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  • kwahoo
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    All are first person shooters, did you see something else directly from valve?
    Hmm... Dota 2, Ricochet

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Originally posted by kwahoo View Post
    Has anyone seen "pulseaudio" soundcard under Windows? I don't think so
    Actually yes, yes I have. Not Wine, though.

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  • Licaon
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    Originally posted by asdx
    Very nice.
    yeah, that's 2011, but guess they're doing it for a longer time: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...367#post214367

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  • Kano
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    Well the game types... Basically every source engine title is the same gametype, just some are better for single player and others are better for multiplayer. All are first person shooters, did you see something else directly from valve?

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  • AJSB
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    I knew it !!!! thats why they wanted to me fill in a survey.... i finally did it and they collected a bunch of info about my Slackware PC


    I bet that Valve has being collecting info about our hardware for a long long time


    I bet they collected not only info about hardware but also about the the games types that LINUX players play under WINE....

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  • kwahoo
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    Steam client can detect Wine. My "Steam - System Information"
    Code:
        
    Operating System Version:
        Windows XP (32 bit)
        Wine version: wine-1.5.9
        NTFS:  Supported
        Crypto Provider Codes:  Supported 323 0x0 0x0 0x0
        
    Video Card:
        Driver Not Detected
    
        DirectX Driver Name:  ati2dvag.dll
        Driver Version Not Detected
        DirectX Driver Version:  6.14.10.8681
        Driver Date Not Detected
        Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
        DirectX Card: AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series
        VendorID:  0x1002
        DeviceID:  0x6758
        Number of Monitors:  1
        Number of Logical Video Cards:  1
        No SLI or Crossfire Detected
        Primary Display Resolution:  1920 x 1080
        Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080
        Primary Display Size: 20.00" x 11.26"  (22.91" diag)
                                                50.8cm x 28.6cm  (58.2cm diag)
        Primary Bus Type Not Detected
        Primary VRAM: 1024 MB
        Supported MSAA Modes Not Detected
        
    Sound card:
        Audio device: Pulseaudio
    Has anyone seen "pulseaudio" soundcard under Windows? I don't think so

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  • d2kx
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    Originally posted by asdx
    Agreed. But how do they differentiate or separate Linux+Wine users from Windows users? If they are using the same Steam client?

    So how do they know the percetange of Linux users vs Windows users if they are using the same client?
    The Windows Steam client explicity asks for the Wine version string. A native Windows will report nothing, but wine exposes this information if the app requests it.

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  • benmoran
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    Seeing as how Valve has been keeping track of Wine users on Steam for a long time now, they must already have some idea of an expected user base. However much it is, they must think it worthwhile.

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  • AJenbo
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    Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
    I think you're wrong, Valve can do damage to Linux if they fail. They will be an example for other companies not to follow. They will think: wow Valve such a big company and they failed, we will probably fail too so we better stay out of Linux.

    I think we should contact other companies now and tell them that Valve is porting Steam and games to Linux and they should follow them before seeing the end result of Valve's endeavour.

    I just hope that all the games ported to Linux can be played on older distributions, in my case Ubuntu 10.10 - latest with Gnome 2.32.
    Btw, fuck Gnome3, GTK3, Arch linux, Debian, Mark Shuttleworth and software patents.
    11.04 is the last ubuntu with Gnome 2.32, new uses will default to unit but you can switch it on the log in screen (i will remember your preferences) 10.10 is out of support so don't bed on any thing coming to it. 11.04 will be EOL in October then you cold move to 10.04 that should have you going until April. Have fun.

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  • johnc
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    I think Linux would have to provide some sort of advantage (other than cost) to bring people over, but it's possible. E.g., the HPC sector has gravitated around Linux because it's extremely customizable. So maybe there's some advantage that can be exploited for better gaming (low latency kernel, network stack, whatever... I'm not competent enough to know), then you could certainly get the more hardcore gamers to come over, provided other things are in place (games of course, and hardware / driver support, and non-retarded broken applications / desktop environments). Eventually that could build hype and momentum that draws over some less-hardcore gamers as well, since they tend to follow what the pros do.

    It seems it's less a question of what Valve can do for Linux, and more about what the Linux community can do to make Valve's ventures (and those of other game developers) successful and as smooth as possible.

    It has to be better than the status quo to get people to switch.

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