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Snakeoil
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Steam for linux: Beta on Ubuntu 12.04

»steamforlinux.com/?q=en/node/122···inux.com

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For those who missed it, the public beta testing of the Steam Linux client is intended to be started this month, while the number of participants will initially be limited to 1000. Also, at the beginning, only Ubuntu 12.04 is going to be supported. For all of you who could hardly await the release of Steam for Linux, there is a way to run Steam on Linux using CrossOver or even enjoy a great game collection natively on Desura in the meanwhile.

But I'm sure there will be those that find a way to get it to run on older versions of Ubuntu. Sucks they are limiting the beta at first to just a thousand, but it also makes sense.
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Re: Steam for linuux: Beta on Ubuntu 12.04

Yay for KF - and kudos to Tripwire. I remember when it ran native as a UT2K4 mod. Glad they made that move, though I doubt it was hardly "unreal"istic to port it back. (haw haw)

»marlamin.com/cdr/search.php?s=li···rchby=os

I hope they provide Steam for GNU/Linux in general. Release the usual rpm/deb/*.gz packages or yum/apt/emerge/pkg_add ways of adding software.

Heck, it's mostly just the games, the Steam Linux "client" has been around for years, if you count the dedicated server update tool. :P



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I feel like a kid who can't sleep on xmas eve...

I can hardly wait for this to be released.
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EUS
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I would love to see steam on linux. Next step, porting games.



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said by BBBanditRuR:

Yay for KF - and kudos to Tripwire.

I really hope they bring Red Orchestra 2 as well to Linux. I have been having a lot of fun with that game.


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Re: Steam for linux: Beta on Ubuntu 12.04

I wish they'd update the blog more often... last update was the 26th of September.
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Valve will be speaking at the Ubuntu Summit Next week:

»www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n···=MTIxMzI

FYI
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It would be nice to see The Last Remnant be natively ported to Linux, even though the game is a bit too demanding in my AMD A6-3400 with a built-in AMD Radeon HD 6520.

Even though I'm a JRPG guy, I found The Last Remnant's battle system a bit too complex to understand. Sometimes I blindly make choices and did not realize I took items away from other unions all the time...whoops!



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I think its time to start dual booting my main machine again. Right step in the right direction. When I get my hands on it, I will be testing it on mint KDE



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Portal, Team Fortress 2, Serious Sam 3 first Linux games ported from Valve
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Valve Linux Steam Client Beta Application:

said by Valve :

We're looking for Linux gamers to install and test our new Steam for Linux client. We are primarily interested in experienced Linux users.



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Applied even though I'm not using target distro.



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Applied, using targeted system.

I doubt I'll be getting in this round, but looking to find out more, and maybe get in the next round, or get notified early about the public beta...
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Blurb on Valve at UDS, some tech stuff good reading, and good comments at /. as well.

»www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/10/valv···s-8.html

»games.slashdot.org/story/12/10/2···r-gaming

Cheers,
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Beta has launched:

»store.steampowered.com/news/9289/
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EUS
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Still awaiting my email......
Bastards.



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said by EUS:

Still awaiting my email......
Bastards.

Same here. I registered early, I'm assuming all the friends of the family got into this one, and I'm hoping I'll be onto the next one.
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Thanks.



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Deb already leaked onto reddit; and appearantly the restriction has been by passed as well:

»www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/co···/c6xdfd6

Global thread link:

»www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/co···he_link/



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I could've helped my case if I actually ran Ubuntu instead of Debian.
But that ain't gonna happen.
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said by EUS:

I could've helped my case if I actually ran Ubuntu instead of Debian.
But that ain't gonna happen.

Maybe... I've been bouncing around the Steam thread and I think a couple of people with non-Ubuntu distros got legit invites.
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And Valve looks to be helping other areas

»www.engadget.com/2012/11/06/nvid···rs-r310/



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Anyone else here access the beta?

I managed to access the client and install a few games, I've only tried Serious Sam 3 thus far without much success.

Running the new Nvidia 310 driver...
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EUS
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So are you in the beta, and if not, how'd you get the client?



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said by EUS:

So are you in the beta, and if not, how'd you get the client?

Full instructions here:

»www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/redd···itations

More comments about specific games here:

»www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/co···he_link/

Full Disclosure:

I'm taking my chances with getting possible repercussions. (eg: a ban, termporary or permanent)

At the rate where Ubuntu non-beta members are accessing this, I don't think it'll be an issue, but there is still that remote possiblity.
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Nice, if I had a spare box, I would try it too.



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said by EUS:

Nice, if I had a spare box, I would try it too.

What are you running right now?
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My game rig is an i7, dual boot.
I finally have linux installed and running the way I want, and more importantly the way the wife and kids want, so I'm not installing beta software on it....
However, I just installed a 3tb drive, so a triple boot scenario is possible......Hmmm a new weekend project?
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said by EUS:

My game rig is an i7, dual boot.
I finally have linux installed and running the way I want, and more importantly the way the wife and kids want, so I'm not installing beta software on it....
However, I just installed a 3tb drive, so a triple boot scenario is possible......Hmmm a new weekend project?

I was assuming you weren't running Ubuntu, so I was going to mention that some folks got it runnning on Arch and Debian as well.
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Oh distro. As mentioned elsewhere, Debian is all I know how to run. I don't like ubuntu, but I do like it as a live cd when I screw something up and need to chroot.
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