decent computer, the game would run fine. The game ran very smoothly, I was actually surprised how well it worked.

WINE SETTINGS:
No overrides were necessary – set as Windows 7

RUNNING THE GAME:
I had graphics set to the “High” preset. Game ran completely fine with no noticeable problems. Multiplayer also ran completely fine.

Problems noted:
None

Not tested:
Co-Op Special Ops, inviting friends to lobbies, voice chat.

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