1. Post #1
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    February 2008
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    Phoronix posted:
    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.

    Those enthusiasts within the Phoronix community even managed to get the unreleased Steam Linux client running up to a partially drawn UI and other modifications, but now that work can stop as Valve is preparing to officially release the Steam Linux client from where they will start to offer Linux native games available for sale. For all those doubting our reports that Source/Steam would be coming to Linux, you can find confirmation in the UK's Telegraph and other news sites. An announcement from Valve itself is imminent.

    Found already within the Steam store are Linux-native games like Unreal Tournament 2004, World of Goo, and titles from id Software such as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Doom 3. Now that the Source Engine is officially supported on Linux, some Source-based games will be coming over too. Will we finally see Unreal Tournament 3 surface on Linux too? Only time will tell, but it is something we speculated back in 2008. Postal III is also being released this year atop the Source Engine and it will be offering up a native client. We have confirmed that Valve's latest and popular titles like Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, and Team Fortress 2 are among the first of the Steam Linux titles, similar to the Mac OS X support. The released Linux client should be available by the end of summer.
    Our dream is coming true!
    Get ready for one of the biggest linux boosters in a while.
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  2. Post #2
    Everyone has a $1 title
    Skipcast's Avatar
    November 2008
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    Heck yea

    Reasons to use windows is going down.

    Edited:

    Not that i don't like windows :3:
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  3. Post #3
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    August 2006
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    it's going to take fucking ages though
    they've only released one source game on mac so far, they're still porting the rest

  4. Post #4
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    July 2009
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    I will jump for joy when I can play HL2DM on Linux... Natively!!!
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  5. Post #5
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    I'll be happiest if I can play Insurgency natively.

  6. Post #6
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    October 2005
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    Oh... Oh God....

    I hadn't dare to hope...

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  7. Post #7
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    October 2005
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    Music for this thread
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  9. Post #9
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    January 2007
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /caps

  10. Post #10
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    August 2008
    3,826 Posts
    I want to believe.

    but I'm not sure.

  11. Post #11
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    October 2008
    207 Posts
    Nice. :fappery:

  12. Post #12

    October 2009
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    Truly awesome.

  13. Post #13
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    November 2008
    420 Posts
    Is Steam Play coming too?

  14. Post #14
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    June 2008
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    Is Steam Play coming too?
    I'd imagine so, since Steam Play just means "If you buy it, you can download versions for all supported operating systems."

  15. Post #15
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    July 2009
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    Happy Happy Joy Joy! :banjo:
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  16. Post #16
    macerator's Avatar
    July 2007
    399 Posts
    Can we PLEASE wait until we hear from valve? Seriously, I hate to be a debby downer, but all this posting and NO corresponding announcements from Valve. When Valve finally says something, then we can rejoice.
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  17. Post #17
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    February 2008
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    There's been sufficient evidence, including the actual steam linux builds.

  18. Post #18
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    March 2010
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    it's going to take fucking ages though
    they've only released one source game on mac so far, they're still porting the rest
    Uh what

    I saw the entire source game selection in someone's Steam Mac screenshot. Portal's just the only one they're advertising, I think.

  19. Post #19
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    April 2010
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    When this comes out I'm installing Ubuntu immediately.

  20. Post #20
    macerator's Avatar
    July 2007
    399 Posts
    There's been sufficient evidence, including the actual steam linux builds.
    Yes, there has been plenty to point towards a release HOWEVER lets wait until VALVE says so, okay? I'm so tired of clicking a link that says "Steam for Linux official", and going to pronix or whatever that site is and seeing that valve hasn't said anything. Take this with a grain of salt people.

  21. Post #21
    Pery's Avatar
    October 2008
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    :f5:

  22. Post #22
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    February 2008
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    Uh what

    I saw the entire source game selection in someone's Steam Mac screenshot. Portal's just the only one they're advertising, I think.
    Yes, because that person will own those games on steam for windows. It will list them but you won't be able to play them.

    It even says in the steam store that Portal is the only Valve game on Mac so far.

  23. Post #23
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    August 2006
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    Uh what

    I saw the entire source game selection in someone's Steam Mac screenshot. Portal's just the only one they're advertising, I think.
    I'm using it and there is only one source game available to play. You can see the whole of your games library, including all the Windows only games but you can't download them. Valve has said they will release a source game every wednesday or something now.

  24. Post #24
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    July 2007
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    The exception to this is TF2, for some reason.

  25. Post #25
    Kate Adams
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    June 2009
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    I got a version running, screen shot:

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  26. Post #26
    I spent $10 on this.
    :awesome:'s Avatar
    April 2009
    5,468 Posts
    its about time :colbert:




    :woop:

  27. Post #27
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    November 2007
    3,449 Posts
    I got a version running, screen shot:
    -pic-
    launch it with the arguments -login <username> <pass>

    then try to get webkit working along with the inner controls

  28. Post #28
    Kate Adams
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    June 2009
    976 Posts
    launch it with the arguments -login <username> <pass>

    then try to get webkit working along with the inner controls
    Hehe, I already knew... only problem is it crashes out for most people.

  29. Post #29

    August 2009
    1,231 Posts
    Bye windows partition :-)

  30. Post #30
    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,727 Posts
    Bye windows partition :-)
    Lol, I said bye to that a week ago. :Dawkins102:
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  31. Post #31
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    July 2005
    1,344 Posts
    I'm impressed by the progress of the guys over at Phoronix forums / IRC.

  32. Post #32
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    Mattz333's Avatar
    June 2007
    1,658 Posts
    Hopefully we will get native sourcemods compiling on linux. That would be pretty sweet.

  33. Post #33
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    October 2005
    1,674 Posts
    Hopefully we will get native sourcemods compiling on linux. That would be pretty sweet.
    Why wouldn't we?
    Once they get Steam and Source on the Linux platform, then there's not much trouble left really.

  34. Post #34
    doonbugie's Avatar
    February 2008
    1,421 Posts
    Why wouldn't we?
    Once they get Steam and Source on the Linux platform, then there's not much trouble left really.
    We need Source SDK for linux too or else I aint switching.

  35. Post #35
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    September 2008
    1,537 Posts
    Once VALVe actually releases this, they'll probably have released all the Source games for Macs anyway. And since this is a mac port to linux. I'll completely delete my XP partition as a result.

  36. Post #36
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    October 2005
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    We need Source SDK for linux too or else I aint switching.
    I'm pretty sure that the SDK's will come to both the Mac and Linux platforms too.
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  37. Post #37
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    February 2008
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    I'm pretty sure that the SDK's will come to both the Mac and Linux platforms too.
    Cant wait then, I like using Linux more then Windows Vista :S ;probably making the switch once I get my harddrive back from WD's Mississauga, ON. location. Dont know which Distro I want, I like mint and Ubuntu etc. Something that is popular but good to use, was looking at #Crunchbang Linux.
    I have a decent computer so resources isnt a problem. The only problem is that I dont really know to many Terminal commands. Also can anyone help me with a issue Im having, Alot of linux distro's Ive been using have my Wifi signal/link at %19 avg. Yet when I use Windows It shows me I have a decent %70 avg. I can play HD on youtube in those Distro's fine, could it be a problem with Linux and my hardware, I use a rtl8185 or something.

  38. Post #38
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    March 2009
    4,508 Posts
    Ok. If steam is completely ported to linux and I get most of the games running decently on linux. Than I'm kicking out windows and I'll be a linux user forever more.