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Valve News Archives

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 - 183 Comments

Watch How NVIDIA & Valve Ported Source To Linux

Curious how NVIDIA Corp and Valve Software brought the Source Engine to Linux and their game porting lessons learned?
6 April 2013 - NVIDIA Engine - 20 Comments

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

Valve Publishes Packages For Their Linux Distribution

For Valve's forthcoming Linux-based Steam gaming console the first packages are starting to emerge within a package repository on the SteamPowered web-server.
2 April 2013 - Valve Linux - 40 Comments

Valve Announces Half-Life 4 For Linux

Valve has added Half-Life 4 to Steam and it will be a title for Linux without mentioning OS X or Windows support.
31 March 2013 - Valve - 11 Comments

Mir, ARM & Valve Excite Linux Users This Month

March 2013 was another interesting month for Linux users. The Mir Display Server, ARM on Linux advancements, and Valve's continued Linux game play continued to excite readers.
31 March 2013 - Linux Happenings - 4 Comments

Valve Has Been Working Hard On Linux For One Year

Today marks one year since an important milestone in the public history of Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux.
30 March 2013 - Gabe's Communication - 5 Comments

Valve Releases Several New Linux Game Ports

For those hoping to do some gaming over Easter weekend, Valve has released five new games that have been ported to Linux.
30 March 2013 - Linux Gaming - 17 Comments

Valve Releases New Steam Figures For March

Valve has released new Steam user survey data for March 2013. Interestingly though, the Linux usage hasn't risen but rather appears to be stagnant or on a decline.
30 March 2013 - Valve - 56 Comments

Steam Linux Update Supports SDL 2.0 Final ABI

Valve released a Steam client update to their gaming customers today.
18 March 2013 - Steam - 9 Comments

Valve Reveals More Steam Linux Distribution Details

Valve's hardware/software survey for Steam that shows details about their user-base, is now showing a lot more Linux distribution details.
17 March 2013 - Distributions - 103 Comments

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.
13 March 2013 - Day of Defeat - 78 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

New Linux Distribution Ships Valve's Steam Pre-Installed

Released during CeBIT this week was a special edition Kanotix 2013 release, which incorporates auto-detection of the binary NVIDIA/AMD graphics drivers and it also pre-installs Valve's Steam Linux client.
8 March 2013 - Kanotix - 2 Comments

CS:CZ Official; More Valve Games Coming To Linux

Valve has shared that they're now official up to 80 Linux games that are available through the native Steam Linux client.
7 March 2013 - Tops 80 Games - 18 Comments

Valve To Begin Steam Box Tests In Coming Months

It looks like Valve is planning to begin Steam Box testing with gamers this summer.
6 March 2013 - 4 Months - 12 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

Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

With the start of a new month, Valve's popular hardware survey has been updated with the latest software/hardware stats about their millions of customers.
1 March 2013 - February - 103 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 - 140 Comments

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