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  • #46
    Originally posted by n3wu53r View Post
    Does it even matter if Valve provide official support for other distros? People are already running it on Arch. It's even in the AUR.
    Valve will probably support 1 or 2 popular distros like Fedora, debian, opensuse. Really after those distros, there is nothing major enough to even bother supporting.

    Link to the AUR package?

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    • #47
      Anyone try gamepad support?

      Not too bad for me on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 + HD3000 graphics + Cinnamon on a MacBook Air. I'm impressed with what they've been able to do!

      Notes:
      • Quite a few graphical artifacts in the Steam UI (missing/corrupt textures).
      • Font scaling seems to be excessively large (much larger than screenshots would lead me to believe).
      • Generally very sluggish, and Big Picture mode complains about not enough VRAM available if I go to 720p. Never had a problem with this on OS X. I wonder if it has to do with texture compression support.
      • In-game overlay seems to work like a charm!
      • Several areas of the UI lock up the program and I have to 'kill -9' the Steam process.

      I'm perfectly willing to chalk just about all of this up to the open-source drivers. I'm running the stock 12.10 drivers for HD3000, and have no intention of going with the x-swat PPA.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by chris200x9 View Post
        Link to the AUR package?
        https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/steam/

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        • #49
          Originally posted by calubi View Post
          Anyone try gamepad support?

          Not too bad for me on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 + HD3000 graphics + Cinnamon on a MacBook Air. I'm impressed with what they've been able to do!

          Notes:
          • Quite a few graphical artifacts in the Steam UI (missing/corrupt textures).
          • Font scaling seems to be excessively large (much larger than screenshots would lead me to believe).
          • Generally very sluggish, and Big Picture mode complains about not enough VRAM available if I go to 720p. Never had a problem with this on OS X. I wonder if it has to do with texture compression support.
          • In-game overlay seems to work like a charm!
          • Several areas of the UI lock up the program and I have to 'kill -9' the Steam process.

          I'm perfectly willing to chalk just about all of this up to the open-source drivers. I'm running the stock 12.10 drivers for HD3000, and have no intention of going with the x-swat PPA.
          Just to clarify... you're running 64-bit Ubuntu and got an invite? Or are you just testing the Steam client?

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          • #50
            Originally posted by johnc View Post
            Just to clarify... you're running 64-bit Ubuntu and got an invite? Or are you just testing the Steam client?
            No invite, just testing using the friends list hack. I should have mentioned that.

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            • #51
              I downloaded that .deb and it worked perfectly with Xubuntu 12.04 64 bits (used gdebi). Unfortunately, after downloading 100MiB worth of client data it shows:

              Unauthorized

              This version of Steam is currently in closed beta.
              Login with an enrolled account to continue.
              I would like to note that the steam client won't let you move that dialog window, only pushing "ok" gets rid of it (and closes the client).

              Funny enough it is now recommending me to upgrade the nvidia driver from 304 to 310, ah well.
              And yes, i did complete that survey... Disappointing.

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              • #52
                Quite honestly i always preferred buy the DVD versions of the games or the standalone DD versions of them and avoid Steam at all in the case of Window$....even my last purchases of games weren't at Steam....

                When Steam for Linux was announced , i was, nevertheless, extremely happy....but a bit thorn because i prefer to have more freedom ...i don't forget that there were games that once were sold at Steam and were removed....a CD or DVD gives more freedom to keep a game "alive" in the market and let's me resell my game copy....

                When it was announced Steam for Linux i checked and asked in forums of the games if the games would appear at Steam or not and about DRM non-Steam version (i.e. Oil Rush foruns)....i was undecided tp what version of the games to buy....

                Now i'm more decided....i prefer NOT to use Steam and continue tp use CD/DVD or a DD w/o DRM.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  Well I'm not going to promote Ubuntu as a distro to use. If you are going to promote something for "Linux" then mean it. It drives me nuts when people use Linux as a synonym for Ubuntu.
                  This, exactly this.

                  When I signed up for beta (denied, arch) in the group postings there were a ton of Arch users, as well as slackware (surprised me the number) I am unsure if we were just trying to get noticed or if it was really that huge of a representation. Even in these forums I get the feeling there are a lot of Arch users. I really question Ubuntu's reign sometimes. I know several Mint users does that count?

