Valve News Archives
Valve Needs Help From OpenGL Game Developers

Valve has issued a call for help to OpenGL game developers, or really anyone who can provide some interesting OpenGL traces, to help test their new tracer/debugger software for Linux.

17 January 2014 - OpenGL Traces - 1 Comment
Steam Dev Days Is Off To A Great Start

Kicked off this morning in Seattle was Valve's first Steam Dev Days conference where they were pushing their Steam Machines and Linux-based SteamOS agenda, OpenGL/Linux gaming, VR, and other hot topics.

15 January 2014 - Steam Dev Days - 25 Comments
Steam Dev Days Is This Coming Week

Valve's first Steam/gaming development conference that will also push along Linux gaming and SteamOS / Steam Machines is in just a few days time.

12 January 2014 - Steam Dev Days - 14 Comments
Valve Ships An AMD Preview Driver For SteamOS

For those AMD Radeon customers disappointed by the buggy and poor performance of the Catalyst Linux graphics driver with Steam games, Valve has released a preview driver via their SteamOS repository. This AMD Catalyst preview driver for Linux hasn't been made available elsewhere.

8 January 2014 - SteamOS - 64 Comments
Steam Linux Usage Still Roughly Around 1%

At the start of every month one of our rituals is always checking in on Valve's Steam Software/Hardware Survey to see their Linux statistics for the month prior. Let's see how Steam Linux usage was in December with the arrival of SteamOS...

1 January 2014 - Steam Linux Usage - 64 Comments
Valve's Giving Away L4D2 As A Christmas Present

While ardent Linux gamers have likely already heard and own a copy, for those that didn't hear yet Valve's latest kindness, the Linux-friendly entertainment company is giving away their very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game today and tomorrow as a Christmas present to gamers.

25 December 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 25 Comments
Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta With Updated Drivers

Just one week after doing the first public beta release of SteamOS, Valve Software has released the second beta public ISO image. This new release has various package updates and fixes, including graphics driver work.

21 December 2013 - SteamOS Update - 12 Comments
Steam Machines Ship Friday, SteamOS Images Coming

Valve has just revealed their first 300 beta units of Steam Machines and their Steam Controllers are shipping this week, Friday the 13th. Also available at this time will be the first public SteamOS images!

11 December 2013 - SteamOS, Steam Machines - 24 Comments
Valve Joins The Linux Foundation

Valve's love for Linux continues... Their latest sign of the game company's compassion for the open-source operating system is by joining the Linux Foundation.

4 December 2013 - Valve On Linux - 47 Comments
Steam Client Update Sends Down Lots Of Changes

Valve pushed out a Steam client update for all platforms this week and includes a number of Linux improvements and more work on their Big Picture mode ahead of the public SteamOS debut next month.

4 December 2013 - Valve Steam Linux - 13 Comments
iBuyPower Launching An AMD-Based Steam Machine

Word has now gotten out that iBuyPower is planning to introduce their own Steam Machines device next year that is powered by the Linux-based SteamOS and will be using an AMD processor and AMD graphics.

26 November 2013 - iBuyPower Linux Steam Box - 39 Comments
Happy Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

It was one year ago today that Valve first made available the Steam Linux beta! While Phoronix was exclusively covering Valve's Linux developments in the months prior, it was on 6 November 2012 that Valve began rolling out the Steam Linux beta to selected participants.

6 November 2013 - Steam Linux - 23 Comments
Steam Lands In Fedora / RHEL RPM Fusion Repository

While Valve is mostly centered around supporting Ubuntu right now when it comes to their Linux initiatives, the Steam client and its games will generally work fine on other modern Linux distributions. For making it easier to run Steam on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the binary package has entered the third-party RPM Fusion repository.

31 October 2013 - Valve Steam - 12 Comments

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