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Common problems with Steam

These are problems I encountered frequently and to which I don’t want to keep the solutions in my head all the time.

Game launchers won’t start

The games might fail to start with an error message like this (on stderr):

/home/mgr/data/games/steamapps/common/Torchlight II/ModLauncher.bin.x86_64:
symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1:
undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

This is because the Launcher requires libfreetype but can’t find it. Set the launch options of the game to the following:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libfreetype.so %command%

This helped me launching Torchlight 2 and Civilization 6.

Overwatch with Lutris

The camera automatically “pulls up”

Just set the aspect ratio in the video settings to the one of the monitor. That should fix the problem (source).