1. Post #161
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    November 2008
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    You would prefer to type your Steam credentials into a website controlled by a 3rd party rather that into an app on your system that only communicates with Valve's servers?

    Of course, something you run on your own server could be made.
    Except Steam doesn't work on every platform and neither does Vapor.

    "You would prefer to type your Steam credentials into a website that only communicates with Valve's servers rather than into an app controlled by a third party?"

  2. Post #162
    Ama-zake's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Any chance of this supporting group chats?

  3. Post #163
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    Olas's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,549 Posts
    Any chance of this supporting group chats?
    It's open source, so you can add support!
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  4. Post #164
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    September 2010
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    Google's pilot program I would assume?
    They just give them out for free?

  5. Post #165
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    March 2006
    2,549 Posts
    They just give them out for free?
    Yes. You have to meet "certain criteria" based on who Google is looking for to test them and provide feedback.
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  6. Post #166
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    December 2006
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    You would prefer to type your Steam credentials into a website controlled by a 3rd party rather that into an app on your system that only communicates with Valve's servers?

    Of course, something you run on your own server could be made.
    Yes, I was thinking the "host your own server" method. A private steam chat client I could access from my own website.

    Is there a web-based application of Mono in PHP or such? I could give it a whirl.

  7. Post #167
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    August 2009
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    Yes, I was thinking the "host your own server" method. A private steam chat client I could access from my own website.

    Is there a web-based application of Mono in PHP or such? I could give it a whirl.
    I don't see the difference between "host your own server" and "use sourcecode you have free access to" except the latter is much simpler for a single end user.

  8. Post #168
    It turned out that I can't install Mono without admin rights, so it won't work here on Mac.

  9. Post #169
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    July 2009
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    It turned out that I can't install Mono without admin rights, so it won't work here on Mac.
    My first use case was locked down Ubuntu, but I can't fix the missing dependencies.

  10. Post #170
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    October 2010
    183 Posts
    Might be a dumb question but does Valve allow this?
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  11. Post #171
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    August 2005
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    I emailed someone at Valve about 2 weeks ago, and haven't gotten a response.

    I personally hope they're alright with it, cause I'm not developing a competing product nor am I doing anything purposely malicious.

    So I guess time will tell.

  12. Post #172
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    October 2007
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    I need to ask, what ports does this connect too? All steam ports or just chat protocols? I'm wondering because steam is blocked at my school, But not the chatting part because if i start steam, put the cmoputer in hibernate, and start it up at my school i can use steam fine (except not being able to connect to servers), so I suppose that the chat is accessible somehow.

    So I'm wondering if I can use this as a substitute for "normal" steam.

  13. Post #173
    I emailed someone at Valve about 2 weeks ago, and haven't gotten a response.

    I personally hope they're alright with it, cause I'm not developing a competing product nor am I doing anything purposely malicious.

    So I guess time will tell.
    Didn't someone also email valve a while back to check on the legality of Open Steamworks itself? They never got a response either.

    Edited:

    This Steam client is awesome though, finally something that works on Linux.

  14. Post #174
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    October 2010
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    How do i install it on Linux Mint 9? I installed Winrar and wine, i took out the .exe but it won't install.
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  15. Post #175
    How do i install it on Linux Mint 9? I installed Winrar and wine, i took out the .exe but it won't install.
    Mono

  16. Post #176
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    One word doesn't really help.
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  17. Post #177
    If you Googled the word or had any idea about Linux you would know what it was

    Edited:

    I mean really, come on now.

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  18. Post #178
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    October 2010
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    I don't use Linux as much, thats why i use mint, it is simple. I can't find Linux in there, and rate me dumb, even if it has to do somewhere in the ubuntu part, can someone help.
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  19. Post #179
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    October 2007
    444 Posts
    sudo apt-get install mono-runtime
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  20. Post #180
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    I'm really happy it's quite lightweight and not a resource hog like steam, but I'm not going to use it because of all its missing features

  21. Post #181
    It's made to be a chat client, not a second "Steam"

    The few features that I see that are missing are Group Chat, Accepting friend invites, sending friend invites, that's about it...
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  22. Post #182
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    August 2006
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    Finally. Thank you, this works wonderfully. I was so tired of STEAM not opening up chats correctly (in the background, where I couldn't even view them).

