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    Phoronix: Steam Linux Beta Opens Up To More Gamers

    Prior to going on their Thanksgiving holiday, Valve's Linux cabal opened up the Steam Linux Beta program to an additional five-thousand applicants...

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

  • #2
    Steam on Sabayon x64 core i-7 nvidia gtx275

    The Steam fail start after install and update with error message "Failed to load steamui.so..."
    And Steam it's 32 bit application only?

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    • #3
      And I am not amongst those applicants! Doesn't matter, though. As long as more knowledgeable folks make it a better product, then I will continue to wait patiently.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
        And I am not amongst those applicants! Doesn't matter, though. As long as more knowledgeable folks make it a better product, then I will continue to wait patiently.
        To me, that's exactly the problem - I'm sure at LEAST 1/4 of the applicants mainly just use Windows and another 1/4 just applied to it because they can but probably don't use it a whole lot.

        What bothers me is if you're not apart of the beta testers, you can still download Steam but it'll refuse to continue. I think it should still work whether you are signed up or not, but rather your opinion just doesn't matter to Valve.

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        • #5
          Strange, am not part of the beta but been using steam since day 1

          Been playing TF2 for the last 2 days +

          World of goo, Amnesia and what not have worked since day 1 also

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          • #6
            Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
            To me, that's exactly the problem - I'm sure at LEAST 1/4 of the applicants mainly just use Windows and another 1/4 just applied to it because they can but probably don't use it a whole lot.

            What bothers me is if you're not apart of the beta testers, you can still download Steam but it'll refuse to continue. I think it should still work whether you are signed up or not, but rather your opinion just doesn't matter to Valve.
            There is a way to start steam client and use it to play and install games even without being the chosen one(for private beta). If you are really so impatient, you should be able to find it.

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            • #7
              @konko

              You need nvidia 32 bit drivers. Also it would not hurt when you install libpci3 32 bit for SS3.

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              • #8
                I'll just wait until the open beta. Luckily for me, the only games I ever played on Steam were Orange Box titles, so I won't be missing much so far as my prior game library goes. Might get me back into desktop gaming a bit. Ever since I started using Linux I've become much more of a console gamer. Not really big on most first-person shooters, since they honestly seem highly uncreative to me, at least these days. Portal was one of the only recent FPS titles I enjoyed.

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                • #9
                  Serious Sam 3: BFE is on sale today (-75%)

                  http://store.steampowered.com/sale/autumn2012_indie/

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                  • #10
                    No problem, if Valve doesn't want me and my considerable debugging skills, they can eat shit and die. Nice to know they're picking Windows users and random bots for the beta instead of serious programmers who can find issues without the source code and maybe even fix them.

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                    • #11
                      Well you would never get the source code, but you see of course the script(s). I am not in the beta as well and that really sucks. I would like to test SS3 for free. Btw with the exeception of TF 2 Beta you can try everything as normal user as well, just use:

                      steam steam://store

                      TF 2 Beta might be needed for some systems until the normal one gets all fixes. SS3 you can play without beta as well but you have to pay.
                      Last edited by Kano; 11-22-2012, 01:56 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                        No problem, if Valve doesn't want me and my considerable debugging skills, they can eat shit and die. Nice to know they're picking Windows users and random bots for the beta instead of serious programmers who can find issues without the source code and maybe even fix them.
                        Damn, that seems highly aggressive and cynical. I am sure the situation isn't as bad as you portray it to be.

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                        • #13
                          "Open" is wrong. Steam is still a proprietary DRM jail that is not even publicly available to everyone that is horribly packaged like any other proprietary software (eg. lack of 64 bit which is a STANDARD today).

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                          • #14
                            I'm not in the beta, I'm not spazzing out over not being in it, nor being a pita for them by trying to make it work either. It's an unfinished product that they're working on - that's pretty clear - so I'm waiting on until they finish it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                              No problem, if Valve doesn't want me and my considerable debugging skills, they can eat shit and die. Nice to know they're picking Windows users and random bots for the beta instead of serious programmers who can find issues without the source code and maybe even fix them.
                              Now hear the voice of butthurt...

                              (P.S. I just got my invitation!)

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