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mafus Monday 10 June 2013 at 19:00
mafusAnonymous

Hello, I have been having an issue with the windows version of steam. I have it installed, but when i go to open it, it says "fatal error: steam needs to be online to update". I KNOW that there are other posts about this, and i have read them, one of which said to "1. delete  ~/.steam/steam.pid 2.  Edit ~/.steam/registry.vdf line 29 from "Offline" "1" to "Offline" "0"". the only problem with this is i couldnt find where these files were located! The playonlinux game files are allegedly supposed to be in ~/.playonlinux/wineprefix/ but i cant find that folder, even when looking in the terminal. if you cant tell, im a giant ubuntu newbie, ive only had experience with windows before a couple weeks ago. thanks!
petch Monday 10 June 2013 at 19:34
petch
Developer

Hi,
Files and directories whose name start with a dot are "hidden" by convention under Unixen, you probably have some option in your files manager to reveal hidden files.
Alternatively you can update PlayOnLinux to a modern version (4.0.14 was released in November 2011 or so) and it will create a symlink in your home directory called "PlayOnLinux's virtual drives" that will bring you to the same place without having to reveal hidden directories.
(and it's .PlayOnLinux not .playonlinux, beware that Unixen are case sensitive).
booman Friday 14 June 2013 at 0:54
booman

Petch I like your descriptive word for the Unix world: Unixen
Pretty cool, kinda like a "lore" for Unix.

Mafus, once you update PlayOnLinux, try installing Steam again with the provided PlayOnLinux script and let use know if you still have issues.

I have had success with the script and manual installation of Steam. The only issues I ever had were missing text, but thats it. Steam has always worked for me.

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mafus Friday 14 June 2013 at 19:28
mafusAnonymous

alright, so i tried updating playonlinux, but now when i run it i get the error "Playonlinux is unable to find 32bits openGL libraries. You might encounter a problem with your games." Then, when i open the install menu in PlayOnLinux, nothing shows up, even after refreshing it there is no software to install. ):
booman Friday 14 June 2013 at 19:43
booman

Ah, you are using 64-bit Linux
You will need to install 32-bit libraries to run games because almost all of them are only 32-bit.
Which distro are you using?
Search for these terms for your Distro:
multiarch
32-bit libraries

Let us know if you need help installing them.
I have noticed that Fedora doesn't have a single command to install them all. But, Ubuntu & Mint do.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

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Ronin DUSETTE Friday 14 June 2013 at 20:22
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

You get the 32-bit libraries from your proprietary graphics driver. Nvidia cards will ask if you want to install them, and I believe AMD/ATI card automatically install them .

You can also try:


sudo apt-get install multiarch-support ia32-libs


If Im not mistaken, these 2 meta-packages will install 32 bit versions of whatever is already on your system. multiarch support should already be in ubuntu and mint, but I like to reinstall those 2 anyway, as usually there are libraries missing.

Editado por: RoninDusette


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booman Friday 14 June 2013 at 20:31
booman

What DJYoshaBYD said...

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