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  • #16
    TF2 beta

    Has anyone tried the TF2 beta? I just got my invite today, and tried installing it just to see how it ran on my pc. Every time I try to open it, I get a black screen with a movable mouse cursor, then it crashes back to the desktop. I haven't tried any other games as of yet. Running 12.10 x64

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    • #17
      Originally posted by johnc View Post
      Based on my experience with the beta, I fear that many of us who are into gaming will be stuck with Windows for quite a time into the future, unfortunately.

      Mostly due to a lack of games and the plain fact that Linux desktop environments are absolutely abysmal in every way. (And I know that everybody insists, "You can just use a different DE!", but people don't seem to realize that they all suck. Bad.)
      I disagree.. KDE 3.X was absolutely great and KDE 4.8+ is great as well. Everything in the middle... Well.... Let's just say I stuck with KDE 3.X, plugged my ears, covered my eyes and held my nose until KDE 4.8+ came out... PHEW! At least the worst part is over! Hopefully no more major "upgrades" for a while.


      Also, Ubuntu's Unity runs great on my netbook.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by johnc View Post
          Mostly due to a lack of games and the plain fact that Linux desktop environments are absolutely abysmal in every way. (And I know that everybody insists, "You can just use a different DE!", but people don't seem to realize that they all suck. Bad.)
          They suck much less than utter crap like os x and winblows. Just played Serious Sam 3 in KDE.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by KBentley57 View Post
            Has anyone tried the TF2 beta? I just got my invite today, and tried installing it just to see how it ran on my pc. Every time I try to open it, I get a black screen with a movable mouse cursor, then it crashes back to the desktop. I haven't tried any other games as of yet. Running 12.10 x64
            Try running TF2 with the -nojoy flag in the launch options. It doesn't like controllers being plugged in. Worked for me anyway. I have a wireless 360 controller and the game would tank just like you're describing every time.

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            • #21
              Got my invite. Now if only I actually had a desktop Linux box...

              Still searching for a good Mac-Mini-like Linux box.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Sidicas View Post
                I disagree.. KDE 3.X was absolutely great and KDE 4.8+ is great as well. Everything in the middle... Well.... Let's just say I stuck with KDE 3.X, plugged my ears, covered my eyes and held my nose until KDE 4.8+ came out... PHEW! At least the worst part is over! Hopefully no more major "upgrades" for a while.
                This. A thousand times this. But never fear, there are forum fanboys who will insist you don't know what you're talking about.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by elanthis View Post
                  Got my invite. Now if only I actually had a desktop Linux box...

                  Still searching for a good Mac-Mini-like Linux box.
                  If you haven't seen them, check out the Habey line of cases. It's about as close as you can get to the form/size/asthetics of the mac mini:

                  http://www.newegg.com/Habey-Server-C...t/ID-12730-412

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                  • #24
                    I missed out on the invite. How has the BETA been going anyway?

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                    • #25
                      @KBentley57 -- Try this:

                      Originally posted by KBentley57 View Post
                      Has anyone tried the TF2 beta? I just got my invite today, and tried installing it just to see how it ran on my pc. Every time I try to open it, I get a black screen with a movable mouse cursor, then it crashes back to the desktop. I haven't tried any other games as of yet. Running 12.10 x64
                      Salut,

                      I am on Debian Wheezy/sid 64bit.

                      I haven't tested the beta version of TF2(it didn't show up in my list) but the "normal" one and I got the same problem. After looking after a solution in many posts, I found and try this:

                      I added these two lines in .bashrc (the user one not root)

                      export LANG=C;
                      export LC_NUMERIC=C;

                      Then, I was able to start and play TF2. The only issue I encourted was about missing letters(replaced by blank spaces) in some text like "W lcome in ..." but TF2 ran quiet well.

                      For information, check if you client version is up to date(directly in the Steam client), I did it and it worked.

                      I hope it will help you.

                      Enjoy,

                      A+
                      Debcool

                      PS:
                      Steam Games list for Linux:
                      http://store.steampowered.com/search...s=linux&page=1

                      Steam Linux Hub:
                      http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410#scrollTop=0

                      Debian Post ( by Cyb.org and including his & Kano's script):
                      http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...8613928324/#p1
                      Last edited by Debcool; 12-08-2012, 04:34 AM.

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                      • #26
                        Any of you guys testing the games with open drivers (non intel that is)?? Are they good enough??

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                        • #27
                          Goddamit, ever since I upgraded to Fedora 17 my binary AMD driver got broken..
                          I guess I'll just create a separate Ubuntu partition for testing

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            Any of you guys testing the games with open drivers (non intel that is)?? Are they good enough??
                            Personally not touching Steam myself, but in the case of TF2 I heard that things are apparently running fine: http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.p...ge-2#post-6971

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by KBentley57 View Post
                              Has anyone tried the TF2 beta? I just got my invite today, and tried installing it just to see how it ran on my pc. Every time I try to open it, I get a black screen with a movable mouse cursor, then it crashes back to the desktop. I haven't tried any other games as of yet. Running 12.10 x64
                              Works great here with Intel HD 4000 graphics and Trisquel GNU/Linux.

                              Well, FPS could be higher, but it is playable if you set graphics options a little bit down from "full max everything".

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                                Any of you guys testing the games with open drivers (non intel that is)?? Are they good enough??

                                Running fine here on Radeon HD 6970 with FOSS drivers. A few graphical glitches here and there, but I'll bet they are gone if I update drivers (kernel + newest mesa from git).

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