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MrIdentical Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:24am
Corrupted games on Linux Mint 16
Not sure if this is where to post this but I'm having an issue, possibly a bug.

If I download a game, it'll play for a while. But after a while it'll crash and not load again. When I check the integrity of the files the check fails and it decides to download the whole game, and I'm on a REALLY slow connection here.

It happened with X3: the Reunion which is like 3 gig and it just happened wit Starbound, which I am really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ about. Unlike the windows client it doesn't seem to be able to re-download the corrupted parts of the game and elects to download the whole thing.

Has anyone experienced this before, or something like it? Any advice?
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Zyro Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:36am 
Sounds like theres something wrong with your disc...
MrIdentical Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:41am 
It isn't doing it for anything else, steam seems to be the only program having this issue
Zyro Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:56am 
On the other hand, many programs just don't check if the data is still fine. I think you should check your dics, data must not be corrupted.
Sunr' ever Feb 26, 2014 @ 9:07am 
I suggest you to test another distro, for example, OpenSUSE.
phillippi2 Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:04pm 
Try restarting your computer. It'll still redownload, but only once more.
Sensei Aizen Feb 26, 2014 @ 3:56pm 
You're OpenSuse - user? I've heard that the controlling and their GUI-settings is nice comfortable like in mac/windows.
Last edited by Sensei Aizen; Feb 27, 2014 @ 11:11am
Sunr' ever Feb 26, 2014 @ 7:12pm 
Originally posted by MedicByCall:
Your OpenSuse - user? I've heard that the controlling and thier GUI-settings is nice comfortable like in mac/windows.

Yes, I've been using OpenSUSE for a few months now. This distro is amazing, I highly recommend it. There are indeed lots of GUI settings you can do using YaST. All system administration, including very complex ones (like server set up) can be done by graphical mode. I don't usually use them though, but they are pretty nice.
MrIdentical Feb 27, 2014 @ 1:21am 
I tried SUSE a few years back and at that time it was pretty sluggish, but if I end up changing distros I might give it another try.

I redownloaded the files, and backed them up to an external HD so if it happens again I'll just use the backups and work it out from there.
Dusk of Oolacile Feb 27, 2014 @ 3:13am 
What you should be doing is running memtest and checking temperatures. If you do have a faulty hardware somewhere, changing distros won't help a bit.
Sensei Aizen Feb 27, 2014 @ 11:16am 
It sound like Suse could become a real desktop without CLI.
This would be very good for users coming from windows.

However, administrating a server like 'Windows Server' by GUI is foolish.
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Date Posted: Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:24am
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