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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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J 4 October 2017 at 8:19 pm UTC
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AnjuneI found a workaround that works here:

Basically, cd to the game's lib directory and run ln -s x86_64 . -- worked with Life is Strange and Shadow of Mordor, haven't tried any others yet.

Edit: Tried on Ubuntu 17.10

Thanks! Worked for all my currently installed Feral games, including Dirt Rally which I recently bought and haven't played yet so that makes me really excited

Oh, and the last line should be
$ ln -s x86_64/* .
Didn't work without the asterix for me.

"hmm worked in Hitman but not in Total War Warhammer...."

now fixed, only use one fix I tried the LD path and the ln -s x86_64 at the same time and that did not work at all

anybody had success on that with Ubuntu 17.10?


Last edited by J at 7 October 2017 at 4:03 pm UTC
Brisse 14 October 2017 at 5:46 pm UTC
Just received an update on Ubuntu 17.10 which claims to fix this issue.
J 14 October 2017 at 7:39 pm UTC
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BrisseJust received an update on Ubuntu 17.10 which claims to fix this issue.

yes seems to work - just deleted the symbolic links in Total War Warhammer and it starts!!!

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