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Bastion on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit gives only a black screen

I just downloaded the Humble Bundle with the game Bastion. After installing Bastion and starting it up, only it shows first a few logos, and then only a black screen and the mouse pointer. I can here the sound fine.

I read a message board that recommended starting it with -windowed -x 1280 -y 720 which does not work.

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, with a Intel 3000 integrated graphics card. Does anyone know how I can get this to work properly?


Source: (StackOverflow)

How do I run Angry Birds?

I see that there is an HTML version of Angry Birds. How do I use it? I'd also like to have the icon on my launcher so I can run it as it's own application.


Source: (StackOverflow)

How to install League of Legends in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.2. I managed to get League of Legends almost running perfectly, there are only two problems. The first is that the shop to buy things with IP/RP is just a black screen. Here is a screenshot:

League of Legends - Empty shop

The second problem is that in the game, during the match, some menus are messed up, as if they were in a different resolution from the game's current resolution. For example, the item shop opens a normal window, but this window's contents are all over the screen. Here is a screenshoot:

League of Legends - Broken in-game shop

All the rest is working fine, I even get high FPS. I installed LoL via PlayOnLinux and then I applied TuxLoL patch. I have an Optimus Notebook, Dell Inspiron 14R 5421, it has an Intel integrated video card and Nvidia GeForce 730M dedicated card, which are properly handled by Bumblebee.

How do I fix these two problems? Could somebody help me, please?


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Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?

Currently I am using Windows 8. I have a virtual box with Ubuntu set up for development. Aside from that I sometimes just want to relax and enjoy a game (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, etc) after hours of research and development.

I want to have my main machine with linux, and install windows on a virtual box.

What I want to know, from those who have tried or seen it:

  • How is the performance?
  • I've never been clear on this but, even if I install the correct drivers on the windows box, will it matter? At least on this part, I'm just curious how it offload. Which drivers will matter the most.
  • Mouse and Keyboard integration, I'll be honest, sometimes the mouse integration in Virtual Box is a bit frustrating, mouse cursor disappears, etc.

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask. I'm merely trying to come back to linux, yet I'm a PC gamer so I can't throw away Steam. I'm aware of the linux client, but most of those games won't work.

If there's a right place to ask this whether StackExchange sites or any other site let me know.

Cheers and I hope those in the same position find a middle ground.


Source: (StackOverflow)

Is there any way I can have two users on my system playing games simultaneously?

I have a fairly powerful desktop computer where I can run two instances of a game (one natively and one in a win7-64 bit virtualbox). I was wondering if I there was any way to connect a laptop to my desktop where the laptop could log in as a user and play the games on my computer as if they are playing directly from my desktop, while I also logged in and doing things? I have a fairly old laptop that has no other use which is why I ask.

So is there any way of doing this? Like streaming the audio and video for that user out to the laptop, and the input events from the laptop's keyboard in? The laptop and desktop would be linked with ethernet not wireless so there would definitely be the bandwidth. It might just be a dream, but it would be really cool. Thanks for any answers!

The Solution:

I got it working! Using Freedom-Ben's post I setup everything in those two links to get x11 forwarding with audio working. The one problem you will have is that when you are using a really old laptop as the client, any OpenGL applications wont work very well. This is because it forwards all the opengl calls to the client. I found an amazing thing called virtualgl, which renders everything on my desktop, and sends only the frames to the client. If you are interested in this, visit this post: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=134207 . It works great when on a local machine, very little bandwidth needed.


