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YourLastSandman Jan 19, 2014 @ 8:07am
Problem with Black Objects in Source Games
THIS IS A REPOST FROM STEAM FOR LINUX AFTER RECIEVING NO HELP FROM TECHNICAL SUPPORT OR FROM LINUX FORUM

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YourLastSandman [has Steam for Linux] Jan 16 @ 10:43pm
Problem with Black Objects in Source Games
Hello and thanks for any help that you can possibly give me,

I have four games that are supposed to run on my Linux Ubuntu natively:

Dungeon Defenders
Guns of Icarus
Gary's Mod
Rues
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Two of these work; Guns of Icarus and Rues (RUES DOESN'T SHOW THE GIANTS!)

Two of these don't.

The issues that both of these games are having are similar in nature. Both have many of the objects in the game show up as dark silhouettes, or dark shadows.

I have snapshots of these games in action and what I am seeing on screen. However, I am not exactly sure on how to get them viewable on this forum.

I am running a Toshiba Satellite L755 which has an Intel on-board graphics card that I do not know what the specifications are.

The Ubuntu I am running has recently been formatted to Ubuntu from Windows 7. These games ran on Windows 7.

I know just enough about Ubuntu to be dangerous and have hosted server using Linux, however, I have never done gaming on Linux before as a client.

If anyone can provide any insight, it would be much appreciated.

Best Regards,

James Rutherford
---------AKA---------
YourLastSandman
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YourLastSandman [has Steam for Linux] Jan 16 @ 10:46pm
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198063651726/screenshots/?appid=65800

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198063651726/screenshots/?appid=4000

These should link you to my screenshots


PLEASE IF THERE IS ANY ADVICE ANYONE HAS, PLEASE POST IT. ANYTHING IN THIS POST THAT IS IN ALL CAPS, IT IS ADDED WITH THIS NEW POST. HERE IS THE BLACK AND WHITE OF THE ISSUE:

VALVE GAMES ARE BLACK SHADOWS WITH BLACK BACKGROUNDS.

I AM RUNNING THE MOST RECENT, STABLE UBUNTU 12.04

THE SNAPSHOTS ARE THE TWO LINKS SHOWN ABOVE, ONE OF DUNGEON
DEFENDERS AND THE OTHER OF GARY'S MOD.

I AM STILL WATCHING THE ORIGIONAL POST IF YOU POST THERE OR HERE, I WILL COPY AND PASTE CONVERSATIONS TO KEEP EVERYTHING UNDERSTANDABLE AND READABLE.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS THAT COULD HELP YOU HELP ME, I WILL BE MOST HAPPY TO OBLIGE.
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Canti Jan 19, 2014 @ 8:19am 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve

Have you read the part under Intel Graphics for 12.04 users?
YourLastSandman Jan 19, 2014 @ 9:57am 
I havn't before, but I just did and everything is still black shadows.

I feel there is one thing that I'm missing...

The laptop I am running is a Toshiba Satellite L755. I have also tried Nvidia drivers that were supposably designed for my intel system.

However, they didn't help either. Could this be a problem with having different drivers? Would they still activate if there wasn't any hardware to go to? Would they overlap or something?

I know enough to set up my laptop for basic things, but gaming is different... Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
YourLastSandman Jan 22, 2014 @ 5:06am 
Is this a problem that Valve just turns a blind eye to? There are others that have this issue and I have now tried other routes methods. Is the fix really get a new OS? I have posted two different identical posts, and I have put two emails to Tech Support. No responce was anything but generic answers that I could find just by drugging through the forums. Please turn some attention to my requests.
Canti Jan 22, 2014 @ 8:48am 
If there is no fix, then no-one can help you. More than likely this is a fault with Intel's awful Linux video drivers.
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