Yamzee Sep 14, 2013 @ 8:47am
[SOLVED] Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition and Shadow Warrior Classic Redux not launching
Recently I had purchased the Humble Bundle and Humble Weekly Bundle. I downloaded these games and when I try to launch them, Steam says I am in-game for a second and then I go back to just being online. No game screen pops-up or anything. Help would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Yamzee; Sep 15, 2013 @ 7:47am
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instabilis Sep 14, 2013 @ 9:03am 
If you're using nvidia drivers you need to make a softlink named "libGL.so" to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1 in, ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Duke Nukem 3D/bin/. Same for Shadow Warrior Redux too.

From Terminal this would be:
$ cd ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Duke\ Nukem\ 3D/bin/
$ ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1 libGL.so
Last edited by instabilis; Sep 14, 2013 @ 9:08am
Yamzee Sep 14, 2013 @ 9:39am 
Originally posted by instabilis:
If you're using nvidia drivers you need to make a softlink named "libGL.so" to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1 in, ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Duke Nukem 3D/bin/. Same for Shadow Warrior Redux too.

From Terminal this would be:
$ cd ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Duke\ Nukem\ 3D/bin/
$ ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1 libGL.so
Thank you, but I have an AMD/ATI drivers.
kwahoo Sep 15, 2013 @ 5:38am 
So, find your libGL.so.1 file then create the symbolic link:

sudo ln -s /whereisplaced/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/libGL.so

For open source drivers:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/libGL.so

It works both for DN3D and SW.
R3450N Sep 15, 2013 @ 5:42am 
To find your libGL.so, type:

locate libGL.so

You should find various results, but look for the one which pertains to your AMD/ATI driver.
Yamzee Sep 15, 2013 @ 7:47am 
Thank you everyone, but I solved the problem yesterday from another post on how to fix it.
I should've changed the name here and asked for it to be locked, as it is solved.
Nanaki Oct 6, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
can you post the link in wich you solve this problem please?, i have the same, regards!!!
Yamzee Oct 7, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
I couldn't find it myself after installing a few other distros, the best thing to do is create a symbolic link as shown above.
Kano Oct 7, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
The game is wrongly linked and should be fixed, but if you don't want to create a symlink yourself you can try this:
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev:i386
pandialo Nov 11, 2013 @ 4:49am 
Installing libgl1-mesa-dev:i386 worked fine, thanks for your help!
zeusz4u Dec 3, 2013 @ 1:31am 
Thank you, installing libgl1-mesa-dev:i386 worked here as well. I tried the symbolic link first, but it didn't work.
I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit in Oracle VirtualBox.
NuDigital3000 Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
Originally posted by Kano:
The game is wrongly linked and should be fixed, but if you don't want to create a symlink yourself you can try this:
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev:i386

I can confirm this worked for me. My Linux laptop is running Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with Intel HD 4000 graphics.
veryhoudini Jan 9 @ 12:15am 
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev:i386

worked beautifully for me as well Ubuntu 12.04
Last edited by veryhoudini; Jan 9 @ 12:16am
Ingupin Feb 6 @ 10:40am 
Originally posted by Kano:
The game is wrongly linked and should be fixed, but if you don't want to create a symlink yourself you can try this:
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev:i386

Can confirm this works on current Debian or Linux Mint Debian Edition as well. Got two machines, one running nvidia drivers and LMDE testing, the other running fglrx and Debian testing.
The stated symlink wasn't required at all.
Last edited by Ingupin; Feb 6 @ 10:40am
Ghigi Feb 13 @ 9:37am 
Running SteamOS and the above workaround is not working at all, too many missing dependencies when retreiving the packages....
Yamzee Feb 13 @ 1:28pm 
SteamOS is fairly new, and I myself aren't sure if you can exactly fix it at the moment. Maybe as they add more support for more video cards, then the fix will begin working as it should.

Originally posted by Ghigi:
Running SteamOS and the above workaround is not working at all, too many missing dependencies when retreiving the packages....
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