Cossacks 3

Cossacks 3

Linux version release

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tim_occ Jul 16 @ 8:21am 
Guys, I could solve the issue with error prompt.

You have to install Cossacks in root folder.
1. Open your file browser with root rights (google for it how)
2. navigate to: /usr/share/games
3. create new folder, like "Steam"
4. set access privilegs for this new folder to you user (mostly right click -> properties -> access privilegs -> change "group" to your user and change "access" to "create files and delete"
5. In steam choose this folder as install folder for Cossacks (if you already installed Cossacks, de-install it at first)
6 if Steam is showing some errors, like not enough space or no write access, check step 4 again, because Steam has no access privilegs to this folder.
7. start cossacks and enjoy the game!
tim_occ Jul 16 @ 6:51am 
@Akmalkady, same for me. I can start the game and can navigate through the menu, but I can't start a game session. I figure out theat the prompt is not empty there is an invisibile text inside.

It says:
"Invalid DDS file.
Press OK to ignore and risk data corruption.
Press Cancel to kill the program."

Furthermore there are 2 invisible buttons which you can click (cancel on left and OK on right side). By press on "OK" the invisible prompt returns. Cancel close the game.
And I got also some errors in log files.

"ERR| 0 | :: STEAM ERROR :: SteamwrapInitSafe(...); _st_error=2; _os_error=0;"

BTW: DDS Files are DirectDraw Surface Files from Microsoft DirectX, but Linux don't have DirectX.

My system is KDE-Neon 5.10.3

If I combine both errors it seems like that Cossacks except a different OS to run. I hope the developers will fix this issue asap.
BOSSoNe Jul 5 @ 6:28am 
Thanks for the port !
Shepard Jun 29 @ 1:01am 
Very nice news! Will buy soon
DoctorFate Jun 24 @ 7:01am 
Back to Windows for the time being :-(. Want to play multiplayer.
DoctorFate Jun 24 @ 7:01am 
The game is working for me under Linux. I use Arch linux. What does not seem to work is cross OS multiplayer. I cannot join a game with a Windows user and he cannot join mine. The game tells me something like "mod mismatch". We both have no mods installed. Is Linux a different version than windows and therefore we cannot play multiplayer?
SHooZ Jun 23 @ 5:25am 
@Ner'zhul same for me
riartem Jun 23 @ 2:57am 
Очень жду mac версию. Уже купил заранее :)
Ner'zhul Jun 22 @ 2:31pm 
Thanks but it doesn't work :( Stuck on splash screen with the following log:

ERR| 0 | :: STEAM ERROR :: SteamwrapInitSafe(...); _st_error=2; _os_error=0;
akmalkady Jun 22 @ 1:43pm 
I bought it. installed it. But, I cannot play it. after loading everything, I get error (a blank message) then wait forever.. any clue?