05-02-2010, 03:47 PM
05-02-2010, 04:28 PM
This is correct and applies to pretty much every (game) company.
Originally Posted by Compholio
But not for Valve. I see you haven't been following what they did, what they said and how they work over the years.
05-02-2010, 07:21 PM
If my memory serves me right, Valve already had such situation when Hackers stole HL2 source back in 2k3... They Might not have turned the page yet... I think that if they did release those files as Beta, I don't think that they would pull the plug. But as there is no official announcement for those files, it's in their right to pull the plug once and for all! And that will make me very angry, specially because some were having FUN and that can cost us (Linux users/players) the privilege of having a better gaming source (as in location to grab new games and stuff). steam is closed source and proprietary, Valve can do anything they want, I'm sure that you those guys who were having FUN creates a game or whatever piece of software, they won't be glad if people started to to do the very for FUN. Will they be happy? I guess not.
Originally Posted by Compholio
05-03-2010, 03:57 AM
Seriously, why should they even look at binary patches. They are of absolutely no use to a developer unless you tell him where the problem is in the source code.
Originally Posted by j883376
05-03-2010, 06:14 AM
If they can't figure out where they need to look for a problem in their source from a fix in the asm code, then it seems unlikely they could manager to get even one client running.
Originally Posted by Koorac
05-03-2010, 06:37 PM
Originally Posted by Svartalf
Notice -> public <- in that url?
And lost control of situation...i dont think so. Its their client, and they can still remove it whenever they want to.
You: Hello, we are interesting customers. Actually, we are so interested we can't even wait. So, where can we start?
Valve: [Kick in face]
As valve hasnt said anything about Linux client, ppl try to find their own proofs =) Its only their bad if they close Linux client down because of a mather like this...
05-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Tinkering with unreleased stuff happens on every platform, not just linux.
Originally Posted by Midler
Plus, it seems Valve's doesn't care, all it takes is a single update to steamui.so to prevent the patch from applying.
05-03-2010, 06:51 PM
Nerds have been hijacking the OSX client for two weeks and that project is still continuing!
05-03-2010, 06:54 PM
True and even worse, some of them found out how to login without the need for a beta account.
Originally Posted by Sir_Brizz
05-04-2010, 06:58 AM
I'm a 100% sure Valve doesn't care that we are tinkering around with publicly available files.
Read again, they are publicly available.
Also I'm quite sure they've already noticed that we are actively downloading those files and since they keep silent, that means they are content with this situation.
I believe there's nothing to discuss here, let's just wait till the Linux client becomes more mature and I do want to believe Source engine is being ported in order to run on Linux.
That will means there are two large game developers which believe in the Linux desktop. Sigh.
Linux is almost a 20 y.o. OS and there are two commercial game publishers ... it's really pathetic.
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