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#1 torrentthief

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:04

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

Beginning this evening, if you fire up your Steam Linux client, Valve's Portal and Portal 2 games should now be present for Linux gamers. Portal was released in 2007 while Portal 2 came in 2011. The Portal series is a very popular first-person puzzle-platform games out of Valve with a large emphasis on teleporting and dealing with various objects.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:27

In other news, still no Metro Steam.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:28

In other news, still no Metro Steam.


good, metro is awful, it is so awful hat microsoft refuses to give it a name (metro/modern ui/windows ui) because that will be the term that everyone will proclaim their hatred about.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:29

In other news, still no Metro Steam.


Why would they make a metro skin for a desktop store client ?

There can be only one metro store and this is the Windows Store.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:35

Why would they make a metro skin for a desktop store client ?

There can be only one metro store and this is the Windows Store.

I am just saying that Steam is giving us Windows users the finger as of late.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:39

I am just saying that Steam is giving us Windows users the finger as of late.


Yes, they are disgusted with Windows. They are moving on to other platforms now.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:29

I am just saying that Steam is giving us Windows users the finger as of late.


Hardly, they're just ignoring the dead-end Metro environment that they can't do anything with anyway due to Microsoft's restrictions.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:31

Hardly, they're just ignoring the dead-end Metro environment that they can't do anything with anyway due to Microsoft's restrictions.


And the Windows store where they have to pay 30% commissions.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:46

Yeay! Games that everyone that wanted to play played years ago now on Linux!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:07

Yes, they are disgusted with Windows. They are moving on to other platforms now.

I am just saying that Steam is giving us Windows users the finger as of late.


I don't see how Valve is deliberately scaling back the gaming experience for over 90% of their userbase on various editions of Windows. Let's not start crying wolf over their decision to expand to other platforms.

#11 Gerowen

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:42

Portal 2 isn't showing up under "Linux Games" yet, I have to select "All Games", and it's grayed out and doesn't have an "install" button.

Edit: And why is it every time something positive happens in the Linux community, there's certain people on here who instantly comment on a topic for no reason other than to start talking trash?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:50

Portal 2 is now showing up for me yet either, but Portal is installable. I'm really excited about this! I've been waiting for Portal and Portal 2 to come to Linux. I haven't played them through in a while, but they are awesome games so I'll definitely play them through again now...

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:51

good news.I waited for so much to gain intense momentum on gaming for linux.Because, this is the only thing forcing me to log into windows

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:59

In other news, still no Metro Steam.


..and there won't be, Gabe as good as said so. The VLC team are having nightmares trying to get the video player in "metro"

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:38

I don't see how Valve is deliberately scaling back the gaming experience for over 90% of their userbase on various editions of Windows. Let's not start crying wolf over their decision to expand to other platforms.

Priorities.
Windows holds more than 10 percent of Steam users, along with 80+ percent on legacy Windows.
Linux is nowhere to be found.

Yet Valve is concentrating on porting to Linux its games, instead of appealing to its user base by having something as simple as Start Menu support.
That along with Steam pretty much becoming a MySpace for gamers, horribly bloated pile of dog ****.
There are so many problems with steam that it is just frustrating and sad for a game downloader and launcher, yet whola lets do Linux stuff.

If Valve is still working on improving their source engine, why only Linux? Where is DX11 for Windows users?

..and there won't be, Gabe as good as said so. The VLC team are having nightmares trying to get the video player in "metro"

VLC is a sad excuse for a video player.
I will be extremely surprised if they even get hardware acceleration working.
Ofc if they do pull it off -> bliss.

Edited by _Alexander, 03 May 2013 - 04:43.