Linux Crash Fix - Half-Life: Alyx

Trivial fix for a monumental problem — the game not launching. Applies to the native version.

  1. Download an older version of FreeType from here: freetype2-2.10.4-1-x86_64 Arch Linux package[]
  2. Rather than installing the package via the package manager, extract it to a permanent location, preferably under a directory with the name of the package
  3. Take note of the path to freetype2-2.10.4-1-x86_64/usr/lib
  4. In Steam, under Half-Life: Alyx, navigate to Properties... > General and under Launch Options, enter:
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH="<path>:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" %command%
    — replacing <path> with the path copied in the previous step
  5. The game should now be playable!


-- Mirrored from Steam