what happens when you try running it?
I've ran stuff on linux in a vm, but the webgl effects would not be working.
Nothing. Just double clicking the nw file in the folder does nothing and when I try running it from the terminal (per the instructions on that post linked a few times above, changing permissions to execute and using "./nw"), also nothing.
Have you tried building something recently? I'd be curious if anyone here has and could confirm that it works at all, even with an empty project.