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Valve are still fixing up Left 4 Dead 2, over 10 years after release

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Valve seem to be continuing to give some love to their older titles, with Left 4 Dead 2 recently getting a nice bug-fix release. This is one of their older Native Linux ports, that came to Linux officially back in 2013 and back in 2021 they updated it with Vulkan support powered by DXVK.

The latest update went out Friday, September 9th that contained this improvements:

  • Fixed a shader crash with Vulkan on Intel.
  • Fixed a crash on Linux at the main menu.
  • Fixed text corruption in the Mutations menu on Linux.
  • Return the model index from script precache calls.
  • Added script function "GetModelIndex"

Great to see Linux in particular see improvements, although not surprising since they of course want to see it continue to run nicely on the Steam Deck since that runs SteamOS Linux.

In other news, Left 4 Dead 2 Mobile recently appeared but it turned out to be something of a scam and it honestly looked pretty hilarious because it was so bad.

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9 comments

mt Sep 12, 2022
QuoteValve seem to be continuing to give some love to their older titles


every tf2 player ever be like
anewson Sep 12, 2022
it's great that Valve did this but it's not that surprising given how active that community is -- how many 10+ year old games can you reinstall and immediately find a multiplayer lobby to join
StoneColdSpider Sep 12, 2022
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sarmad Sep 12, 2022
Somehow Valve's games continue to be popular. L4D, Counter Strike, Portal, Team Fortress, Dota. For some reason people don't seem to get bored of these games.
andythe_great Sep 13, 2022
There have been a lot of random crash for me on openSUSE TW. Hope this will fix it.
hardpenguin Sep 13, 2022
Still fun and also you can play it in split-screen - there is a mod to be downloaded from the Workshop that enables it :)
Mezron Sep 13, 2022
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L4D2 is the buggiest game I ever played. Random crashes across various rigs and distros. Oddly enough in offline mode, it never crashes.
Cloversheen Sep 13, 2022
Quoting: hardpenguinStill fun and also you can play it in split-screen - there is a mod to be downloaded from the Workshop that enables it :)

Sweet!

Now if only I can find somewhere to download another player.
Cloversheen Sep 13, 2022
Quoting: sarmadSomehow Valve's games continue to be popular. L4D, Counter Strike, Portal, Team Fortress, Dota. For some reason people don't seem to get bored of these games.

Kinda like fast food, I guess?

It isn't the most exciting food around but it is comforting and you know what you get.

Also helps that the games are very just-pick-up-and-play™. You can just fire it up, play a couple of hours and get the full experience immediately. We played a lot of L4D on a whim like that back in the day.
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