• Finally... Solid evidence emerges about Steam for Linux!
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[QUOTE=q0q;35682343]just shut up and reinstall the games for fucks sake.[/QUOTE] You are always so rude.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35682476]You are always so rude.[/QUOTE] only to dumbasses.
[QUOTE=q0q;35682617]only to dumbasses.[/QUOTE] Finding alternative ways of playing your games cross-platform without having to reinstall does not imply being a "dumbass".
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35682628]Finding alternative ways of playing your games cross-platform without having to reinstall does not imply being a "dumbass".[/QUOTE] hearing about one of the biggest developments in linux usability/user conversion occurs and then bitching about not wanting to spend 3 hours to reinstall your games seems pretty dumb
[QUOTE=q0q;35682617]only to dumbasses.[/QUOTE] Great, you're one of those [I]self-harmers[/I]. [QUOTE=q0q;35682687]hearing about one of the biggest developments in linux usability/user conversion occurs and then bitching about not wanting to spend 3 hours to reinstall your games seems pretty dumb[/QUOTE] Why? when it can be avoided by Valve including a automatic symlinking option in the installation? You're the one going fully retarded here boyo.
[QUOTE=q0q;35682617]only to dumbasses.[/QUOTE] Good job. [b]*cough*[/b]
[QUOTE=Van-man;35682828]Great, you're one of those [I]self-harmers[/I]. Why? when it can be avoided by Valve including a automatic symlinking option in the installation? You're the one going fully retarded here boyo.[/QUOTE] Just saying, unless you wanted to run it through a compatibility layer, wouldn't symlinking be useless except for saves, which are already automatically backed up in most cases?
[QUOTE=ASmellyOgre;35688073]Just saying, unless you wanted to run it through a compatibility layer, wouldn't symlinking be useless except for saves, which are already automatically backed up in most cases?[/QUOTE] Indeed it would, but saves are NOT backed up in most cases. The amount of games using Steam Cloud is FAR less than the total amount of games available on Steam.
Wait, so is this confirmed or is it more of a he said she said photoshopped emails, firebugged emails sorta deal?
[QUOTE=q0q;35682617]only to dumbasses.[/QUOTE] I'm sorry I have to reach my data cap again!
[QUOTE=slapstick;35688422]Wait, so is this confirmed or is it more of a he said she said photoshopped emails, firebugged emails sorta deal?[/QUOTE] Some guys from reddit had an interview with Gabe, he clearly said that the thing he is working right now is on Linux. However for some reason they didn't follow through with that.
[QUOTE=slapstick;35688422]Wait, so is this confirmed or is it more of a he said she said photoshopped emails, firebugged emails sorta deal?[/QUOTE] All that's been confirmed is that a guy ported L4D2 to Linux, and Valve are trying to work to get graphics drivers working more. Nothing about Steam. Everybody goes overboard at the slightest rumour here.
[QUOTE=Jookia;35695235]All that's been confirmed is that a guy ported L4D2 to Linux, and Valve are trying to work to get graphics drivers working more. Nothing about Steam. Everybody goes overboard at the slightest rumour here.[/QUOTE] The thing is why would they port L4D2 if they had no intention of porting Steam? It's not like you can run the game without it or they would release it without it, heck we still have the leaked proof of concept client from 2 years ago, so we know that they at some point did work on a native Steam client. If the port goes public Steam will come with it.
Well, the news should really start flowing today. Michael Larabel will be meeting with Gabe at Valve HQ, so today's the big day!
I thought I was dreaming when I saw this post. So happy that I can stop having to constantly deal with errors with wine.
