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this involves the game Hotline Miami which I bought from the Humble Bundle 8 a while ago.

After installing it and clicking the executable nothing happened so I ran it from the terminal and got this error:

/opt/hotline-miami/hotline_launcher: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

But I do appear to have installed according to the locate command which gives me this:


Any idea on what is causing this problem? I wasn't able to find any solution online.

Computer is an Acer 4830TG running Ubuntu 12.04 (This game worked on 12.10 perfectly fine before I had decided to switch to 12.04)

share|improve this question… – Qasim Jul 7 '13 at 12:56
@Qasim I tried your answer in that link to the question you posted but I still get the error I posted above. – ThatsNotMyName Jul 7 '13 at 13:14
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/ /lib32/ && sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa/ /lib64/ && sudo ldconfig -v – Qasim Jul 7 '13 at 13:21
Ok I tried it again but replaced it with the 64 bit libraries but now I get error while loading shared libraries: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64, I looked up the solution for it but that didn't work and i still get the same error. – ThatsNotMyName Jul 7 '13 at 13:34
up vote 0 down vote accepted

It seems that if I uninstall ia32-libs and the packages that depended on it the game will run though there is the issue of no sound currently.

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Could you add instructions on which specific libraries and how exactly you removed them to your answer in order to help future users? Thanks. – Kevin Bowen Jul 8 '13 at 0:52
ok, I added which libraries I had removed. – ThatsNotMyName Jul 8 '13 at 4:00

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