Stavvy Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:28am
Team Fortress 2 won't launch!
I have been wasting my entire f****ing day setting Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit up on my Computer and then wasting 2 hours getting steam to work. Then when I try to launch TF2 it says preparing to launch in several minutes and then it says The game is currently unavailable please try again later. I hope there is someone with a similiar problem like me and know the solution cus I really want the penguin.
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-FwG- ^ Bucky Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Commas, use them!
Greenbikerdude Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:30am 
install the beta tf2 on 12.10 somehow 12.10 do not get the binaries and execution scripts dont ask why.... and yes the tf2 beta gives you the penguin, that is how i got it :)
Shark Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
Open a terminal windows and enter this:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
sudo apt-get upgrade

then open the software updater, click settings and install a driver from the additional drivers tab. If you are using nvidia you will need at least 310 and for amd it does not matter that much I think. When you did this reboot and it should work.
hirsute Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
But won't the beta give you a tux in your beta backpack ? I haven't bothered with the beta in ages but last time I checked you couldn't trade items from your beta bp to your normal bp.

As for OP, there are multiple reasons you can end up with "game unavailable at this time". It's often linked to steam not being able to update a game. Restarting steam, allowing steam to update the game, going out of offline mode, doing an integrity check, deleting clientregistry.blob, (...), may help. Though since you were never able to launch the game, it could a deeper issue.

Bottom line, we can spend hours doing divination, but we can't know without details on your system, how you installed it, how you installed steam and tf2. And as a last resort, console outputs and pastebins links to your steam logs.
Last edited by hirsute; Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:31pm
Stavvy Feb 15, 2013 @ 1:04pm 
I installed Ubuntu using the wubi programe and I installed TF2 by downloading it through steam
Lt_Iversen Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
YES! It started for me just have to wait it out. Im thrilled cause i got the Tux!
Jeremiah VI Apr 24, 2013 @ 6:31am 
I had a similar problem, game preparing to launch then flash black screen then back to desktop.
I installed the latest AMD drivers for linux 13.1
and the problem was solved, game runs great:
I'm using ubuntu 12.04
Radeon HD 6870
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Date Posted: Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:28am
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