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Steam Linux is Open Beta

Discussion in 'STEAM Powered Linux' started by booman, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Now anyone can download and install the Native Linux Steam and play Team Fortress 2 for free!
    TF2 is a HUGE download 11 Gigs

    Steam Linux Open Beta
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    Certainly worth a look! I was hoping for a bit more from Steam on this, given all the run up to it...But one never knows how hard they may be cranking on this behind the scenes. Better games may await us! ":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I just want to see all of my Linux games appear in Steam.
    right now I only see 4 of them.
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    Which games have you gotten to pop in Lin-Steam?
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Red Orchestra and World of Goo
    Thats it...
    I have Aquaria and Braid... they install but won't launch.
    But I have a bunch more that should be on the list:
    Shadowgrounds
    Shadowgrounds Survivor
    Botanicula
    Trine
    Jack Claw
    Cogs
    Steel Storm
    Hammerfight
    Machinarium
    Osmos
    Revenge of the Titans
    Penumbra Overture
    Amnesia
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    I haven't had time to visit their Linux forums...but I would imagine there's quite a bit of unrest?
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    yes, people asking if they could have more games.
    I don't mind if there is limited games because I know the conversion will take time.
    But it would be nice if my "Already Linux compatible" games that have steam keys would be on the list.
    I bet it takes time to modify the games for launching and updating in steam.
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    PlayOnLinux and Crossover seem to have a better handle on this. I'm beginning to wonder how steam IS going about this...the approach sure hasn't given us all that much. The "Big" launch game...I'm not going to play for free when you have to buy your way to success.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I don't know?
    So true! I am having so much success that I don't need LinSteam yet...
    But I will continue to push for it because installing was soooooooo easy and painless!
    Sadly I don't think LinSteam will ever support our old PC Games, so I will probably always use two Steams
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    Yeah, I think getting the games we want to run in Linux is going to be a bit of a patch work affair for some time to come. The good news is that our tools are evolving as fast as games are being released. What remains out of our reach today will be easy pickings tomorrow.":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    The list is growing too: 41 games listed on Steam store
    Here are a few:
    Serious Sam 3
    Trine 2
    Amnesia: The Dark Decent
    Steel Storm
    Team Fortress 2
    Red Orchestra

    There are some really good indie games that also run in Linux but are not on Steam yet.

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