Valve News Archives
Steam Linux Usage Still On The Decline

With Valve's very well known "Steam Hardware Survey", after showing some promising Linux statistics at first, last month indicated that the Linux adoption of the game distribution software was stagnate or on the decline. The April figures for the Steam hardware survey are now public and they indicate further losses for Linux gamers.

1 May 2013 - Steam Hardware Survey - 193 Comments
X3: Terran Conflict Hits Steam On Linux

It appears that the X3: Terran Conflict space training and combat simulator game has finally reached Linux, nearly five years after it premiered for Windows and OS X.

15 April 2013 - Terran Conflict - 29 Comments
Is Valve's Steam Client Bad & Damaging For Linux?

When I exclusively reported last year that Valve would be releasing their Steam client for Linux and Source Engine, most Linux desktop users and gamers were filled with joy. However, now that the Steam client is out in the wild and more and more games are coming to Linux via this digital distribution system, it seems not everyone is happy.

7 April 2013 - Valve Steam Client - Add A Comment
NVIDIA, Valve Share Lessons In Porting To Linux

Last month at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC), NVIDIA and Valve shared their experiences and pitfalls in porting the Source Engine to Linux. While talking about Valve's experiences, many of the information can apply to any game developer (or Direct3D/OpenGL application) wishing to come to Linux.

4 April 2013 - Game Developers - 9 Comments
Hardware Expectations For Valve's Steam Box

Based upon my extensive Linux hardware testing of enthusiast and gamer grade hardware over the past nine years on Phoronix and immense amounts of performance benchmarking, plus having been involved with Steam on Linux, here's some of my thoughts, expectations, and hopes for the hardware comprising Valve's official SteamBox.

8 March 2013 - Hardware Thoughts - 62 Comments
Valve's Steam Box Will Most Likely Use An X.Org Server

In the flurry of polarized discussions that have emerged since yesterday's Ubuntu Mir announcement, some have speculated that Valve's interactions with Ubuntu may have had a hand in them developing their own display server. This is most likely not the case and the first-generation Linux-based Steam Box from Valve will almost surely be running an X.Org Server.

5 March 2013 - Steam Box - 31 Comments
Wiring Up GL_ARB_debug_output For Valve

One of the requests that Valve has long had for Intel and the open-source Linux graphics drivers in general has been supporting GL_ARB_debug_output, an OpenGL extension that assists game/application developers in debugging and optimizing their code. Fortunately, support for this extension is finally being pursued aggressively within Mesa.

23 February 2013 - GL_ARB_debug_output - 3 Comments
Valve Celebrates Steam For Linux

In addition to word that Garry's Mod is soon being released for Linux, there's some more positive Valve/Steam Linux news to share today.

14 February 2013 - Valve On Linux - 147 Comments
Steam Can Now Be Repackaged In Linux Distributions

Back in mid-November there were concerns about packaging Valve's Steam Linux client by Linux distributions that allow binary blobs to reside within their package repositories. In particular, Arch Linux developers were unsure whether they were legally allowed to put Steam into one of their repositories for each re-distribution. Valve has now said it's okay by clarifying their license.

8 February 2013 - Valve's Steam - 20 Comments

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