Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

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Abyssus_j Nov 5, 2013 @ 1:58am
Linux/Ubuntu - Random Crash
Game crashes at random throughout game play.
No repeatable trigger. Just crashes when it wants too.

Have tried a range of resolutions, texture settings, antialias, perspectives and window mode, but problem persists.

* Ubuntu LTS 12.04
* AMD Catalyst SoftwareSuite Version 1211

All other steam games are fine.

Anyone else experiencing this and/or has a solution?
Last edited by Abyssus_j; Nov 5, 2013 @ 2:01am
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Abyssus_j Nov 5, 2013 @ 3:02am 
Just tried FGLRX v13 with no difference. Still crashing at random.
nomad Nov 5, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
Same here with the same config. It's basically unplayable :/
Abyssus_j Nov 5, 2013 @ 6:14pm 
Originally posted by nomad:
Same here with the same config. It's basically unplayable :/

Yeah it is. Having to replay each scene multiple times in hopes of avoiding a crash kills the game experience pretty quick. Shame too, I've been really enjoying it if not for that. Takes me back to the Fallout 2 days.
Last edited by Abyssus_j; Nov 5, 2013 @ 6:14pm
nomad Nov 5, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
I wonder whether to inform Valve/Steam - this title should not be sold to Linux users in current state I guess. In any case I have reported this issue with the developers.

Any other linux user out there that would share his/her experience with this game ?
nomad Nov 5, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
There is another thread and people have similar issue:

So yep I guess it's broken on Linux. I'll wait day ot two for response from developers after that I will contact Valve.
Last edited by nomad; Nov 5, 2013 @ 10:55pm
Abyssus_j Nov 5, 2013 @ 11:59pm 
Yeah keep posting those bug reports.

Hopefully the devs will come through with a fix. Finshed reading neuomancer a few months back and have been itching for some cyberpunk themed games since.

Havent played Shadowrun PnP in years.
Last edited by Abyssus_j; Nov 6, 2013 @ 12:00am
Abyssus_j Nov 7, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
Switched over to the Beta to see if it helped.
Still crashing at random.
Abyssus_j Nov 7, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
This seems to be the cause of the crashes

Unloading 1 unused Assets to reduce memory usage. Loaded Objects now: 29740. Total: 52.535999 ms (FindLiveObjects: 1.484000 ms CreateObjectMapping: 0.833000 ms MarkObjects: 50.070000 ms DeleteObjects: 0.067000 ms) NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object at HUDManager.OnTileClicked (Nullable`1 hit, Boolean forceConfirm, .Tile forcedTile) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at HUDManager.OnTileHovered (Nullable`1 hit, .Tile forcedTile) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at CameraControl.OnMouseOver () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 at CameraControl.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

You can check your game logs here ~/.steam/SteamApps/common/Shadowrun Returns/output.txt

Its caused by dodgy code in the management of Direct3D in the Unity3D game engine.
Last edited by Abyssus_j; Nov 7, 2013 @ 4:12pm
stuff Nov 8, 2013 @ 8:57am 
I played 6 hours (according to steam) without a single crash (ok, 1 hour might be idle). Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia. Perhaps it's related to ATI?
Vezketh Nov 8, 2013 @ 10:12am 
We are investigating a few possible causes for this issue with Linux, it does not seem Isolated to a particular distribution. I have recieved reports from folks via with output logs, (thank you!) and they are super usefull, so please feel free to contact us there and share those logs!
Vezketh Nov 8, 2013 @ 10:16am 

If you get a chance to send us the full log that snippet is from via the email, we'd really appreciate it.
Abyssus_j Nov 8, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
G'day Vezketh,

Email sent to with the output.txt file.
Good luck, looking forward to the fix. Have been really enjoying the game play, narrative and art assets!
Pulowski Nov 8, 2013 @ 9:06pm 
and yet GabeN recommends ubuntu
rei Nov 9, 2013 @ 2:15am 
Running Xubuntu 13.04 with an AMD FX CPU and an Nvidia GPU, zero crashes so far.
Using the restricted drivers for my GTX 660.

It appears that AMD video card drivers are still hit and miss on Linux. I sold my old AMD gpu that was still in perfect working condition as it was unsuitable for Linux gaming due to outdated legacy drivers from AMD.
Maybe AMD will rebuild the Linux team that they disbanded to cut down on operating costs. I bet after SteamOS launches, Linux will become a priority for them.

GabeN recommends the SteamOS now, Ubuntu was last year! ;)
Last edited by rei; Nov 9, 2013 @ 2:17am
Abyssus_j Nov 9, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
Originally posted by Stanley Spadowski:
It appears that AMD video card drivers are still hit and miss on Linux

Its a Unity3D game engine issue, not a Linux AMD issue.
Last edited by Abyssus_j; Nov 9, 2013 @ 8:59pm
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