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The latest kernel update (kernel ending in '59') on 14.04, and which I installed today, has somehow blocked use of certain parts of my computer's file system. I'm no expert, but the last readable message during boot ended with 'file system blocked'. No idea why, but previous kernels seem to be working OK, and allow Steam to install/access games with no ...


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Install your graphics card drivers. If they're not available for Ubuntu, then use Windows 7 on a separate partition.


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OK, so what you need to do at an absolute minimum is to add more RAM. Games work best when they have someplace to live while they're running, and the swop space on the hard drive is a few magnitudes too slow. I'd go out and buy 16GB of RAM, and throw it in there. That would solve that problem. If you don't want to just upgrade RAM, you could disable ...


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The minimum requirements on the games website are: Minimum OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2. DirectX 10 I remember that there was such a package for Windows Media Player 10 (the last version for XP) which basically added playback functionality for newer formats, but I'm not ...


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From the Steam website, you can download the Windows version of steam. go here and click the "Windows" link right below the install button. http://store.steampowered.com/about/ Next, run Windows steam using wine (I'm assuming you have wine installed from your comments). Optional: set WINEPREFIX to a special path if you want to isolate Steam from other ...


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You must enable that plugin sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3d


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For me, SDL2-2.0.3 was used. -> Had trouble with no video driver found. typed sudo apt-get install xorg-dev did another ./configure and it reported this Assembly Math : mmx 3dnow sse sse2 Audio drivers : disk dummy oss Video drivers : dummy x11(dynamic) opengl X11 libraries : xcursor xinerama xinput2 xinput2_multitouch xrandr xscrnsaver xshape ...


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It finally seems I found the answer. It pretty surprising for me really. I feel like... it's all about my hard drive! Hard drive I used asking this question just died few days ago. For now I'm forced to used my backup, which is stored on my external drive. I've got Ubuntu there and and I'm just using it. I tried playing Hearthstone and it just works ...


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You'll have to enable Basemosaic in the Nvidia driver to get all monitors working together, when Xinerama is enabled.


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Wine does not work well with games, seeing as they are complexly written. Instead you should use PlayOnLinux, a better alternative that's also free.


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Wine is NOT for running games. Instead, use PlayOnLinux, a much better free alternative, which also sandboxes executables. Do not forget to look in your task manager for any *.exe processes.


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You can't install an archive directly. Follow the steps below. Download the archive (skip if already done) cd wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz Extract the archive (skip if already done) tar xf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz Change the folder cd mcpi Start ./minecraft-pi tar xf your_filename All ...


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I've had some success launching apps through wine from the Linux Steam client. As Michael suggests, you need to use a shell script to launch them. For example, I use this to launch path of exile, named poe.exe: #!/bin/bash unset LD_PRELOAD export WINEPREFIX=/media/stephen/d_extra/PoE/ export WINEDEBUG=-all cd $WINEPREFIX cd drive_c cd "Path of Exile" wine ...


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You could try the Add a Non-Steam Game option and direct it to a shell script that launches the game but this wouldn't solve much as it would also launch the Windows Steam client as well because the client is needed to authenticate the game as part of the DRM process. If the Linux client could authenticate DRM for Windows games than all would be fine but it ...


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There is a bug in the Ubuntu package. The download from the website works (if you run the binary, not using "blenderplayer") -- see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yofrankie/+bug/899954


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I have referred to this answer in the past and can confirm that it sufficiently answers your question


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Try other (older/newer) Wine versions. Some programs work better with different versions of Wine than the ones provided by APT. Various versions of Wine can be easily managed with PlayOnLinux. To install POL, run the following command: sudo apt-get install playonlinux PlayOnLinux brings installation scripts for various pieces of software. Unfortunately, ...


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This does seem to affect Steam on both Windows and Linux, the best way I've found to stop it from happening is to pause the download when the problem starts, then wait 10-15 seconds, then unpause the download and repeat when it happens again.


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This problem is caused by the Steam's old bundled version of libstdc++. Possible solutions: (from https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/3273) Redirect steam runtime's symlink for libstdc++.so.6 to the systems. Replace XX with the version of your system's libstdc++. You need to update this when libstdc++ is updated. $ ln -sf ...


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The only build for Trusty is the current unstable build. That might be fine or you could build the development copy from source. This is all extremely documented. Here's how I'd install from the unstable packages: Download the SDK deb installers and install. Optionally do the same for the samples (same link) Follow the tutorial to test the samples. ...


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I wound up running steam --reset That got the the steam client to launch again and load the ui. It did show the following errors but continued loading This might be helpful though. I just ran steam --reset and then tried again. Now I am actually getting some errors You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libv8.so ...


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It's not Ubuntu question, but primarily Wine. See their site https://appdb.winehq.org/. There you can see list of Windows applications and their Wine tests (for different versions, distributions and etc). They have good rank and description (usually) for wine abilities for running different applications or workarounds to run something using Wine.


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There are a few ways to do it, you could download steam for windows using wine then download the games, or if you had enough ram you could use virtualbox with a windows os. and if you're a hardcore gamer you could download windows alongside ubuntu.


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The default steam libary is in ~/.local/share/Steam. I'm not sure if it's possible to change but if you changed it you would know where it is.


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In geenral no, but instead you can use some applications that run .exe files from inside Ubuntu, such as wine, playonlinux .... The most known is wine. you can install wine using the command: sudo apt-get install wine Once wine is installed you can create a Windows environment inside your Ubuntu so you can install and use some windows app inside. Here ...


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I'm also a gamer. I decided to set my system to dual boot. I already had a SSD drive that wasn't being used so, I put the Ubuntu disk image onto a flash drive and used the installer to create the partition for the OS and a partition for the swap file and told the installer to put the boot loader on the Ubuntu drive then, went into my BIOS and set it to the ...


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00 02 * * * DISPLAY=:0.0 steam (Thank you to muru for giving me the clue to figure this out!) This line in cron will start Steam every night at 02:00 (2:00AM). The breakdown is this: the first part is standard cron "minutes, hours, days (of the month), months, days (of the week)", so the 00 means at zero minutes past the hour; the 02 means at 2 on the 12 ...


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Not sure for every game, but wine is a tool which you can use to execute some of the windows based applications and games.


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A Heroes of Newerth developer posted this fix on the HoN reddit: The XML library we use has a new dependency on Ubuntu 15.04 which requires a newer version of the C++ standard library than we use. The internal band-aid fix for this is to grab the libxml2.so.2 from a 12.04.5 and drop it into the HoN/libs-x86_64 directory and then HoN will be able to be ...


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This might work: cd ~/steamcmd ./steamcmd.sh https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD#Linux.2FOS_X These are the commands to install updates: Install or update the app using the app_update command (supplying a Steam Application ID). To also validate the app, add validate to the command. To download a beta branch, use the -beta option – for ...



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