dutt Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:05am
Serious Sam 3 won't start
I'm trying to play Serious Sam 3 but it won't start, if I run it from Steam it asks for normal or modded version, but if I run it form a terminal I get this:

usr@comp /media/dfcab673-b98e-4efc-b326-4718e691d8a9/foldername/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin $ ./Sam3
WRN: CPU Power saving is enabled and performance governor is not used.
INF: GameEnv API: Steam
dlopen failed trying to load:
/media/dfcab673-b98e-4efc-b326-4718e691d8a9/dutt/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.sowith error:
libtier0_s.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; Sys_LoadModule failed to load: /media/dfcab673-b98e-4efc-b326-4718e691d8a9/dutt/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steamclient.so
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; unable to locate a running instance of Steam, or a local steamclient.dll.

But that file does exist at that location:
$ ls /media/dfcab673-b98e-4efc-b326-4718e691d8a9/dutt/Steam/ubuntu12_32/ | grep steamclient
steamclient.so

Which leaves me...confused.
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blackout24 Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:09am 
You don't give any information about what system you are running and what specs your PCs has and what drivers you are using which leaves us....unable to help you.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:09am
dutt Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:15am 
Here's what I got from the hardware info dialog in Steam. Linux Mint is an ubuntu derivate, so I thought it would work the same. I've got two screens but one X server to be able to move windows between screens, didn't know how to achieve that otherwise.

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 3060 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Operating System Version:
Linux Mint 13 Maya (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.2.0-31-generic
X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server Release: 11103000
X Window Manager: Marco
Steam Runtime Version: <Runtime enabled>

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 570/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 313.09
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 0 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x1081
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 2
Primary Display Resolution: 3840 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 3840 x 1080
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 1280 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC889

Memory:
RAM: 5968 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
LANG: en_US.UTF-8
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 486116 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 113711 Mb
MrTheSoulzツ Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:27am 
you are ruinng nvidia BETA drivers and your suprised it didnt work?
Last edited by MrTheSoulzツ; Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:28am
dutt Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:28am 
I wasn't aware of that, I'll try to switch to whichever is the normal version. Thanks for the tip.
Last edited by dutt; Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:28am
MrTheSoulzツ Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:29am 
Originally posted by dutt:
I wasn't aware of that, I'll try to switch to whichever is the normal version.
also you should try to install it from the repository, it fixes alot of problems people have :)
EDIT: the latest recommended stable version is 310.32
Last edited by MrTheSoulzツ; Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:30am
blackout24 Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
you are ruinng nvidia BETA drivers and your suprised it didnt work?

1. They are not NVIDIA beta drivers
2. They work just fine. Mine are even newer 313.18

You can almost always use anything by NVIDIA even if it is beta. I use their driver for years now on Linux and never had even a single issue with them.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/nvidia/ 313.18 is stable. Ubuntu nvidia-current drivers are just extremely outdated due to Ubuntus release model.

It looks like you are missing a library which provides libtier0_s.so. Might have to do some googleing.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:40am
MrTheSoulzツ Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:49am 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
you are ruinng nvidia BETA drivers and your suprised it didnt work?

1. They are not NVIDIA beta drivers
2. They work just fine. Mine are even newer 313.18

You can almost always use anything by NVIDIA even if it is beta. I use their driver for years now on Linux and never had even a single issue with them.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/nvidia/ 313.18 is stable. Ubuntu nvidia-current drivers are just extremely outdated due to Ubuntus release model.

It looks like you are missing a library which provides libtier0_s.so. Might have to do some googleing.
exuse me if im wrong but 313.09 are BETA drivers. and 313.18 are oficial releases but its a "under the table" deal in my opinion becuase they do not list it everywhere for some reason, wich makes me think its like "here we give you this but your on your own"

EDIT: and yah ubuntu is usualy a bit alower updating theyr gpu drivers but, if you go to nvidia.com and manualy search for your driver it wont give u the r313 just 310.32 wich nvidia made to bring some of the r313 features to us sonner.
Last edited by MrTheSoulzツ; Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:51am
dutt Feb 21, 2013 @ 11:21am 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
you are ruinng nvidia BETA drivers and your suprised it didnt work?

...snip...

It looks like you are missing a library which provides libtier0_s.so. Might have to do some googleing.

Ah yes you're right. No idea how you knew but when I ran ldd steamclient.so these two lines showed up
libtier0_s.so => not found
libvstdlib_s.so => not found
dutt Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
Originally posted by dutt:
I wasn't aware of that, I'll try to switch to whichever is the normal version.
also you should try to install it from the repository, it fixes alot of problems people have :)
EDIT: the latest recommended stable version is 310.32

Which repo are you using?
MrTheSoulzツ Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:13pm 
Originally posted by dutt:
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
also you should try to install it from the repository, it fixes alot of problems people have :)
EDIT: the latest recommended stable version is 310.32

Which repo are you using?
on ubuntu we go to system settings then softwara & updates then adicional drivers.
on mint since its based on ubuntu id imagine its the same.
Last edited by MrTheSoulzツ; Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:13pm
dutt Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:31pm 
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
Originally posted by dutt:

Which repo are you using?
on ubuntu we go to system settings then softwara & updates then adicional drivers.
on mint since its based on ubuntu id imagine its the same.

Ah, so you haven't added any extra repos to apt then?

In the additional drivers dialog I'm using "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)" but I don't see any actual versions on the drivers that aren't experimental betas, -304 and -310.

I tried switching to (post-release updates) (version current-updates) but that didn't help.
MrTheSoulzツ Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
Originally posted by dutt:
Originally posted by Linux MrTheSoulz:
on ubuntu we go to system settings then softwara & updates then adicional drivers.
on mint since its based on ubuntu id imagine its the same.

Ah, so you haven't added any extra repos to apt then?

In the additional drivers dialog I'm using "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)" but I don't see any actual versions on the drivers that aren't experimental betas, -304 and -310.

I tried switching to (post-release updates) (version current-updates) but that didn't help.
nop, i didnt add a single thing. installed ubuntu 13.04 wich comes with linux headers. installed nvidia-stable-test and im done.
Daily_Lhama Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
While being on ATI I had pretty much the same problem of SS3 not starting anymore - removing ~/.steam/root/SteamApps/common/Serious\ Sam\ 3/Temp/ShaderCache/ pretty much did the trick for me.

See also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/1257
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