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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigaldo View Post
    Would that serve either them or Linux though? Or only Apple?
    Didn't they say from the very start that initially they'll have Ubuntu support and then develop for other distributions too?
    I guess some people missed it. After the beta, It'll [should mostly] work on other distros as well anyway .... Not like I never used Ubuntu software on Arch etc ...
    In this day and age of build services being freely available to build for a multitude of systems there is little reason to concentrate on one distro. It should have also been in a LSB compliant format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    In this day and age of build services being freely available to build for a multitude of systems there is little reason to concentrate on one distro. It should have also been in a LSB compliant format.
    I guess you're right. Promoting Apple won't help in any such direction though ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigaldo View Post
    I guess you're right. Promoting Apple won't help in any such direction though ..
    Well I'm not going to promote Ubuntu as a distro to use. If you are going to promote something for "Linux" then mean it. It drives me nuts when people use Linux as a synonym for Ubuntu.
    Last edited by deanjo; 11-06-2012 at 08:39 PM.

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    I didn't get in (unless it was one of the ones in my spam folder that I just deleted). I did list Ubuntu in their survey, and semi-honestly, because my wife's desktop runs it, and is very gaming capable. I would have been using it w/ gentoo, though.

    Not terribly tore up about it, as I want to support Valve and the companies providing ports for their games financially, and I just wouldn't be able to do that at this exact point in time since I'm trying to close on a house.

    PS - gaben for president!
    Last edited by psycho_driver; 11-06-2012 at 08:51 PM.

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    @psycho_driver

    You can download it, login and you will probably realize whether you're in or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n3wu53r View Post
    Does it even matter if Valve provide official support for other distros? People are already running it on Arch. It's even in the AUR.
    Valve will probably support 1 or 2 popular distros like Fedora, debian, opensuse. Really after those distros, there is nothing major enough to even bother supporting.

    Link to the AUR package?

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    Anyone try gamepad support?

    Not too bad for me on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 + HD3000 graphics + Cinnamon on a MacBook Air. I'm impressed with what they've been able to do!

    Notes:
    • Quite a few graphical artifacts in the Steam UI (missing/corrupt textures).
    • Font scaling seems to be excessively large (much larger than screenshots would lead me to believe).
    • Generally very sluggish, and Big Picture mode complains about not enough VRAM available if I go to 720p. Never had a problem with this on OS X. I wonder if it has to do with texture compression support.
    • In-game overlay seems to work like a charm!
    • Several areas of the UI lock up the program and I have to 'kill -9' the Steam process.


    I'm perfectly willing to chalk just about all of this up to the open-source drivers. I'm running the stock 12.10 drivers for HD3000, and have no intention of going with the x-swat PPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    Link to the AUR package?
    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/steam/

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    Quote Originally Posted by calubi View Post
    Anyone try gamepad support?

    Not too bad for me on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 + HD3000 graphics + Cinnamon on a MacBook Air. I'm impressed with what they've been able to do!

    Notes:
    • Quite a few graphical artifacts in the Steam UI (missing/corrupt textures).
    • Font scaling seems to be excessively large (much larger than screenshots would lead me to believe).
    • Generally very sluggish, and Big Picture mode complains about not enough VRAM available if I go to 720p. Never had a problem with this on OS X. I wonder if it has to do with texture compression support.
    • In-game overlay seems to work like a charm!
    • Several areas of the UI lock up the program and I have to 'kill -9' the Steam process.


    I'm perfectly willing to chalk just about all of this up to the open-source drivers. I'm running the stock 12.10 drivers for HD3000, and have no intention of going with the x-swat PPA.
    Just to clarify... you're running 64-bit Ubuntu and got an invite? Or are you just testing the Steam client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    Just to clarify... you're running 64-bit Ubuntu and got an invite? Or are you just testing the Steam client?
    No invite, just testing using the friends list hack. I should have mentioned that.

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