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hexaguin Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:41am
Games not installing
This bug is currently only FTL and Braid, as far as I can tell. Whenever I download one of these games, it instantly finishes, and then tells me the executable was not found if I try to run it. I have tried many times, deleting local data each time.
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photex Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:44am 
This happens for me with Psychonauts and LIMBO too.
Kurtz Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:52am 
Same here.
andrewrk Dec 8, 2012 @ 7:56am 
I don't see Braid or FTL on the list of supported linux games. Which is weird though, since FTL runs perfectly fine on linux.
vrash Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:35am 
+1 here for:
- Braid
- Oil Rush
- Penumbra (all 3 of them)

The confirm installation dialog ("You are about to install [game title]") doesn't show the usual HD space required and available, then instantly finishes the installation...

Of course it didn't install it, for the client can't even find the executable. That makes me think it's a problem between the client and the games, specially because I got TF2 (and a few others) working after some fiddling with the nvidia drivers

Anyone got any of these "uninstallable" games to work?
about:blank Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:06am 
Seems these games are supposed to get linux support, but their binaries were not added yet. There are lots of other threats about this here.
SUSEd Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:09am 
Its because linux steamworks. This games are uncompatible with it at this moment.
I can get Defcon and Multivinia to work. Need to unpack deb or rpm packages in game folder and add script to launch game.
Sir Garbagetruck Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:04am 
I see FTL on the list of linux games, and it does "install." That takes approximately 1 second, during which it adds FTL to my list of installed games. However, it does not actually download any executable files.
(There are no files at all in my .local/share/Steam/SteamApps/FTL Faster Than Light" directory.)

Attempting to verify the game cache does work - it verifies, but again, does not actually download any executables.

Currently, I am downloading Killing Floor and TF2, and Dynamite Jack has downloaded, but it does not launch from the Steam application. (I have checked Dynamite Jack from the command line, and that is actually a missing libGLU issue. I'll report that in a separate thread.)

Bugamn Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:12am 
I gathered from other threads that those games (FTL, Braid) are in private beta and thus can't be played yet.
Sir Garbagetruck Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:22am 
Hmm, but they list on the game tab as installable. If they're PRIVATE beta, then they should not appear on the "non-beta" users list of installable games.

(I have had these games before the beta.)
DummYDecoY Dec 8, 2012 @ 12:24pm 
Add Multiwinia to the list. or my installation. Nothing is dowonloaded, but the game is marked playable.
Scyrmion Dec 8, 2012 @ 12:34pm 
As someone in the closed beta, I can deny that FTL and Braid work for us. Installation for those games fails the same way as described above.
Saeron Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:17pm 
Yes i have the same probleme whit :

So many games really, the half of my library. The problem should be the dowload location, maybe the url is bad. I install this games in the past in linux, and i can sure you that thats run.
Yulike Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:29pm 
Emailing the developers usually gets you somewhere :) So I emailed them.

It should be on Steam within a day or two for Linux. I apologize for the delay.


So apparently it's because they [the developers] have marked it as Linux compatible and not uploaded the correct binaries.
Last edited by Yulike; Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:31pm
Muffinabus Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:50pm 
This is posted nearly every day, try the search function. The developers haven't pushed the correct binaries for their Linux installations yet. It's up to them to do so.
Interrobangin Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:51pm 
Towns also has this problem.
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