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[6]: Too bad.
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 25th Aug 2010 07:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Too bad."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

"Though admittedly, I game in linux all the time -- on my Dingoo running Dingux in emulators.... and on my droid. Amazing how linux becomes a viable gaming platform and practical for daily consumer use once you get that fat bloated pig X11 out of the equation."

I don't know... I've been impressed with games such as FlightGear and Doom 3, they run EXCELLENT on Linux, much better performance than in Windows, and it certainly helps that you don't need to load a whole bloated desktop environment as well (if you're low on memory/on an older machine). And I continue to be impressed with EDuke32, a Duke Nukem 3D port, with the HRP (high resolution pack) and all kinds of modern stuff. All this on plain Linux distros, that otherwise would be running Windows (and did when they were bought, until it was overwritten).

Windows has all the games due to the fact that it's everywhere. Linux nails the performance, leaving Windows in its dust. No "special" non-X11 versions needed.

I'm highly impressed with what Linux *CAN* do. It's just that, because of Microsoft's dominance, it doesn't get the chance to show it off very often.

Edited 2010-08-25 07:12 UTC

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RE[7]: Too bad.
by deathshadow on Thu 26th Aug 2010 04:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Too bad."
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

I don't know... I've been impressed with games such as FlightGear

Flightgear works WAY better under windows for me... more FPS, higher detail levels, doesn't choke when I try to set 1920x1200 or *SHOCK* span displays... and under windows I can actually use my HOTAS.

As to
and Doom 3,


I wasn't impressed with doom 3 when it was new... between the pathetic 'graphics' where everything is so dark you might as well turn the display off even when EVERY DAMNED WALL has lights on it with reflective metal surfaces.... and the gameplay that truly was like going back to 1994 -- and no that's not a compliment. Admittedly I was a year late to the Doom 3 party, and as such played the vastly superior (and a billion times more impressive graphically) Far Cry, so I'm a bit jaded on that.

they run EXCELLENT on Linux, much better performance than in Windows

For me that would be an instant "On what planet?"

I'm highly impressed with what Linux *CAN* do.

As a desktop OS, I'm more unimpressed over all the things it either can't do, or that you have to jump through endless hoops to accomplish what was out of box functionality on other OS a decade and a half ago.

**** sake half the time you can't even get the headphone jack on a laptop to work right! (much less the half-strength wireless that's damned near useless, inability to see USB devices that are plugged in when you power on...)

GREAT server OS, I use it all the time. Great embedded OS... On the desktop or for gaming? Not so much. It's still a tinkertoy stuck in 'catchup' mode.

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