[Linux: Ubuntu 14.04.1] Failed to Start Game (Missing Executable)

Discussion in 'Mac and Linux' started by olivera16, January 16, 2015.

  1. olivera16

    olivera16 New Member

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    Hi Team Uber,

    Recently I need help and Michelle Krater told me that I could be helped here.

    What's Happen...every time I going to start Planetary Annihilation Steam show me this error "Failed to Start Game (Missing Executable)" I follow steps in the Steam but cannot be resolved, so I did download the files for Linux and again cannot be resolved....could you please help me for this issue? I would like play this game

    Sincerely.
  2. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Can you find the game files? I am not sure where Steam stores them since I don't use it, though I think you set it yourself. Anyway, it you find the game directory of PA, could you post the output of
    Code:
    ls -l
    I'm wondering if it may be a permission problem or maybe zero byte files.
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  3. olivera16

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    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 14 Jan 4 21:01 buildid.txt
    drwxrwxr-x 3 dexters dexters 4096 Jan 4 20:43 Coherent
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 509891 Jan 4 21:01 crashupload
    drwxrwxr-x 2 dexters dexters 4096 Jan 4 21:01 host
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 1222960 Jan 4 20:49 libCoherentUI.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 756182 Jan 4 21:01 libfmodevent64-4.44.44.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 821071 Jan 4 21:01 libfmodeventnet64-4.44.44.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 1762652 Jan 4 21:01 libfmodex64-4.44.44.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 69867 Jan 4 21:01 libsteam_api.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 7654 Jan 4 20:49 licenses.txt
    drwxrwxr-x 9 dexters dexters 4096 Jan 4 21:00 media
    drwxrwxr-x 4 dexters dexters 4096 Jan 4 20:36 PA
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 4108882 Jan 4 21:01 papadump
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 17397681 Jan 4 21:01 papatran
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 335433384 Jan 4 21:01 server
    drwxrwxrwx 4 dexters dexters 4096 Jan 12 21:21 steamapps
    drwxrwxr-x 3 dexters dexters 4096 Jan 4 20:51 steam-runtime
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 dexters dexters 6 Jan 4 20:49 version.txt
  5. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Well, that looks really odd. According to that PA is a directory and not an executable? The programs server, papadump and server and crashupload don't have executable permissions set either. Could you try verifying the integrity of the game cache? See https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335
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  6. olivera16

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    Yes, PA is a Folder where are the files...and after your question about permissions I set full permissions.....the archives are ok!
    Last edited: January 16, 2015
  7. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Oh? So what's inside the PA folder. The PA executable? For comparison, my (non-Steam) PA directory looks like this:
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    total 573740
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user  14 jan 12 21:20 buildid.txt
    drwxrwxr-x 3 user user  4096 oct  1 23:41 Coherent
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user  9722 jan  6 09:45 Coherent_UI.log
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  553489 jan 12 21:18 crashupload
    drwxrwxr-x 4 user user  4096 oct  4 23:32 host
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user  1222960 déc 19 21:02 libCoherentUI.so
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  561576 oct  4 13:11 libfmodevent64-4.44.35.so
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  756182 nov 25 19:35 libfmodevent64-4.44.44.so
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  611792 oct  4 13:12 libfmodeventnet64-4.44.35.so
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  821071 jan 12 21:20 libfmodeventnet64-4.44.44.so
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  1487488 oct  6 21:29 libfmodex64-4.44.35.so
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  1762652 jan 12 21:19 libfmodex64-4.44.44.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user  69867 jan 12 21:21 libsteam_api.so
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user  7654 déc 17 20:41 licenses.txt
    drwxrwxr-x 9 user user  4096 oct  9 19:24 media
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user 222544251 jan 12 21:20 PA
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  4108882 déc 17 20:39 papadump
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user  17397681 déc 17 20:39 papatran
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user 335521999 jan 12 21:28 server
    drwxrwxr-x 3 user user  4096 oct  4 13:12 steam-runtime
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user  6 jan 12 21:21 version.txt
    
    Did it work after verifying? If not, could you try:
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    ~/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/run.sh ./PA
    from inside the directory where the PA executable lives?
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  8. olivera16

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    I Change the folder files to the default I did downlod a few moments ago:
    "steam /.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Planetary Annihilation"

    I did the verify integrity of game cache and the files it is fine

    see below

    it's right the command?

    dexters/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/run.sh: line 20: /.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Planetary Annihilation/PA: Success
  9. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    I think it should be
    Code:
    ~/.steam/bin32/steam-runtime/run.sh ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Planetary Annihilation/PA/PA
    That is, if I understood everything you said correctly. :)

    I'm also curious what happens when you run steam from the command-line and try to start PA from within Steam. So, open the terminal and just type "steam" and try to run PA as you normally would. Do errors appear in the terminal window?

