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#1 +Mindovermaster

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 20:48

Saw this page, in case anyone is interested, and uses Linux :)

http://store.steampo.../linux_release/


#2 ichi

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 23:22

I'm too lazy to play on the PC anymore (got spoiled by consoles) but that 50%-80% price cut is nice nonetheless.

#3 Arceles

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 23:36

They really have very nice games in there, Trine is one of my favorites!

#4 Steve B.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 23:38

Get yourself a free penguin in TF2 while you're at it! :p

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:04

I have most of the ones I want on that list already lol

#6 Eric

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:08

They're gonna make a killing on a console with that selection. :/

#7 OP +Mindovermaster

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:11

I have most of the ones I want on that list already lol


I had CSS for years on the Windows side of Steam. Now I can install it on Linux. Don't pay anything.

#8 torrentthief

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:53

It is nice that it has gone RTM now :) That is some incentive for AMD, Nvidia and Intel to improve their gpu drivers.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:34

They're gonna make a killing on a console with that selection. :/


Consider it like this, before them... there was nothing, this is a great start considering it's Linux itself.

#10 n_K

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:07

Some right awesome stuff on there... gonna be poor again soon! :p

#11 Beyond Godlike

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:15

I like the sale, cause some of htose games work on windows and i cashed in on that.

#12 OP +Mindovermaster

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 15:22

I like the sale, cause some of htose games work on windows and i cashed in on that.


As well as Mac ;)

#13 Denis W.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:36

I can understand that there isn't a native 64-bit Steam client yet, but for some reason I can't get the official .deb package to install - keeps complaining of the wrong architecture.

Did follow the workaround in this thread and Steam is finally starting: http://steamcommunit...59809718795052/ (though to be honest I'm only doing this for tux in TF2 lol)

#14 koshie

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:22

Hi everyone,

first I'm new here and I'm not english, so sometimes when I talk it can hurt you a little, sorry about this.

I'm using Debian Wheezy 64 bits and I was in trouble about libc6 in bad version for steam, and looking for a 'safe' way to upgrade the beta. Your unofficial one (for the beta) seems to works for some peoples so I wanna in mind to give a try.

But I've a problem with your last script which install a package made by yourself (on Dropbox), there is a 404 error on downloading step. I guess you've removed the file.

Can you make it available please, just for a while? I can host your package on my web servers to make another place to host it and give the link here (if you've a md5sum to give or something to proof I'm hosting YOUR file it's ok !).

Thanks for your work,

Cordially, Koshie

#15 Pupik

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:41

Installed ubuntu using the windows installer just for the penguin tf2 thingy. Which was pain in the ass to install Steam on it. Couldn't be installed from the software center deleo and steam's deb file so I had to bing for terminal commands to be able to install it. After that while steam was downloading tf2 I used the os for a bit, and it was pure hell. A LOT slower than my Windows 7 setup that is installed on the same machine to the point that it was pretty much unusable. Took a while for applications to launch and when they did, the usability and performance of them wasn't something to brag about.

I just gave up on it, waited for steam to finish downloading, launched the game to receive the penguin and immediately after booted back to Windows and uninstalled ubuntu and forgot about it. Took a few screenshots that I saved on my second hd of many errors that I received during the hell that ubuntu gave me... but now when I try to open the pngs on Windows it can't read the files or even delete them, so still got the bad taste of ubuntu left on my machine.

Wasn't worth the trouble for the penguin. But hey, at least the ubuntu guys gained another registered user (used my spam e-mail) to their software center thingy and vavle a couple more downloads of steam for linux.



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