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t3g Feb 1, 2018 @ 4:15pm
Linux?
Had to say it. +1 :-)
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I Am Not Amused Feb 3, 2018 @ 1:37am 
They have a Linux version, but they had an issue making it run inside of Steam. AFAIK, they're solving that right now and will put it up when it's ready.
Officer Nice Feb 3, 2018 @ 5:38am 
Originally posted by I Am Not Amused:
They have a Linux version, but they had an issue making it run inside of Steam. AFAIK, they're solving that right now and will put it up when it's ready.

Do you have a source for that, mate? Really interested in the game. :D
I Am Not Amused Feb 3, 2018 @ 6:46am 
Originally posted by Officer Nice:
Do you have a source for that, mate? Really interested in the game. :D
The author of the game said it in a forum post:

https://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25372&start=10#p139111

Also, the Linux version is already available on Itch.io.
Officer Nice Feb 3, 2018 @ 6:52am 
Brilliant! Thank you so much! :)
Tramb Feb 12, 2018 @ 3:14am 
I'm interested too !
Shazz Feb 13, 2018 @ 4:30pm 
Any update on this?
mikegentry5  [developer] Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:09am 
I am testing the Linux build now; assuming the fix works, it should be available on Steam before the end of next week. Thanks for everyone's patience.

Also, just a reminder that you can currently purchase a Linux version at https://mikegentry5.itch.io/anchorhead. (I know that some customers will want to go through Steam for specific and legitimate reasons; I only mention it for those for whom itch.io would be an acceptable alternative.)
Last edited by mikegentry5; Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:12am
Officer Nice Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:10am 
That is amazing, Mike. Thank you for supporting Linux. :)
Tramb Feb 16, 2018 @ 2:03am 
Thank you very much, I already bought it because I loved the game a fews years back, but I will be be delighted when it'll run on Linux :)
Tramb Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:25pm 
It seems there's still trouble on this item.
Could you ship the current version? I hope than the steam runtime is at fault and that at least I could run the game with STEAM_RUNTIME=0. Worth trying, no ?
mikegentry5  [developer] Jun 15, 2018 @ 11:13am 
Steam won't let me post a build that flat-out doesn't work. The irony is that it *does* work if you launch it from outside the steam client (i.e., your method would probably work). It's a weird interaction between the steam client and the executable that runs the game that causes the problem, and neither I nor the developer of the executable can figure out what's going wrong.
Officer Nice Jun 15, 2018 @ 1:07pm 
Originally posted by mikegentry5:
Steam won't let me post a build that flat-out doesn't work. The irony is that it *does* work if you launch it from outside the steam client (i.e., your method would probably work). It's a weird interaction between the steam client and the executable that runs the game that causes the problem, and neither I nor the developer of the executable can figure out what's going wrong.

Well, it's no secret that Steam is kind of...... crap. I suppose it would work better on GOG. I don't know about the procedure with them though.
I Am Not Amused Jun 15, 2018 @ 2:19pm 
Originally posted by mikegentry5:
The irony is that it *does* work if you launch it from outside the steam client (i.e., your method would probably work). It's a weird interaction between the steam client and the executable that runs the game that causes the problem, and neither I nor the developer of the executable can figure out what's going wrong.
I don't know if it's actually the same issue, but I had the same problem with the steam version of Thaumistry. It was due to the steam runtime being used when launching the game in steam. It sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the steam runtime.

I bypassed the steam runtime by using a script to launch the game:

#! /bin/sh
unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
exec ./Thaumistry.bin

I've then set that script as the launch command in the steamworks settings.
Shazz Jun 15, 2018 @ 2:45pm 
You might want to ping some Steam Linux experts:
https://twitter.com/icculus
https://twitter.com/flibitijibibo
(I've been told they're friendly and quick to answer questions on Linux stuff)

You also might try posting your issue on the /r/linux_gaming subreddit, I've seen a lot of developers get help fast.

For the record, I'm playing this in Linux via itch.io but I'd be happy to rebuy it on Steam.
mikegentry5  [developer] Jun 16, 2018 @ 5:55pm 
Originally posted by I Am Not Amused:
I don't know if it's actually the same issue, but I had the same problem with the steam version of Thaumistry. It was due to the steam runtime being used when launching the game in steam. It sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the steam runtime.

I bypassed the steam runtime by using a script to launch the game:

#! /bin/sh
unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
exec ./Thaumistry.bin

I've then set that script as the launch command in the steamworks settings.

Zarf passed that along to me a while back, and we tested it...didn't work, sadly.
Last edited by mikegentry5; Jun 16, 2018 @ 5:59pm
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