Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Missing Dota2 Textures

There is a pretty well known bug with Dota2 under Linux on Intel graphics hardware. Essentially, models textures are missing as can be seen from the screenshot below:

I had at first tried installing lts-raring hardware enablement but that did not solve the problem and created new ones with my hardware. According to the bug-report, the problem was solved in Mesa 9.1.5 but lts-raring came with 9.1.4 only.

So, I downgraded back to lts-quantal and looked for another solution.

In the end, all I had to do was to add a 3rd party PPA to solve the problem:

# apt-add-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver
# apt-get update
# apt-get -y dist-upgrade

This would install the Mesa 9.1.6 and Intel drivers, which solved the problem.

Now, I get to experience Dota2 in all its glory!

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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