Holy shit! [QUOTE][21:34:25] <birch> i'm interested to hear about the stuff besides just source/steam client [21:35:23] <michaellarabel> birch: I think I'll resist commenting on that for now [21:35:48] <wh1t3fang> how was your tour of valve? [21:35:57] <birch> no problem, still interesting to hears other things are on the horizon, seems like rumors might actually be true [21:36:06] <michaellarabel> tour? The tour took 5 minutes.... the Linux stuff took 6 hours. [B][21:36:27] <michaellarabel> the 'rumors' for Linux on Valve are so tame compared to their grand plans [21:37:03] <wh1t3fang> that is wonderful that they are really taking linux seriously [21:37:23] <michaellarabel> it was amazing.... [21:37:44] <michaellarabel> Gabe was bashing Windows harder than I even do normally..... hell I'm trying out Windows 8 soon as I get back to my office as I want to see if it's as bad as he says[/B] [21:38:38] <wh1t3fang> wow [21:38:50] <wh1t3fang> that is pretty amazing [21:38:56] Raff [~rafael@187.65.204.78] has quit IRC: Quit: Ex-Chat [21:40:20] <wh1t3fang> will more information be coming later this week? [21:42:33] <dashcloud> so did you read the employee handbook beforehand? [21:46:05] <michaellarabel> I'm writing an article right now [21:46:15] <wh1t3fang> oh ok :) [21:54:08] <michaellarabel> it was really terrific, argh. having problems writing. [21:54:36] <dashcloud> have some more beer! [22:00:53] <michaellarabel> haha [B][22:01:05] <michaellarabel> I had a lot of fun running the Linux client binaries, felt so refreshing. [22:01:24] <michaellarabel> They let me run free on a developers' workstation as I was doing some driver testing and setting up some debugging stuff, etc.[/B] [22:02:52] <dashcloud> so did you get to wheel a desk around? [22:03:38] <michaellarabel> no, it was already setup [22:06:04] <mikeplus64> sounds great [22:10:15] <michaellarabel> I might actually have to wait until tomorrow morning to finish writing..... this was just so surprising with listening to Gabe about Linux. [22:10:55] <birch> he's a former Microsoft employee though right? [22:11:01] <michaellarabel> yes [22:11:06] <birch> even funnier to hear then. [22:11:45] <michaellarabel> A quote from my upcoming article already, [B]" Listening to Gabe Newell talk about Linux for hours made me wonder whether he was a former ex-Microsoft employee (where he actually did work in his pre-Valve days...) or the director of the Linux Foundation. "[/B] [22:11:54] <mikeplus64> take your time with the article, a well thought out article is always better than a rushed one[/QUOTE]
[citation needed]
[QUOTE=Jookia;35707749][citation needed][/QUOTE] That is the citation. Its from an irc chat, so it cannot be cited in other ways.
I'd love to think Gabe suddenly grew a neckbeard and went Linux, but that's exactly what I want to hear. Unforunately, there's no proof.
[QUOTE=Jookia;35707837]I'd love to think Gabe suddenly grew a neckbeard and went Linux, but that's exactly what I want to hear. Unforunately, there's no proof.[/QUOTE] I feel the same way, but I am pretty sure that its true. We'll just have to wait and see if an article comes up on phoronix.
[url=http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=valve_linux_dampfnudeln&num=1]A wild article has appeared![/url]
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;35709891][url=http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=valve_linux_dampfnudeln&num=1]A wild article has appeared![/url][/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Jookia;35707837]I'd love to think Gabe suddenly grew a neckbeard and went Linux, but that's exactly what I want to hear. Unforunately, there's no proof.[/QUOTE] Does that suffice?
I don't think Jookia would even take dev screenshots as legit at this point.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QpzVO.jpg[/IMG] From Phoronix (Mirrored on imgur because they're getting hammered!). Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux, no WINE/fake support. Running on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalyst Driver. There's never been more of an appropriate emoticon for this: :dance:
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;35711823][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QpzVO.jpg[/IMG] From Phoronix (Mirrored on imgur because they're getting hammered!). Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux, no WINE/fake support. Running on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalyst Driver. There's never been more of an appropriate emoticon for this: :dance:[/QUOTE] Wow that's pretty cool actually. Buuut, i think i will stay on Windows 7 on my desktop PC for gaming.
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;35711823][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QpzVO.jpg[/IMG] From Phoronix (Mirrored on imgur because they're getting hammered!). Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux, no WINE/fake support. Running on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalyst Driver. There's never been more of an appropriate emoticon for this: :dance:[/QUOTE] I really can't wait for this thing to happen!
Brilliant! I would much rather 'upgrade' to Linux that Windows 8... its just really bad. A shame my work is Microsoft only.
Completely confirmed now [editline]26th April 2012[/editline] [url]http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/127475-valve-confirms-steam-and-source-for-linux-signals-low-confidence-for-windows-8[/url]
[QUOTE=q0q;35717854]Completely confirmed now [editline]26th April 2012[/editline] [url]http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/127475-valve-confirms-steam-and-source-for-linux-signals-low-confidence-for-windows-8[/url][/QUOTE] The source of that news is still the phoronix article. It's not more confirmed than it was before. But great to see the news spreading nonetheless.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35718737]The source of that news is still the phoronix article. It's not more confirmed than it was before. But great to see the news spreading nonetheless.[/QUOTE] I've been seeing quite a few articles that are using that phoronix article as the source. That spread pretty quickly.
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