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Challenging sci-fi action RPG Hellpoint is now available

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After a successful crowdfunding campaign several years ago, the slick and violent Hellpoint has now released with same-day Linux support.

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This is one I’ve been keeping an eye on ever since its initial crowdfunding campaign and early demo. Hellpoint merges science fiction with the occult, putting the player at odds with the crazed and with inter-dimensional entities that seem to be hostile to normal life. While there seem to be clear influences from games such as Dark Souls, Hellpoint appears to leverage its sci fi elements to its advantage, providing a rather distinct look from other games in its class.

As seems all too regular when humanity sticks its nose where it doesn’t belong, the game is set in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event know as the Merge. Stuck on a space station named Irid Novo, the game promises certain dynamism depending on the station’s orbit around a black hole as well as the player’s choices throughout the game. It’s hard to say just how much freedom the game will provide but I can say that, given the demos and trailers we’ve seen so far, there’s a lot of carnage to expect no matter what.

It’s nice that the game will also launch with both local and online coop which is definitely a strong plus for me. I’m not particularly skilled at these sorts of games so playing with a buddy sounds like a good way of having fun. Our own Liam has been given a key and will sharing his thoughts as soon as he has spent enough time dying constantly slaughtering his way through the mysterious space station. Although the game has seen bug reports flowing in so it may be a while.

You can pick up Hellpoint on GOG or Steam.

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toor 14 Jun
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?
robvv 14 Jun
Quoting: slaapliedjeHa, how is it not Dark Souls? The only thing I've even noticed different in the gameplay is sometimes the 'souls' that drop are dropped as little cubes, which you keep if you die. Other than that, the gameplay and even the level design seems very similar.

Well, looking at the promotional illustrations on Steam I sometimes just want to shout "Shakara!" ;-)
DaiKaiser93 14 Jun
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful
toor 14 Jun
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful

Thanks for your tip.

All the shared libraries are found

linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd9dbce000)
UnityPlayer.so => /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/./UnityPlayer.so (0x00007ff30b539000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007ff30b3c7000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007ff30b3ac000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007ff30b389000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007ff30b197000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007ff30b191000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007ff30b184000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007ff30d6ba000)


And the game even launches, it crashes while loading the first level.
I guess I'll have to deal with what is dumped when it's crashing, and/or contact the devs.
slaapliedje 15 Jun
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Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful

Thanks for your tip.

All the shared libraries are found

linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd9dbce000)
UnityPlayer.so => /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/./UnityPlayer.so (0x00007ff30b539000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007ff30b3c7000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007ff30b3ac000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007ff30b389000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007ff30b197000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007ff30b191000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007ff30b184000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007ff30d6ba000)


And the game even launches, it crashes while loading the first level.
I guess I'll have to deal with what is dumped when it's crashing, and/or contact the devs.

What does line 16 of the start.sh script show?
toor 16 Jun
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful

Thanks for your tip.

All the shared libraries are found

linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd9dbce000)
UnityPlayer.so => /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/./UnityPlayer.so (0x00007ff30b539000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007ff30b3c7000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007ff30b3ac000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007ff30b389000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007ff30b197000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007ff30b191000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007ff30b184000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007ff30d6ba000)


And the game even launches, it crashes while loading the first level.
I guess I'll have to deal with what is dumped when it's crashing, and/or contact the devs.

What does line 16 of the start.sh script show?

It's just calling the actual executable (./Hellpoint.x86_64)
slaapliedje 16 Jun
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Quoting: toor
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful

Thanks for your tip.

All the shared libraries are found

linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd9dbce000)
UnityPlayer.so => /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/./UnityPlayer.so (0x00007ff30b539000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007ff30b3c7000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007ff30b3ac000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007ff30b389000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007ff30b197000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007ff30b191000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007ff30b184000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007ff30d6ba000)


And the game even launches, it crashes while loading the first level.
I guess I'll have to deal with what is dumped when it's crashing, and/or contact the devs.

What does line 16 of the start.sh script show?

It's just calling the actual executable (./Hellpoint.x86_64)
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

According to that it's not?

Oh, or are you saying it's line 16 is running that. Ha, that's not very useful.


Last edited by slaapliedje on 16 June 2021 at 5:12 pm UTC
toor 16 Jun
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: toor
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful

Thanks for your tip.

All the shared libraries are found

linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd9dbce000)
UnityPlayer.so => /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/./UnityPlayer.so (0x00007ff30b539000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007ff30b3c7000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007ff30b3ac000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007ff30b389000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007ff30b197000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007ff30b191000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007ff30b184000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007ff30d6ba000)


And the game even launches, it crashes while loading the first level.
I guess I'll have to deal with what is dumped when it's crashing, and/or contact the devs.

What does line 16 of the start.sh script show?

It's just calling the actual executable (./Hellpoint.x86_64)
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

According to that it's not?

Oh, or are you saying it's line 16 is running that. Ha, that's not very useful.

yep, and the steam version is slightly different and doesn't include that .sh script, but the result is (at least in appearance) similar.

./Hellpoint.x86_64 
Set current directory to /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint
Found path: /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/Hellpoint.x86_64
Abandon (core dumped)
slaapliedje 16 Jun
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Quoting: toor
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: toor
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: toor
Quoting: DaiKaiser93I'm trying to run the GOG version on EndeavourOS and I get:
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

Anyone know what it could be?

I have the same error. Did you figure out how to solve it?

I'm not currently running Endeavour (switched to Pop), but I remember running the binary with "ldd" to list the dependencies and hunt them down, also make sure you have vulkan installed as it only runs in vulkan.

That's all I remember, apologies if is not helpful

Thanks for your tip.

All the shared libraries are found

linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd9dbce000)
UnityPlayer.so => /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/./UnityPlayer.so (0x00007ff30b539000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007ff30b3c7000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007ff30b3ac000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007ff30b389000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007ff30b197000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007ff30b191000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007ff30b184000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007ff30d6ba000)


And the game even launches, it crashes while loading the first level.
I guess I'll have to deal with what is dumped when it's crashing, and/or contact the devs.

What does line 16 of the start.sh script show?

It's just calling the actual executable (./Hellpoint.x86_64)
QuoteRunning Hellpoint
Set current directory to /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game
Found path: /home/daikaiser93/Storage/GOG/Hellpoint/game/Hellpoint.x86_64
./start.sh: line 16: 117614 Aborted (core dumped) ./"Hellpoint.x86_64"

According to that it's not?

Oh, or are you saying it's line 16 is running that. Ha, that's not very useful.

yep, and the steam version is slightly different and doesn't include that .sh script, but the result is (at least in appearance) similar.

./Hellpoint.x86_64 
Set current directory to /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint
Found path: /home/toor/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Hellpoint/Hellpoint.x86_64
Abandon (core dumped)
This sounds like maybe a driver issue? Though you'd think it'd give you something more useful than just a core dumped error. Guess you could poke around the core if it really dumped it.
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