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Old 10-12-2021, 02:14 PM   #1
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Smile Need a game to test my PC's setup in steam


Hi! Everybody

I having bad luck trying to run gamesn in steam, basically they install but when I try to run them the client, a little window appears saying updating configuration for a few seconds, then I wait at least a minute and nothing happens. My only idea is to ask you for a cross platform game (preferably free or free to play (not a fast paced shooter), so I can try to test the performance of my setup, then I will have an idea what games I can play. I usually like simulation shooters, like mech robots shooters, space shooters, and military shooters, and strategy first person shooters FPS. I already tried war robots and counter strike global offensive, get the problem explain at the beginning of this massage. So, can you please advise of a (prefferally 3D and a non 3D/regular game) to test my PC setup? I will try to attach the specifications of my 2 PC's with this massage. Thanks for your time and help. Have a nice day.
 
Old 10-13-2021, 11:08 AM   #2
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https://store.steampowered.com/app/7...bal_Offensive/
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:14 AM   #3
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DOTA 2 is my go-to test game. True cross platform (native linux) and free to play. I don't actually like the game, but that's secondary.
 
Old 10-13-2021, 12:52 PM   #4
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Hi! Everybody

Thanks, for the replies. I will try DOTA 2, as suggested. Let me say it again, I already tried counter strike: global offensive, and does not work for me. Wish me luck! Thanks for your time and help. Have a nice day.
 
Old 10-13-2021, 03:36 PM   #5
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Out of curiosity - are you using the native linux Steam client, or are you running Steam in Wine? When you click to 'play' a game, sometimes on first-run it will run updates and then never come back to actually starting the game, so you may need to close that window (after the progress bar finishes) and click 'Play' again (yes I know this is 'bad' and 'stupid' - you can go complain to Valve about their UX if it bothers you enough). Do you have all the depends for Steam installed? (depending on your distro this can be pretty significant - it requires full multilib support and (if I'm not mistaken) PulseAudio)

Do non-Steam games/3D applications work? For example does SuperTuxKart work? Do you know if you have proper drivers installed for your 3D accelerator? etc
 
Old 10-14-2021, 04:01 PM   #6
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Hi! Everybody

I run native linux steam client.
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you may need to close that window (after the progress bar finishes) and click 'Play' again (yes I know this is 'bad' and 'stupid' - you can go complain to Valve about their UX if it bothers you enough).
Okay, I did not know that one, thanks for the workaround. Yes, I know about the multiarch dependencies required, and have the multiarch enable.

Code:
maverick@TopGun:~$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
[sudo] password for maverick:          
maverick@TopGun:~$
I also found out from other forums, that ubuntu based distros like mine, are missing 3 required libraries before installing the linux steam client on PC's with hybrid graphics (INTEL and NVIDIA) video controllers build in. The missing libraries are, and can be installed with apt command on terminal:

Code:
sudo apt install libatk-adaptor:i386, libgail-common:i386, libnvidia-gl-470:i386
Also, the steam client displayed a note, when I run it for the first time on terminal, telling me that the performance option for mesa was turn off, and advised me to put this command inside of /etc/sysctl.conf, at the end of it, which is:

Code:
dev.i915.perf_stream_paranoid=0
Yes, I have pulseaudio installed already. Yes, my 3D local games run fine, and also have the latest avaliable NVIDIA graphics for linux mint, which are 470.63.01 as an now.

The other things that I found and try are the steam support pages specially these tips:

https://help.steampowered.com/en/faq...F529-F956-6292



https://github.com/FizzleFuze/SteamN...eTerminal3.png

https://steamcommunity.com/app/22141...7541481/?ctp=3

When I tried this tips or workarounds, I can now play, DOTA2, WAR THUNDER. I can not still run counter strike: global offensive yet.
 
Old 10-15-2021, 02:51 AM   #7
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Did you install Steam from your package manager repo, or from some other method? All of the depends should've beeen handled by apt on Ubuntu or Ubuntu-alikes if you just grab it from the repo.
 
Old 10-15-2021, 12:40 PM   #8
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Hi! Everybody

I downloaded the steam Linux client from steam website, and installed with apt command. Packages in distro repositories are known to be old at least 90% of the time, so you have to always hunt/search the web for the latest release of packages/programs. The web page for steam Linux client is:

From Steam's repository:

https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/

From Steam's download page:

https://store.steampowered.com/about/
 
Old 10-15-2021, 07:15 PM   #9
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Hi! Everybody

I downloaded the steam Linux client from steam website, and installed with apt command. Packages in distro repositories are known to be old at least 90% of the time, so you have to always hunt/search the web for the latest release of packages/programs. The web page for steam Linux client is:

From Steam's repository:

https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/

From Steam's download page:

https://store.steampowered.com/about/
Hate to say it but: Incorrect install method likely led to issues with dependencies. Note that your statement "Packages in distro repositories are known to be old at least 90% of the time, so you have to always hunt/search the web for the latest release of packages/programs." is incorrect with Steam (and is a very Windows-like mentality elsewhere) - there is only ever one version of Steam in the wild (current), all the 'installer' does is provide a stub that lets it go fetch the current build (and it will update at run time whenever a new update is available). But that doesn't mean the .deb package from Valve solves all of the dependencies that Steam needs, because its just distributing the stub (e.g. if you're loading Steam on a distro that does not have a package in its repos (like Slackware or PCLOS), there's generally a very long list of dependencies you need to confirm before you hit 'go' on the .deb from Valve). I would remove what you've got installed (games and Steam itself), and load it from the distro repo and let it grab all of its dependencies, and try again, so that at least you know you've got all the dependencies resolved as a starting off point.
 
Old 10-18-2021, 06:15 AM   #10
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Try to enable Proton. Proton is customized wine bundled and included with Steam. If native linux engine fails windows engine under Proton may work. Most developer emphasis currently seems to be on supporting linux through Proton path at Steam these days.
 
Old 10-18-2021, 11:29 AM   #11
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Maybe take a look at terminal output, see if any hints there.

To launch csgo use
Code:
steam steam://rungameid/730
for example this is mine loading to the point the CS:GO stuff comes up on the screen:
http://paste.debian.net/plain/1215880
Note I have old GPU so vulkan not supported.
 
Old 10-20-2021, 04:07 PM   #12
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Try "-safe" as launch option (for csgo).
 
  


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