I am running Mint 18.2 Sonya and using the nvidia-375 drivers.
The game in question is Crusader Kings II. From within the steam client it launches fine. However, I would prefer not to use the client if at all possible. I know this is possible with the Win version of CK2 by simply running the executable directly. Running the executable
~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Crusader\ Kings\ II/ck2 from Thunar results in nothing, so I ran it via command-line instead and got this message:
./ck2: error while loading shared libraries: libuuid.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
A little searching tells me this is a missing lib file. I found libuuid.so.1 in
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and made a symlink from there to
This was a fix I found from someone with a similar issue: same game, different missing lib. Running the executable from command line again nets a new error.
./ck2: error while loading shared libraries: libuuid.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
More research shows that this means the lib that I symlinked is the wrong architecture. Which I really should have expected since I found the thing in /lib/x86_64-blah-blah. However now I cannot seem to find a 32-bit version of libuuid.so, I even tried symlinking it to /usr/lib32 instead, but then it goes back to complaining that the library is missing. I checked to make sure my
multiarch-support package is up to date, as well.
Edit: I made sure the
libuuid1 package was up to date. Here is the dpkg -L results: