• Steam does not run certain games except with Terminal command

    Regardless of what distro you’re using, Steam comes with an Ubuntu 12.04 based runtime. steam-native is basically a launcher that runs STEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam, disabling the Ubuntu 12.04 runtime and telling Steam to use the system libraries instead.

    The arch package steam-native-runtime comes with all the libraries you’ll need to run steam with STEAM_RUNTIME=0, but some games require additional libraries.

    I’m not sure what exactly the issue with Portal 2 is, but it seems that it ignores your STEAM_RUNTIME variable and tries to use the Ubuntu 12.04 runtime anyway. Which is why you need to manually load the additional libraries with LD_PRELOAD before launching the game.

  • @DanielPowerNL

    LD_PRELOAD=’/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so’ /usr/bin/steam
    Loads and plays the game

    LD_PRELOAD=’/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so’ /usr/bin/steam-native
    Loads but does not play the game

    Running Steam(native) which your launch options does not play the game

    and I can’t even open Steam normally

  • Also, I’m trying to run the game ,Gear Up , with this command

    LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so' /usr/bin/steam

    , and these are the errors I’m getting

    AppID 214420 "Gear Up", ProcID 22039, IP
    ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/daniel/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
    >>> Adding process 22039 for game ID 214420
    ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/daniel/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
    >>> Adding process 22040 for game ID 214420
    Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 214420
    Steam_SetMinidumpSteamID:  Caching Steam ID:  76561198053238632 [API loaded no]
    Fatal error in __driConfigOptions line 1, column 0: unknown encoding.
    Log file "Application.log" created
    Using settings "Application.config"
    Steam; Available languages: english,german,french,italian,schinese,russian,polish,dutch,swedish,czech,romanian
    Steam; Waiting for stats...
    Game removed: AppID 214420 "Gear Up", ProcID 22040 
    No cached sticky mapping in ActivateActionSet.
  • Could you please do the following in the terminal and post output?
    1 Run steam-native
    2 Set the Launch Options for Portal 2 to LD_PRELOAD='/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so' %command%
    3 Run Portal 2

    Make sure you copy/paste the launch options exactly as they are shown. Do not remove or change %command%. As for Gear Up, I’m not sure exactly what’s going wrong from the output you’ve given, and I don’t have the game myself to test.

  • @DanielPowerNL

    I don’t have portal downloaded lol

  • The instructions I gave were specifically for Portal 2, and Portal 2 is the game OP mentioned, so when you said the instructions didn’t work, I assumed you meant with Portal 2.

    What game are you trying to play that runs with LD_PRELOAD=’/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so’ /usr/bin/steam but not steam-native.

  • @DanielPowerNL I think you’re mixing people up in this thread :P

    I think the other guy will be thrilled to know his Portal 2 will work, but I’m talking about the game Meadows that works with that stuff and doesn’t work with the others.

  • For Meadows, try setting this as the launch options and run with steam-native.

    LD_PRELOAD=’/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so’ %command%

  • @DanielPowerNL Game doesn’t load

    Game update: AppID 486310 "Meadow", ProcID 25448, IP
    ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/daniel/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
    >>> Adding process 25448 for game ID 486310
    /bin/sh: /usr//libgcc_s.so.1: No such file or directory
    >>> Adding process 25449 for game ID 486310
    Game removed: AppID 486310 "Meadow", ProcID 25448 
    No cached sticky mapping in ActivateActionSet.
  • Sorry, just now realizing that the launch options I gave in my latest post are exactly the same as the ones from my original post. I copy/pasted from your post above and replaced /usr/steam with %command%, the same way that I fixed Portal 2.

    I’m not sure why libgcc_s.so.1 loads when you run LD_PRELOAD=’/usr/$LIB/libstdc++.so.6 /usr/$LIB/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libxcb.so.1 /usr/$LIB/libgpg-error.so’ /usr/bin/steam, but fails to load when you run the same thing in Steam’s launch arguments.

    Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  • @DanielPowerNL Hey I appreciate the help in trying!

  • @DanielPowerNL Sorry for the radio silence on the forums past couple days. Believe it or not, I had a light bulb moment and thought of that exact solution, but then started having problems on Steam itself. End result, I gave up on vanilla Arch and installed Antergos - I find this community to be a lot nicer and the OS to be a lot easier to work with. Way I see it, the behind the scenes stuff that I need that I would spend hours searching the wiki for on Arch being there from the get go far outweighs the stuff that I don’t need like a GUI for pacman and so forth.

    Thanks for the help though!

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