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[Fixed, needs testing] Dying Light refuses to launch
Zuul commented on 21 January 2019 at 4:17 pm UTC

bintsmokDying Light works without problem on Linux through Steam Play.
How do you start it through Steam Play?

edit: jfc...nevermind. Somehow I wasn't in the steam beta :/

apprentix commented on 29 January 2019 at 12:42 am UTC

The Bronx workaround works for Dead Island Definitive Edition as well.

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Radeon RX Vega 56
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5
LLVM 7.0.0
Mesa 18.2.8

mylka commented on 18 February 2019 at 5:02 am UTC

also works for me on DIDE
i have DIDE riptide installed with proton

both games use the same engine. performance seems also the same, native and proton
only thing i noticed is, that the GPU fan spins around 2700rpm on native and 2100rpm on proton

cement_head commented on 25 March 2019 at 4:26 pm UTC


This fix does not work for me, using 18.04 LTS Intel i7 8565U and the Intel HD Graphics (3x8 Whisky Lake GT2). It just hangs the entire X11 environment and requires a hard reset. If I remove the file suggested by @Bronx, DY crashes as soon a the white progress bar completes. I am using the X-SWAT PPA and the <MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5 MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=450 %command%> in the "Set Game Launch Options"

I've filed a ticket and sent them all the relevant files.


EDIT: I fixed it. I downloaded and compiled this shim:
Also, is an explanation why the MESA causes the game to fail on launch.

skyrrd commented on 25 March 2019 at 6:17 pm UTC

Interesting, how is the performance on your igpu?

bintsmok commented on 15 July 2019 at 12:26 pm UTC

croberts_81Who tested ?

I tested and the game still crashes to desktop after the first loading screen (the one with black screen and thin white loading bar).

Mesa 19.1.2
Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 LTS
Linux kernel 4.18
Radeon RX 580 8GB

Zelox commented on 20 August 2019 at 9:35 pm UTC

benjusmaximusI simplified the process and uploaded the specific file you need so all people have to do it's just extract this file into the dying light folder.

Old thread I know but still wanna thank you for this .
Works on arch like a charm

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