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  • AJSB
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    *I* TOLD YOU that it would work didn't i ?

    List of games is here:

    http://store.steampowered.com/search...s=linux&page=1


    ...and i used it to check out UNITY OF COMMAND, find out their site....and i downloaded the STANDALONE Linux Demo

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  • nightmarex
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    Originally posted by Larian View Post
    Oh boo-hoo. I'm a Ubuntu user and I didn't get picked either. There was a 1/60 chance any one individual would make the first round; that's how probability works. I'm sorry you weren't lucky. I'm even sorrier this is how you deal with it.

    If it makes you feel better, I've got the client installed and running as I type this, and I'm not in the Beta. (The only benefit I see so far is that it doesn't flake out like the version would under WINE.) Someone apparently has got the client repackaged for the Arch repos - not that unpacking a *.deb and installing manually is all that hard ... say, shouldn't this be right up your alley since you're an Arch fanboy?



    Why do you have a bug up your self-righteous ass about this? Valve has said (clearly and several times) that they'll be supporting more distros in the future, but they've chosen Ubuntu 12.04 (a five-year LTS, mind you) for the purposes of getting things off the ground. I don't know what you've got against Canonical, but I would not be surprised to learn that it is a petty issue grounded in paranoia and hubris.
    I wasn't complaining about not being picked was just giving the reason (was honest in the sign up). Honestly, your response is just sickening. Ubuntu users are apparently a snide bunch who can't ascertain meaning from written word. However, I am sorry you weren't picked.

    What's wrong with being a Arch user? Silly troll's and fan this and boy that.

    Ubuntu != Linux and honestly I don't understand the can only support xxx distribution mentality.

    BOT... I can't believe that it's 32 bit centered that was one of the biggest requests was for native 64 or is it that's what they're just testing ATM?

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  • ElderSnake
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    Originally posted by Artemis3 View Post
    Ok, World of Goo (demo) works, what else its out there that we, unauthorized users can play?
    Unfortunately the store does not show which games work and which don't in linux.

    I noticed the steam client wants flash, but it's not critical. I do have flash system wide installed, the last linux (non chrome) version that is.
    Amnesia works great

    Only other ones I've personally tried are Uplink and yes, World of Goo

    However there is a list, as seen in this G+ post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/10276686...ts/XbkZNofAjXp

    So there's others there that work like Trine 2, Dungeons of Dredmore etc.

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  • Artemis3
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    Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
    Well you can't participate in the whole beta exactly. You can use the Steam client itself, i.e browse games, store, community, chat to friends etc and play some indie games but you can't play any of the Source games or anything.
    Ok, World of Goo (demo) works, what else its out there that we, unauthorized users can play?
    Unfortunately the store does not show which games work and which don't in linux.

    I noticed the steam client wants flash, but it's not critical. I do have flash system wide installed, the last linux (non chrome) version that is.

    Ah, it seems to be possible to install tf2 after all... sekrit url: steam://install/440 good stuff reddit ^^
    Last edited by Artemis3; 11-07-2012, 06:27 AM.

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  • ElderSnake
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    Originally posted by AJSB View Post
    LOL, there is a way to not only install Steam client but also participate in the Beta even if you are not in the thousand selected:

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...5118617625605/

    Now....just to piss them off, i won't participate
    Well you can't participate in the whole beta exactly. You can use the Steam client itself, i.e browse games, store, community, chat to friends etc and play some indie games but you can't play any of the Source games or anything.

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  • AJSB
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    Wrong link, now it's fixed...

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  • AJSB
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    LOL, there is a way to not only install Steam client but also participate in the Beta even if you are not in the thousand selected:

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...5118617625605/

    Now....just to piss them off, i won't participate
    Last edited by AJSB; 11-07-2012, 03:30 AM.

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  • ElderSnake
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    Originally posted by Artemis3 View Post
    This worked and i can now use the steam client, and essentially see a lot of ads. Can't play a thing because none of my games have a linux choice I do hope they port Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2; Portal would be fun...

    I use Ubuntu 12.04 but got excluded, maybe because: a) 64 bits, or b) xfce.
    Upgraded nvidia to nvidia-experimental-310, otherwise the client will nag me about it.

    So chosen ones, what game they are providing? Left for Dead 2? Or something else?
    TF2 is already ported and running well by all reports. Just it's still linked to beta accepted accounts, so you can't see it yet. Same with the other beta subs.

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  • Artemis3
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    Originally posted by aaannz View Post
    Just running `./steam.sh steam://open/friends` works for me.
    This worked and i can now use the steam client, and essentially see a lot of ads. Can't play a thing because none of my games have a linux choice I do hope they port Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2; Portal would be fun...

    I use Ubuntu 12.04 but got excluded, maybe because: a) 64 bits, or b) xfce.
    Upgraded nvidia to nvidia-experimental-310, otherwise the client will nag me about it.

    So chosen ones, what game they are providing? Left for Dead 2? Or something else?

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  • Larian
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    Originally posted by nightmarex View Post
    This, exactly this.

    When I signed up for beta (denied, arch) in the group postings there were a ton of Arch users, as well as slackware (surprised me the number) I am unsure if we were just trying to get noticed or if it was really that huge of a representation. Even in these forums I get the feeling there are a lot of Arch users. I really question Ubuntu's reign sometimes. I know several Mint users does that count?
    Oh boo-hoo. I'm a Ubuntu user and I didn't get picked either. There was a 1/60 chance any one individual would make the first round; that's how probability works. I'm sorry you weren't lucky. I'm even sorrier this is how you deal with it.

    If it makes you feel better, I've got the client installed and running as I type this, and I'm not in the Beta. (The only benefit I see so far is that it doesn't flake out like the version would under WINE.) Someone apparently has got the client repackaged for the Arch repos - not that unpacking a *.deb and installing manually is all that hard ... say, shouldn't this be right up your alley since you're an Arch fanboy?

    Originally Posted by deanjo
    Well I'm not going to promote Ubuntu as a distro to use. If you are going to promote something for "Linux" then mean it. It drives me nuts when people use Linux as a synonym for Ubuntu.
    Why do you have a bug up your self-righteous ass about this? Valve has said (clearly and several times) that they'll be supporting more distros in the future, but they've chosen Ubuntu 12.04 (a five-year LTS, mind you) for the purposes of getting things off the ground. I don't know what you've got against Canonical, but I would not be surprised to learn that it is a petty issue grounded in paranoia and hubris.

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