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shadow beta on Ubuntu 20.4?

  • 27 May 2020
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Hi

is the shadow beta app going to be updated to work on Ubuntu 20.04?

 

thanks

 

karl

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Best answer by Brad 28 May 2020, 00:17

I got it to work after some debugging. The issue is the “libva” dependency, which is not part of the appimage but instead installed on the OS through the package manager.

 

When I filed a ticket I was told Ubuntu wasn’t officially supported, but I was directed to this website and GitHub repo which are very good resources:
https://nicolasguilloux.github.io/blade-shadow-beta/
https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta 

 

My laptop has an integrated Intel GPU and no discrete GPU. What fixed Shadow for me is this command:

sudo apt install intel-media-va-driver-non-free

Note that this command only helps if you have an Intel CPU.

You might also try running these scripts to check your dependencies for conflicts:
https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta/blob/master/scripts/check_driver.sh

https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta/blob/master/scripts/configure.pl

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I got it to work after some debugging. The issue is the “libva” dependency, which is not part of the appimage but instead installed on the OS through the package manager.

 

When I filed a ticket I was told Ubuntu wasn’t officially supported, but I was directed to this website and GitHub repo which are very good resources:
https://nicolasguilloux.github.io/blade-shadow-beta/
https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta 

 

My laptop has an integrated Intel GPU and no discrete GPU. What fixed Shadow for me is this command:

sudo apt install intel-media-va-driver-non-free

Note that this command only helps if you have an Intel CPU.

You might also try running these scripts to check your dependencies for conflicts:
https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta/blob/master/scripts/check_driver.sh

https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta/blob/master/scripts/configure.pl

I actually had some problems to run Shadow after upgrading to 20.04.

 

I have since rolled back (because Shadow is life of course) but I’ll be checking those github links to see if there is a way to fix the problem.

 

Good topic!

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Hi thanks for the tips, I got this working though I had  to use this flag when starting the appimage in order to not get crazy colours on the display

 

allow_rgb10_configs=false ./ShadowBeta.AppImage

 

performance is not great though, ok for general computer work but the framerate is not high :frowning2:

I have a ghost so I know shadow can be great on linux

 

cheers for the help

 

 

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Hi

is the shadow beta app going to be updated to work on Ubuntu 20.04?

 

thanks

 

karl

We don’t have any specific timeline to share for upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04 at this time. We always encourage interesting solutions like Brad suggested, and will keep our help center article up to date on the latest supported Linux OS:
https://help.shadow.tech/hc/en-gb/articles/360010435940-Linux-Recommended-Requirements

what has exactly changed in 20.04 that broke shadow

Got it working on Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS  on a laptop with a NVIDIA Qaudro P2000 and NVIDIA drivers.   Followed https://nicolasguilloux.github.io/blade-shadow-beta/issues.html

Needed to install https://gitlab.com/aar642/libva-vdpau-driver

A warning about NVIDIA chips/libva or even logs would have been super helpful..

 

Now time to play.. :P

Similar to @chromis, I got this working on Pop!_OS 20.10 by following the instructions to install the Intel iGPU driver for my system found here, and then once the AppImage was executing correctly, fixing the DRIRC crazy color problem by following the instructions here.

I have not tried to connect an Xbox or PlayStation controller yet, but I think that it will be straightforward! Thanks to this forum and the Nicolas Guilloux GitHub page for the solutions!

I got it to work after some debugging. The issue is the “libva” dependency, which is not part of the appimage but instead installed on the OS through the package manager.

 

When I filed a ticket I was told Ubuntu wasn’t officially supported, but I was directed to this website and GitHub repo which are very good resources:
https://nicolasguilloux.github.io/blade-shadow-beta/
https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta 

 

My laptop has an integrated Intel GPU and no discrete GPU. What fixed Shadow for me is this command:

sudo apt install intel-media-va-driver-non-free

Note that this command only helps if you have an Intel CPU.

You might also try running these scripts to check your dependencies for conflicts:
https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta/blob/master/scripts/check_driver.sh

https://github.com/NicolasGuilloux/blade-shadow-beta/blob/master/scripts/configure.pl

 

  

Hi thanks for the tips, I got this working though I had  to use this flag when starting the appimage in order to not get crazy colours on the display

 

allow_rgb10_configs=false ./ShadowBeta.AppImage

 

performance is not great though, ok for general computer work but the framerate is not high :frowning2:

I have a ghost so I know shadow can be great on linux

 

cheers for the help

 

 

 

These combined did the trick for me! Thank you both so much! I have been trying to figure this out for a while so I no longer have to reboot my local machine just to start a different one.

 

 

EDIT: As noted in Klong’s message. Performance is definitely lacking. Simple games that do not require precision timing could be played but other than that and general computer work, this is not a permanent solution.

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