Arch Linux: Albion Online – Unable to preload the following plugins:

By | 04/14/2019

Didn’t play in Albion Online for a while, but recalled about it and tried to play on my Arch Linux.

It works fine from the Steam client, but I bought with a start package some time ago and can’t log in to Steam’s version with my old credentials.

Okay – download game from the, start it and:

17:55:10 [setevoy@setevoy-arch-pc ~/Games/AlbionOnline]
Found path: /home/setevoy/Games/AlbionOnline/game_x64/Albion-Online
Mono path[0] = '/home/setevoy/Games/AlbionOnline/game_x64/Albion-Online_Data/Managed'
Mono config path = '/home/setevoy/Games/AlbionOnline/game_x64/Albion-Online_Data/Mono/etc'
Preloaded ''
Preloaded ''
Preloaded ''
Unable to preload the following plugins:

The library file present in the Steam – /home/setevoy/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/, so first I tried to use LD_PRELOAD:

LD_PRELOAD=/home/setevoy/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/ ./Albion-Online

But this didn’t help.

Then I just copied the file:

cp /home/setevoy/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/ ./game_x64/Albion-Online_Data/Plugins/x86_64/

And still won’t work.

After this I decided to check its dependencies:

ldd ./game_x64/Albion-Online_Data/Plugins/x86_64/ (0x00007ffec2fab000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f9279635000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f92794b0000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f92794ab000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f927925a000) => not found
... => not found – aha, here it is…

Install the sndio:

sudo pacman -S sndio

But it provides the while 6.1 is needed:

file /usr/lib/
/usr/lib/ symbolic link to

The solution is just to make a symlink “6.1”:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

Run again: