View Full Version : Problems with Half Life 2

February 20th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Hi there,

i bought HL @ because on the Wine home page it gives it platinium, meaning it should just run fine. Now, after quite some time I got Steam running, the Tahoma font installed, so i can actually see the writing in Steam, HL 2 installed. When i launch HL 2 from Steam it say "starting up" changes the screen resolution, then just shuts down without changing the resolution back.

I read threads and all that but i don't know how to get any further?

Anybody with experience and some tips?


March 11th, 2008, 06:16 AM
I'm having this same problem, will post here if I make any progress.

Have you had any luck since your post?

April 16th, 2008, 01:26 AM
PlayOnLinux installed Steam perfectly for me. Got Halflife2 up and running! PlayOnLinux uses wine and scripts people wrote to properly install certain games and applications.

April 16th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Are you using the latest version of Wine?

Have you tried launching Half Life 2 in Windows 98 compatibility mode (using winecfg to set Windows 98 mode for "hl2.exe")?

Have you tried setting -dxlevel 81 in the Launch Options for Half-Life 2 in Steam?