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Ubuntu 64 bit Machinarium: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 [closed]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 final beta 64 bit and every program that I use work flawlessly with the exception of "Machinarium" a very cool flash game. The game doesn't have a .deb package and I used to be able to play it before. I tried installing lib32 and ia32 and it says it is installed to the last version or if I try lib32-dev it says that is no longer available. Here is my ldd command result:

fz@Unknown:~/Games/Machinarium$ ldd Machinarium
    linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xf77c8000)
    libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf76c0000)
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0xf76a5000)
    libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6 (0xf756f000)
    libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXext.so.6 (0xf755c000)
    libXt.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXt.so.6 (0xf7500000)
    libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so.6 (0xf7461000)
    libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xf7427000)
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => not found
    libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => not found
    libatk-1.0.so.0 => not found
    libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => not found
    libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => not found
    libpango-1.0.so.0 => not found
    libcairo.so.2 => not found
    libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0xf73d3000)
    libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0xf73ce000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0xf73c9000)
    libglib-2.0.so.0 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0xf72c4000)
    libnss3.so => not found
    libsmime3.so => not found
    libssl3.so => not found
    libplds4.so => not found
    libplc4.so => not found
    libnspr4.so => not found
    libm.so.6 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0xf7280000)
    libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xf7263000)
    libc.so.6 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0xf70b0000)
    libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXrender.so.1 (0xf70a4000)
    /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf77c9000)
    libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1 (0xf7083000)
    libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libSM.so.6 (0xf707a000)
    libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libICE.so.6 (0xf7060000)
    libz.so.1 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0xf7046000)
    libexpat.so.1 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libexpat.so.1 (0xf701c000)
    libffi.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libffi.so.6 (0xf7015000)
    libpcre.so.3 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpcre.so.3 (0xf6fd4000)
    libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXau.so.6 (0xf6fd0000)
    libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xf6fc9000)
    libuuid.so.1 => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0xf6fc2000)

Source: (StackOverflow)

How to add Minecraft to the Unity launcher?

I'm having trouble getting Minecraft to launch when I add it to the launcher. If the game is running, I can right click on the icon in the launcher and select "keep in launcher" and the icon stays, but the game won't launch from it.

If I create a launcher on the desktop, then drag that launcher to the unity launcher, the game will start. If I remove the launcher from the desktop, it stays in the Unity launcher, but will not start any more.

Is there some way to add it to the Unity launcher so that it will actually launch?

(Blech, I've said launch far too many times.)


Source: (StackOverflow)

Are there any free, high quality, career mode games for Ubuntu?

One of the most frustrating things about gaming on Linux is that every game with some semblance of quality requires me to play with a bunch of obnoxious people online. Are there any free Linux games, with some degree of quality, that allow the player to play offline in a "career mode"?


Source: (StackOverflow)

Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu?

I mainly develop software and play games.

I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS looks great and I recently discovered PlayOnLinux.

How big is the performance hit from Windows games? What if the game supports DX11 and has tessellation, does PlayOnLinux translate DX11 to OpenGL?


Source: (StackOverflow)

How to play Diablo III on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Diablo 3 on Ubuntu?

What should I install to play D3 with good graphics?

How can I get an Nvidia video card to work well with Diablo III?


Source: (StackOverflow)

How can I install Steam?

How can I install and run Steam on Ubuntu?


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What new games are available for Ubuntu in 2011? [closed]

I know there have been other questions like "What native games are available?" and they often have issues because they turn into a never-ending list of every game ever released for Linux.

But I'd like to know what's coming out this year.

Good answers can include:

  • A game that's coming out in 2011
  • A Linux port being released for games that might be older (eg Trine)
  • As much information and as many screenshots and links as possible
  • Few old games unless they're doing a major update that changes the game very significantly.

One game per answer, add as much information as possible and work with each other to build a catalogue of awesome things to look forward to this year.


Source: (StackOverflow)

No such file or directory? But the file exists!

I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is:

bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory

Source: (StackOverflow)

How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash player.

I've tried this online game on my laptop (Windows 8 with Flash Player 11.8) and it has no problems.

Is there a way to trick Ubuntu or this game into thinking Flash Player 11.8 is "installed"?


Source: (StackOverflow)

Are there any games which can train people to learn terminal commands? [closed]

It seems to me learning how to use the terminal is a prerequisite to learning how to use Ubuntu. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to learn. Is there a Quizlet online flash card set out there? A better way?


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