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It seems an update of glibc has caused a bunch of Linux ports from Feral Interactive to be broken. Here's a possible workaround for now.

Add this as a launch option:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/path/to/steam/games/steamapps/common/gamename/lib/x86_64/" %command%Set it to the correct install path and replace "gamename" with the name of the game.

That can be placed by right clicking the game in Steam, going to Properties, hit Set Launch Options and put that in.

While stuff like this doesn't happen too often, it is one of the problems of being on a rolling distribution. Updates can break stuff! It's why even after I posted about how I loved Antergos, I'm back and happy on Ubuntu on my main gaming machine, so I don't have to deal with stuff like this.

I've emailed the PR people at Feral Interactive to let them know, and to see if we can get a comment on what they plan to do. It's worth noting the bug was reported to them nearly a month ago and so they should already be aware.

Hopefully this will be sorted before too long. Feral will need to sort it, since Ubuntu and others will update before too long. It could be a regression in the updated packages and not intentional to be fair, so it might not be Feral's problem to solve.

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sbolokanov 11 September 2017 at 10:36 am UTC
Had the same issue on Slackware64-current.
Good to know that it has been noticed.

At the time I just moved the game lib dir to fix the problem.
gnanini 11 September 2017 at 10:38 am UTC
Thanks!!! I bought the game yesterday and couldn't find a fix....

I was blaming feral!! Now lets test vulkan with amdgpu!!
spayder26 11 September 2017 at 10:42 am UTC
Steam on Antergos has two steam launchers: native and runtime. I've found native does not work with every game but the runtime one worked flawlessly everytime in my setup.
themixturemedia 11 September 2017 at 11:22 am UTC
I am having the same issue with Ubuntu 17.10 (64-bit) none of the Feral games would/will start. Other none Feral games will start I also noticed that around the same time Battletech (wine) would/will not start either. I am thinking it is a bigger issue that hope someone can fix.
fraci 11 September 2017 at 11:27 am UTC
LD_LIBRARY_PATH="../lib/x86_64/" %command%
themixturemedia 11 September 2017 at 11:33 am UTC
fraciLD_LIBRARY_PATH="../lib/x86_64/" %command%

Sorry a proper fix/update and that users will be able to get back up and running with easy.
fraci 11 September 2017 at 11:46 am UTC
themixturemedia
fraciLD_LIBRARY_PATH="../lib/x86_64/" %command%

Sorry a proper fix/update and that users will be able to get back up and running with easy.

yeah yeah, I am with you, I just post that to simplify the main post launch option, I mean, this:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/path/to/steam/games/steamapps/common/gamename/lib/x86_64/" %command%

could be simplified with this:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH="../lib/x86_64/" %command%
lucifertdark 11 September 2017 at 11:55 am UTC
Ubuntu 16.04 is not affected by the bug at the moment, I've tested all the Feral games I have installed at the moment & they all start up & run as expected.


Last edited by lucifertdark at 11 September 2017 at 11:56 am UTC
Nanobang 11 September 2017 at 12:00 pm UTC
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liamdaweIt's why even after I posted about how I loved Antergos, I'm back and happy on Ubuntu on my main gaming machine, so I don't have to deal with stuff like this.

Me too. After a torrid affair with Manjaro Gnome, I'm back with Ubuntu Gnome 17.04. Manjaro and I parted amicably a few months ago when its fickleness became apparent. It was inevitable, really. Looking back, I guess I knew the honeymoon was over when I learned that it was called "Manjaro" like "Mt. Kilimanjaro" and not "Man-haro" as it would be pronounced in Spanish.)
Gnurfos 11 September 2017 at 12:48 pm UTC
There's something I don't understand, can someone clarify :
  • Steam provides a "runtime" (a bunch of libs, not in the games folders). Shouldn't games be using that, and not be impacted by system updates ?
  • In addition, why would there be libs already present in a game's folder, which are not used by default by the game launcher ?
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