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    I was reading the day of defeat source forums yesterday, theres a big patch comming for the game and one of the admins "fuzzdad" (who claims to know ppl "on the inside") posted an update on the patch which also included the following
    I know they are working on the linux port and in the past that was always one of the last items to complete. I still don't have a release date but I can smell more haiku's are in the wind.
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1554

    [edit]sorry my english is so messy have to go work and dont have time to polish the grammar
    Last edited by conholster; 05-22-2008, 04:05 AM.

  • #2
    Sounds good. But what are they going to distribute on Steam? *chuckles*

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    • #3
      Maybe they start with the games that have been ported already, i.e Quake and Doom series, Unreal Tournament and UT 2004...
      Maybe he is only referring to Linux dedicated server.

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      • #4
        Well, Half-Life and all of the Orage Box games already have an OpenGL renderer courtesy of the PS3 port, so those could also be good candidates to be available.

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        • #5
          Wow, thanks for the news. Didn't they ban people before for mentioning linux? (not entirely their fault, I've seen some people be extremely annoying).

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          • #6
            Let's just hope this isn't just hot steam blowing at us. I'd really like a digital medium of distribution on Linux. It's just that... well, you have some other development house who promised a Linux port and hasn't delivered yet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
              It's just that... well, you have some other development house who promised a Linux port and hasn't delivered yet.
              Well, their game is available on Steam as well

              At any rate, I think despite how much enthusiastic we all are, I think it is safe to say that many (if not all) of us are taking this with a big grain of salt. And though enthusiastic, are in no way as vocal as with other titles in the past.

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              • #8
                The post in the Steam forums reads as he means DoD: S being ported, not Steam directly. So I'll guess the Valve games will be avaible from launch.

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                • #9
                  The post in the Steam forums reads as he means DoD: S being ported, not Steam directly. So I'll guess the Valve games will be avaible from launch.
                  Thats what I'm hoping...no more booting into Windows. OTOH someone on the same forum mentioned the server being ported but they got that already, dont they?

                  And yes, a big grain of salt is recommended when linux is mentioned on non-linux forums IMHO. But I still got my hopes up high though....

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                  • #10
                    I think it's more a "when?" than a "will?" question.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                      The post in the Steam forums reads as he means DoD: S being ported, not Steam directly. So I'll guess the Valve games will be avaible from launch.
                      I doubt Valve would want to launch their distribution method with none of there games there to cash in on the new market.

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                      • #12
                        I'd be much more interested in them delivering games via APT, secure authenticated over TLS if they're worried about people stealing their games.

                        We already have excellent package management on our OS's, just because Windows is crap doesn't mean we should need a whole platform for content delivery just to play and keep up-to-date their games.

                        Granted, the rest of the platform has /some/ value, even if I despise walled-garden networking. If Steam Friends became a Telepathy interface, so we could use our existing messaging systems in-game, now that would be phenomenal. Never gonna happen though, not many companies "get" us, yet.

                        Will be interesting to see how this pans out anyway.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by alex-weej View Post
                          I'd be much more interested in them delivering games via APT, secure authenticated over TLS if they're worried about people stealing their games.

                          We already have excellent package management on our OS's, just because Windows is crap doesn't mean we should need a whole platform for content delivery just to play and keep up-to-date their games.

                          Granted, the rest of the platform has /some/ value, even if I despise walled-garden networking. If Steam Friends became a Telepathy interface, so we could use our existing messaging systems in-game, now that would be phenomenal. Never gonna happen though, not many companies "get" us, yet.

                          Will be interesting to see how this pans out anyway.
                          Not all people use distros with APT.

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                          • #14
                            Not all people use Linux. What's your point?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by alex-weej View Post
                              Not all people use Linux. What's your point?
                              What I meant is, if Valve brings Steam to Linux, they shouldn't use APT as not all distros use APT

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