I'm using Debian 10 so I'm not sure if this will help you but:
sudo apt install multiarch-support
dpkg -i ./libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u12_amd64.deb
then try to launch the game. If that doesn't work try a libssl from ubuntu 16.04 that might get it to work
Thanks a million! It worked for me, with the packages from the Debian repo (I have Xubuntu 20.04).
However, there is a very good reason why that old SSL implementation is no longer available through the official repository: it is not safe! That's why I *didn't* install the package, but I unpacked it (it's an archive, I used Ark) and I just copied the required files in a "lib" directory that I created under the game's installation folder. Then, as per the instructions from this reply from another thread
, I set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, in the game's start script, to point to this lib folder and it worked like a charm.
Btw, if anyone else is having these issues and doesn't want to install an unsafe version of libssl on their system, be warned that you'll also need libcrypto.so.1.0.0. This file is also present in the libssl-1.0.0 packages above, so copy it along with libssl.so.1.0.0.
Glad it helped you, yeah I thought the ssl version might have been unsafe though I'm not sure if system applications compiled against newer versions of it would run with the old version anyway but either way your point is correct.
I'm still trying to figure out why a single player only game with no drm and no web fetching needs ssl and crypto libraries to begin with..(some left over baldur's gate multiplayer code perhaps?)