Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th May 2010 15:07 UTC
Games "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." This means Linux users can finally enjoy two of the best games in recent years: Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. BOOMER!
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RE: Backport
by gregf on Wed 12th May 2010 23:21 UTC in reply to "Backport"
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2006-06-23

Any source based game should "Just Work" when steam comes to Linux.

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RE[2]: Backport
by Elv13 on Thu 13th May 2010 00:27 in reply to "RE: Backport"
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2006-06-12

No, Vavle still have to port the game. They use an old version of the source engine. They have to be ported to the newer one and have some code cleanup to work. Look likt they did it with Counter Strike Source (the new version is in beta (Windows only)) right now). They will probably do it some day, but it may take a while. Until that, the orange box seem to work well in Wine.

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RE[3]: Backport
by Alleister on Fri 14th May 2010 06:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Backport"
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2006-05-29

I think it is safe to assume that all games that are coming to OS X are coming to Linux as well. AFAIK that includes all of Orange Box at least.

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