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Break out your Tux for the Steam for Linux beta launch

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  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    Where did Left 4 Dead 2 go? I thought that was the first Linux title Valve got up and running?
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    This is Valve we are talking about. They don't release anything until they consider it ready. They probably don't consider it quite ready for distribution on Linux yet. They have said it will be there when Steam on Linux launches though (and it's still in beta right now) so I can only assume it is pretty stable. They'll probably hold off on the release until they put out Steam on Linux stable so they can have a double-whammy press release.
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Nov 2012
    Thanks for the link to the games list. The one in their press release wasn't working, and I've been wondering.

    Now if I can just get some decent graphics drivers, I might in all seriousness not need Windows anymore.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Both the nvidia and radeon proprietary drivers are quite solid these days. The Intel open source drivers (since Intel actually makes them) are awesome. The only thing that has any real issues are hybrid graphics switching on both platforms and video GPU acceleration on Radeon, though both issues are improving at a good pace.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    Will be trying this as soon as a package hits Entropy. I am excite.
  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian
    The installer is here:
    http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb

    I haven't tried it yet, but apparently it won't run unless you're in the beta. Anyone here get in?
  • bjbroderickbjbroderick Clinton Township, MI
    Didn't get in, but as a ubuntu user, I was interested in the lay of the land, as I've run steam through Wine (through clenched teeth). You can use the client, although I have not been able to run any games...

    In order to enjoy the Valve on Linux Beta early users have been using the following steps…

    From Terminal:

    wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
    sudo dpkg -i steam.deb && sudo apt-get install -f
    Then From Unity Dash:

    Launch Steam App
    Login to Steam
    You will get a message saying you aren’t in Beta.
    Close this.
    If you are on amd64 architecture then you will also need to run “sudo apt-get install libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libcurl3gnutls:i386 libogg0:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libtheora0:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libasound2:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386″ from terminal without the quotations.

    Finally from terminal run “steam steam://open/games” without the quotations and you will experience Steam on Linux providing you have all the package dependencies and follow the above steps.
    midgaBasilardichoke
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian

    From Terminal:

    wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
    sudo dpkg -i steam.deb && sudo apt-get install -f
    Then From Unity Dash:

    Launch Steam App
    Login to Steam
    You will get a message saying you aren’t in Beta.
    Close this.
    If you are on amd64 architecture then you will also need to run “sudo apt-get install libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libcurl3gnutls:i386 libogg0:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libtheora0:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libasound2:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386″ from terminal without the quotations.

    Finally from terminal run “steam steam://open/games” without the quotations and you will experience Steam on Linux providing you have all the package dependencies and follow the above steps.

    Linux is truly ready for the desktop.
    mertesnbjbroderick
  • bjbroderickbjbroderick Clinton Township, MI
    edited Nov 2012


    Ouch. Rebuked for flexing some terminal muscles. It was just hackery, I'm sure the finished product will just be a .deb
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    He's being trolly. You provided a solution for those who didn't get the easy way and I'm sure you are correct that it will be easily packaged and installed when it goes gold. Go home Thrax, you're a shill
    ardichoke
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Nov 2012
  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    Fix my Radeon HD 7750 not working in Linux and I'll think about it.
    bjbroderickmertesnardichokemidga
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    I'm mainly interested in this because I'm expecting a TF2 tie-in giveaway for early adopters, like the OSX earbuds for Mac Steam adopters.

    Is that sad?
    Creeperbane2
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    Bandrik said:

    I'm mainly interested in this because I'm expecting a TF2 tie-in giveaway for early adopters, like the OSX earbuds for Mac Steam adopters.

    Is that sad?

    Nope.

    Man, I love this blog layout. It's so awesome.
    Gargoyle
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 The Lunatic Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    Now TF2 gets a new ultra rare Linux themed item that will inflate in the mannconomy faster than a cheap balloon. I will inevitably then trade for it and use every ounce of ref metal I own in the process.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    Now TF2 gets a new ultra rare Linux themed item that will inflate in the mannconomy faster than a cheap balloon. I will inevitably then trade for it and use every ounce of ref metal I own in the process.

    Fun, isn't it?

    -Digi

  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 The Lunatic Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    BobbyDigi said:

    Now TF2 gets a new ultra rare Linux themed item that will inflate in the mannconomy faster than a cheap balloon. I will inevitably then trade for it and use every ounce of ref metal I own in the process.

    Fun, isn't it?

    -Digi

    Yep
  • Johnathan RushJohnathan Rush Illinois Icrontian
    Got my invite for the beta! Should get a chance to play with it next week.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Oh look, I got a beta invite (despite already using the workaround to use the beta anyway)
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 The Lunatic Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    BUT PENGUIN! ALL HAIL THE BUT PENGUIN MSC ITEM!
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    Is out. There is sale. Haven't looked at details to see if it's working on my distro.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    If you are running Ubuntu 12.10 it works. I got my tux belt accessory yesterday. I had some lag issues running TF2, but it likely had more to do with the system and the wireless connection I was using than the Linux install. I think I'm going to load it on my main rig tonight, see how it runs.
  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian
    I finally got around to replacing Ubuntu 12.04 with Mint 14. I was able to get TF2 running, but it's barely playable. At least I got my Tux.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    I run Sabayon. I might install ubnuttu just for the swag.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    edited Feb 2013
    There are some nice sales going on for this. Also, there are packages for more than just Ubuntu (though Ubuntu is the only "officially" supported distro at this point in time). See: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_under_Linux#Native_Steam_on_Linux

    I've actually started to like Unity desktop, but from my understanding it tends to be a performance killer when it comes to games. Might want to try Xubuntu or Lubuntu if you want to use Steam on Linux. Xfce and LXDE should both offer better performance.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    edited Feb 2013
    I mostly just want to start up TF2 and then format the flash drive I'm going to use. Thanks for the advice, though :)

    --edit--

    Huh. Apparently it's on Equo from back in December. I ran it just to see what would happen, and it installed and is now updating. I might not need to USBuntu after all. :D
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