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  • #16
    Watch for announcements in the coming weeks about all the AAA titles coming natively to SteamOS in 2014.
    Looks like music to my ears.

    Valve have a big problem with threes.
    We have
    HL, HL2
    TF, TF2
    L4D, L4D 2
    Portal, Portal 2
    Dota, Dota 2
    we even have
    HL2:E1 and HL2:E2

    Valve is standing on number two in nearly all of their game series.
    My guess?
    Source 2 is unveiling number three (number two is steambox),
    Valve games generation three will be based on Source 2 and all
    of them will feature launch day steam play (win+mac+lin)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by peppercats View Post
      Doubt SteamOS will be anything special except extremely customized for their needs+hardware.
      I would hope they at least offer something resembling a rolling distro with respect to the latest Mesa updates and test for regressions such as the absurd input lag you get on AMD cards with ioQuake based games (well that was at least prevalent post 10.04 up to 12.04 I last tested).

      I would also hope they provide the tools necessary for companies to port their titles. I remember a company that did this a number of years ago (10 year maybe?), but they were WAAAAY before their time and went out of business.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dee. View Post
        ...
        The webpage speaks of audio improvements (better latency etc.) Will this mean Valve will contribute to ALSA/Pulseaudio or are they making their own sound system? Frankly, the last thing Linux needs is another sound system...

        Will it use systemd? Will it be compatible with non-steam games and all regular Linux applications? Can it be used as a general-purpose OS or is it limited to only function as a steam client?

        This update gave more questions than answers.
        I would guess, alsa->sdl2 or pulseaudio->sdl2.

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        • #19
          I guess they needed to come up with their own distribution to avoid being dependent on other teams. An example is Canonical's decision to switch to Mir which probably affects Steam. I hope they stick to the standards adopted by the community and don't start coming up with their own technologies, and that Steam and all its games continue to work on all different distributions rather than being dependent strictly on SteamOS.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sarmad View Post
            I guess they needed to come up with their own distribution to avoid being dependent on other teams. An example is Canonical's decision to switch to Mir which probably affects Steam. I hope they stick to the standards adopted by the community and don't start coming up with their own technologies, and that Steam and all its games continue to work on all different distributions rather than being dependent strictly on SteamOS.

            Yeah. And the big elephant in the room is that Linux as a whole will benefit enormously from a much larger number of games that run on the Linux client. Like Michael has been saying, these are the biggest news for Linux gaming … probably ever.

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            • #21
              I hope Valve contributes the improvements to upstream, that is all.

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              • #22
                I have very mixed feelings on this.....

                I feel this is both good and bad for the linux community, but I don't know the words to describe my quandary.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Linuxxx View Post
                  Like I said before, Gaben himself said that they certainly already improved the situation for Infinity Ward with regard to Linux!

                  Probably the CryEngine is next for official Linux support...
                  When did Gabe say that?

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                  • #24
                    The change log of the beta client said that there were new features added, but didn't list what they were. Apparently Spotify integration is one of those, according to the SteamDB Twitter account (which is not affiliated with Valve).

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                    • #25
                      Will there be a version for developers?

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                      • #26
                        http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/09/v...nounce-steamos

                        "Although not confirmed by Valve, we’ve been told that Steam OS is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS."

                        Ubuntu... why, just why? There should be still time to revert the decision.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by entropy View Post
                          http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/09/v...nounce-steamos

                          "Although not confirmed by Valve, we’ve been told that Steam OS is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS."

                          Ubuntu... why, just why? There should be still time to revert the decision.
                          Oh ffs. Stop with the hate. Ubuntu deserves more than that.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by entropy View Post
                            Ubuntu... why, just why?
                            Why not?

                            They have been working on Ubuntu for a long time
                            http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTM0MDc

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by entropy View Post
                              http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/09/v...nounce-steamos

                              "Although not confirmed by Valve, we’ve been told that Steam OS is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS."

                              Ubuntu... why, just why? There should be still time to revert the decision.
                              Don't be a fanboy.

                              And do we really need BO$$ to come in here and school you on the virtues of Ubuntu?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by entropy View Post
                                http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/09/v...nounce-steamos

                                "Although not confirmed by Valve, we’ve been told that Steam OS is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS."

                                Ubuntu... why, just why? There should be still time to revert the decision.

                                Because Ubuntu it is the best and most used distro of the planet.

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