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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Trying to run Portal for Linux Reply with quote

I just installed steam through the steam overlay, and I have steam installed fine and Portal downloaded. When I click to run portal, I get the valve logo, then the game just crashes, or never runs in the first place. I'm not even sure where to look for error output for this.

I'm guessing maybe it is because I'm using the radeon driver. I figured it might be fast enough for an older game like that. Will the older Valve games run using the radeon driver? Or does it require fglrx?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start the game from a terminal unless its wine, and paste the terminal output here.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steam-overlay should pull in all required dependencies. Did you activate the steamgames-source_engine use flag? Maybe you're missing s3tc.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eyoung100 wrote:
Start the game from a terminal unless its wine, and paste the terminal output here.


Does steam run non-native games through wine?
If so does it take care of the necessary wine setup/customization/prefix stuff?

(Sorry for going off-topic - this is the first reference I've seen to Steam and wine together.)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eyoung100 wrote:
Start the game from a terminal unless its wine, and paste the terminal output here.

It looks like they're speaking of the native Steam version due to the mention of steam-overlay. In any case, I agree: terminal output is the first thing whether or not using Wine (I'd almost say even more so when using Wine!).

depontius wrote:
Does steam run non-native games through wine?
If so does it take care of the necessary wine setup/customization/prefix stuff?

(Sorry for going off-topic - this is the first reference I've seen to Steam and wine together.)

I'm pretty sure that's a no... well, as far as I am aware, it's very much a no. I actually highly doubt they would want to integrate any such thing into the mix, especially since one comment I seem to remember from Gabe N. was something along the lines of disliking the idea of Linux users having to resort to Wine. I could remember wrong, though!

It probably wouldn't even be tricky to do, in a sense, but I can imagine several issues (not that I'm any sort of an expert). I like Wine a lot, but I guess I just like my Wine as it is, with no Steam in it, although I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean.


As for the issue here, can't say much since I don't have any experience nor much knowledge in general on radeon and fglrx, neither have I used the overlay (I simply installed the native version by using the script as described in the wikki).

The terminal output, as suggested, might give some clues, however. =)
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