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Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future?

Posted 03-12-2010 at 06:37 PM by Seph64
Updated 03-26-2010 at 11:44 AM by Seph64

With Valve Software announcing that Steam and their games based on the Source engine are coming to Mac OSX, I started wondering if they will throw us Linux nerds a bone?

For one thing, a lot of the leg work would have already been done. As in, porting the games Graphics interface from DirectX to OpenGL.

And it seems that there's quite a few (but still small number of) people on the official Steampowered Users Forums who would love to see a Linux version of Steam and Source games. Ranging from people like me who hope, to people who are absolutely sure that Valve is gonna port Steam and Source to Linux.

So I ask you:

A: Do you think it's possible that Valve will port Steam and Source to Linux as well?
B: And what do you think if they do?
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    And what exactly will this discussion lead to?
    I guess they won't. It's been long way already, they could have done this ten thousand times.
    Or even if they do it won't work on many systems.

    But yeah, I love Half-Life and I'd love it to be at least native for linux, if not opensource(I mean the first engine). Until that I guess we still play on wine At least it manages to run HL and HL mods(Counter-Strike 1.6) properly and I'm happy with it.
    Posted 03-13-2010 at 07:01 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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