Making Linux Executables Work

With 64bit versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, Blender games will fail with the message:

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I don’t know the exact reason for this, it would be nice if someone could fix it.

But here is a workaround:

  1. Export your game to some folder
  2. The export makes a folder called ‘2.71’ create a subfolder called ‘ffmpeg’
  3. Copy /usr/lib/blender/ffmpeg/2.2/lib to this new folder (game/2.71/ffmpeg)
  4. Create a shell script with the following inside it:

exec "./gamename"
  1. Make the script executable
  2. Run the script to start your game.