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    Default Portal Released For Steam On Linux

    Phoronix: Portal, Portal 2 Released For Steam On Linux

    Valve's very popular Portal and Portal 2 interactive puzzle video games are now natively available on Linux!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM2Mzk

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    I'm only seeing "Portal (Beta)", but no Portal 2 even though I do own it. Maybe there's some kind of staggered release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zman0900 View Post
    I'm only seeing "Portal (Beta)", but no Portal 2 even though I do own it. Maybe there's some kind of staggered release?
    why would you think that it would be the final version of portal? These are some of the first major games for linux, they will all be beta until they have received extensive testing and bug fixes then will be called final. I don't think they are purposely staggering their releases, they are just porting them and testing them as fast as possible. Left 4 dead 2 is supposed to be out within the next few days/weeks too.

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    Well, that's something I might actually go and play. Haven't messed around with portal for a long time. I did play through portal 2 under wine on linux and it wasn't very nice.

    The custom maps for portal could be cool :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by hajj_3 View Post
    why would you think that it would be the final version of portal? These are some of the first major games for linux, they will all be beta until they have received extensive testing and bug fixes then will be called final. I don't think they are purposely staggering their releases, they are just porting them and testing them as fast as possible. Left 4 dead 2 is supposed to be out within the next few days/weeks too.
    I never said anything of the sort. I said I don't have Portal *2* yet, but the article says it should be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zman0900 View Post
    I never said anything of the sort. I said I don't have Portal *2* yet, but the article says it should be available.
    Yeah, I sure don't see Portal 2 either. Just the first one. Still. Awesome.

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    I just registered to say I don't see Portal 2 available either, just Portal, and I just bought Portal 2 under the expectation that it was available already only to find out it is not. Oh well, hopefully it will become available in the upcoming weeks so my purchase does not go to waste. (I can only imagine it will be available eventually, but sooner than later would be nice.)

    That said, Portal is downloading currently and I'll definitely have to give it a try later, see how well it runs on my system.

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