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How to edit the display settings for Micropolis OUTSIDE of the game?

I recently installed Micropolis on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately, the default resolution and aspect ratio of the game puts the settings button off my screen. I have tried finding a ...
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How to make User Objects for Universe Sandbox 2?

I've looked all over the Internet for a tutorial, but came up with zero results. In the "Add" menu of Universe Sandbox 2, there is a button named "User Objects". This obviously means there is a way ...
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Cities: Skyline fails to generate correct menu and crashes on exit

I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot ...
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How to run Rogue Legacy for Linux on a specific monitor?

I've got a right tack monitor layout, and the vertical monitor is the main one. This makes for rather odd graphics settings in Rogue Legacy: Only vertical resolutions are displayed, up to 1200x1920. ...
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Minecraft server is overloaded by one specific player

I run a 1.8.3 vanila Minecraft server. The problem with it is that it's being overloaded by one specific user (let's call him U) who runs a 1.8.3 vanila Minecraft client w/o any tweaks on Windows. ...
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New 3DS microSD Management - connecting from Linux

Anyone managed to get the "microSD Management" (on the New 3DS) tool to work on anything other than Windows yet? From Windows I can see my 3DS, and browse the SD card share, but I've yet to be able ...
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symlink to move steam games to cold storage?

I am building a linux desktop and have 250 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD. I want to install my steam games (which I play actively) on the SSD, but if/when I don't play them, I'd like to move them on to the ...
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What sort of performance penalty does WINE cause? [closed]

I changed my 10+ year old Athlon XP (3000+) system from Windows XP to Linux Mint 17.1. I want to use WINE to play Artermis Bridge Simulator. My Athlon XP system used to be able to run an Artemis ...
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Keys are pressed many times in CS:GO

I installed CS:GO on my computer. And when I press Tab or E in game it looks like key presses many times per second instead just hold. So I can't select players in Tab-menu and defuse bomb. Any ideas ...
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Warframe Sys [Error]: Cache manifest body not found on cache server

I have a linux mint 17 os. I installed wine-staging. I installed steam for wine. I installed warframe through steam. /opt/wine-staging/bin/wine Warframe.exe When I run warframe using the above ...
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Dwarf Fortress can't load the Stonesense Plugin file 'Stonesense.plug.so'

I am trying to run dfhack's Stonesense plugin through my linux terminal and I run across errors that make the Stonesense plugin unavailable and not listed in the dfhack list Here are the logs of my ...
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Robocraft problem loading assets Arch Linux

Starting the game on Arch Linux (64 bit) directly, using Steam to download it (but not run it, ELFCLASS errors because I'm 64 bit) (So running ...
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Half Life 2 in Linux on Oculus Rift

I'm trying to play Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 in Linux on the Oculus Rift. I have an ORv1. OS is Debian Jessie. Video card is Geforce GTX 460 SE. Drivers are 331.49. I can play HL2 without ...
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Quake 1 under Linux using QuakeSpasm 0.85.9 “Couldn't find a cdrip for track” and “Couldn't handle music file”

I'm trying to get Quake 1 music to work under Linux. I've downloaded the shareware version, downloaded the music, manually done de-emphasis on them (sound bassier and heavier), packaged both data and ...
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Cant click menu items in Garrys Mod on Linux

I installed a fresh copy of Garrys Mod on Ubuntu (newest version) and i also installed some other games like Half Life 2. Now I want garrys mod to load maps and other contents from the other games. ...
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Battle.net app is stuck at “Loading account information” Linux

I was fixing another bug at baatle.net now it is done after a few days but this got at the foreground now -.- . So I start the battle.net application I enter my details and then the games tab stays on ...
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Wine no longer letting me play SC2 or launch Bnet browser

I've been playing SC2 and Heroes of the Storm fine on Wine for awhile now but suddenly today it will no longer launch I've tried restarting and Google and so forth but nothing has worked. Has anyone ...
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How do I play Mountain on linux?

I recently bought Mountain and I can't figure out how to run it on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I emailed the developer but they haven't responded in over a week. When I downloaded the game, it came with a ...
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Steam PlayOnLlinux-based custom shortcut

I'm trying to create a custom Steam Library shortcut for a PlayOnLinux game. The problem is that, even without the --run option, PlayOnLinux fails to start. It looks like the Steam does something to ...
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Civ V bug in Linux - Free Thought policy is not available when it should

I am playing the Linux version of the game from Steam. I have adopted Rationalism after fully completing Patronage and tradition. In rationalism I have adopted secularism and humanism. At this point ...
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How can I install steam games to a USB drive on Linux?

I saw some very similar questions but for windows and I am using unity and have no space to install a game so I need to use a USB drive but have no idea how to unlock the /media file to read/write so ...
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How can I play Minecraft in fullscreen mode in Linux?

How can I play Minecraft in fullscreen in Linux? On my system, I only get a windowed mode with a quarter of the screen size and the rest is black. I am using ArchLinux and the awesome awesome window ...
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I bought a game on for linux can I install it on windows?

I have bought a cross-platform game over steam and installed it in Linux. Would I have to buy another key to play it on my Windows pc? or could I just install it on my windows pc?
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How to force Civ 5 resolution on Linux?

Civilization 5 insists that I can only set portrait-style resolutions (such as 1200x1920), presumably since one of my screens is in that mode. I would like to be able to play in landscape mode, as ...
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Garry's Mod Steam Server?

