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  • #16
    Originally posted by LiquidAcid View Post
    Porting Steam over to one of the various linux GUI toolkits is a no-brainer when comparing it to writing a robust OpenGL backend for the Source engine.

    Wake me up once this OpenGL backend is here (and hopefully it's not some wrapper using wine code *g*).
    Steam does not use "one of the various Linux GUI toolkits". It is done without GTK/Qt, natively for Linux/X11. Serious stuff.

    Also if want to see the OpenGL stuff, go buy a Mac and download the leaked stuff or let someone lend you a Beta account.

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    • #17
      I just can't wait to see all this really working! We must all be thankful to Valve if they really do it. Their move might start the "Linux gaming scene".

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
        I just can't wait to see all this really working! We must all be thankful to Valve if they really do it. Their move might start the "Linux gaming scene".
        Linux gaming scene is there. You just have to look for it :P

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        • #19
          Not to alarm anyone, but the Steam Linux client is now updating itself.

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          steam/steam.sh: line 49: ulimit: open files: cannot modify limit: Operation not permitted
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          Sending request for http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux?date=707408
          HTTP client connect completed
          Success! http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux?date=707408
          Removing now closed connection for 63.228.223.104:80
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          [100%] Update Complete.
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          [----] Cleaning up...
          [----] Failed to remove temporary unzip folder, continuing anyway
          [----] Update complete, launching...
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          Need new HTTP connection for 63.228.223.104:80
          Sending request for http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux?date=707408
          HTTP client connect completed
          Success! http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux?date=707408
          [  0%] Update Complete.
          [----] Verifying installation...
          [----] !!! Fatal Error: Failed to load steamui.so
          CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating.  0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
          CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
          CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 0 multi object alertable sleeps

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          • #20
            Originally posted by BlueKoala View Post
            Linux gaming scene is there. You just have to look for it :P
            "Look for it" as in look out for it so you don't step on it.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by GotenXiao View Post
              Not to alarm anyone, but the Steam Linux client is now updating itself.
              This isn't exactly news. If you want to live on the bleeding edge, come and chill within #phoronix on Freenode :-)

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              • #22
                In case any of you are wondering, the Steam Mac beta should be public around May 12th.

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                • #23
                  Who wants to bet that UT3 native linux will be available as soon as steam is released?

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                  • #24
                    UT3 native client was ready years ago, they just decided it wasn't worth the hassle to ... release it at all.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by birdie View Post
                      UT3 native client was ready years ago, they just decided it wasn't worth the hassle to ... release it at all.
                      My crystal ball tells me this is foreshadowing

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                      • #26
                        Im exciting sexually ^^

                        Cmon Steam!

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by dextro View Post
                          Lol, well that's typical for most companies, they lie in order to hype things. Not saying sometimes mistakes happen but in that case maybe they should inject some "we hope" and "we think" and "maybe".

                          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                          Steam does not use "one of the various Linux GUI toolkits". It is done without GTK/Qt, natively for Linux/X11. Serious stuff.

                          Also if want to see the OpenGL stuff, go buy a Mac and download the leaked stuff or let someone lend you a Beta account.
                          Well it's just a browser page basically, which has no need for standard Qt/GTK buttons and menus and whatnot, so the only thing you'll be missing is your window boarders. It would be nice if they integrated it with desktop standards so that at least some of the look of your system them would be mimicked, but I don't mind it looking really different...

                          Originally posted by elect View Post
                          Im exciting sexually ^^

                          Cmon Steam!
                          I'm pretty sure there's nothing sexual about Steam, but alas, I guess you can make anything sexual if you try hard enough to associate it. :P

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                            Well it's just a browser page basically, which has no need for standard Qt/GTK buttons and menus and whatnot, so the only thing you'll be missing is your window boarders. It would be nice if they integrated it with desktop standards so that at least some of the look of your system them would be mimicked, but I don't mind it looking really different...
                            Only about 30% of steam is rendered with the browser (the store, news pane, community) but the rest uses their VGUI toolkit which they're porting with native OpenGL and/or X11.

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