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    Well I'm not going to promote Ubuntu as a distro to use. If you are going to promote something for "Linux" then mean it. It drives me nuts when people use Linux as a synonym for Ubuntu.
                    +1

                    Couldn't agree more.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by nightmarex View Post
                      This, exactly this.

                      When I signed up for beta (denied, arch) in the group postings there were a ton of Arch users, as well as slackware (surprised me the number) I am unsure if we were just trying to get noticed or if it was really that huge of a representation. Even in these forums I get the feeling there are a lot of Arch users. I really question Ubuntu's reign sometimes. I know several Mint users does that count?
                      I get a feeling there are a small number of very active whinging Arch users. Give me a break I saw those postings and there was definitely no where near 60,000 postings which is how many users (vast majority stating Ubuntu as there distro) filled in the survey in the first week. Its clear that Ubuntu users are much happier and comfortable with there distro and dont feel the need to carry on so much which is why you don't see as many look at me I use Ubuntu posts.
                      Or if you don't like what your reading you can continue to ignore logic and reason and go back to opposite world where everyone else but you is just making shit up on the spot to suit how they wish things really were.
                      Last edited by timothyja; 11-07-2012, 01:34 AM.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by nightmarex View Post
                        This, exactly this.

                        When I signed up for beta (denied, arch) in the group postings there were a ton of Arch users, as well as slackware (surprised me the number) I am unsure if we were just trying to get noticed or if it was really that huge of a representation. Even in these forums I get the feeling there are a lot of Arch users. I really question Ubuntu's reign sometimes. I know several Mint users does that count?
                        Oh boo-hoo. I'm a Ubuntu user and I didn't get picked either. There was a 1/60 chance any one individual would make the first round; that's how probability works. I'm sorry you weren't lucky. I'm even sorrier this is how you deal with it.

                        If it makes you feel better, I've got the client installed and running as I type this, and I'm not in the Beta. (The only benefit I see so far is that it doesn't flake out like the version would under WINE.) Someone apparently has got the client repackaged for the Arch repos - not that unpacking a *.deb and installing manually is all that hard ... say, shouldn't this be right up your alley since you're an Arch fanboy?

                        Originally Posted by deanjo
                        Well I'm not going to promote Ubuntu as a distro to use. If you are going to promote something for "Linux" then mean it. It drives me nuts when people use Linux as a synonym for Ubuntu.
                        Why do you have a bug up your self-righteous ass about this? Valve has said (clearly and several times) that they'll be supporting more distros in the future, but they've chosen Ubuntu 12.04 (a five-year LTS, mind you) for the purposes of getting things off the ground. I don't know what you've got against Canonical, but I would not be surprised to learn that it is a petty issue grounded in paranoia and hubris.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by aaannz View Post
                          Just running `./steam.sh steam://open/friends` works for me.
                          This worked and i can now use the steam client, and essentially see a lot of ads. Can't play a thing because none of my games have a linux choice I do hope they port Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2; Portal would be fun...

                          I use Ubuntu 12.04 but got excluded, maybe because: a) 64 bits, or b) xfce.
                          Upgraded nvidia to nvidia-experimental-310, otherwise the client will nag me about it.

                          So chosen ones, what game they are providing? Left for Dead 2? Or something else?

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Artemis3 View Post
                            This worked and i can now use the steam client, and essentially see a lot of ads. Can't play a thing because none of my games have a linux choice I do hope they port Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2; Portal would be fun...

                            I use Ubuntu 12.04 but got excluded, maybe because: a) 64 bits, or b) xfce.
                            Upgraded nvidia to nvidia-experimental-310, otherwise the client will nag me about it.

                            So chosen ones, what game they are providing? Left for Dead 2? Or something else?
                            TF2 is already ported and running well by all reports. Just it's still linked to beta accepted accounts, so you can't see it yet. Same with the other beta subs.

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                            • #59
                              LOL, there is a way to not only install Steam client but also participate in the Beta even if you are not in the thousand selected:

                              http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...5118617625605/

                              Now....just to piss them off, i won't participate
                              Last edited by AJSB; 11-07-2012, 02:30 AM.

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                              • #60
                                Wrong link, now it's fixed...

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