Originally Posted by andrewilson
The game crashes every time before getting to the main menu. Crash occurs when 2560x1600 resolution is set via the ingame menu whatever Commendable job done by you. Congratulations!!!
I figured out how to fix the problem, but it was a royal pain in the arse to do.
On FC 11 x64, I downloaded the latest source beta of WINE (1.1.26 I think), downloaded all 300 or so 32-bit libraries and dependencies and compiled it. That whole process took about 4 hours. When it spat out a WINE binary, I ran it directly from the source folder to launch Steam and then TF2.
TF2 ran in DX95 mode, though it didn't have any sound. I used the installer in the source folder to install it on the computer properly so I could use winecfg. I got it to use ALSA and relaunched TF2, and it crashed when I joined a game with some archaic "unable to load sound xyz.wav" message. After another half hour of playing around with settings, I launched TF2 in DX81 mode and everything worked, albeit slow.
WINE seems to have some problems with the sound system still, but at least I can play Steam games now. Hammer is another story though, I don't think they'll ever get that to work right.