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Using Leadwerks on Arch

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Leadwerks was super buggy for me on Arch, it kept crashing...

So I did 2 things to get it working properly and flawlessly.

1. Using the beta branch.

Using the beta branch corrected for me the crashes when a file dialog was supposed to pop-up and some others.

To use the beta branch you need to right click on Leadwerks on steam then click on properties, as shown below.

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The properties panel will then show, select the betas row and select beta as shown below.

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2. Installing libcurl-compat

Installing libcurl-compat from the community repos solved the following error.

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There is 2 way to install libcurl-compat properly in order to be able to run and debug your games, the first and recommended one being to copy the libcurl-compat library from /lib to /home/$USER/Documents/Leadwerks/Projects/{Your project's name} and to rename it to libcurl.so.4. Once your game is published to a standalone you may also need to drop your new libcurl.so.4 in the root folder of your game as shown below.

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The second and least recommended one is to replace /lib/libcurl.so.4 by libcurl-compat, but you may also need to put libcurl-compat into the standalone game's folder.

Feel free to submit your questions or alternative fixes.

I wish I've helped you!

 

 

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This would seem identical to an issue I'm having. Does anyone know if there are there any equivalent packages to libcurl-compat for Ubuntu?

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