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ubuntu 16.10
down load Foldit-linux_x64.tar.gz ok
Several files created including an
inital_run which is empty.
Double clicking again, nothing.
Run from command line:
Foldit-$ ./Foldit
Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
If this problem persists, please install the latest version.
Foldit Error: Could not load library: libglut.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

Not sure what's going on.

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Need freeglut3

Welcome to foldit!
You need to install a library called freeglut3. There are instructions here:
and discussion here:


Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
Supported by: DARPA, NSF, NIH, HHMI, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, Boehringer Ingelheim, RosettaCommons