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    Phoronix: Project CARS Will Be Brought To SteamOS / Linux

    The Project CARS racing simulation video game out of Slightly Mad Studios has been confirmed now as a title that's coming to Linux via Valve's SteamOS...

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

  • #2
    In the announcement page, it's mentioned only SteamOS, not Linux. In fact, it's present only the logo of the Valve's OS, not Tux.

    Are we sure that will be compatible with Linux?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ale2695 View Post
      In the announcement page, it's mentioned only SteamOS, not Linux. In fact, it's present only the logo of the Valve's OS, not Tux. Are we sure that will be compatible with Linux?
      Valve has its steam runtime which should allow any steam game to run on almost any linux. I use it now on my gentoo system.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ale2695 View Post
        In the announcement page, it's mentioned only SteamOS, not Linux. In fact, it's present only the logo of the Valve's OS, not Tux. Are we sure that will be compatible with Linux?
        SteamOS is Linux.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ale2695 View Post
          In the announcement page, it's mentioned only SteamOS, not Linux. In fact, it's present only the logo of the Valve's OS, not Tux.

          Are we sure that will be compatible with Linux?
          The way for developers to release their games for SteamOS is to release them on Steam for Linux. SteamOS is not a different category in Steam, it's just a few more restrictions on top of Steam, e.g. using the Steam Runtime (SDL2) etc., so yes, it will run everywhere thanks to the Steam Runtime.

          Also this is actually huge news, this is a serious AAA racing game.

          Also, Valve has just announced that SteamBox testers will get Metro Last Light and some other games to be announced in the next days for free.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
            SteamOS is Linux.
            Although Android is Linux. Yet it seems to me that what runs on Android can run on Ubuntu, no?
            SteamOS isn't based on Ubuntu, as written on Engadged. Our hope is that it's a GNU/Linux custom distro, and not a simply custom OS based on Linux kernel, like Android

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            • #7
              And here I thought this was about Steam having the LCARS interface...

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              • #8
                What is this Steam Runtime people are talking about? Is that a layer on top of OpenGL? How is that different from SDL? Is it part of the Steam client already available on Linux?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sarmad View Post
                  What is this Steam Runtime people are talking about? Is that a layer on top of OpenGL? How is that different from SDL? Is it part of the Steam client already available on Linux?
                  It's really just a collection of all the libraries that steam and it's games need to run. I don't know for sure if it is statically compiled or not, but it includes all the dependencies that steam needs. including SDL2 etc. You don't need the runtime as long as your distro's package manager installs all of steams dependencies.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sarmad View Post
                    What is this Steam Runtime people are talking about? Is that a layer on top of OpenGL? How is that different from SDL? Is it part of the Steam client already available on Linux?
                    https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-runtime

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                    • #11
                      Hot Damn !!! This is huge news !!!

                      First because it's for sure a AAA game, second because with a bit of luck will be launched at same time than for PS4, Xbone and Window$ and third because it will fill a serious gap in Linux games AAA titles range because there wasn't/isn't a AAA racing game for Linux...and this title of all AAA racing titles it's the most anticipated by gamers in all platforms.

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                      • #12
                        Holy crap...

                        Not only a racing game on Linux, but one of this calibre?! Whoa.

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                        • #13
                          now I know Steam machines can compete with consoles

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                            And here I thought this was about Steam having the LCARS interface...
                            I thought it was about Disney Cars, the movie :P

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                              Holy crap...

                              Not only a racing game on Linux, but one of this calibre?! Whoa.
                              +1

                              I have been waiting for this for ages and getting a Gran Turismo / Forza kind of title is just a dream come true. Don't get me wrong, there are nice driving games for Linux but there has never been any A grade driving game. A few years ago there was Racer, a promising title, but its Linux support was discontinued around 2003.

                              Now, if we could only get some advanced tools/support for PC racing wheels... I own a Logitech G27 and I know force feedback works with recent kernels, but I still see it too complicated to set up the parameters as compared to the original Logitech app. It would be sooooo nice if SDL could do that for you just like some games do in Windows (for example, rFactor 2 automatically sets the steering range and other parameters for each particular car you drive, thus giving big realism to that -for example, the game steering wheel perfectly matches that of the actual wheel movements-). I hope Valve/the SDL devs have an ace in its sleeve with regard to this...

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