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I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. enter image description here

The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot provided. The image of the menu is centered at at the top right of my screen, while the menu clickable buttons are still centered in the screen. The game freezes when I attempted to click 'Exit Game.'

Running Steam on linuxmint 17 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20150218153139)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1424273499)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20150218153139)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
FillInMachineIDInfo took a total of 0 milliseconds
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49.15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311.30 KB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Adding licenses for the following package(s): 0, 11563, 13285, 15953, 19132, 21350, 28283, 31828, 49307, 53615, 62700, 62892, 62894, 62922, 62923, 62924, 62925, 62926, 62927, 62935, 63065, 63473, 63683
roaming config store loaded successfully - 903 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Failed to init SteamVR because it isn't installed
ExecCommandLine: ""/home/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" "steam://rungameid/255710" "
ExecSteamURL: "steam://rungameid/255710"
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
System startup time: 4.07 seconds

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.

(steam:4387): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe we're it's parent.
Generating new string page texture 67: 32x256, total string texture memory is 344.06 KB
Generating new string page texture 68: 128x256, total string texture memory is 475.14 KB
Generating new string page texture 69: 512x256, total string texture memory is 999.42 KB
Running Steam on linuxmint 17 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME has been set by the user to: /home/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime
ExecCommandLine: "/home/root/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready"
ExecSteamURL: "steam://open/driverhelperready"
Game update: AppID 255710 "Cities: Skylines", ProcID 4702, IP 0.0.0.0:0
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
Found path: /home/root/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities_Skylines/Cities.x64
Mono path[0] = '/home/root/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities_Skylines/Cities_Data/Managed'
Mono path[1] = '/home/root/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities_Skylines/Cities_Data/Mono'
Mono config path = '/home/root/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities_Skylines/Cities_Data/Mono/etc'
displaymanager : xrandr version warning. 1.4
displaymanager : trying .X11-unix
client :0 has 1 screens
displaymanager screen (0): 1360 x 768
Using libudev for joystick management


Importing game controller configs
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(20150218153205)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0)
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(gameoverlayui)/version(1.0)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1424305157)
Game removed: AppID 255710 "Cities: Skylines", ProcID 4706 
[2015-03-20 23:01:42] Startup - updater built Feb 18 2015 15:31:44
[2015-03-20 23:01:42] Verifying installation...
[2015-03-20 23:01:42] Verification complete
[2015-03-20 23:03:27] Shutdown

Above are the error messages from the terminal while steam was running. I investigated the error 'ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/root/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.' I found a discussion of this error on ArchLinux which suggested the following terminal 'find ~/.steam/root/ ( -name "libgcc_s.so*" -o -name "libstdc++.so*" -o -name "libxcb.so*" ) -print -delete ' but was unsuccessful.

What must be done to force this game to run correctly on linux? This game is supposed to be linux native.

Update

Disabling Steam overlay did not fix the problem.

I uninstalled the repo steam and installed latest deb steam, that did not work as well.

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    I fixed it. Simply goto steam->games->view game library->right click cities:skylines->properties->general tab->set launch options -> copy&paste '-screen-height 1050 -screen-width 1400' . That's it. ;) – linuxfreebird Mar 21 '15 at 16:57
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    You know it is welcome to answer your own question? – Jonathan Drapeau Mar 23 '15 at 12:36
  • wow. i did invested time into this answer. Please make it right next time and set the problem to solved – BlueWizard Apr 11 '15 at 18:43
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I searched a bit and it seems to be because of your graphic driver.

Try starting the game with Steam overlay deactivated.

If the deactivation doesn't help please go to your graphics card Catalzst Control Center and set Anti-Aliasing settings to Filter:Box. This fixed the Problem for some people.

Where to find AntiAliasing-Settings in AMD Catalzst Control Center

Make sure you have the latest version of your graphics driver, steam and Cities: Skylines installed

(Source)

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I had the same Problem, just search driver in the menu and switch to the recommended display driver

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