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  • phoronix
    started a topic Valve Updates Its Unreleased Steam Linux Client

    Valve Updates Its Unreleased Steam Linux Client

    Phoronix: Valve Updates Its Unreleased Steam Linux Client

    Two days ago we started our exclusive coverage of Valve's soon-to-be-released Mac OS X Steam client showing Linux support after saying two years ago Steam/Source is coming to Linux and then yesterday finding more Steam Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client binary and libraries. This has stirred up attention elsewhere on the Internet and within our forums there are now many users dissecting and discussing this soon to be monumental event for the Linux gaming community...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE3NA

  • CRAY4
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    yeah where are they, and if someone downloaded the files earlier just upload it, also i downloaded the mac version of steam, mounted the dmg, and ran steam.sh, and it said
    [[email protected]:/mnt/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS$ ./steam.sh
    ./steam.sh: line 27: ulimit: open files: cannot modify limit: Operation not permitted
    ./steam.sh: line 34: /mnt/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/linux32/steam: No such file or directory
    ][/CODE]
    and amazed, i took a peek at the file and this is what i saw
    Code:
    # directory lives - and all this in a subshell, so we don't affect
    # $PWD
    
    STEAMROOT=$(cd "${0%/*}" && echo $PWD)
    
    #determine platform
    UNAME=`uname`
    if [ "$UNAME" == "Darwin" ]; then
       PLATFORM=osx32
       # prepend our lib path to LD_LIBRARY_PATH
       export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH="${STEAMROOT}"/${PLATFORM}:$DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH
    elif [ "$UNAME" == "Linux" ]; then
       PLATFORM=linux32
       # prepend our lib path to LD_LIBRARY_PATH
       export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="${STEAMROOT}"/${PLATFORM}:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    fi
    
    if [ -z $STEAMEXE ]; then
      STEAMEXE=steam
    fi
    
    ulimit -n 2048
    
    # and launch steam
    cd "$STEAMROOT"
    
    STATUS=42
    while [ $STATUS -eq 42 ]; do
            ${DEBUGGER} "${STEAMROOT}"/${PLATFORM}/${STEAMEXE} [email protected]
            STATUS=$?
            # are we running osx?
            if [ $STATUS -eq 42 -a ${PLATFORM} == "osx32" -a -f Info.plist ]; then
                    # are we running from in a bundle?
                    exec open "${STEAMROOT}"/../..
            fi
    done
    exit $STATUS

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  • Dragonix
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    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    Well, the actual files as in binaries are still on the server, they took down the file that pointed to the file names though.
    Did you try bins_linux and steam_linux? I am unable to fetch them.. however, skins_all and public_all are working..

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  • d2kx
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    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    Oh oh, Valve felt uncomfortable and removed the Linux files from their server. If you ask me, it was probably Apple who did not find this funny at all as they probably want to do some big advertisements for Steam on Mac soon.
    Well, the actual files as in binaries are still on the server, they took down the file that pointed to the file names though.

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  • d2kx
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    Oh oh, Valve felt uncomfortable and removed the Linux files from their server. If you ask me, it was probably Apple who did not find this funny at all as they probably want to do some big advertisements for Steam on Mac soon.

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  • AdrenalineJunky
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    Originally posted by ronybeck View Post
    I can't wait for the article on Phoronix about how Steam on linux didn't start the linux game revolution like people thought. It can sit next to yet_another_boring_distro_benchmark articles.
    i'm not sure if revolution is neccessarily the right word, but i would be somewhat suprised to see this not go over well enough for more people ot start considering linux as a platform - even if its just indie developers, that could still result in a much improved situation.

    i know elecorn has publicly stated he was shocked at the amount of linux sales he had. granted - caster is a 5 dollar game, but by the same token, orange box is a pretty awesome deal as well.

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  • ronybeck
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    Steam For Linux...............

    I can't wait for the article on Phoronix about how Steam on linux didn't start the linux game revolution like people thought. It can sit next to yet_another_boring_distro_benchmark articles.

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  • gav616
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    also, I think the steam build doesn't work on non SSE2/+ processors..

    ..like my athlon xp.

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  • gav616
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    'public_all' update.

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  • Hans
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    Originally posted by Vash63 View Post
    This is making me regret buying my 5870... I'm sure fglrx will quickly fall behind in kernel and xorg updates and I'd rather not wait for it, so until ATi can keep up or Nvidia releases something better than the GTX 480, I'm stuck with Windows for gaming.
    Hmm instead of using windows, you could just use one of the supported OS'es? Like Ubuntu. Then you don't have any problems related to xorg/kernel and fglrx. Better install a second linux installation than using windows.

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