Mittwoch, 6. März 2013

Humble Bundle for Android 5 on Debian 64Bit

There is currently a new "Humble Bundle for Android 5" at

You can get:
  • Beat Hazard Ultra
  • Dynamite Jack
  • Solar 2
  • NightSky HD
  • Super Hexagon
  • Dungeon Defenders

Dynamite Jack:
It started fine. But no sound was there. Reading the output from starting the game on the terminal I saw a line about a missing:
There is a "LINUX.txt" coming with Dynamite Jack telling something about Alsa. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for but it made me thinking.
The missing file is normally there:
apt-file search
libasound2-plugins: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/alsa-lib/
Multiarch. As you see. So the corresponding bit for 32Bit is
libasound2-plugins:i386: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/alsa-lib/
Making a link to it like this:
  sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/alsa-lib/ /usr/lib32/
should do the trick. (Be sure to have libasound2-plugins:i386 installed. If you don't know then just do a: sudo aptitude install libasound2-plugins:i386 )
It worked for me. And with that I had sound.

Solar 2:
Worked. No problems.

Beat Hazard Ultra:
Hello libc ...
./all/BeatHazard_Linux2: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/ version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by ./all/hge_lib/
On Debian  you currently just have 2.11 and 2.13 if you walk on the save side:

On the experimental path there actually is a 2.17 available. I haven't tried that yet.
So you have some options now:
  1. Install from experimental. But don't blame people if your system doesn't work right after that move. It's not called experimental just for fun ;-)
  2. Get working libc6 from somewhere and do the LD_LIBRARY_PATH dance.
I took the second step because I already had that setup. Steam got the same libc6 problem but luckily someone made a little script :

After that somewhere around:
the file should be.
You can also download the libc6 e.g. from here:
and extract it.
Either way you should have a valid libc6 with you.
Then you can start telling the game where that file should be:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/ ./BeatHazard

Super Hexagon:
libc6 again.
./x86_64/superhexagon.x86_64: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./x86_64/superhexagon.x86_64)
But this time there might be just one option. You need to upgrade your libc6. I tried using a newer libc6 with the LD_LIBRARY_PATH but it didn't work. It then just gives me different errors like this one:
./x86_64/superhexagon.x86_64: error while loading shared libraries: __vdso_time: invalid mode for dlopen(): Invalid argument
You have another option: Use the 32Bit version.
With that you can do the trick as with Beat Hazard. For me I start the game with this line:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/:x86/ ./x86/superhexagon.x86

Nightsky HD:
Should it still be the same version as coming with Humble Indie Bundle 4 then it should be no problem.

Dungeon Defenders:
I just tried the version of Humble Indie Bundle 7 and that didn't work, giving me:
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0"
      after 207 requests (207 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0"
      after 18 requests (18 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Google helped finding this:
The problem is because the launcher tries to find
/usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command and fails after it.

So the actual fix for this problem if making the launcher doesn't find it or
continues if it was not found, as obviously a lot of us are not gnome users..

For a workaround, just use this command:
# ln -s /bin/true /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command

source: phoronix forun

Seems to be a bad joke.
But it helps.

I could play a bit.

I guess the current version on HBfA5 is a bit better. And there is an update coming:

Hopefully the Steam-version works soon too. I don't like to pull the 5GB for each nasty update...

So 2 out of 6 are working out of the box. Seeing those other being just minor fixable problems is good. Hopefully they patch those but I guess that they won't fix the libc6 issues. Just like "it works on Ubuntu LTS - have fun". At least we have some ways to still get the games working.

Have a nice time playing!