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    Default Valve's Day of Defeat Released For Linux

    Phoronix: Valve's Day of Defeat Released For Linux

    Valve's original Day of Defeat game and the Day of Defeat: Source titles are now in beta on Linux via the Steam client...

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

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    Excellent work from Valve as per usual. The next Steam Client update will introduce Steam Runtime Support for the final SDL 2.0.

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    Glad to see they keep pushing forward with more releases, though I wish they would get to some of the games I really want to play and already own, namely the Portal and Left4Dead franchises. Need to pick up Half-Life 2 at some point when it goes on sale again for when that gets released.

    Some other companies need to finally get their games out as well. I bought Lugaru HD and Little Inferno because their devs had stated they would have their games up on Steam in the near future (back in Dec/Jan). Lugaru has already been on Linux for ages now and Little Inferno was getting beta tested for Linux and Mac a month or two back.

    Only 14 of the 86 games on my Steam account are Windows games that likely won't ever see a port, yet only 37 can be installed and played on Linux so far. Bit frustrating, but all I can do is wait and play what I already have access to.

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    Nice. Valve's SDL2 games work so brilliantly with window management and fullscreen mode, I wish all of the Steam Linux games used it. I hate dealing with fullscreen mode in so many of the games.

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    Is there any way to buy these games for Linux outside Steam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmerl View Post
    Is there any way to buy these games for Linux outside Steam?
    They require Steam to operate. Unlike most PC games, Steam is not just DRM - it is also used as a package manager, friends list and many networking tasks. It's used to find and join servers, monitor friends, join/invite friends, etc.

    If you mean without running the client, you can buy them from their website (steampowered.com), but you'll need the client to download, install or play them.

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    Well I'm glad they are doing it, but I see no point in porting 10 years old game over...nobody plays that. I would love to see DotA2 on Linux more than any other game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash63 View Post
    If you mean without running the client, you can buy them from their website (steampowered.com), but you'll need the client to download, install or play them.
    Yes, I mean to download install and play without any client. I don't buy games otherwise (in order not to support DRM).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmerl View Post
    Is there any way to buy these games for Linux outside Steam?
    For Valve's own games like Half-Life, Counter Strike and Day Of Defeat, no, the only way to get them is via Steam.

    As for other companies games, some developers sell their games directly via their site. There are also competing game services for Linux that Larabel is too much of a dick to advertise for, these are Desura and Gameolith and both had over a year on Steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    As for other companies games, some developers sell their games directly via their site. There are also competing game services for Linux that Larabel is too much of a dick to advertise for, these are Desura and Gameolith and both had over a year on Steam.
    Thank you.

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