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    Phoronix: Counter-Strike Source Now On Steam For Linux

    Counter-Strike 1.6 for Linux was released towards the end of January while this evening Counter-Strike Source has finally been brought to Linux over Steam...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI5NDI

  • #2
    Wonderful news!

    That's awesome news!

    Now I really can't wait for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Stopped playing after 30 hours on windows, as I wanted to play on Ubuntu back when it first came out. Couldn't get it to work in Wine with AMD drivers.
    This is really something to look forward to!

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    • #3
      CS:S is soooo much better native, works nicely out of the box. I'm using the AMD prop legacy driver, which for the first time doesn't crash all the time . I was previously only able to play with the open source drivers ~ I will still try them next and see how they handle it.

      I still haven't quite gotten TF2 to work properly... it's so close, but it's also much slower to load than CS:S.

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      • #4
        Plays great, too! I haven't really played Source seriously in years, can't wait for GO but Source is still better than nothing. Impressive cadence too, HL1/CS just came out!

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        • #5
          Awesome Valve!

          When they released CS 1.6 for Linux I bought it again and started playing for the first time in years. Awesome game, really enjoying it (even though the last update broke the sound :-/).
          I never played much of CS:S in the past, so I'm more than happy to buy this one as well. Can't wait to play! (and I really can't wait to play CS:GO, which i hope is on the way!)

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          • #6
            I guess Half-Life and CS 1.6 is US only or something like that. 'Cos I don't get them in my list. CS:Source though, I can install.

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            • #7
              I don't actually play Counter-Strike of any kind (though if they have a sale and they are really cheap I may be tempted) but this makes me so very happy. Throughout the Steam Linux beta I've noticed how many fellow users have been wanting a port of this, so it's great news and a great sign. Valve's Linux team are doing a great job.

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              • #8
                im from europe and i can see both hl1 and cs1.6

                about csgo, it uses flash to render the hud, so i dont know if it will be ported at all

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AnorexiasGrizzli View Post
                  about csgo, it uses flash to render the hud
                  citation? I just have a hard time believing that. Why on god's green earth anyone would use Flash to render the hud in a AAA video game is beyond me.
                  If it is true, I really hope they're looking into alternatives to Flash for their HUD. CS:GO is, and has always been, my #1 anticipated game for Linux (if it's in the works). It would be really sad to hear it isn't being ported due to something like that.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.esl.eu/eu/csgo/forum/2737/26032/1066948/

                    Also if you Google 'csgo flash hud' you will find quite a few relevant matches also i used to have a csgo server and i did quite a few custom Flash loading screens for our custom maps

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                    • #11
                      Looks like Closure and Psychonauts can be installed now as well. They show size data when I hit the install button anyhow. Got Closure installing now to see if it runs or not. Hopefully it doesn't end up like Cave Story+ which installed just fine but then complained about missing executable when I try to launch it.

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                      • #12
                        well, I'd think that Half-Life 2 is next up. Just like they did with CS 1.6 and HL 1.

                        Also another multi-platform game is currently trying to hit Steam: Vendetta Online, would be nice if some people could upvote it. -> http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=124255217

                        about csgo, it uses flash to render the hud, so i dont know if it will be ported at all
                        so? Adobe Flash works under Linux since ages.

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                        • #13
                          Closure runs great, so that is one more game for Linux on Steam. I have Counter-Strike installing now so I can't check to see if Psychonauts installs and runs properly just yet. If anyone has tried today it would be awesome if you can update the rest of us here.

                          On a side note, what's with the 30 min edit time limit? Would of added this stuff to my last post but the site wouldn't let me. Oh well.

                          [Edit: hehe, this time I got in on time. According to this thread on the Steam forums it seems Psychonauts does in fact install and run properly through Steam on Linux. http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...088163907171/]
                          Last edited by IanS; 02-06-2013, 03:19 AM.

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                          • #14
                            The year

                            Exciting! Steam are doing a great job of delivering games. We are still early into the beta and look at the games we already have access to: TF2, Serious Sam 3, CS 1.6, CS Source, etc. More then most of us anticipated. To me, this is the year of the Linux desktop when I can finally throw out my Windows partition which is only kept for gaming.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                              I don't actually play Counter-Strike of any kind (though if they have a sale and they are really cheap I may be tempted) but this makes me so very happy. Throughout the Steam Linux beta I've noticed how many fellow users have been wanting a port of this, so it's great news and a great sign. Valve's Linux team are doing a great job.

                              Define cheap? I bought the lot of them for $29 US. I actually owned CS but wanted to show my love for Linux just bought them all considering it was only ~10 more than CS:GO by itself.

                              This sucks, wish this came out while I was waiting for TESV-Dragonborn (PlayOnLinux with steam version works flawless)... Now my spare time is shot to shit.
                              Last edited by nightmarex; 02-06-2013, 05:24 AM.

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