I followed the following instructions for setting up a Garry's Mod server in Linux via the command line; http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Hosting_A_Dedicated_Server mkdir ~/Steam cd ~/Steam wget ...
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Is there a slow FPS fix for Starbound for Linux64?

I thought I would run this here, as the conventional solutions (disable Steam overlay, run without Steam, etcetera) have been ineffective, or in one case seemed to make it even worse. Starbound is ...
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How do I get two gamepads to work with Monaco (or other Steam games)?

I'm running Linux and my two controllers are.. THRUSTMASTER 2-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller THRUSTMASTER 3-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller The problem is that even though I can configure one of them ...
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Optimizing performance Hearthstone Linux

I have to use a weak machine right now, so I have a huge lag while playing Hearthstone. So I was wondering if there a way to optimize its performance ;? Currently I have turned graphics to "Low" for ...
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Workers forget their actions!

When I assign a worker to do a task, like build a mine, he will ask for an action again next turn, when the mine hasn't been finished yet. Why do they do that? This appears to be a Linux-only thing, ...
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Steam running linux and wine at the same time

Would it be possible to have Steam run linux ready games natively, and non-linux based games through wine without having to run two instances of Steam?
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Setting up a gaming console with a chromebook, ps3 controller issues

I'm trying to set up my new chromebook as a steam console, but having trouble getting it to recognize ps3 controllers. Using Ubuntu, Steam runs quite well, since I'm lucky enough to have a chromebook ...
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SteamCMD “Error! App '237410' state is 0x10502 after update job”

I should most likely contact Steam Support as well about this, but my hope is this will be an easy fix. My friends and I recently purchased Insurgency, so, in an attempt to get a server running, I ...
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Are Steam games sandboxed?

Now that Steam is officially available on Linux, I am very interested in it! However, I wonder what is the security system in Steam? When I download a game through Steam, will the game run as native ...
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How can I install Interface Addons when running WoW in Wine?

So i didnt know if i should ask this question in AskUbuntu or here, but since I've seen some good answers on Wine gaming here, i figured this would be a good place. I just recently started using ...
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Why is my server's memory usage so high with just 5 players online?

I recently started a vanilla Linux Minecraft server (v1.7.2) and have been having trouble with high RAM usage causing the server to disconnect. I have allocated a maximum of 3.5GB. I restarted the ...
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Can I transfer Steam Games from Win7 to Linux?

Does the Linux version of Steam use the same .gcf files as the Windows version? And if so where is the Steam install located by default on a *nix system? /usr/share/ or /home/user/.steam or somewhere ...
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FH2 server hangs momentarily on player joining

We have a problem with our Forgotten Hope 2 (BF2 modification) server. Sometimes, when player joins the server, the whole thing hangs up momentarily (~0.5‒3.0 sec) with every player on-line at the ...
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How do I increase font size in L4D2 in-game chat?

On my Linux machine it’s too small and I have to move my head to be able to read anything written there.
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Config file location for Civlization V on Linux

On Linux-family systems, where are the files that store user configuration (particularly pertaining to resolution) found? I've been looking over the usual suspects (~/.steam, the game installation ...
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Do I need to purchase two copies of the game from steam to be able to do multiplayer game in LAN?

I've never used Steam. Several years ago it was necessary to pay for as many copies of the game as many people were expected to join the LAN party - otherwise the games would refuse to connect with ...
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Use portal2 editor on Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed portal 2 on Steam as a native application not trough Wine. Is it possible to to use the editor trough Steam on Ubuntu 12.04? Somebody tried? Found that my graphics card is still not ...
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Installing Evolution RTS on Linux Steam

I am trying to install the game Evolution RTS on Steam, but there seems to be a problem downloading the game? Note, that I have downloaded 0 bytes and yet the installation is complete. I verified the ...
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Is it possible to play the Steam version of Quake on Ubuntu?

I understand that playing Quake on Linux requires three things: An engine A launcher The data files (either shareware or registered) The first two have GPL packages available and are as simple to ...
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I Do Anything on WoM, and it Goes to the Pause Menu and Won't Let me Out

I downloaded WoM and XWoM and so everytime I build or break something, and it goes to the pause menu. I click Back to Game and it does not. So effectively I am trapped in the pause menu. I have Java ...
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Why can't I run the Minecraft Shaders Mod on Linux?

I have installed the shaders mod to my Minecraft 1.7.5 game on my Arch Linux. I can't seem to get it to work though. Whenever I choose a shader, my monitor will go on standby with every now and then ...
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How to run Zero-K under Linux

Welcome, I followed the howto on http://zero-k.info/Wiki/Download on my Linux Mint 15 64 bit Cinnamon. After logging-in here and there opening the Lobby with mono Zero-K.exe and pressing the big ...
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fatal error could not load library Counter Strike 1.6

This is crazy, I don't know how but today I am getting this error alert message fatal error could not load library++ Counter Strike 1.6 steam in Ubuntu 13.10 its like after some update I guess. ...
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Minecraft Bin Folder Not Created--Linux Ubuntu

I have some various mods and such that require something to be placed in the bin folder of Minecraft... but on Linux Ubuntu there is no bin folder. What should I do?
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Logging into steam VIA ssh to update game

I just recently got a server and it is linux SSH. It has installed on it Starbound. Starbound has recently updated and I need to update it but with the instructions provided I cannot seem to get it to ...