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Having trouble with Starbound on Linux

Discussion in 'Starbound Support' started by CloudlessDruid, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Space Hobo


    I recently got a new notebook and I'm giving linux a try. I got Ubuntu MATE.

    I installed Steam without problems, and installed Starbound, but when I launch it through Steam, nothing happens. I've read a few posts here or in Steam forums, but I'm running into a few questions:

    1 - Many said I should try running it from the Terminal. After seeing that my Steam folder is different from the standard out there (Usually from what I've seen, games are located at /.local/share/Steam. Mine are located at /proc/16106/cwd/steamapps/common) I noticed there is no linux32 and linux 64 folder, everything inside the Starbound folder is under Starbound. (I'm using 32).

    Anyway, when I tried to run the only starbound exe I could find in these folders, I got "./starbound: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error"

    2 - A few guys here and at Steam forums said they could run the game after running the command sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev. I did it and nothing changed.

    What else can I do? Thanks in advance
  2. AcridBrimistic

    AcridBrimistic Space Hobo

    Your starbound should DEFINETLY not be located in /proc/. It's a mountpoint for a filesystem with kernel and system info, not your starbound executable.
    Either your steam install is completely broken, or you are looking is the wrong directory. Try $HOME/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Starbound/linux/, and execute the run-client.sh shell script.

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