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I just downloaded the Humble Bundle with the game Bastion. After installing Bastion and starting it up, only it shows first a few logos, and then only a black screen and the mouse pointer. I can here the sound fine.

I read a message board that recommended starting it with -windowed -x 1280 -y 720 which does not work.

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, with a Intel 3000 integrated graphics card. Does anyone know how I can get this to work properly?

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I think it's just Linux driver flakiness. I had the same issue on open source Nvidia drivers until I installed the proprietary ones. – MarkovCh1 Jun 3 '12 at 17:27
Unfortunately, the reason the -windowed option doesn't work if you start with the shell script (in /opt/bastion/Bastion as packaged trough the software center) is that the shell script doesn't pass the command line arguments on to the Bastion.bin.x86_64 binary. To fix this, append ' $@' to the 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH=lib64:. ./Bastion.bin.x86_64' line in the script. Unfortunately, -windowed is the only way the game works for me. – Steve Beattie Jun 11 '12 at 23:36
up vote 16 down vote accepted

This helped me:

sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0

Mike_IronFist said at

(Bastion) use S3tc textures and for some reason Intel graphics cards don't use these automatically on Linux.

Thread on the problem:

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This package fixed also "Psychonaut", that it wasn't starting before. – dag729 Jun 11 '12 at 14:58

If running the steam version, go to the game launcher > right click, properties, press the select launch options button, and add this


That fixed it for me on Ubuntu 14.04.3, x64

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