Linked by Debjit on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 21:16 UTC
Games A rumor has been going around for about four months now that Valve is coming out with a Linux version of Steam and had a lot of people in the Linux community very excited. However Valve have officially killed the rumor. And it is not what people wants to hear - there is no Linux version of Steam in development.
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RE[4]: Too bad.
by Zifre on Tue 24th Aug 2010 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too bad."
Zifre
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2009-10-04

The real problem is that Linux isn't a single platform for game developers to target. It's an amalgamation of distros, desktops and sound stacks.

When will people stop repeating this myth? Your average game just needs SDL and OpenGL. You can pretty much assume that those are installed, and you can statically link against everything else. It's really not very hard.

And on top of it all there is a hostile attitude towards proprietary software.

Most people are not like that. Linux users in general are less likely to pirate software, and will generally be willing to pay more for it. See http://www.wolfire.com/humble. Linux users payed almost twice as much as Windows users, and more than Mac users too. They even made more profit from Linux users, even though more Mac users bought the bundle.

Go buy a console if you don't want to game in Windows or OS X.

Admittedly, that's probably the best option. It's what I do.

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