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Valve Publishes The Source Code For Their VOGL OpenGL Debugger

Back at the Steam Dev Days in January, Valve Software talked up their VOGL Linux OpenGL debugger for game developers and they announced it would be open-source. As of tonight, that code is now publicly available as Valve's latest open-source software project.
12 March 2014 - VOGL - 7 Comments

Valve Open-Sources Their Direct3D To OpenGL Translation Layer

With Valve's Source Engine originally just targeting Direct3D, when initially porting their games to Linux and OS X they relied upon a hand-made Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer. In potentially assisting other game developers, Valve Software has now opened up this graphics translation layer.
11 March 2014 - D3D To GL - 11 Comments

Valve's Gabe Newell Makes New Linux Comments

Valve's Gabe Newell did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" where several Linux questions were posed.
4 March 2014 - Valve - 101 Comments

February 2014 Steam Hardware Survey Shows Linux At 1.3%

According to the latest figures published by Valve for their "Steam Hardware Survey", they put the percent of Linux gamers on Steam at 1.30%.
2 March 2014 - 1.3% - 46 Comments

Valve's Portal 2 Now In Beta On Linux

For those that haven't fired up their Steam Linux client in the past few hours, Portal 2 is finally available!
25 February 2014 - Portal 2 - 50 Comments

It Should Now Be Easier To Benchmark Steam Linux Games

I was notified by a Valve Linux team member today that they have some new code out that should help in automating Steam Linux game benchmarks.
21 February 2014 - Improvement - 12 Comments

Steam Linux Client Update Has Many Changes

Valve has put down another Steam client update, which includes many Linux-specific changes and more features for SteamOS.
19 February 2014 - Steam For Linux - 1 Comment

Valve Pushes Out More Updates To SteamOS

Valve has pushed out SteamOS update 89 along with updates today to the SteamOS Alchemist beta.
17 February 2014 - SteamOS

Steam Dev Days Videos Are Now Online

As some more Linux gaming news out of Valve besides the SteamOS beta update and their VR API code is the videos from last month's "Steam Dev Days" developer conference are now uploaded to the Internet and publicly accessible.
11 February 2014 - Steam Dev Days - 6 Comments

Valve Ships Another SteamOS Linux Beta Update

Besides opening up the Steamworks VR API code, Valve has also made public another update to the SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Linux distribution that's still in beta.
11 February 2014 - SteamOS - 2 Comments

Valve Open-Sources Steamworks VR API Code

Valve has opened up their Steamworks virtual reality (VR) API and posted the code to GitHub.
11 February 2014 - Open-Source VR - 1 Comment

Valve Is Now Giving Away Their Games To Ubuntu Developers

Since last month Valve has been giving away free access to all their games on Steam to Debian developers. That program has now been expanded and Valve's free Linux games will also be made available to Ubuntu developers.
10 February 2014 - Steam - 31 Comments

Valve Works To Empower In-Home Streaming

Another Valve Steam Linux client update this week fixes an audio error within Steam's Big Picture Mode but it mostly focuses upon in-home streaming improvements.
5 February 2014 - Steam In-Home Streaming - 37 Comments

Steam Music Entering Beta On SteamOS

Valve's latest addition to SteamOS -- their Linux-based gaming OS -- is Steam Music, a nice way to play audio in the background while running any Steam games.
3 February 2014 - Steam Music - 6 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Came Up Short In January

With the start of a new month comes some new statistics out of Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey that concerns Linux gamers.
3 February 2014 - Monthly Numbers - 77 Comments

Valve Improves Linux Input Driver For Steam Controller

For helping out their Steam Controller with SteamOS, a Valve engineer along with Greg Kroah-Hartman have improved the Linux kernel's XPad driver with a series of patches that will be queued up for mainlining.
1 February 2014 - XPad Driver - 18 Comments

Valve Continues Dominating & Kaveri Excited Linux Users

With the end of the month comes a recap of the top articles on Phoronix this month. In January on Phoronix there were 39 featued articles and 318 news items / shorter articles!
31 January 2014 - Tons Of Articles - 1 Comment

Phoronix Now Accepts Bitcoins, Also On Steam Community

There's new ways to help out on Phoronix. Read more!
27 January 2014 - Bitcoins - 24 Comments

Valve Is Making All Their Games Free To Debian Developers

Valve will be making all of their games -- past, present, and future -- available for free to Debian Linux developers.
22 January 2014 - Debian Developers = Free Games - 151 Comments

Valve's VOGL Debugger To Be Completely Open-Source

Valve's VOGL OpenGL debugger/tracer for Linux will be completely open-source and they will welcome community contributions to this tool aimed at Linux game developers.
17 January 2014 - VOGL OpenGL - 11 Comments

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