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Not working on Xubuntu 12.10
Every other game is working fine. This one just exits at start.
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What can I do to debug it?
Dont_Panic Mar 4, 2013 @ 7:47pm 
Same issue here. I start the game, a window pops up and closes.

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niNja.Puppet Mar 5, 2013 @ 3:24am 
I was using catalyst 13.1 drivers and got this error. At someone elses suggestion, i downgraded to catalyst 12.10 drivers, and it works fine now. hope this helps

May be a bug in the drivers above 12.10 which is annoying, i only upgraded when steam complained i wasnt using the latest drivers in the first place.

I should note I've had no end of trouble with Ubuntu 12.10, specaily with steam, so I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. You may find it runs better for you too, I'm sorry to say.
Last edited by niNja.Puppet; Mar 5, 2013 @ 3:27am
I will stick with 13.1 then, until the new driver comes out. I have other games to play first. My Xubuntu 12.10 works like a charm now. I also had problems with steam and xubuntu 12.10 but not anymore. Updates are rolling nearly on daily basis.
sebi4488 Mar 5, 2013 @ 5:57am 
Same issue here, using ubuntu 12.04 & catalyst 13.1. I dont want to downgrade my catalyst driver.
astarioth Mar 10, 2013 @ 4:45am 
Running Kubuntu 12.10 and Catalyst 13.1 ... Black Window opens, then close... I am really annoyed :-( ... First and last payed Steam-Game for Linux ...
LordGindek Mar 10, 2013 @ 5:13am 
I have the same problem.

So i try to get some logs, I had runed steam in terminal and then try run game.
This are logs taken from terminal:

Failed to load installscript /media/D1/Steam/SteamApps/common/Spectraball/installscript.vdf
Game update: AppID 18300 "Spectraball", ProcID 13644, IP
Found path: /media/D1/Steam/SteamApps/common/Spectraball/Spectraball
Mono path[0] = '/media/D1/Steam/SteamApps/common/Spectraball/Spectraball_Data/Managed'
Mono path[1] = '/media/D1/Steam/SteamApps/common/Spectraball/Spectraball_Data/Mono'
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully
Game removed: AppID 18300 "Spectraball", ProcID 13644
saving roaming config store to 'sharedconfig.vdf'
roaming config store 2 saved successfully

so it looks that source of problem is lack of installscript.vdf

"find" command gives similar result :
xxx@xxxx:/media/D1/Steam$ find -name "*install*vdf"

And also this are files in game directory :
root@xxxx:/media/D1/Steam/SteamApps/common/Spectraball# ls -la
ALL 18716
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 mar 10 10:58 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 mar 10 11:08 ..
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 74147 mar 10 10:58 libsteam_api.so
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4247404 mar 10 10:58 libsteam.so
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 185846 mar 10 10:58 libtier0_s.so
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 468296 mar 10 10:58 libvstdlib_s.so
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14166672 mar 10 10:59 Spectraball
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 mar 10 11:06 Spectraball_Data
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 mar 10 10:58 UserMaps

When i try to veryfi game installation i have 100% ok.

So like for me source of the problem is lack of installscript.vdf in game failes on steam repository server.
Freebie Mar 10, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
I was able to get Spectraball working in Ubuntu 12.10. At first the game would load, but when I went to hit play it would just go to a black screen and play some music. I couldn't hit escape to even exit. After going into options and editting the video settings to make it the Good quality and changed some resolution settings I eventually got it to load in a windowed mode.
Thyriel Mar 11, 2013 @ 1:59am 
same here with 13.2 Beta.
And downgrading driver is not an option, other games dont run with older drivers
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