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croma25td Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:54am
Unable to download some games on a 64bit system
Hi, I'm unable to download some games on a 64bit system (I know that this beta is for 32bit systems, but I'm trying steam on different systems). Are these games not supported on a 64bit system?
The games are: Braid, DEFCON, Limbo, Multiwinia, Psyconauths, Splice and VVVVVV.

When I try to download one of these games the installing window doesn't report the size of the installation. If I try press next the game appears immediately as installed (0 byte downloaded) but if I try to launch it I get an obvious error (there are no executables after all).

Here two screenshots for VVVVVV:
http://server.danielecanciani.it/public/steam_bug_1.jpeg
http://server.danielecanciani.it/public/steam_bug_2.jpeg

ps: sorry for my poor english
Last edited by croma25td; Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:55am
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Fantu Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:05am 
there are many games on steam that have a linux version but are not in steam for linux now
ragkousakis Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:07am 
I am getting the same error with psychonauts on ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
Fantu Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:06am 
Here there are list of games available on steam for linux now: http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/?snr=1_230_linux__12
croma25td Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:35am 
It can be, but why some incompatible games appears under "LINUX GAMES" (into the steam client)? If a game is not compatible it should be removed from that list...
Last edited by croma25td; Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:37am
twinprime Nov 30, 2012 @ 6:13am 
SpaceChem is on the game list. I can download and install but when I try to run it, nothing happens. I am on 64bit Xubuntu 12.10.
DaVince Nov 30, 2012 @ 7:21am 
Originally posted by twinprime:
SpaceChem is on the game list. I can download and install but when I try to run it, nothing happens. I am on 64bit Xubuntu 12.10.
Might be a different issue, since the above mentioned apps are all unlisted and Steam does actually lob an error message at you.

Maybe you're having this issue:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/882965239609698137/
blackout24 Nov 30, 2012 @ 8:12am 
Yes there are multiple games that don't have a linux binary but can still be downloaded. It will simply pull the Windows Version. Alien Swarm does that too. Has to do with the flags set in the Steam Database.
Last edited by blackout24; Nov 30, 2012 @ 8:12am
Ullallulloo Dec 3, 2012 @ 11:58am 
I can confirm that if I try to install a game in this list it downloads nothing at all, and they obviously fail to open. I'm also using a 64-bit system.
Last edited by Ullallulloo; Dec 3, 2012 @ 12:00pm
Frank Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:21pm 
Here is a support article on the list of supported games for the beta.
We're working on a fix for the issue on our end (the Store database).
Mr.Fister Dec 5, 2012 @ 2:25am 
On the list of supported games for the beta is Trine 2 but i can't download the demo. A window with a message appears which tells me that the game isn't available on my platform. Is this a bug?
TigerSauce Dec 5, 2012 @ 11:16am 
Originally posted by Mr.Fister:
On the list of supported games for the beta is Trine 2 but i can't download the demo. A window with a message appears which tells me that the game isn't available on my platform. Is this a bug?
I imagine there just isn't a Linux executable available for the demo of Trine 2.
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