Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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Dat Owl Nov 2, 2013 @ 6:07am
Predictibly the Linux version doesnt work for me
Mint 15 XFCE

AMD APU A10-5800K

Catalyst 13.4


Black screen with cursor. Tried reading up on fixes but they dont seem relavent or are extremley confusing

Good job it was under £5
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Fenrir Nov 2, 2013 @ 6:09am 
AMD and linux are a bad mix.
Dat Owl Nov 2, 2013 @ 6:10am 
well there going to have to get better if they dont want to lose the whole PC gaming market over the next few years
Fenrir Nov 2, 2013 @ 6:12am 
Yes amd should get better.
SuicideCommando Nov 2, 2013 @ 9:00am 
dunno if already tried, but try start NS2.exe as ADMIN and/or verify your NS2 data folder via steam(again).
Dat Owl Nov 2, 2013 @ 10:22am 
thanks will do!

also verify your fglrx installation. be using dkms, and be sure glxinfo returns "Direct rendering: yes"

when and if that's not confusing, and you're sure it's all squared away, NS2 should be working.

Last edited by Amateur Linux Gamer; Nov 2, 2013 @ 12:05pm
Dat Owl Nov 4, 2013 @ 10:10am 
gonna rebuild my os with cinnamon and place the latest 10.0 Mesa on with 13.8 beta catalyst and see if that works
Dat Owl Nov 4, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
ok it works but the performance is unplayable on an AMD APU

so dont buy if you have Llano , Trinity or Richland APU at any level (i have A10-5800k @ 4.4 ghz and 1000 GPU core with 8 gb 1600mhz RAM)

this is with Cinnamon and latest Mesa + latest Catalyst driver.

Perhaps Nvidia is good?

Average FPS for me @ 1080p on low settings is 2FPS with texture glitches.

Fenrir Nov 4, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
this game is too demanding for laptops
Attila Nov 4, 2013 @ 10:47pm 
Originally posted by ChrisPlaysLinux:
this game is too demanding for laptops

Incorrect, I can play it fine.

However, lesser laptops probably can't run it.
Fenrir Nov 5, 2013 @ 5:10am 
yeah if you pay thousand+ for a laptop you can play it fine for about 15mins
Dat Owl Nov 6, 2013 @ 6:43am 
i re-installed with catalyst 13.4 stable and mesa 9.2 with kernal 3.11 and the performance is now about 20fps so about right given igpu and the 30% drop over the windows drivers

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Date Posted: Nov 2, 2013 @ 6:07am
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