    Edited:

    It's made to be a chat client, not a second "Steam"

    The few features that I see that are missing are Group Chat, Accepting friend invites, sending friend invites, that's about it...
    Sound alerts need to be added too. (I can't hear any if they exist)

  23. Post #183
    This could turn into something really really awesome (more so than it is now), provided VoiDeD keeps working on it (or others), even though he has like 50 projects going.

  24. Post #184
    dvc
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    July 2009
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    This is useful for chating on my school laptop which has damn admin restrictions not enabling me to download steam.

  25. Post #185
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    June 2008
    4,287 Posts
    This is great for my laptop, which uses Ubuntu.

  26. Post #186
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    November 2010
    1,801 Posts
    awesome!
    i was looking for something like this for a long time :)

  27. Post #187
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    April 2009
    5,431 Posts
    May I ask, is this portable? If so, welcome to my flash drive.

  28. Post #188
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    June 2010
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    It is. I am using it at school now

    Edited:

    Any chance for group chat compatibility?
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  29. Post #189
    Any chance to get this to run on Android? I've got a friend with a nook who would be incredibly grateful.

  30. Post #190
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    April 2009
    5,431 Posts
    Thank you very much for this, Void.

  31. Post #191
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    May 2009
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    Oh God, sexual favors will be in order if you port this to WebOS.
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  32. Post #192
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    January 2006
    3,623 Posts
    Is Vapor still being actively developed? I would love to see an android app one day, but that might be high hopes huh?

  33. Post #193
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    August 2005
    840 Posts
    Development for Vapor has been going on and off.

    As a technical exercise it's complete, but as a client that people would actively use, it's lacking some features like the ability to add/remove friends, group chat, and steam guard support.

    These are features I eventually plan on adding.

    As for clients on other (mobile) platforms, you'll have to wait for someone to go through the effort of porting all the SteamKit code over. I don't plan on doing any of that myself. It's really just a matter of time.

  34. Post #194
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    January 2006
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    Thanks for the answers VoiDeD. Did Valve ever get back to you?

  35. Post #195
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    August 2005
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    There's some interesting work that could be done using MonoDroid, or other options like developing things with Android NDK to host the mono runtime, but I don't really have the time or resources to investigate either possibility.

    Edited:

    Ahh, automerge.

    Thanks for the answers VoiDeD. Did Valve ever get back to you?
    Nope. Never got a response. But nothing bad has happened to anyone using Vapor so far, so perhaps this project is in the clear.

  36. Post #196
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    January 2006
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    I would pay money for Vapor on android. $5, easily.

  37. Post #197
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    August 2005
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    I don't aim to make any money off of my work, and I'm sure that would make Valve very upset.

    You're free to donate to the OSW project to support server hosting though!

    http://opensteamworks.org/?page=donate

    All our server hosting (website, svn, etc) is kindly provided by asherkin, and donations would help pay for it.

  38. Post #198
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    January 2006
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    I would donate, but the only reason I would be able to buy an application is because I can charge it to my phone bill. When I open my bank account and get a debit card though, I'll see what I can throw. :)
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  39. Post #199
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    November 2009
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    This project is really worth donations... I'd donate if my paypal balance wasn't zero atm.
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  40. Post #200
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    August 2005
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    I've updated Vapor to support adding/removing friends and incoming friend requests.

    You can grab the latest version here: http://tracker.limetech.org/projects/steamre/files

    The next few things on my todo list include groups, group chats, and being able to close the damn friends window without the whole thing exiting.
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