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  • phoronix
    started a topic Steam Adds Support For 64-bit Linux Games

    Steam Adds Support For 64-bit Linux Games

    Phoronix: Steam Adds Support For 64-bit Linux Games

    Valve has added support for Steam to support 64-bit Linux game titles...

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

  • b15hop
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    Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
    Full 64 Bit would be even more desirable
    Originally posted by sgcb View Post
    A 64 bit client with support for 32 bit games would be desirable
    I would love to see full 64bit / 32bit support, be it either win7 or Linux. I'm kind of disappointed the Linux client isn't 64bit to be honest because of driver issues. Why make a 64bit steambox that is still using a 32bit os? Idiots.

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  • V10lator
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    Completely wrong, here's the real news post:
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Steam Adds Support For 64-bit Linux Games to the Steam overlay

    Valve has added support for the Steam overlay to support 64-bit Linux game titles.

    With today's Steam client update, the Linux version is now able to render the overlay over 64-bit games. Previously, only 32-bit versions of games had this feature.

    Other Linux changes in today's update include a fix for finding Steam client skins, a crash when looking at community images, the Linux Steam overlay not restoring the proper mouse cursor, and a resource leak leading to graphics corruption. This update also has Big Picture improvements and other general changes and fixes.

    More details on today's Steam update can be found via this bug report.

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by Kivada View Post
    I stand corrected. I never built a machine with any P4 CPUs outside of dumpster dived boxes as AMD had better performance, had allot of fun OCing Tbird and Tbred cores.
    You and me both. I still remember clearly my 2500+ running at 3200+ speeds. I don't remember the clock speeds exactly, but it was a nice boost for free.

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  • Vadi
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    Weird. Conquistadors on Linux had a 64bit version before this as a launch option.

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  • Kivada
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    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    Gallatin never supported 64 bit, and the first Prescott that did didn't come out until early 2005 (P4 EE 3.73). Even then they weren't in the commodity Prescotts until late summer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...890.C2.A0nm.29
    I stand corrected. I never built a machine with any P4 CPUs outside of dumpster dived boxes as AMD had better performance, had allot of fun OCing Tbird and Tbred cores.

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  • locovaca
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    Originally posted by Kivada View Post
    Actually Intel has had 64 bit CPUs since 2004 with the Gallatin and Prescott lines.
    Gallatin never supported 64 bit, and the first Prescott that did didn't come out until early 2005 (P4 EE 3.73). Even then they weren't in the commodity Prescotts until late summer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...890.C2.A0nm.29

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  • Kivada
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    Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
    AMD supports 64 bit since 2003, Intel has changed to it in 2006 with the Core 2. How likely is it that a newbie will still have a 32 bit system and tries to run Ubuntu on it?
    Valve should make a rule for developers that want to release on Steam, making it mandatory to offer also a 64 bit version. Than they can offer a pure 64 bit version of the client and everyone would be happy.
    Actually Intel has had 64 bit CPUs since 2004 with the Gallatin and Prescott lines. Now though, they didn't want to do this as they wanted to kill off x86 for Itanium so they could shut out AMD, up until AMD released 64 bit CPUs and started really kicking Intel up and down the block.

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  • Naib
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    64bit games have been supported in linux steam since its release...

    PlanataryAnnilation, which was originally distributed for linux via steam-only, is 64bit only.

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  • schmidtbag
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    I'm surprised Valve hasn't pushed for 64 bit from the beginning. If they intend to make a new console, now would be the perfect chance to ditch 32 bit. Doing 64-bit only wouldn't put any restrictions on games due to the ia32-libs. What it would do is limit people with 32 bit processors, which shouldn't be running steam today anyway. Unless you're using some quirky old driver, there's very little need to run 32 bit linux on 64 bit hardware these days.

    I hope I'll be getting 64 bit versions of Portal and Trine 2.

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