Linked by boldingd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC
Games It seems to have so far escaped OSNews' notice (if the top few hits for a site-search for 'Steam' is any indication) that Steam for Linux is now in Open Beta; you can get the Linux steam client from steampowered.com. So far, they appear to only be making an Ubuntu .deb available, and the client will require closed-source GPU drivers in order to work.
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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by Licaon_Kter on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Licaon_Kter
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2010-03-19

@Wafflez:
Forums? pfft the article is about Steam not about games, so this needs to be here: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux
And BTW do show me a game with a forum, with customers and without problems? geez

@WorknMan: There are plenty of F/OSS engines out there that support Linux, say iD's, yet no CoD clone (in popularity geez) has spawn in the mean time. The thing is that the code to drive the logic is just a piece of the puzzle, having the gigabytes of F/OSS textures and models is the problem, hence the likes of OpenArena which took a while to get where they are.

Edited 2013-01-30 00:00 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Wed 30th Jan 2013 00:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Except that for such a small Desktop fraction they generate so much issues.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Licaon_Kter on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
Licaon_Kter Member since:
2010-03-19

'cause they're generating the issues and not the game+OS interaction, right? geez

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by WereCatf on Wed 30th Jan 2013 12:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Except that for such a small Desktop fraction they generate so much issues.


I feel others have already rebutted your comment quite well, but I'll just add my own here: how well did Steam function on OSX, for example, when it was first released? Or under Windows, for that matter? It is certainly not unfathomable for such a system to experience some birth pains. Linux - devs are crafty people and where they can't fix something themselves they'll atleast be able to point someone else to the problem, so I can't quite agree with your assessment here.

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