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Lets talk about steam. Specifically getting games to work.

Postby zedzdead on Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:14 am

I downloaded and installed LM15 cinnamon 64-bit version recently on a separate HDD. I wanted to see if I could get any games to work so I downloaded and installed the latest amd drivers for Linux.

After waiting for my game to finish downloading (Garry's Mod) I hit play to see if it would work, sadly it didn't. It hung on a black screen to where I could only see my mouse. What can I do to fix this? Are the other drivers I should be using?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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Re: Lets talk about steam. Specifically getting games to wor

Postby HarzVieh on Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:50 am

Here is how I get X3:AP to work: I did install Linux mate 14.1 64 bit on my Game PC. I did update the OS and install the latest 310 version of Nvidia proprietary driver. I did read the latest review from Dedoimedo:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-olivia-cinnamon-high.html
http://www.dedoimedo.com/games/steam-linux-beta-here.html
The Steam software distribution service beta is currently only available on Ubuntu 12.04, at least officially, although you can try to get it running on any distro. If you have an Nvidia card, you will also need the latest Nvidia 310 drivers. Steam beta client comes as a single DEB package, named steam.deb. Before you execute this file, you will need to do a bit of preparatory housekeeping first, though. Namely, Steam client is a 32-bit package, so if you have a 64-bit system, you will must install the 32-bit libraries for it. This is done by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Once this step is complete, you can proceed with the .deb package installation.


I did install ia32-libs like he said and dowloaded the Steam file from here:
http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
Once it is downloadet, I did go to my Downloads folder and right click on the "steam_latest.deb" file and choose "Open with GDebi package installer"
When Steam starts first time, it send me code to my e-mail adress.. it may be so because I did have installed Steam on openSuse 12.3 earlier, it
thinks I have another computer, but the hardware was the same, just another hard drive and now Linux mint installed.

Now.. I did read a lot about Steam on Linux. Many people have problems with AMD drivers. In my case I did go to my Game developers website:
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=335500
and read all that trough, in particular about the hardware they have and Operating systems. Only after that, I try Steam on my PC.
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Re: Lets talk about steam. Specifically getting games to wor

Postby HarzVieh on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:39 am

Edit: Just in case, for all you noobs like me.. after you change your graphic driver,
it is a good measure reboot your PC, because Linux mint say nothing, but if you
look up in hardware info, the driver change only after reboot.. so my experience.
so I downloaded and installed the latest amd drivers for Linux.

If you are sure, the game is working on your PC with Nvidia graphics, then maybe:
http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D23CFE9B36
but the statement:
we invite you to tell us how

make me :lol:
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Re: Lets talk about steam. Specifically getting games to wor

Postby HarzVieh on Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:18 am

Here is the official way of doing thigns, so Steam is working on Linux Mint:
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2302
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