• Valve preparing Steam for Linux
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[quote=Phoronix]Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are coming to Linux. This news is coming days after we discovered proof in Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support and subsequently found more Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client. The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles. Those enthusiasts within the Phoronix community even managed to get the unreleased Steam Linux client running up to a partially drawn UI and other modifications, but now that work can stop as Valve is preparing to officially release the Steam Linux client from where they will start to offer Linux native games available for sale. For all those doubting our reports that Source/Steam would be coming to Linux, you can find confirmation in the UK's Telegraph and other news sites. An announcement from Valve itself is imminent. Found already within the Steam store are Linux-native games like Unreal Tournament 2004, World of Goo, and titles from id Software such as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Doom 3. Now that the Source Engine is officially supported on Linux, some Source-based games will be coming over too. Will we finally see Unreal Tournament 3 surface on Linux too? Only time will tell, but it is something we speculated back in 2008. Postal III is also being released this year atop the Source Engine and it will be offering up a native client. We have confirmed that Valve's latest and popular titles like Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, and Team Fortress 2 are among the first of the Steam Linux titles, similar to the Mac OS X support. [B]The released Linux client should be available by the end of summer.[/B][/quote] Our dream is coming true! Get ready for one of the biggest linux boosters in a while. [url=http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=valve_steam_announcement&num=1]Link[/url]
Heck yea Reasons to use windows is going down. [editline]10:10PM[/editline] Not that i don't like windows :3:
it's going to take fucking ages though they've only released one source game on mac so far, they're still porting the rest
I will jump for joy when I can play HL2DM on Linux... [B]Natively!!![/B] :dance:
I'll be happiest if I can play Insurgency natively.
Oh... Oh God.... I hadn't dare to hope... [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JEfe6AelcdQ/R37vGY0tBSI/AAAAAAAAAYE/oru4LgbUpGM/s320/_41186601_hooray-pa5.jpg[/img]
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /caps
I want to believe. but I'm not sure.
Nice. :fappery:
Truly awesome.
Is Steam Play coming too?
[QUOTE=James0890;21908725]Is Steam Play coming too?[/QUOTE] I'd imagine so, since Steam Play just means "If you buy it, you can download versions for all supported operating systems."
Happy Happy Joy Joy! :banjo:
Can we PLEASE wait until we hear from valve? Seriously, I hate to be a debby downer, but all this posting and NO corresponding announcements from Valve. When Valve finally says something, then we can rejoice.
There's been sufficient evidence, including the actual steam linux builds.
[QUOTE=toxicpiano;21904401]it's going to take fucking ages though they've only released one source game on mac so far, they're still porting the rest[/QUOTE] Uh what I saw the entire source game selection in someone's Steam Mac screenshot. Portal's just the only one they're advertising, I think.
When this comes out I'm installing Ubuntu immediately.
[QUOTE=snuwoods;21912281]There's been sufficient evidence, including the actual steam linux builds.[/QUOTE] Yes, there has been plenty to point towards a release HOWEVER lets wait until VALVE says so, okay? I'm so tired of clicking a link that says "Steam for Linux official", and going to pronix or whatever that site is and seeing that valve hasn't said anything. Take this with a grain of salt people.
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[QUOTE=WickedIcon;21912898]Uh what I saw the entire source game selection in someone's Steam Mac screenshot. Portal's just the only one they're advertising, I think.[/QUOTE] Yes, because that person will own those games on steam for windows. It will list them but you won't be able to play them. It even says in the steam store that Portal is the only Valve game on Mac so far.
[QUOTE=WickedIcon;21912898]Uh what I saw the entire source game selection in someone's Steam Mac screenshot. Portal's just the only one they're advertising, I think.[/QUOTE] I'm using it and there is only one source game available to play. You can see the whole of your games library, including all the Windows only games but you can't download them. Valve has said they will release a source game every wednesday or something now.
The exception to this is TF2, for some reason.
I got a version running, screen shot: [URL="http://c0bra.co.cc/home/steamonlinux"][IMG]http://c0bra.co.cc/_/rsrc/1273778673555/home/steamonlinux/steamonlinux.png[/IMG][/URL]
its about time :colbert: :woop:
[QUOTE=COBRAa;21930085]I got a version running, screen shot: -pic-[/QUOTE] launch it with the arguments -login <username> <pass> then try to get webkit working along with the inner controls
[QUOTE=slayer3032;21930222]launch it with the arguments -login <username> <pass> then try to get webkit working along with the inner controls[/QUOTE] Hehe, I already knew... only problem is it crashes out for most people.
Bye windows partition :-)
[QUOTE=.ediT;21930579]Bye windows partition :-)[/QUOTE] Lol, I said bye to that a week ago. :Dawkins102:
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