I thought we would finally get L4D2
They have stated that they didn't have any plans to port the pre 2007 SDK's so any game that is build on thows versions of Source are very unlikely to come to Linux.
I'm willing to pay for a Linux game just to support the direction Valve's going in - and I'm not a huge gamer... Was in college, married w/children now so less time ... but I'm on board w/Valve's direction and I encourage everyone else too.
The Arch User Repo works just fine. Due to the Arch Linux Repo discussion where they moved it to the official multilib repo for a short time, Valve has evaluated ideas on how to provide repackaging for distros.
This is from the AUR comments posted by the AUR maintainer.Subject: RE: Re: Archlinux PKGBUILD
Hey Daniel, I just wanted to let you know, in large part thanks to your feedback we decided that we're not going to try to update /usr/bin/steam, and let package managers take care of that.
I'm in the process of putting together a web repo, mailing list, and shell script installer so people who want to repackage steam for their distribution can easily do it.
I also talked to Liam and gave him the list of things we include in the steam package so he can give appropriate legal permissions for this.
There is already an steamrepo mailinglist.
For those whw have already the non-steam version of a game installed and wan't install the steam version of the game: you can symlink the game folder in to your SteamApps folder and steam uses the installed version.
I tested it with Oilrush.