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I downloaded Team Fortress 2 in Steam (did I really have to say that?), but whenever I try to launch it it says "Preparing to Launch Team Fortress 2", then closes out. No error, no nothing. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10, with an Nvidia Geforce 6150 LE and nvidia-304-updates from Synaptic Package Manager. The weird thing is that this game used to work in Windows (which I don't have anymore).

I am also having this problem with Dota 2 and all other games.

Here is the error message for a TF2 crash.

ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/isaak/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
CGameStreamThread: Added instance ID 5704 for appid 440
pid 5706 != 5705, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/isaak/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
CGameStreamThread: Added instance ID 5705 for appid 440
/media/isaak/Steam Flash/Steam/SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/hl2.sh: line 64: hl2debug: command not found
pid 5708 != 5705, skipping destruction (fork without exec?)
CGameStreamThread: Added instance ID 5707 for appid 440
Game removed: AppID 440 "Team Fortress 2", ProcID 5703 

Here is what has been tried so far(tried debugging TF2):

  1. Verifying the game cache(right-clicking game>Properties>Local Files>Verify Integrity of Game Cache)
  2. Disabling the Steam overlay(Steam Community in game)
  3. Disabling the intro video and starting in windowed mode with the launch options of -novid and -sw, respectively.
  4. Refreshing the Steam install(reinstalling) by deleting all the files in .local/share/Steam except SteamApps, steam_bin.sh and steam.sh and launching Steam again so that a new Steam client will be downloaded and installed

After all this I am still getting a crash when I try to launch my games.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

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Thanks for the help. –  TheBadDonkey Jan 28 at 2:37

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