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  • phoronix
    started a topic Steam Can Now Be Repackaged In Linux Distributions

    Steam Can Now Be Repackaged In Linux Distributions

    Phoronix: 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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI5NzI

  • soupbowl
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    Odd place to mention that.

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  • necro-lover
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    Just for the record I try to play TF2 but mouse click don't work maybe I?m the only one with a mouse problem in steam games like TF2?

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  • shadowriver
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    Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
    I am more interested if there are big differences between different distro's.

    I would like opensource drivers but at the moment for gaming, they are not a real option.

    Serious Sam 3 is hard enough on my pc on Linux and w7, with the proprietary drivers.
    There should not be much difference, most distributions use same software just differently composed and have there own system management software, all Linux binderies will work on any Linux as long as all dependice are meet and ofcorse it's compiled for your archtecture.
    Last edited by shadowriver; 03-08-2013, 05:46 PM.

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  • Gps4l
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    I am more interested if there are big differences between different distro's.

    I would like opensource drivers but at the moment for gaming, they are not a real option.

    Serious Sam 3 is hard enough on my pc on Linux and w7, with the proprietary drivers.

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  • Adarion
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    Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
    JUST DO IT. Even if it means doing it manually
    I am really curious to see how it runs with the open drivers.
    Seconded! Especially free driver stacks.
    Maybe it is time to emerge a steam-client-meta on my system besides my Desura. I still got that Steam account around from L4D1 and 2 on Windows. Hadn't had much time for gaming lately but anyway. One more Linux client install in their logs and statistics.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by fa5hion View Post
    Much better, thanks.

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  • fa5hion
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    That URL is useless for source-based Linux distros because it lacks a version number.
    What about this?
    http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/p....0.0.25.tar.gz

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  • [Knuckles]
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    There's been some issues with the Steam client in terms of automation. I haven't checked in a couple weeks though to see if the issues I hit were resolved. Basically, Steam wouldn't exit cleanly after test execution.
    Thanks for the answer.

    Yesterday I opened up steam, saw CS:Source was having a sale, and bought it, and it got me thinking: wouldn't it be nice if there was a site that listed promotions on linux games? It could list the HiB while they were running, and steam sales, and whatnot. That way you could have a central place to follow for all those things.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    Non-Debian distributions should use the new .tar.gz: http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/a..._latest.tar.gz
    That URL is useless for source-based Linux distros because it lacks a version number.

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