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Hello. I'm on Arch Linux, and WU is crashing on launch saying JavaFX detected no fonts.


Unexpected crash while setting up login The error was: <null>

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Contents of temporary launch log:
java.library.path: /home/****/Games/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Wurm Unlimited/WurmLauncher/nativelibs
Time is Sun Jan 19 20:34:34 CST 2020
Running client version 

=== System information ===
Executing from /home/USERNAME/Games/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Wurm Unlimited/WurmLauncher/
Operating system: Linux (arch: amd64, version: 4.19.95-1-lts)
Java version: 1.8.0_172 (Oracle Corporation) <>
Jvm version: 25.172-b11 (Oracle Corporation) [Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM]
Available CPUs: 8

Error: JavaFX detected no fonts! Please refer to release notes for proper font configuration
====== CLIENT CRASH ======
Unexpected crash while setting up login
	at javafx.scene.Node.reapplyCss(
	at javafx.scene.Node.impl_reapplyCSS(
	at javafx.scene.Node.invalidatedScenes(
	at javafx.scene.Node.setScenes(
	at javafx.scene.Parent.scenesChanged(
	at javafx.scene.Node.invalidatedScenes(
	at javafx.scene.Node.setScenes(
	at javafx.scene.Scene$9.invalidated(
	at javafx.scene.Scene.setRoot(
	at javafx.scene.Scene.<init>(
	at javafx.scene.Scene.<init>(
	at com.wurmonline.client.launcherfx.WurmMain.prepareLaunch(
	at com.wurmonline.client.launcherfx.WurmMain.start(
	at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.lambda$launchApplication1$161(
	at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl.lambda$runAndWait$174(
	at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl.lambda$null$172(
	at Method)
	at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl.lambda$runLater$173(
	at Method)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at com.sun.javafx.font.LogicalFont.<init>(
	at com.sun.javafx.font.LogicalFont.getLogicalFont(
	at com.sun.javafx.font.LogicalFont.getLogicalFont(
	at com.sun.javafx.font.PrismFontFactory.createFont(
	at com.sun.javafx.font.PrismFontLoader.loadFont(
	at javafx.scene.text.Font.<init>(
	at javafx.scene.text.Font.getDefault(
	at javafx.scene.CssStyleHelper.<clinit>(
	... 24 more


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I think I figured this out. When I first tried to launch, I didn't have a directory of working TTF files in /usr/share/ (I did have some but they seem to be broken). According to the top answer here, that can cause a problem with JavaFX. With that directory, and with at least one TTF font inside it, WU launches.


Incidentally the developer in that post suggests OTF files should work, but none of mine do.

Edited by Bugsby

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