06-08-2011, 01:02 AM
Steam for Linux
I dont understand this, Valve's Source engine is not even ported to OpenGL renderer for Mac, what they used instead used a OpenGL wrapper to the engine pretty much like WINE and Cedega (I hope it is not WINE). The engine still itself interects with DirectX.
That's why they did not provide OpenGL renderer for Source engine games on Windows like Blizzard Entertainment's game, which is pretty much same thing, will cause additional overhead instead of increasing performance.
If their engine is not native to the specific platform than We can use WINE instead.
06-08-2011, 04:40 AM
It's relevant the way he has brought the Linux topic. He hasn't been questioned about it! This shows that he is aware about people that want a Linux native port.
06-08-2011, 09:14 AM
Basicly what he said is: "we want to have the Linux client out there, but we had less time than we liked due to PS3 and Mac etc.".
06-08-2011, 09:35 AM
It's basically a case of limited man-hours, and you apply that to things which will be the most productive for the company (bring in the most money), which is fairly obvious really, and so like a politician's answer, nothing was really said.
06-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Valves source engine was ported to OGL a while back
Originally Posted by imamdxl
06-08-2011, 01:24 PM
Source Engine OpenGL
I got the idea from this
Originally Posted by Naib
and other site.
06-08-2011, 01:40 PM
if one thing can be taken from this is Valve have publically announced they want to support linux. Maybe this is where Phoronix got the idea from (some internal source) but then jumped the gun saying it would be he last summer (and standing by that statement...)
Originally Posted by mirv
so yes STEAM & SOURCE games for linux do seem to be on their roadmap but just shelved indefinitely
06-08-2011, 06:58 PM
So essentially Michael has been making scarcely founded statements.
06-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Basing speculation on even more speculation is probably not a good idea.
Originally Posted by snuwoods
06-08-2011, 07:17 PM
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