selwynorren
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The Long Dark Steam Game

Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:25 am

Hey Guys,

So I received the game the Long Dark as a gift from my kids - Yay!

However when I launch it, it launches into a blank windows. After some research I read teh following on teh steam forum:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/305620/d ... 250932415/

I need to set teh run option as
LD_PRELOAD=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL2-2.0.so.0 %command% -screen-fullscreen 0 -screen-width 2560 -screen-height 1440

However this still runs it in 54bit mode and does not seem to work.

I have to set the LSI to 32bit then it seems to launch without issues. However then my other games don't launch at all. Is there a better way to fix this?

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Jesus_Couto
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:32 pm

Set the LSI back to 64bit and launch the game. When the "black screen" appear loose focus of the game using alt+tab or whichever method you prefer and focus on the game again. It works for me.

selwynorren
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:49 pm

Howdy,

Yeah thanks for the advice, unfortunately I cant seem to get it to work on my side.

King_Boru
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:13 pm

Have you verified that directory actually exists?

Disable the in game overlay?

Have you tried launching the game outside of steam?

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Jesus_Couto
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:42 pm

selwynorren wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:49 pm
Howdy,

Yeah thanks for the advice, unfortunately I cant seem to get it to work on my side.
Unfortunately after some more "testing" (read attempts to play) it doesn't work as I wrote earlier. 90% of tries, the game doesn't even start and hangs on the initial black screen. Tried with both open source drivers and nvidia ones, but it seems that it's a Linux issue since I've read that a lot of distros have the same problem. It's a shame really because the game it's awesome.

selwynorren
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:26 pm

King_Boru wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Have you verified that directory actually exists?

Disable the in game overlay?

Have you tried launching the game outside of steam?
Howdy, thanks above, I have done those, and the game still will not run in 64bit mode. Getting it to run in 32bit mode works fine, however then I have to exit and change back to 64bit for the other games to work.

The Long Dark does have a 64bit executable, however I just get the blank screen.

sunnyflunk
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:00 am

Are you fully up to date? The latest LSI has the ability to launch the unity games in non full screen as one of the older versions of unity is broken and gives a black screen (which sounds some what like what you are experiencing).

selwynorren
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Re: The Long Dark Steam Game

Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:54 am

sunnyflunk wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:00 am
Are you fully up to date? The latest LSI has the ability to launch the unity games in non full screen as one of the older versions of unity is broken and gives a black screen (which sounds some what like what you are experiencing).
Thx Sunnynk, yeah I am fully updated. Unfortunately it does not resolve the 32bit launch for me.

Fortunately the 32bit does work when I loose focus and then regain focus of the window. For now I just quit steam, force teh 32bit mode and relaunch when I want to play the game.

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