YAY IT WORKS!
This may be a bit rough but this is how....
ok, gentoo optimised for x86_64 with 2.6.16 kernel, alsa as external package. Alsa set up to offer oss emulation.
ATI Drivers 8.24.8 AMD64 bit version
unmasked and emerged latest wine 0.9.13 and it dependencies.
ran winecfg set sound to OSS only
copied tahoma.ttf .wine/drive_c/windows/fonts
copied mozcontrol.tgz to .wine/drive_c/Program Files/
standard install, did not change any options crashes at 27%
cd .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam
wine steamTmp.exe SelfUpdate "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" 14
allow steam to continue to update itself from where it previously crashed
wait for logon screen to appear. log in, may need to copy and paste into the window before it will allow you to type, save your logon details. allow steam to update. do not minimise. if you want it out of the way click the top right x. It will
minimise to tray. If you want to install from your game from the net, select the game and install. I am running the .exe of my backup. So quit steam and run the backup.exe. do not choose "run steam now" when it completes
ran winecfg and set the following
windows = 98
Enabled desktop double buffering
enabled allow the window manager to control the windows.
enabled emulate virtual desktop
Vertex shader support: hardware
Enabled allow pixel shader support.
Hardware Acceleration: Emulation
sample rate: 44100 bits per sample 16
Enabled driver emulation.
started the game as follows
WINEDEBUG="-all" nice -n 20 wine C:/Program\ Files/Steam/Steam.exe -console -dxlevel 70 -width 800 -height 600 -window -applaunch 240 "$@"
It ran the video test and scored 107.81 FPS
Hardware is Athlon 64 3700+, ati x850pro, 2GB ram, 74GB raptor HDD. Initally it was very laggy, but that was my brother on bittorrent. Once he quit out my ping to my clans server was 50 which is fine by me
I got 1 kill and 7 deaths but i've not played CSS for 2 months and i dont have my zboard setup under linux yet, change my in game nic from [Nog] KarlosDaJackel to [Nog] TuxyDaJackel. 1 guy got it