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  • #16
    I'm willing to pay for a Linux game just to support the direction Valve's going in - and I'm not a huge gamer... Was in college, married w/children now so less time ... but I'm on board w/Valve's direction and I encourage everyone else too.

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    • #17
      The Arch User Repo works just fine. Due to the Arch Linux Repo discussion where they moved it to the official multilib repo for a short time, Valve has evaluated ideas on how to provide repackaging for distros.

      Subject: RE: Re: Archlinux PKGBUILD
      Hey Daniel, I just wanted to let you know, in large part thanks to your feedback we decided that we're not going to try to update /usr/bin/steam, and let package managers take care of that.
      I'm in the process of putting together a web repo, mailing list, and shell script installer so people who want to repackage steam for their distribution can easily do it.
      I also talked to Liam and gave him the list of things we include in the steam package so he can give appropriate legal permissions for this.
      Cheers!
      This is from the AUR comments posted by the AUR maintainer.

      There is already an steamrepo mailinglist.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by entropy View Post
        I don't see a problem here.

        HL2 is available on Mac. And AFAIK there is no Source SDK available for Mac at all.
        It probably means that there internal tools from that era also won't be ported.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Redshirt001 View Post
          As far as Skyrim goes, it's playable under wine with pretty much zero mucking around. Can't say I know about CS:GO's status though.
          CS:GO runs near flawlessly in WINE actually. Still I and no doubt many others would like the native port.

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          • #20
            For those whw have already the non-steam version of a game installed and wan't install the steam version of the game: you can symlink the game folder in to your SteamApps folder and steam uses the installed version.
            I tested it with Oilrush.

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            • #21
              All I care about is a port of the Source SDK 2007 - so I can continue playing Black Mesa Source natively rather than via Wine... That would make a great Christmas present

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              • #22
                Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                They have stated that they didn't have any plans to port the pre 2007 SDK's so any game that is build on thows versions of Source are very unlikely to come to Linux.
                That seems quite disappointing to me, actually. It bothers me to see part of a game series or developers catalogue appear on a platform but not all.

                May seem like a petty complaint, but it does bug me.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Redshirt001 View Post
                  As far as Skyrim goes, it's playable under wine with pretty much zero mucking around. Can't say I know about CS:GO's status though.
                  Skyrim V works well with wine > 1.5.1x

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                    That seems quite disappointing to me, actually. It bothers me to see part of a game series or developers catalogue appear on a platform but not all.

                    May seem like a petty complaint, but it does bug me.
                    AFAIK all of Valve's Source engine games have been updated to the latest (pre-Source Engine 2) version of the engine.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
                      AFAIK all of Valve's Source engine games have been updated to the latest (pre-Source Engine 2) version of the engine.
                      So does that mean they will port them?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                        So does that mean they will port them?
                        I see it this way:

                        How could Valve convince other developers to support Linux if they don't even consider to port their own timeless classics?
                        After all this game universe laid the foundation to Valve's success.

                        Btw, I'd love to play through HL2 + Episodes again on Linux before HL3 hits the streets.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                          So does that mean they will port them?
                          Expect most/all Valve Source-based games to be ported, yes.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by entropy View Post
                            I see it this way:

                            How could Valve convince other developers to support Linux if they don't even consider to port their own timeless classics?
                            After all this game universe laid the foundation to Valve's success.

                            Btw, I'd love to play through HL2 + Episodes again on Linux before HL3 hits the streets.
                            Don't worry, with Valve time you'll make in time to finish it on hard, with crowbar only, running backwards. :P

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                              CS:GO runs near flawlessly in WINE actually. Still I and no doubt many others would like the native port.
                              I get that, and that's fair enough, I'm just saying there's no need to boot into Windows for those games now, that's all.

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                              • #30
                                LOL !!!

                                After "hacking" (it's not really hacking) the Steam Client and played mainly ROOST4145 for some time i stopped using Steam...(i actually was having a good experience of it but stopped because of work).

                                Now in the begin of month i received finally the invitation to participate...but i won't !

                                ...not till i assemble my new mITX rig that is

                                This weekend i will order everything and hopefully will get them till next weekend...

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