09-17-2008, 01:37 PM
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11-20-2008, 04:32 PM
Just wondering, are there any updates on this? I really hope this is for real, just the Source-engine games on Linux would be enough for me :P (LEFT4DEAD!)
11-20-2008, 05:07 PM
No, and to be completely blunt I doubt there ever will be. I love Linux, I love Steam, but the two will never meet without some Wine between them. Gabe Newell has a pathological hatred of Linux that borders on xenophobia. It seems to be standard issue on most die-hard ex-MS employees, I think it's something in the water there.
So as things are, Gabe hates Linux. Gabe hates OSX. Gabe hates everything.
So either Gabe would need a lobotomy or a replacement before we see Linux Steam.
This is all just IMO, I wish I'm wrong.
11-20-2008, 05:10 PM
Somebody convert Gabe, please.
11-20-2008, 07:50 PM
11-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Err... And with overall better graphics than DX9c... No, really! Some light shader effects in DX9c+ mode are simply too ridiculous, like a toilet or basin having reflexions in otherwise complete darkness (only light source being blocked by a wall, and only dim aura is visible) or guns in twilight conditions being a dance of little bright spots. Some times the shader effects in the game feel a bit "overdone". The GL renderer in the PS3, though... is (IMVHO) more realistic, while keeping many of the "extra" shader effects that DX9c mode in Windows offers, and in some places even smoother looking ones (kind of hard to describe, but I have been recently playing the Orange Box (HL2) both on Windows and the PS3, and have past pretty much the very same areas playing yesterday and today; I still hate playing on the PS3 with the gamepad, though ).
Originally Posted by Svartalf
Oh, I'd love to see Valve and other Source games ported to Linux, and if Steam is ported... Total sweetness (I'm totally hooked, I took my time to get around the idea of Steam in the first place, but I've recently installed it, and got some pretty good games)
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