    I tried searching for that error on the Internet and it seems to be a common occurrence for many games...
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  10. SXX

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    Please copy and paste your system information in this topic:
    In Steam window -> top menu bar -> click "Help" -> click "System Information"

    Though my personal guess: you're running 32-bit OS while this game don't support 32-bit on Linux and won't support ever.

    PS: As you may see on SteamDB there is no launch config for 32-bit.
    https://steamdb.info/app/233250/config/
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  11. olivera16

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    Yes you understood all I say to you...I hope that you understood me:)o_O

    Before contact Team Uber I tried run the Steam in terminal but is not showing nothing

    I re-install sometimes, but the issue still remains, I don't know to do

    I searching all time for this problem on the Internet but I cannot find the solution
  12. olivera16

    olivera16 New Member

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    OMG Oh no

    You're right SXX

    I see now

    • MINIMUM:
      • OS:AnyLinux distribution supported by Steam, 64-bit only
      • Processor:64-bit Dual Core or better
      • Memory:4 GB RAM
      • Graphics:Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+
      • Resolution:1280x720
      • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
      • Additional:These specs are still being determined.
      • Additional:32-bit distributions of Linux are not supported.
      • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs.

    • RECOMMENDED:
      • OS:AnyLinux distribution supported by Steam, 64-bit only
      • Processor:64-bit Dual Core or better
      • Memory:8 GB RAM
      • Graphics:Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+
      • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
      • Additional:These specs are still being determined.
      • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs.

    DeathByDenim Many Thanks for your help and for Clarifying
    Thanks Too SXX
  13. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Your CPU likely supports a 64-bit OS though. It has to be really old for it not to. If you type
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    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    you'll see what your processor is, so you can look up if it supports 64-bit or not. If it does, then you just need to install a 64-bit version of Linux.
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    olivera16 New Member

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    My processor allow OS 64-Bit, now I need install
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    Hi Team Uber!

    Good afternoon!

    I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bits in my desktop but now I'm notified with the follow message "Fatal Error: It Appears that your graphics drivers and/or hardware are missing critical OpenGL Capabilities. If this error persists after updating your drivers and confirming that your hardware supports OpenGL 3.2, please contact Team Uber for additional help. Error details: unable to start graphics system: Could not create GL context"

    Could you please help me?

    Many Thanks in advanced and Best Regards!
    Last edited: January 19, 2015
  16. SXX

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    Please copy and paste your system information in this topic:
    In Steam window -> top menu bar -> click "Help" -> click "System Information"
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    Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    CPU Family: 0x6
    CPU Model: 0xf
    CPU Stepping: 0x2
    CPU Type: 0x0
    Speed: 2000 Mhz
    2 logical processors
    2 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Unsupported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    SSE3: Supported
    SSSE3: Supported
    SSE4a: Unsupported
    SSE41: Unsupported
    SSE42: Unsupported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed:

    Operating System Version:
    elementary OS Freya (32 bit)
    Kernel Name: Linux
    Kernel Version: 3.19.0-43-generic
    X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
    X Server Release: 11701000
    X Window Manager: Mutter(Gala)
    Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime-release_2015-06-12

    Video Card:
    Driver: nouveau Gallium 0.4 on NVA8
    Driver Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9
    OpenGL Version: 3.0
    Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
    VendorID: 0x10de
    DeviceID: 0xa65
    Number of Monitors: 1
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
    Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200
    Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1200
    Primary Display Size: 20,39" x 12,76" (24,02" diag)
    51,8cm x 32,4cm (61,0cm diag)
    Primary VRAM Not Detected

    Sound card:
    Audio device: Realtek ALC883

    Memory:
    RAM: 2014 Mb

    Miscellaneous:
    UI Language: English
    LANG: pl_PL.UTF-8
    Microphone: Not set
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 109566 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 58598 Mb

    Installed software:

    Recent Failure Reports:
    Mon Jan 11 10:35:19 2016 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20160111113516_13.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-083dd83b-894f-4fc4-abe3-b3cac2160111''
  18. DeathByDenim

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    According to this info, you also have a 32-bit operating system, namely: "elementary OS Freya (32 bit)".
    PA will only work on 64-bit on Linux.

    You could get around that by installing the 64-bit version of the OS, but I noticed that you only have 2GB of RAM. It seems rather unlikely you'll get PA running smoothly on that because the minimum requirement is at least 4GB for PA (And 8GB for PA: Titans).

    If you want to try anyway, a 64-bit version is available of Freya on the elementary website. Of course you should check first to see if your CPU supports 64-bit in the first place. If you type
    Code:
    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep name
    it will output the model name of your CPU, which you can then use in the Intel website to look up if it supports 64-bit. They almost always do unless your CPU is really ancient.

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