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  • Yet More Signs Of Valve's Steam On Linux

    Phoronix: Yet More Signs Of Valve's Steam On Linux

    Yesterday we reported on Proof In Steam's Mac Client Of Linux Support as we received the bash launcher used by the closed-beta Steam on Mac OS X that showed support for Linux. Today there are yet more signs of Linux support when studying Valve's Mac OS X client...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE3MQ

  • #2
    I'm skeptical of this info. It lists X360 as well, but I'm pretty sure Steam isn't coming to the Xbox.

    The bash script is more believable however.

    Also:
    More information (perhaps the best yet) is coming soon.
    How soon is soon? And couldn't you have clumped the two together later?

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    • #3
      Steam - Linux client binaries?

      By looking in the file at http://store.steampowered.com/public...m_client_linux I managed to change the url and download 4 interesting files.

      http://store.steampowered.com/public...9bd5b3b3840ce9
      http://store.steampowered.com/public...5abd29e2c1276f
      http://store.steampowered.com/public...f1925ed30bcab9
      http://store.steampowered.com/public...77e1b8d77608bc

      I have not been able to verify the content of the files yet, but will look into it as soon as I get home from work.

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      • #4
        FFS not another article on Steam, if it's going to happen it's going to happen, can't you write an article based on facts from Valve rather than speculation

        On a side node I doubt Steam games would work on a 2.4 kernel never mind a 2.2 kernel

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
          On a side node I doubt Steam games would work on a 2.4 kernel never mind a 2.2 kernel
          2.2 and 2.4 only have drivers for VERY OLD HARDWARE that you CANNOT run SOURCE games on.

          Are you retarted

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          • #6
            Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
            2.2 and 2.4 only have drivers for VERY OLD HARDWARE that you CANNOT run SOURCE games on.

            Are you retarted
            You'll find that was my point

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            • #7
              hu... they forgot the 64 bits builds.

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              • #8
                Thank you and keep up the good investigation work!
                I'm full of hope for native valve games on Ubuntu.

                I am a little skeptical but not going to be negative to the bitter to the end about this.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                  You'll find that was my point
                  Ah OK, lol.. My bad :')

                  I thought that you were making some kind of a deal out of it

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                    FFS not another article on Steam, if it's going to happen it's going to happen, can't you write an article based on facts from Valve rather than speculation

                    On a side node I doubt Steam games would work on a 2.4 kernel never mind a 2.2 kernel
                    That's exactly what I thought. If it's pure speculation (and it is), it should be treated as that in the post.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by danber View Post
                      By looking in the file at http://store.steampowered.com/public...m_client_linux I managed to change the url and download 4 interesting files.

                      I have not been able to verify the content of the files yet, but will look into it as soon as I get home from work.
                      I downloaded and decompressed all the files. There's a native Steam executable, but I didn't manage to get it running yet.

                      Code:
                      yjwong@yjwong-laptop:~/Documents/steam$ file linux32/steam 
                      linux32/steam: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.19, not stripped
                      Calling steam.sh:

                      Code:
                      yjwong@yjwong-laptop:~/Documents/steam$ ./steam.sh 
                      [  0%] !!! Fatal Error: Failed to determine download location for universe 0
                      [----] Verifying installation...
                      [  0%] Downloading Update...
                      [  0%] !!! Fatal Error: Failed to determine download location for universe 0
                      unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
                      CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
                      CellID: CSDS returned 168 servers.
                      CellID: Connecting to 62.118.240.140:27031. . .
                      CellID: Connect to 62.118.240.140:27031 took 524 MS
                      CellID: New Best!
                      CellID: Connecting to 209.197.6.226:27031. . .
                      Shutting down. . .
                      CellID: Connect to 209.197.6.226:27031 took 326 MS
                      CellID: New Best!
                      CellID: Connecting to 203.77.185.186:27031. . .
                      CellID: Connect to 203.77.185.186:27031 took 286 MS
                      CellID: New Best!
                      CellID: Connecting to 69.28.153.109:27031. . .
                      CellID: Connect to 69.28.153.109:27031 took 380 MS
                      CellID: Connecting to 79.141.161.2:27031. . .
                      CellID: exiting!
                      unlinked 2 orphaned pipes
                      CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating.  0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
                      CAsyncIOManager: 1657 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
                      CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 1 multi object alertable sleeps
                      yjwong@yjwong-laptop:~/Documents/steam$
                      Will investigate further.

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                      • #12
                        ldd vgui2_s.so
                        `./vgui2_s.so'
                        linux-gate.so.1 => (0xf77a3000)
                        libtier0_s.so => not found
                        libvstdlib_s.so => not found
                        libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 (0xf734e000)
                        libGL.so.1 => //usr/lib32/opengl/xorg-x11/lib/libGL.so.1 (0xf72d8000)
                        libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xf72a9000)
                        libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libfreetype.so.6 (0xf7223000)
                        libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0xf71fd000)
                        libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0xf71f9000)
                        libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0xf71e0000)
                        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf77a4000)
                        libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0xf7099000)
                        libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1 (0xf7080000)
                        libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6 (0xf7070000)
                        libXxf86vm.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libXxf86vm.so.1 (0xf706a000)
                        libXdamage.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libXdamage.so.1 (0xf7066000)
                        libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib32/libXfixes.so.3 (0xf705f000)
                        libX11-xcb.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libX11-xcb.so.1 (0xf705c000)
                        libxcb-glx.so.0 => /usr/lib32/libxcb-glx.so.0 (0xf704a000)
                        libdrm.so.2 => /usr/lib32/libdrm.so.2 (0xf703f000)
                        libz.so.1 => /lib32/libz.so.1 (0xf702b000)
                        libexpat.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libexpat.so.1 (0xf7004000)
                        libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXau.so.6 (0xf7000000)
                        libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xf6ffa000)
                        librt.so.1 => /lib32/librt.so.1 (0xf6ff1000)

                        Thats not speculation. Thats value code linked against GNU/Linux Libraries.

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                        • #13
                          Well OK maybe it is, but that doesn't really mean it will be released to the public anytime soon (Hopefully I'm wrong with that).

                          Don't get me wrong, these launchers are interesting! But after the last time Phoronix wrote about this a few years ago (don't remember exactly when) and everyone was excited, than nothing happened and years later we're still waiting, I don't trust any rumors around Steam for Linux anymore.

                          At least, rumor has it that also a native Linux client for World of Warcraft existed in the beta and we still got nothing. As another one stated, the Linux support of the Steam client could also simply be for internal testing to fix bugs or whatnot. Yeah, I know I'm to pessimistic, but I got disappointed quite a few times the last years regarding the Steam client.

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                          • #14
                            I think ML said there were linux .so files in the Left4Dead game disk. Valve seems to be a more nimble software company than Blizzard. I agree that it will be coming out soon. Even if its not released to the public you can download this on their website, thats more than I can say for any phantom WOW client.

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                            • #15
                              I smell a Duke Nukem Forever syndrom... lots of talk and no results :P

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