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: Great Job Valve!
by WereCatf on Thu 13th May 2010 14:56 UTC in reply to "Great Job Valve!"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Gaming is probably the last reason for many users to still use windows over linux.

Looks like 2010 could now be the year of Desktop Linux.


Even with Steam and several really good Valve games going Linux I still have to keep Windows for all the other games. I don't have a modern fusion-powered interdimensionally phased qubit-crunching PC and as such all the games I like to play run like crap under Wine :/

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RE[2]: Great Job Valve!
by spaceLem on Thu 13th May 2010 15:30 in reply to "RE: Great Job Valve!"
spaceLem Member since:
2007-07-26

Even with Steam and several really good Valve games going Linux I still have to keep Windows for all the other games. I don't have a modern fusion-powered interdimensionally phased qubit-crunching PC and as such all the games I like to play run like crap under Wine :/


I actually find that some older games, e.g. Thief 1 & 2, actually are more stable and play better under Linux/wine than under Windows; not sure why, maybe something to do with multiprocessor systems not playing nicely, but I couldn't solve the instability problems under Windows.

When I first moved to Linux, I used to play Quake 3 a lot, and it played as fast under Linux as it did under Windows. I kept Windows round for Steam, until the hard drive failed, and never bothered to replace it. I will admit there are a few games that I'm a little interested in, but if Steam is made available for Linux I'll be sorted.

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