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    Unhappy Help with Unity and games

    Hi, I'm playing Rochard (from Humble Bundle 6) in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) with latest upgrades and I'm getting some screen trashes sometimes and whenever a click middle mouse button. It is a bit annoying but never prevent me to continue playing.
    But recently I reached the point I get the grenade launcher and every time I shoot the screen trashes and when it back to normal my the character turns himself to left and don't shoot. Now it is preventing me to go further.

    Also, I think it's not a game bug but a Unity (the DE not the game's engine ) one since I booted my (good and) old Ubuntu 10.10, installed Rochard, copied the save game, and played WITHOUT ANY disturbance!

    By the way, Torchlight outputs no sound in 12.04 and is fine in 10.10.

    Is there any workaround (besides play in Maverick Meerkat) for these bugs? It's quite disappointing see a new and LTS release be a lot more buggy than an old and dead one.

    My hardware:
    Intel Core i7 860
    4 GB RAM
    AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5870 and proprietary drivers
    Last edited by Horadranin; September 22nd, 2012 at 04:25 PM.

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    I have same problem. I have HB6 and i downloanded Rochard, because i like it. In game i have many lags and low FPS (20 max).

    I have i5 2,4Ghz
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 6650M (proprietory drivers)

    Some help?

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Compiz does not work well with games. In order to play games smoothly, you need to install a lightweight DE (like LXDE, or better yet, just Openbox), and play games in there.

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Compiz does not work well with games. In order to play games smoothly, you need to install a lightweight DE (like LXDE, or better yet, just Openbox), and play games in there.
    Actually, I just switched my session to Ubuntu 2D and everething went fine with Rochard. Torchlight still output no sound in 12.04.

    In 12.10 Canonical will kill Ubuntu 2D session. It will be a desaster since Unity really sucks for games

    Anyway, anything to help me with Torchlight?

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Hi.
    I have problems with some of my games like Torchlight, Rochard, Limbo and few others. They install okay, but none of them launch, when I try to open one of them nothing happens.

    I'm good with computers, but I'm pretty new with Ubuntu and I'm lost.

    Terminal told me this when trying to launch Torchlight:

    owner@owner-laptop:~$ /usr/local/games/Torchlight/Torchlight.bin.x86
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 42
    Current serial number in output stream: 42

    And this with Rochard:

    owner@owner-laptop:~$ /opt/rochard/Rochard.app
    Found path: /opt/rochard/Rochard.app
    Mono path[0] = '/opt/rochard/Rochard_Data/Managed'
    Mono path[1] = '/opt/rochard/Rochard_Data/Mono'
    Aborted (core dumped)

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by outolintu; September 24th, 2012 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Compiz does not work well with games. In order to play games smoothly, you need to install a lightweight DE (like LXDE, or better yet, just Openbox), and play games in there.
    Could it work with MATE desktop without Compiz?

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Quote Originally Posted by outolintu View Post
    Hi.
    I have problems with some of my games like Torchlight, Rochard, Limbo and few others. They install okay, but none of them launch, when I try to open one of them nothing happens.

    I'm good with computers, but I'm pretty new with Ubuntu and I'm lost.

    Terminal told me this when trying to launch Torchlight:

    owner@owner-laptop:~$ /usr/local/games/Torchlight/Torchlight.bin.x86
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 42
    Current serial number in output stream: 42

    And this with Rochard:

    owner@owner-laptop:~$ /opt/rochard/Rochard.app
    Found path: /opt/rochard/Rochard.app
    Mono path[0] = '/opt/rochard/Rochard_Data/Managed'
    Mono path[1] = '/opt/rochard/Rochard_Data/Mono'
    Aborted (core dumped)

    Any ideas?
    Post your system specs (RAM, Video card, etc.). Also, try contacting the developers of the games. They will have a better idea of what happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by jadus View Post
    Could it work with MATE desktop without Compiz?
    Probably. I haven't tried MATE yet, but I can see no reason why it shouldn't,

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    My advice about running full screen games in unity (actually, it is compiz' fault, not unity's) is don't
    Xye incredibly difficult puzzle game with minimal graphics. Also at playdeb
    Got a blog: Will Stay Free

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Now i am running with new Cinnamon 1.6 and it's much much better... but it's still a bit laggy. But now it's playable. I think it's because AMD doesn't care about linux as good as windows.

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    Re: Help with Unity and games

    Quote Originally Posted by outolintu View Post
    Hi.
    I have problems with some of my games like Torchlight, Rochard, Limbo and few others. They install okay, but none of them launch, when I try to open one of them nothing happens.

    I'm good with computers, but I'm pretty new with Ubuntu and I'm lost.

    Terminal told me this when trying to launch Torchlight:

    owner@owner-laptop:~$ /usr/local/games/Torchlight/Torchlight.bin.x86
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 42
    Current serial number in output stream: 42

    And this with Rochard:

    owner@owner-laptop:~$ /opt/rochard/Rochard.app
    Found path: /opt/rochard/Rochard.app
    Mono path[0] = '/opt/rochard/Rochard_Data/Managed'
    Mono path[1] = '/opt/rochard/Rochard_Data/Mono'
    Aborted (core dumped)

    Any ideas?
    My computers specs are:

    Intel Core i5 450M / 2.4 GHz
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
    RAM 4 Gb

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