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Half-Life 1 & Counter-Strike 1.6

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  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Half life has always run well under POL. The the news that Half-life 3 will be ported to Linux brings on no tears! ":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    True, but wait until Half-Life 1 downloads and install all by its-self... no virtual drives, no wine, no hassle... just a few clicks.
    Dreamy

    I didn't see any news about Half-Life 3
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    Crysis 3 Beta

    You can get instructions to join the OPEN beta for PC, PS3. and Xbox. But I looked today at the PS3 beta and they just give you the chance to buy early...should update soon, the releases was Jan 29 for the BETA.

    Those with a PS3 might be interested to know that Crysis 1 is now available for PS# at 20 bucks.
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    Man! Am I pre occupied with Crysis or what!? I'm sorry Boo, I read Half-life 3 as Crysis 3 as they are spelled so similarly!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I was going to try Steam in Mint this morning and my internet was intermittent. Turns out my ISP was having problems.
    I'll try again in the morning.
    If Half-Life and Counter-Strike show up on my games list, then I'll download and give them a try
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    I finally tried out the original Half-Life in LInux
    for some reason it won't launch from Steam.
    So (of course) I used Terminal to navitate to the Half-Life folder:
    Code:
    /home/booman/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/half-life
    I'm not sure why its in common, probably because its not a source game.
    Anyways, once I navigated there I had to use
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x half-life.sh
    and
    Code:
    sudo chmod 777 half-life
    Then I ran it with
    Code:
    ./half-life.sh
    and everything worked perfectly!
    So I think it was a permissions issue after downloading the files, but I wonder why Steam didn't automatically adjust permissions like my other games?

    Now that I think about it, several of my games didn't launch at all, so I wonder if its the same problem?
    Maybe LinSteam needs a password prompt before installing
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    It doesn't seem like Steam is giving you a lot of help! I would have never been able to work my way though that to get a launch... millions could perhaps, but 10's of millions never would!

    Steam has to be easier than POL if it wants my interest to be hot and bankable":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    We'll see, as people like us report bugs, they can fix it, but as I have always experienced with Linux downloads... you have to make them executable and give full permissions so you can install and run it.
    There has to be a way Steam can do it too.
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    Or at lest TELL YOU that's how it has to be done!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I posted in the Steam discussion what I found. We'll see if anyone has that same problem.
    Have only installed 3 or 4 games so far and none of them have asked for credentials or permissions.
    Specially Serious Sam BFE!
    It just ran... no problems...
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    How do you like Serious Sam, never played the series myself.
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    Me either, it was my first trial run....
    I'm going to trial it some more, but its pretty standard FPS with hordes of monsters
    There isn't a whole lot of scripted events yet... a spaceship appeared in the sky and leveled a whole skyscraper (that was pretty cool)
    Othewise, I LOVE the environments so far! Beautiful textures and bump-mapping... the lighting is GREAT.
    The minions? Pretty uninspired
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    I might be able to give Sam a go..the price is OK...I'll think on it again when the guide comes out! ":O}
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    The 75% off ended on the 28th of Feb.
    So the price isn't so good anymore
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    it will come around again...":O}
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    So True!
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    I might even still be here when it does! ":O}
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    "might"?
    oh buddy you WILL be here!
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    I promise to give it my best shot...I feel I'm personally involved in this one...":O}

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