El Autismo Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:50pm
I cannot get Amnesia to run for the life of me.(Ubuntu 12.10)
I've been trying for the last TWO DAYS to get Amnesia to start up on Steam(Linux Beta). It was working a while ago, but it's not working anymore. Whenever I hit the "Play" button in my library, nothing happens. No window, nothing. Amnesia refuses to start up.

I thought maybe it was a Steam issue, but when I started up Team Fortress 2, it worked perfectly.

When I start up the steam_run.sh script from the Amnesia folder through the terminal from a fresh install and file verification, I get the following output:

/home/eduardo/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Amnesia The Dark Descent/run_steam.sh: line 12: ./checklibs.sh: No such file or directory
/home/eduardo/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Amnesia The Dark Descent/run_steam.sh: line 13: ./Launcher.bin: No such file or directory

Now, any simpleton could assume that this error code means that the script can't find "./checklibs.sh" or "./Launcher.bin". I don't know the reason why, since both files can be found in the same directory as run_steam.sh, and I left them both untouched.

I've had further problems, but I figured it would be best to use my results from the fresh install and start from the very beginning. Is there any reason why this particular problem would occur?
Last edited by El Autismo; Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:51pm
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El Autismo Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
Here's the code from the run_steam.sh script, freshly installed:

#!/bin/bash

# Steam claims they are going to put us in the app directory.

# 64bit isn't technically supported by Steam for linux. it may work on your system.
# simply touch i_want_64 to enable it

if [ `arch` == "x86_64" -a -e ./i_want_64 ]; then
./checklibs.sh libs64 Amnesia.bin64
./Launcher.bin64 "$@"
else
./checklibs.sh libs Amnesia.bin
./Launcher.bin "$@"
fi
(JSJG)JaretedSniperTf2landgamer3 Jan 21, 2013 @ 6:46pm 
Welcome to my World MY game of Amnesia won't start up ethier it ♥♥♥♥ES ME OFF SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS PEICE OF ♥♥♥♥ i am dying to play it HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
El Autismo Jan 21, 2013 @ 7:29pm 
Originally posted by (ISIG)JaretedSniperTf2landgamer3:
Welcome to my World MY game of Amnesia won't start up ethier it ♥♥♥♥ES ME OFF SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS PEICE OF ♥♥♥♥ i am dying to play it HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chill out, my friend.
Are you running the same version of Ubuntu? I think this had everything to do with the recent Steam Update.
zulysat Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:12am 
Yes, after steam update the same thing is happening to me to. I can run Amnesia by clicking on the launcher from the home directory, but not from within Steam.....
El Autismo Jan 22, 2013 @ 9:42am 
I can't even get it working from the launcher directly...

steam, y u do dis?
zulysat Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
I found this:
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/702

I already did this on my own, but the problem comes back.
Darkhaund Jan 23, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
Same here.. I cant get this game to run
Son Of ENIAC Jan 23, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
One the same boat here
El Autismo Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:33pm 
...I seem to have fixed it.
I backed up my saves, uninstalled Amnesia, deleted all of my Amnesia folders and config files, and reinstalled it. Seems to work now.
Darkhaund Jan 25, 2013 @ 8:22am 
on ubuntu?
(JSJG)JaretedSniperTf2landgamer3 Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
Originally posted by StrictlyStupid:
Originally posted by (ISIG)JaretedSniperTf2landgamer3:
Welcome to my World MY game of Amnesia won't start up ethier it ♥♥♥♥ES ME OFF SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS PEICE OF ♥♥♥♥ i am dying to play it HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chill out, my friend.
Are you running the same version of Ubuntu? I think this had everything to do with the recent Steam Update.
(JSJG)JaretedSniperTf2landgamer3 Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
Ummm noo how do u do that????
El Autismo Jan 25, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
Originally posted by Darkhaund:
on ubuntu?
Yes, hence the thread title. I fixed the problem, though. See my last post above.

Originally posted by (ISIG)JaretedSniperTf2landgamer3:
Ummm noo how do u do that????
What operating system are you running? Windows or Ubuntu?
Regardless of what you're running though, uninstalling the game and deleting the entire game folder(C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Amnesia The Dark Descent if you're on windows, /home/USERNAME/.frictionalgames/Amnesia if you're on linux beta) might work for you like it did for me.
jsmarzinski Jan 27, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
Mine has never worked. Just 'Black Box Error' shows up. ♥♥♥♥es me off. Bought it back in October and haven't been able to play it.
chipsnow Jan 27, 2013 @ 10:15pm 
i downloaded the torrent and it works fine from the desktop shortcut but its **** after paying for it and waiting for it to download twice!!!!
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