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    Default Yet More Signs Of Valve's Steam On Linux

    Phoronix: Yet More Signs Of Valve's Steam On Linux

    Yesterday we reported on Proof In Steam's Mac Client Of Linux Support as we received the bash launcher used by the closed-beta Steam on Mac OS X that showed support for Linux. Today there are yet more signs of Linux support when studying Valve's Mac OS X client...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE3MQ

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    I'm skeptical of this info. It lists X360 as well, but I'm pretty sure Steam isn't coming to the Xbox.

    The bash script is more believable however.

    Also:
    More information (perhaps the best yet) is coming soon.
    How soon is soon? And couldn't you have clumped the two together later?

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    Default Steam - Linux client binaries?

    By looking in the file at http://store.steampowered.com/public...m_client_linux I managed to change the url and download 4 interesting files.

    http://store.steampowered.com/public...9bd5b3b3840ce9
    http://store.steampowered.com/public...5abd29e2c1276f
    http://store.steampowered.com/public...f1925ed30bcab9
    http://store.steampowered.com/public...77e1b8d77608bc

    I have not been able to verify the content of the files yet, but will look into it as soon as I get home from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danber View Post
    By looking in the file at http://store.steampowered.com/public...m_client_linux I managed to change the url and download 4 interesting files.

    I have not been able to verify the content of the files yet, but will look into it as soon as I get home from work.
    I downloaded and decompressed all the files. There's a native Steam executable, but I didn't manage to get it running yet.

    Code:
    yjwong@yjwong-laptop:~/Documents/steam$ file linux32/steam 
    linux32/steam: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.19, not stripped
    Calling steam.sh:

    Code:
    yjwong@yjwong-laptop:~/Documents/steam$ ./steam.sh 
    [  0%] !!! Fatal Error: Failed to determine download location for universe 0
    [----] Verifying installation...
    [  0%] Downloading Update...
    [  0%] !!! Fatal Error: Failed to determine download location for universe 0
    unlinked 0 orphaned pipes
    CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
    CellID: CSDS returned 168 servers.
    CellID: Connecting to 62.118.240.140:27031. . .
    CellID: Connect to 62.118.240.140:27031 took 524 MS
    CellID: New Best!
    CellID: Connecting to 209.197.6.226:27031. . .
    Shutting down. . .
    CellID: Connect to 209.197.6.226:27031 took 326 MS
    CellID: New Best!
    CellID: Connecting to 203.77.185.186:27031. . .
    CellID: Connect to 203.77.185.186:27031 took 286 MS
    CellID: New Best!
    CellID: Connecting to 69.28.153.109:27031. . .
    CellID: Connect to 69.28.153.109:27031 took 380 MS
    CellID: Connecting to 79.141.161.2:27031. . .
    CellID: exiting!
    unlinked 2 orphaned pipes
    CAsyncIOManager: 0 threads terminating.  0 reads, 0 writes, 0 deferrals.
    CAsyncIOManager: 1657 single object sleeps, 0 multi object sleeps
    CAsyncIOManager: 0 single object alertable sleeps, 1 multi object alertable sleeps
    yjwong@yjwong-laptop:~/Documents/steam$
    Will investigate further.

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    FFS not another article on Steam, if it's going to happen it's going to happen, can't you write an article based on facts from Valve rather than speculation

    On a side node I doubt Steam games would work on a 2.4 kernel never mind a 2.2 kernel

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBurn View Post
    On a side node I doubt Steam games would work on a 2.4 kernel never mind a 2.2 kernel
    2.2 and 2.4 only have drivers for VERY OLD HARDWARE that you CANNOT run SOURCE games on.

    Are you retarted

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    2.2 and 2.4 only have drivers for VERY OLD HARDWARE that you CANNOT run SOURCE games on.

    Are you retarted
    You'll find that was my point

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    Thank you and keep up the good investigation work!
    I'm full of hope for native valve games on Ubuntu.

    I am a little skeptical but not going to be negative to the bitter to the end about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBurn View Post
    You'll find that was my point
    Ah OK, lol.. My bad :')

    I thought that you were making some kind of a deal out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    2.2 and 2.4 only have drivers for VERY OLD HARDWARE that you CANNOT run SOURCE games on.

    Are you retarted
    Well, while the graphics probably wouldn't work, having an app that could be used for downloading and updating the dedicated servers would be handy. And those have no particular requirements outside raw CPU speed and a good network connection. Both quite possible with older kernels.

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