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Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

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Post by richb » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:10 pm

Be careful. I installed and assumed that all games were Linux compatible. After all it is Steam for Linux. Not so, many if not the majority will not run in Linux. I guess I am naive.
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:33 pm

All that and not even letting us know which game? PSH!


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Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:39 pm

richb wrote:Be careful. I installed and assumed that all games were Linux compatible. After all it is Steam for Linux. Not so, many if not the majority will not run in Linux. I guess I am naive.
Yes, this is true. You can only run a game that has the Linux icon next to it --which is a small percentage of all the Steam games. :bawling: Steam isn't an MS-Win emulator or anything like Wine. This is just a channel for game developers who program for Linux to distribute their stuff. Steam for Linux will let you know if you try to play the wrong thing.
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Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:44 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:All that and not even letting us know which game? PSH!
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OK, Eadwine! I could never resist interrogation.
"Europa Universalis IV: 'Digital Extreme Edition'"

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Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:50 pm

Actually, I'm running into a problem. I try launching the game, and I get 3-5 seconds of the x-server trying to do something behind a wall of black, and I get bounced back to Steam.

Whether is is a Steam problem, or a problem with the game program itself, I'm not sure yet. Steam itself seems unaffected. Trying another free or demo version of a different game by a different developer would be the right way to test, though. I'm going to go hunting for clues as to what's happening.
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Nifty! I am going to start http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/ that game hopefully (in Windows though ;) ). A friend got it for me, and I have no idea if I will like it or not :laugh: but we will see.

Have fun playing!
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Re: Steam 4 Linux in Mepis 12 -64 bit

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Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:35 pm

SilverBear wrote:Actually, I'm running into a problem. I try launching the game, and I get 3-5 seconds of the x-server trying to do something behind a wall of black, and I get bounced back to Steam.

Whether is is a Steam problem, or a problem with the game program itself, I'm not sure yet. Steam itself seems unaffected. Trying another free or demo version of a different game by a different developer would be the right way to test, though. I'm going to go hunting for clues as to what's happening.
The problem is indeed with the game itself. But it's a problem involving the game not being able to find `GLIBC_2.15' . . . so we are not yet ready for Prime Time on this project.

More info to come, as I try to fix this. . .
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Post by SilverBear » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:Nifty! I am going to start http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/ that game hopefully (in Windows though ;) ). A friend got it for me, and I have no idea if I will like it or not :laugh: but we will see.

Have fun playing!
You, too!
(That one looks kind of scary for me, though!) :bagoverhead:
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:42 pm

I am just watching this demo video.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xwboyafbwc

Games sure have progressed since the commodore 64 :laugh:
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Post by SilverBear » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:13 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:I am just watching this demo video.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xwboyafbwc

Games sure have progressed since the commodore 64 :laugh:
Wow. Those graphics are quite impressive! It is amazing how far gaming graphics have come.

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As far as steam-debian goes, the current story is this:
  • Steam itself installled and seems to run fine, except the clicking on an external link doesn't open Firefox, or even go to the link in the Steam browser. Steam pages load fine.
  • Europa Universalis IV, Linux edition, does not launch because:
    /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15' not found

    This failure contradicts the steam-debian assertion:
    This version comes with an extra folder called `i386-linux-gnu` and `x86_64-linux-gnu` which is from *Ubuntu's libc6 deb package*, it is saved in `/usr/lib/steam/`. The *steam-debian excutable loads said folder* which solves the need for glibc 2.15
  • On the other hand, I was able to install and run the demo version of "The World of Goo" with no problems.
So more research is needed. This could just be a problem with the game EU4. For the present I've headed the Wiki article with "Warning: this is experimental."
I really can't afford to keep buying games to test things out, but I'll try a few more free demos. Anyone else? The more input the better!

BTW, after I got tired of playing Mr. Troubleshooter with Linux Steam yesterday, I booted Windows 7 on the same machine and installed the Steam Windows version of E.U. IV. (When you buy a Steam game, you get both Linux & Win versions --IFF there is a Linux version!) It ran fine, and I think I may enjoy the game once I learn all the convoluted and complex political, diplomatic, economic, research and military panels and map views and whatnot.
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