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#1 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 13:18

Valve, the company behind Steam and several games on the platform, has released a beta version of their critically acclaimed, physics-based puzzler, Portal, for Linux.

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Source: http://www.omgubuntu...-beta-for-linux


Keep 'em comin' Valve!


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 13:39

Sweet! I used to play that on my Windows machine, but lost interest.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 15:27

Another one to add to my list :) Im still waiting on Garrys Mod though so i can get back to my Terrorist Town gameplay!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 15:48

For those of you wondering, Phenorix is reporting both 1 & 2 are available. I can't confirm or deny this, I'm at work now...

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 15:51

I wonder when they will make a Linux-only game. That will break the economy! :laugh:

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 15:51

Awesome!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 15:54

They'll catch up eventually.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:48

For those of you wondering, Phenorix is reporting both 1 & 2 are available. I can't confirm or deny this, I'm at work now...


Can't find Portal 2, but they did release Left 4 Dead 2 with it.

Downloading them now!

... When did Left 4 Dead 2 get so big? It's an 11.5GB download!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:05

When did Left 4 Dead 2 get so big? It's an 11.5GB download!


The windows version is 7.84GB, maybe there is debug code in the beta or possibly higher quality textures?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:55

The windows version is 7.84GB, maybe there is debug code in the beta or possibly higher quality textures?


I'd presume there'll be debug code in there for bug reports and stuff, but I didn't realise that even the Windows version was so big. Maybe I'm misremembering.

I'm not looking forward to the time when Blu-rays become the standard game medium and downloads jump to 50 gig :p

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 00:30

I hesitated to buy it, but now, I will

#12 PotatoAlchemist

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:42

Can't find Portal 2, but they did release Left 4 Dead 2 with it.

Downloading them now!

... When did Left 4 Dead 2 get so big? It's an 11.5GB download!


Not sure how much changed, besides that they transferred it to SteamPipe.
But apparently it's unfiltered, so you'll be getting all available languages at once.
Which might explain the bigger-than-needed size for now.