I have recently had to format and reinstall Ubuntu 20.04.
Trying to reinstall steam via the .deb already caused some issues with missing 32bit packages.
Rather than going on a hunt for all these packages I just installed the flatpak version of steam instead which seems to work fine.
However trying to launch FA from steam (no matter the ProtonDB version selected and yes I use the recommended launch options) results in a black screen with an error popup that has as the first line:
CD3DDeviceResources::DevResInitResources: Unable to load effect file /effects/cartographic.fx
The rest of the log is exactly the same (except for the filepaths ofcourse) as the reddit link in other examples.
This error is discussed on the linux setup page on the faf wiki, but only in relation to the original ISO setup. https://wiki.faforever.com/index.php?title=Setting_Up_FAF_Linux
It seems like it has something to do with directx9.
I have already experimented cycling through different Nvidia drivers with no succes.
Do any of you know what this is and if there is a solution?
Some other examples of people with the same Error:
Just a couple days ago on an unknown linux distro: https://www.reddit.com/r/supremecommander/comments/oo72rf/trouble_with_supcom_fa_on_linux_more_in_post/
on the old FAF forums: https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4553
There also seems to be a slightly different version of this error which apparently can be resolved by pointing the FAF client to the right executable as discussed: https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4507&start=410
But this version of the error doesn't seem relevant for those that follow tatsu's youtube video and point FAF to the runfile generated by steam.
Does anybody know what the error means and what can be done to fix it?
Because I have for a fact played FA with this exact laptop using ubuntu 20.04 in the past.