Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Amnesia won't launch (Linux)
I've installed the beta of Steam and purchased Amnesia. Everything is fine until I go to play the game. An 'empty' window called Amnesia: The Dark Descent Launcher opens but then nothing happens. At all. No error messages either. I cannot close it without killing the process.

I've tried updating the video drivers but that hasn't helped.

Any ideas?
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The Raccoon Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:56am 
delete it then install it again
shelter Dec 22, 2012 @ 11:13am 
I have the same problem.
OS - Xubuntu 12.04
Grundik Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:43pm 
Debian x64, same issue. Application just crashes:

$ ./Amnesia.bin64 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ... Core was generated by `./Amnesia.bin64'. Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault. #0 0x00000000006e82c0 in cLuxPreMenu::cLuxPreMenu() () (gdb) backtrace #0 0x00000000006e82c0 in cLuxPreMenu::cLuxPreMenu() () #1 0x00000000007d89fb in cLuxBase::InitGame() () #2 0x00000000007dc664 in cLuxBase::Init(std::string const&) () #3 0x000000000068d960 in hplMain(std::string const&) () #4 0x000000000091b889 in main ()
us Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:16pm 
I'm having the same Problem.
My solution:
I'm starting the script "" from "~/Steam/SteamApps/common/Amnesia The Dark Descent". The games run fine.

Have fun
Last edited by us; Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:16pm
Grundik Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:37pm 
Doesn't work for me
Grundik Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:44pm 
Windows version runs fine with wine.
mashdar Dec 22, 2012 @ 8:59pm 
Originally posted by us:
"" from "~/Steam/SteamApps/common/Amnesia The Dark Descent"
Was having the same problem. This works for me!
For reference, I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 on a Llano A4-3300M laptop. Tried with default Ubuntu fglrx and 12.10 fglrx. Both had the "empty window" crash.
shelter Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:40pm 
Originally posted by us:
I'm starting the script "" from "~/Steam/SteamApps/common/Amnesia The Dark Descent". The games run fine.
It's works, thanks !
nydde Dec 23, 2012 @ 1:17am 
same here, works
martin.redsupra Dec 23, 2012 @ 2:50am working for me too. Thank you 'us' for the solution. Shame I took the first option and reinstalled before that.
martin.redsupra Dec 23, 2012 @ 6:38am 
Disabling 'Enable Steam community in-game' option fixes this too.
Grundik Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:26pm 
No, does not work for me. Both x32 and x64 versions crashes with same backtrace, no matter what.
Grundik Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:39pm 
Problem solved by switching game language hither and thither in launcher.
mashdar Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:50pm 
Grundrik, were you actually getting to the launcher? The rest of us were not even getting that far; an empty window would appear when we clicked "play" from Steam.

One issue with is that it does not count play time in the Steam interface, if you care about that. Will try disabling community in-game later to confirm.
Grundik Dec 23, 2012 @ 1:06pm 
As I shown before in backtrace, in my case game was crashing in amnesia.bin[64] binary, after clicking "play" in launcher. Or by manually executing game binary.

Now game runs fine, seems like game settings were somewhat broken.

So, there is some different bugs.
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Date Posted: Dec 22, 2012 @ 6:56am
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