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RE: Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future? Continued

Posted 05-12-2010 at 05:51 PM by Seph64

Steam for OS X has arrived (with Portal being the only Source game available atm). And still no official word from Valve concerning a possible Linux port of Steam and Source.

However, that does not stop phoronix and other online news sites from reporting that Valve has confirmed a Linux client (without a source).

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ement&num=1%22

Whatever happened to proper journalism? Where they provide sources to backup their claims?

And no, a Linux Steam Client that barely works does not count, although it does suggest that they'll start supporting Linux.

I do believe that Valve will eventually support Linux, and I am hoping that it comes sooner rather than later, but I won't believe any sites that say that Linux support is coming without them citing a proper source. Or until Valve comes out and formally confirms Linux support. And so far, neither have happened.

Thoughts?
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    The steam platform disturbs me. There is something completely wrong about being unable to launch your game without first launching something to log into then clicking on your game. At least from my limited use of it.

    On a more positive note, perhaps it would enlighten more developers to consider a Linux port. I personally stopped playing games on the PC when I switched to linux. That's because I now had a constant battle with either trying to get windows games to play on linux or play sub par linux games. Not saying that there are not good linux games... but... anyway.
    Posted 05-13-2010 at 01:28 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Well, it is to make sure you actually own the game in question. And that's only for games you buy through Steam. Steam has no control over games you buy through retail/don't register to your account.
    Posted 05-13-2010 at 07:39 AM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    Portal is free till may 24th! Link: http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/
    Posted 05-13-2010 at 03:19 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
 

  



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