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    Phoronix: The Steam Linux Client Is Now Available To Everyone

    Valve has announced that their Steam Linux client is now available to all Linux gamers. It's open beta period now and just in time for the holidays...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI1ODg

  • #2
    It truly is official now, more than two years later, Michael.

    As you would say, "Prost!"

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    • #3
      This is epic! Thanks Gabe! Thanks Michael!

      Too bad I sold 260 GTX and won't be getting any 69xx till new year... :/
      Want to see it perform on MESA

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      • #4
        No Portal…

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        • #5
          Downloading a few of the previous Humble Indie Bundle games to my laptop... I'll get TF2 installed on the desktop (where I've got more free disk space) later.

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          • #6
            It'll be awesome when the rest of the Orange Box comes around (aside from Team Fortress 2), but what I'm really excited for is seeing more new titles coming out with Linux support near release, if not on day one.

            I think that is what will impress people the most.

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            • #7
              No real change :P

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              • #8
                I still can't log in - it shows "This version of Steam is currently in closed beta."
                Do I need a new version of Steam client?

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                • #9
                  Try
                  Code:
                  steam steam://open/games
                  from the command line.

                  (or download the new client ?)

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                  • #10
                    Well you have to update the client, you can force it using the Steam menu and check for updates - next time the nag screen should be gone.

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                    • #11
                      Opening client from the command line and forcing to update from menu helped.
                      Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        I haven't tried the very latest release yet but I hope limbo works soon.

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                        • #13
                          I tried Steam when it was in closed beta, it was horrible and cluttered up the whole home directory, i went so far as to remove it. Now i decided to try again as it enters public beta, and things are already much better. Nice one Valve, working to make real change happen!

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                          • #14
                            Well all data is still in your home. Just the default download dir is not longer ~/Steam but ~/.local/share/Steam.

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                            • #15
                              It follows xdg base dirs now? Nice.

                              It does not install on Debian AMD64 right now as libwayland0 is not yet properly multiarch, and also libjpeg8 and libpulse0 are named differently in Ubuntu.

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