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I am trying to run this in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.2. I had to install libjson0, libopenal1, and libssl1.0.0 before I could even get the game to run. Now the game runs but the screen blacks out and shows the Planescape cursor and nothing else. Once this happens I can move the cursor but I can't get out of the game or do anything else. I ended up having to force a reboot by switching to another terminal. I have tried this on both a laptop with Intel video and a desktop with nVidia video and the results are the same on both machines. Anybody have any suggestions as to what the problem may be? This works on a MacBook Pro with no issues.
Post edited April 14, 2017 by BravoDeltaLima
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Not a solution since I have the same problem but, for now, you can sample the game in windowed mode.

1. go to ~/.local/share/Planescape Torment - Enhanced Edition
2. edit "Baldur.lua"
3. look for ..SetPrivateProfileString('Window','Full Screen','1')
4. change it to SetPrivateProfileString('Window','Full Screen','0')
5. save the edit and relaunch the game.
You should be able to enjoy the windowed game now.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to play it in fullscreen since launch.
Not helpful, all that does is instead of having a black screen and cursor fullscreen is that I have a black screen and cursor windowed.
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Sslaxx: Not helpful, all that does is instead of having a black screen and cursor fullscreen is that I have a black screen and cursor windowed.
Installing libtxc-dxtn solved the problem in ubuntu 17.04:
sudo apt install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc