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No dialog in NPC interactions
When I select one of the options to engage with dialog there is only the animation of the characters but no subtitles or audio of the conversation.
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Aesbeth Aug 1, 2017 @ 3:37pm 
Same issue, Linux Mint 18 Sarah, GeForce GT555M with latest Nvidia drivers.
Digitist Aug 1, 2017 @ 5:01pm 
Confirmed Arch Linux. It worked once, tried native and runtime libraries. Next button is there, but no dialogue text.
Last edited by Digitist; Aug 1, 2017 @ 6:08pm
Dubrov- Aug 1, 2017 @ 5:54pm 
Can confirm; Linux Mint Sarah same issue. No launch settings and full screen have next button but no text.
WaywardPooch Aug 1, 2017 @ 8:22pm 
Same, Linux Mint 18.2, GTX1070, and no subtitles/captions show up when they're supposed to.
Reiyuka Aug 1, 2017 @ 8:54pm 
Ditto, Debian 9, GTX1060. No dialogue or captions.
removed Aug 2, 2017 @ 6:46am 
Here I was thinking this had something to do with my trust level being to low to get the wanted information from the NPC (and results in awkward silence between player and NPC), but no
Aesbeth Aug 2, 2017 @ 8:45am 
Let's just remind ourselves that the full game jsut came out yesterday and will need patching. One guess I could do is an error in the way Unity handle textboxes. But don't worry, every piece of important information is still written in your journal.
oobayly Aug 2, 2017 @ 9:43am 
Originally posted by Killiox:
Let's just remind ourselves that the full game jsut came out yesterday and will need patching. One guess I could do is an error in the way Unity handle textboxes. But don't worry, every piece of important information is still written in your journal.

Quite a bit of the UI is missing on the Linux version, compared to the Windows version (I play on both) and has been since the last set of betas:
  • Fire temperature and duration in the fire screen
  • No information when picking up items - you have to add them to your inventory to work out if you picked up a 5g or 1kg piece of meat
  • Error messages telling you why you can't do something. Normally it's obvious, but sometimes it's not

Up until now they were never game breaking, but not knowing that people are saying is going to make things quite tricky!

So while I agree that the game was released only yesterday (and I'm really enjoying it so far) the underlying problems have been present for months and myself and others have filed bug reports (with no acknowledgement of the issue)

Unfortunately Linux users probably make up a small percentage of the players so we're probably at the back of the queue when it comes to bugs, which is a shame but also understandable.
oobayly Aug 2, 2017 @ 10:11am 
Aha - I did the following to fix it for me (I'm sure I tried it before) - YMMV.

Originally posted by Zipristin:
I'm launching the game with the

LD_PRELOAD=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL2-2.0.so.0 %command%

parameter in steam launch options. The issue is gone for me. (I play in windowed mode also, not idea if related)

http://steamcommunity.com/app/305620/discussions/7/1456202492177471376/#c1456202492185951132
Xpander [Linux] Aug 2, 2017 @ 12:14pm 
I use the same launch command but no audio in the dialog choices.. or maybe there has to be none? voiceovers work fine in cutscenes though
removed Aug 2, 2017 @ 12:24pm 
There are no voice overs (at least for most parts of the Grey Mother dialogues). There should be text, but there isn't for me. Launch command didn't help

Edit: Patch incoming
https://twitter.com/RaphLife/status/892806609822294016
We'll see if the patch is also linux related...
Last edited by removed; Aug 2, 2017 @ 12:26pm
Xpander [Linux] Aug 2, 2017 @ 12:29pm 
Originally posted by THXDEEPNOTE:
There are no voice overs (at least for most parts of the Grey Mother dialogues). There should be text, but there isn't for me. Launch command didn't help

Edit: Patch incoming
https://twitter.com/RaphLife/status/892806609822294016
We'll see if the patch is also linux related...

weird issue, i have the text just displaying fine, have you tried windowed mode? i see some people say that some UI elements are missing when fullscreen
removed Aug 2, 2017 @ 1:46pm 
Originally posted by Xpander:
Originally posted by THXDEEPNOTE:
There are no voice overs (at least for most parts of the Grey Mother dialogues). There should be text, but there isn't for me. Launch command didn't help

Edit: Patch incoming
https://twitter.com/RaphLife/status/892806609822294016
We'll see if the patch is also linux related...

weird issue, i have the text just displaying fine, have you tried windowed mode? i see some people say that some UI elements are missing when fullscreen
Thanks for the tip that fixed my problem. Although windowed mode killed my FPS fiddling around with the resolution and then switching back to fullscreen mode somehow made the dialogue text stay visible. Not sure what happens if I restart the game, but if that's the fix for it I'm OK with that :)
Same issues. Linux mint 18.2 and Latest Nvidia Drivers.
Originally posted by oobayly:
Originally posted by Killiox:
Let's just remind ourselves that the full game jsut came out yesterday and will need patching. One guess I could do is an error in the way Unity handle textboxes. But don't worry, every piece of important information is still written in your journal.

Quite a bit of the UI is missing on the Linux version, compared to the Windows version (I play on both) and has been since the last set of betas:
  • Fire temperature and duration in the fire screen
  • No information when picking up items - you have to add them to your inventory to work out if you picked up a 5g or 1kg piece of meat
  • Error messages telling you why you can't do something. Normally it's obvious, but sometimes it's not

Up until now they were never game breaking, but not knowing that people are saying is going to make things quite tricky!

So while I agree that the game was released only yesterday (and I'm really enjoying it so far) the underlying problems have been present for months and myself and others have filed bug reports (with no acknowledgement of the issue)

Unfortunately Linux users probably make up a small percentage of the players so we're probably at the back of the queue when it comes to bugs, which is a shame but also understandable.


I'm seeing the same issues as well with Linux mint 18.2. Thanks for posting this!
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