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KvotheTheArcane 7. joulu, 2012 11.01
Issue Report: Some games do not download when install is selected
I attempted to install DEFCON and Psychonauts, but Steam did not begin downloading the content, but the game entry was white in my game list, as if it was installed. I deleted local content and tried again to install, with various settings for shortcuts, but I was not successful, and the same occured after I restarted Steam. I may have attempted to install these games when I redeemed their humble bundle keys today (I do not remember if I checked the install now boxes), and download did not begin for them then, and may be the cause of the issue, or it may be game-specific issue. When I attempted to start the game, I recieved a "Failed to start game (invalid app config)." message for Psychonauts and "Failed to start game (missing executable) for DEFCON.

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Szklanka Kompuntu 7. joulu, 2012 11.24 
These games are not yet really ported to linux on Steam for whatever reason - both the errors mean more or less that the game devs didn't provide proper files for the linux versions of their games on Steam (even though in general a linux version exists for both these games, just not in Steam atm).
muffinduck01 7. joulu, 2012 11.27 
The same problems have happened to me. It's random though. I'v gotten Team Fortress 2 and World of Goo installed fine, and i'm downloading Amnesia now, but this problem has happened with Braid and Limbo (so far).

I'm running Mint 14 64 bit with Cinnamon. I saved a command line output from when I tried to install Braid if it would be of any help to the team.
Jesta 7. joulu, 2012 11.48 
I have had this problem also, but right clicking the name and selecting pause update and then resume update has started the download.
KvotheTheArcane 7. joulu, 2012 11.54 
Sorry Jesta, that does not work for me, and I believe Szklanka is right. I also cannot install Braid.
Robert_Cop 7. joulu, 2012 12.07 
I think some of these games are still in closed Linux betas. I'm getting this for Dwarfs!?, and if I right click and got to Properties, I have a Betas tab, and the Linux beta requires a password. Just wondering if anyone else is seeing the same thing for other games.
Foot 7. joulu, 2012 12.09 
Confirmed on Ubuntu 12.10 64bits for DEFCON and LIMBO, during the tests I've installed SPAZ, looks like theese games show as available linux games, but they are not implemented in Steam yet!
mikeym 7. joulu, 2012 12.14 
Son of Bowser lähetti viestin:
I think some of these games are still in closed Linux betas. I'm getting this for Dwarfs!?, and if I right click and got to Properties, I have a Betas tab, and the Linux beta requires a password. Just wondering if anyone else is seeing the same thing for other games.

Yes, VVVVVV and Killing Floor (although Killing Floor has a build available I've not seen an update in the weeks I've had it installed; I've come to the conclusion that it's being worked on behind closed doors for the meantime).
Joey The Saint 7. joulu, 2012 12.15 
muffinduck01 lähetti viestin:
The same problems have happened to me. It's random though. I'v gotten Team Fortress 2 and World of Goo installed fine, and i'm downloading Amnesia now, but this problem has happened with Braid and Limbo (so far).

I'm running Mint 14 64 bit with Cinnamon. I saved a command line output from when I tried to install Braid if it would be of any help to the team.

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 with an nvidia 650M optimus setup and originally bought Limbo through the HIB. The version I downloaded from there has never worked on my setup due to some wine errors (note: Limbo is not a native Linux port but instead a WINE bottle) about shader model 3.0 support being required. I've since completely uninstalled it (aptitude remove --purge and rm'd the local content in .config) and tried installing it via Steam last night. I don't get the WINE error, but it still doesn't run for me. I'm assuming it's the same problem I had with the HIB version.

I'm not having any problems with my HIB version of Braid, but I'll uninstall it now and try it out from Steam, see if it barfs on me in some way similar to what you're seeing.

Follow-up: Less joy than expected. With Limbo I'm still setting a popup that says "invalid app config", when I went to install Braid it immediately popped back saying it was ready to play, so I clicked the play button and got "missing executable". Time to clean up the system a bit, I think.
KvotheTheArcane 7. joulu, 2012 12.31 
Interestingly, Steam hangs when I open the properties window after looking at the Betas tab. Anyone else seeing this?
Rompetroll[TUX] 7. joulu, 2012 13.08 
This happens for me with Oil Rush. Appers to be installed but nothing has been Downloaded.
tierra 7. joulu, 2012 13.38 
Confirming this same problem with:
* Braid
* FTL: Faster Than Light
* VVVVVV
Pope Jamal 7. joulu, 2012 15.01 
I've had this problem with FTL so far.
M Parker 7. joulu, 2012 19.22 
Same thing for Dwarfs!? ... downloading seems instantaneous (which I know it's not) and I get a Steam Error "Failed to start game (missing executable)." and a link to the Steam support site.

If I right-click the game, click "Properties" -> "Local files" -> "Browse local files...", I see an empty folder at ~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Dwarfs

I've tried deleting local game content and re-downloading, but no change.

If I right-click the game, click "Properties" -> "Local files" -> "Verify integrity of game cache...", it thinks for a minute and tells me "All files successfully validated."

If I right-click the game, click "Properties" -> "Betas", I can select "dwarfsbeta -", but it needs a password. Entering a blank password results in "Password check failed. Please retype the password and try again."
Alhainen 7. joulu, 2012 20.13 
Confirming and adding:
LIMBO
FTL: Faster Than Light
VVVVVV
Penumbra: Black Plague
Penumbra: Overture
Penumbra: Requiem

You can tell if it's going to do this before completing the install procedure. When the window pops up after clicking "INSTALL" Steam will say "You are about to install xyz." but the lines stating Disk space required/available as well as estimated download time are missing.

I will also note a minor capitalisation issue. "Disk space required:" vs "Disk space Available:" Never noticed if it's that way or not under Windows as I've never had an install issue before. ><
Solsyn 7. joulu, 2012 21.22 
Same thing for DEFCON

So far for me the games listed in here are the only ones I've had which will download the required binaries. I'd say if the game isn't listed there, don't count on it working :)
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