Tuan-Anh Tran
March 18, 2022

CS:GO launch failure fix

Posted on March 18, 2022  •  1 minutes  • 77 words

The symptom: CS:GO launched to a black screen and just crash right after. The OS I’m using is Pop!_OS 21.10.

The fix here is

sudo apt install libtcmalloc-minimal4
cd <YOUR_STEAM_HOME_DIR>/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike\ Global\ Offensive/bin/linux64
# backup the old file
mv libtcmalloc_minimal.so.0 libtcmalloc_minimal.so.0.bak
mv libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4 libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4.bak

ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4 libtcmalloc_minimal.so.0
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4 libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4

The game should be able to launch after this.

However, if you do “verify integrity of game files”, you will need to do this fix again.

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