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Dota 2 Reborn Powered By Source 2 Is Now Available!

Since last week we've been eagerly looking forward to Valve releasing Dota 2 Reborn in beta as their first Source 2 Engine game. Today that's become a reality! The first Source 2 Engine title is out and available for Steam Linux gamers.

17 June 2015 - Dota 2 Reborn - 39 Comments
Steam Linux Usage Drops Lower... Below 0.9%

Last month Steam Linux usage dropped below 1.0% during April, which was the lowest point we've seen it in some time with the monthly OS average attributing Linux to a 1.0~1.6% average. However, the May numbers are out and the Steam Linux usage has declined even further.

2 June 2015 - 0.88% - 65 Comments
SteamOS 159 Drops Support For NVIDIA's Pre-Fermi Graphics Cards

Valve today pushed out the SteamOS 159 update into the Alchemist repository today, which matches the recent changes to the Alchemist Beta repository. This update isn't too exciting as it's mostly stable fixes, branding updates, etc, but the NVIDIA Linux driver update does remove the support for pre-Fermi graphics cards.

6 May 2015 - SteamOS Update 159 - 43 Comments
Steam Linux Usage Drops Below 1%

While we didn't expect any big gains for the Linux gaming market-share over the past month, it does come as a surprise there's a significant drop.

4 May 2015 - Steam Linux 1% - 120 Comments
Valve Releases OpenVR SDK

Valve Software today released the OpenVR SDK, an API and runtime that allows accessing virtual reality hardware from multiple vendors without requiring the applications be specifically targeting that platform.

30 April 2015 - OpenVR SDK - 6 Comments
It's Been Three Years Since The Big Steam Linux Reveal

It was this week three years ago when there was the big Steam Linux reveal when I was over at Valve HQ learning from Gabe Newell about their Steam Linux client plans, their ambitions for a Steam Linux distribution on consoles (now known as SteamOS), and much more.

27 April 2015 - Valve HQ - 22 Comments
Learning More About The Intel Vulkan Driver, Linux Vulkan Plans

LunarG, the company that's been doing a lot of consulting work for Valve on optimizing Linux graphics drivers, is also the company that Valve paid to develop the Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver. LunarG has been doing Linux graphics driver development for years with Mesa/Gallium3D and was formed by some of the same former Tungsten Graphics staff. Here's some more information on their Vulkan and SPIR-V adventures.

12 March 2015 - LunarG - 20 Comments
Steam Gaming On PC-BSD

While Valve doesn't provide any official BSD binaries of Steam nor are any of the Steam game titles listed as supporting BSD, it doesn't stop some from trying to get their gaming fix on FreeBSD/PC-BSD.

14 December 2014 - PC-BSD Steam - 18 Comments
Valve's VOGL Is Finally Back To Having New Commits, OS X Support

While Valve's VOGL open-source OpenGL debugger was off to a great start when announced at the start of the year, recently it fell into a bit of a dry period when it didn't see any new work for more than a month. Fortunately, that dry spell is over and there's new commits flowing back into VOGL.

19 November 2014 - VOGL - 15 Comments
Happy Second Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

It was on this day two years ago that the Steam Linux client went into beta following the many exclusive Steam Linux stories and after being over at Valve's headquarters to learn about their ambitious Linux plans.

6 November 2014 - Birthday! - 16 Comments

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