[Wine] Steam Games Don't Work. Please Help!

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 14 13:24:05 CDT 2009

>> David Griffith wrote:
>> > I'm not sure what you guys are stumbling over, but I just lauched Portal and it works fine except for some choppyness from a high load average.
>> Portal and TF2 are two totally different games now. Yes they had the same engine to begin with, but that was long time ago.
>> Valve added lots of extras to TF2, with each adding more problems to Wine. About a year ago I could run long demos with TF2 in offline mode. Now same demos play for 10-30 seconds and TF2 crashes.
>Portal doesn't work either! I doubt that HL2, HL2:Ep. 1, or HL2:Ep. 2 work either (I have the Orange Box). Even though I haven't bothered installing them because my bro is going to reformat my computer because it's all messed up. For example (This isn't a wine problem) My Synaptic Package Mangager doesn't work!
>When I click on Software Updates, it says:
>Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
>When I type anything into Software Management it says either:
>Package cache could not be opened
>Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
> :(  HELP! :(
>(Thanks so much to everyone who has helped so far! You have all been awsome! :D )

I just got here, and don't know what I'm talking about, but don't forget to undo the insidiousness of pulseaudio:

sudo nano /etc/pulse/client.conf

--then edit the following to:
autospawn = no

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