[Bug 26835] Portal 2 exits at menu screen.

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Sat Apr 23 14:12:19 CDT 2011


--- Comment #90 from Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf at pearsoncomputing.net> 2011-04-23 14:12:18 CDT ---
> 1) Using a third party copy protection circumvention tool is illegal, I know,
> but right now there is no other way to run this game under Linux. Even if you
> bought it legally, you still have to circumvent the DRM because of Wine being
> unable to load DRM drivers and/or complex binary encryption mechanisms.

Except that Valve's DRM is usually Wine compatible.  Look at HL, HL2, L4D2,
Portal 1, etc.  In this case if they fix it for Windows it should be fixed for
us.  I don't even mind the DRM as long as it works on all Windows version and
on Wine (it is their game after all)...

> 2) DMCA applies for the United States but as far as I'm concerned
> bugs.winehq.org is not referring to any exact warez site urls or anything. So
> we should be safe?

I'll leave that to the lawyers. ;-)  I just really did NOT like the tone that
was being set on this bug report; until recently, it looked like everyone was
encouraging piracy.

> 3) I've been reading Steampowered forums for a few days
> (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1847517&page=90) , it
> seems that some obscure combination of code in the DRM software and Windows is
> still crashing the game after the menu. Valve did issue a patch on Friday
> afaik, but it didn't solve the problem. So if you paid for the game and you're
> unable to play with the unmodified version, I think using a crack for the
> singleplayer is justified until Valve comes up with a definite solution.

Justified: I would think so.  Legal: NO!!!  Would Valve risk a countersuit for
their game not working in the first place?  Once again I'll leave that to the

Something that might help is for those of you who have Windows licenses, try
installing the game on a FAT32 or ext3 partition and running it under Windows. 
Then when the DRM fails you can most certainly contact Valve directly and
demand a fix.

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