The Journey Down: Chapter One

The Journey Down: Chapter One

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kingstone426  [developer] Jan 9, 2013 @ 2:39pm
The Journey Down on Linux
Hey everybody :)

My name is mathias and I'm doing the programming and pretty much all the tech-stuff on skygoblin. Some of you may have already noticed that there's a linux version of the game available via the (beta) steam linux client. I know at least one player has had problems running it though, so I'm really curious to know if this is an isolated incident or common issue.

If you have tried running TJD on linux, please let me know if it's working or not for you!

Note: TJD requires OpenAL Soft. Since Steam currently has no way of handling external dependencies, you need to install OpenAL Soft on your system to be able to play TJD.

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km3k Jan 9, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
Hi, I tried running the Journey Down on Linux using the Steam beta, but it isn't working for me. It's working on Windows however. When running it on Linux, I install it, but it finishes downloading instantly and I get a "missing executable" error when trying to play it. The reason for this error is that nothing actually downloads. If I right-click and go to Properties, Local Files, Browse Local Files, I am brought to an empty folder, so the game data isn't downloading. I have other games working in the Steam for Linux beta, so it's isolated to TJD.

Also, I have done "Delete Local Content" and reinstalled a few times to force a download, but that hasn't worked either.
Last edited by km3k; Jan 9, 2013 @ 4:43pm
kingstone426  [developer] Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:40pm 
Great bug report, thanks! I'm looking into it right now!
jonesin Jan 9, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
Exact same issue as km3k, just a instant download. Seems like it doesn't find the linux binaries. Ps just bought the game for steam linux :). Cant wait for this to be sorted out.
kingstone426  [developer] Jan 9, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
Waiting for answer from Valve's tech team. Hopefully they just need to flag something for download.
DerRidda Jan 9, 2013 @ 11:09pm 
I came here to ask where the Linux version is, glad to see it's there. I bought TJD Chapter One on Desura when you were still asking a little much for it. Are you expecting any surprises? I had the feeling the Linux version was pretty much done and stable. Is the Steam version any different than the one on Desura?
Last edited by DerRidda; Jan 10, 2013 @ 4:59am
kingstone426  [developer] Jan 10, 2013 @ 12:10am 
The Steam version is "pretty much" identical to the Desura release. To be exact, it is the 32-bit 1.01 (libc 2.13 compatible) version with some minor polish and fixes. So no, I'm not expecting any surprises. But then again, I'm surprised it's not downloading right now..
night5ky Jan 10, 2013 @ 6:25am 
Thanks for the linux support, you got at least 1 more customer because of it :)

edit: unfortunately the downloading of the game doesn't work yet
Last edited by night5ky; Jan 10, 2013 @ 6:26am
theowaern  [developer] Jan 10, 2013 @ 6:52am 
I have a feeling there's some flag waiting to be.. err.. flagged... over on the Valve end of things. We're waiting to hear from them. Thanks for your patience! :)
Putteri Jan 10, 2013 @ 9:16am 
It's working now in Linux (Mint). Thanks for support and fun old-schooly adventure!
moneytoo Jan 10, 2013 @ 9:45am 
Works perfectly on Arch (64-bit, XFCE, GTX560 with official drivers, PulseAudio).
kingstone426  [developer] Jan 10, 2013 @ 9:48am 
Yay it's working :D Turns out there was a little miscommunication between me, theo and Valve so they thought we only wanted to allow linux downloads for a select few testers.

Sorry for the delay and let me know if you experience any other problems!
Last edited by kingstone426; Jan 10, 2013 @ 9:49am
Hyper_Eye Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:00am 
I posted a thread in the Steam for Linux Hub a few minutes ago:

Thanks for supporting Linux!
Last edited by Hyper_Eye; Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:00am
d10sfan Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:11am 
Just bought the game thanks for Linux support! I'll post if I've got any issues
night5ky Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:37am 
Yep works now :)
Footissimo Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:59am 
Didn't create a desktop / application menu item in Kubuntu 12.04 (and Steam says that it is there when I try and do it from the library entry)..aside from that, it's working fine. Thanks for the support (and the bargain game!)
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