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Left 4 Dead 2 available for Linux in beta form!

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Valve staying good to their words have released Left 4 Dead 2 for Linux in beta form! This adds yet another awesome game to our Steam libraries!

Hot on the heels of the unexpected Portal (see our post) for Linux Valve have dropped Left 4 Dead 2 in Beta form for Linux users, pretty awesome news considering how popular L4D2 is!

Features
  • Next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
  • Over 20 new weapons & items headlined by over 10 melee weapons – axe, chainsaw, frying pan, baseball bat – allow you to get up close with the zombies
  • New survivors. New Story. New dialogue.
  • Five expansive campaigns for co-operative, Versus and Survival game modes.
  • An all new multiplayer mode.
  • Uncommon common infected. Each of the five new campaigns contains at least one new “uncommon common” zombies which are exclusive to that campaign.
  • AI Director 2.0: Advanced technology dubbed “The AI Director” drove L4D's unique gameplay – customizing enemy population, effects, and music, based upon the players’ performance. L4D 2 features “The AI Director 2.0” which expands the Director’s ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day.
  • Stats, rankings, and awards system drives collaborative play

Available for £14.99 this game has a lot of re-playability, I personally have played 10+ hours on the game myself on Steam (Wine). The game is well worth the price that's for sure!

Here is jakejw93 playing some in wine to give you a glimpse of what you can expect!
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9 comments

n30p1r4t3 4 May, 2013
Only ten hours of play for you? Pssht.
Sabun 5 May, 2013
Sexy! Been playing it like mad :D
There is a bit of a mouse issue every once and a while, but enabling/disabling Raw Mouse Input generally fixes it for me. Pretty solid for a Beta thus far. Hope you don't mind me sharing my video Liam :)

View video on youtube.com

In the video I enable net_graph 1, so you can see the fps I'm getting at all times. It's ok, but does spike a lot depending on the action. Everything running at maxed graphics at 1080, if only my screen recorder would be more dependable. Thanks for the heads up btw, I only discovered I had L4D2 Beta thanks to this article :D
Me 5 May, 2013
How do you access the Beta?
Liam Dawe 5 May, 2013
Quoting: MeHow do you access the Beta?
If you own the game it will just show up in your Linux games list on Steam.
n30p1r4t3 5 May, 2013
Anyone getting random "freezes?" The game will lock up, and then resume. GTX 680 with i5 3570K @4.5Ghz. Arch with GNOME SHELL.
Anonymous 5 May, 2013
Quoting: n30p1r4t3Anyone getting random "freezes?" The game will lock up, and then resume. GTX 680 with i5 3570K @4.5Ghz. Arch with GNOME SHELL.
Me too, ATI Radeon HD 6870, AMD FX4100 3.6ghz, xubuntu 12.04.2, and i have even swap out my ATI for 250GTS and still does the freezing (ATI back in), have also change kernel from 3.2 to 3.5 which made it better but still not great, also been hacking pulse audio, and all sorts of console commands and command line commands, still freezing, its playable and gives me 130 to 290fps, so it should not be freezing, go figure.
Anonymous 5 May, 2013
Quoting: SabunSexy! Been playing it like mad :D
There is a bit of a mouse issue every once and a while, but enabling/disabling Raw Mouse Input generally fixes it for me. Pretty solid for a Beta thus far. Hope you don't mind me sharing my video Liam :)

View video on youtube.com

In the video I enable net_graph 1, so you can see the fps I'm getting at all times. It's ok, but does spike a lot depending on the action. Everything running at maxed graphics at 1080, if only my screen recorder would be more dependable. Thanks for the heads up btw, I only discovered I had L4D2 Beta thanks to this article :D
First off, how did you manage to screen video record, Second, How do you enable/disable raw mouse?
Sabun 6 May, 2013
QuoteFirst off, how did you manage to screen video record, Second, How do you enable/disable raw mouse?
First, to screen record I use something called vokoscreen and set it to Codec: mpeg4 with Format:mkv.

Secondly, to enable/disable raw mouse input, go into Options -> Keyboard & Mouse (inside L4D2). Then you'll see it called Raw Mouse Input. To the right of it is the selection for enabled/disabled. Hope that helps :)
Anonymous 6 May, 2013
Quoting: Sabun
QuoteFirst off, how did you manage to screen video record, Second, How do you enable/disable raw mouse?
First, to screen record I use something called vokoscreen and set it to Codec: mpeg4 with Format:mkv.

Secondly, to enable/disable raw mouse input, go into Options -> Keyboard & Mouse (inside L4D2). Then you'll see it called Raw Mouse Input. To the right of it is the selection for enabled/disabled. Hope that helps :)
Thank you, I forgot to look in mouse/keyboard settings.
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