Okay, thanks. I was wondering if the DLC would work, but then the collector's edition also said Windows only and the total for the DLC isn't cheap. Glad to hear you liked it, since the reviews on Steam seem to not recommend it. Still, most of those reviewers seemed to be missing the DLC, and already played the earlier editions on Windows.
Originally Posted by omer666
I'll have to look into it then, since these games don't launch for me with open drivers.
Originally Posted by Kano
Those games don't launch at all, no matter what drivers are installed
Yeah I know, but every time I did the result was awful. For example, DooM 3 BFG didn't install at all from the DVD and sometimes Steam crashed on launch. No problem with Linux version, so why bother with bugged software ?
Originally Posted by stqn
You dont need to use dvds when you have got your games on steam.
survey is kinda... CRAP!!! i got 3 linux computers with steam. and the first time in 2-3 months i actually got to see it to finally know what ppl talk about... sigh, it was when i started wine version of steam which wants to say i'm using win32. if i quit that steam and restart here is survey again, but i can load steam on any linux zillion times... NADA, ZILCH, NOTHING, ZERO...
don't know about bioshock, but i bought TR collection and playing it trough wine. on my 9800GT tomb raider anniversary is running so smooth and flawless that it puts my ps3 version of same game to total shame. didn't try others yet, but i definitely plan on that.
Originally Posted by efi360
p.s. even ps3 controller works out of the box without workarounds
Personally, I don't have Steam because my portable has some Intel 965-class chip, and desktop has like a Geforce 6600. Not too much gaming to be had from those
You can play Half-Life and Counterstrike on those.
Originally Posted by hwertz
My desktop with its G31 chipset plays CS on Windows under Direct3D fluidly on 720p and 768p. But for some reason under Linux and OpenGL there's some really noticeable stutters and the graphics just look grainy compared to Windows and Direct3D.
Still playable though.
Off-topic rambling: What I really, REALLY want is for someone to find a way to cram a PS3's innards into a notebook chassis so that I can play my jRPGs on the move. The Vita's JRPG lineup is strong but not exactly to my liking.
Start a ps3 emulator
I'm not sure Valve wants to be "WINE friendly". While it would be great for expanding the available games list, the overall experience will never match up to native games. Which means it will never be better than Windows if they give developers an easy option to use WINE for their ports.
Originally Posted by omer666
I hope at some point that they do integrate WINE for older games, but they really need to make it a point to not allow it for games newer than 2012 or so. Current games should be native that way they can be up to par or potentially faster than their Windows releases and integrate properly with the system. Personally, I wouldn't mind an SDL2-or-equivalent mandate either... SDL1 is a terrible experience on multimonitor systems.
I totally agree with you, I was just developing on newwen's suggestion to use Wine to port older Steam titles. System Shock 2 is already doing it this way.
Originally Posted by Vash63