Comments on: An In-depth Look at Steam for Linux http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Marfig http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-747 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:24:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-747 Microsoft, eyes peeled! You are about to lose one of your largest user bases.

Keep doing what you did to Windows 8. Keep doing it…

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-746 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:06:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-746 That is very, very strange then. I got lucky in being able to totally avoid those issues, either in Gentoo or Ubuntu. Thanks for pointing it out though… I hope that’s the end of it.

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By: thisguy http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-745 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:14:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-745 Bah, the client crashed while exiting Solar 2 for the first time.

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By: thisguy http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-744 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:59:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-744 Yes, the crashing was sidespread from what I could see. People in the Linux Beta Access steam chatroom were reporting various random crashes. It doesn’t seem to be slackware-specific, but it could be a non-ubuntu and/or 64bit-specific thing. Also, the latest build hasn’t crashed on me yet *fingers crossed*

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-743 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:14:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-743 I’ve been using Steam since early December and haven’t experienced issues like this. Were they wide-spread, or somehow related to it being run on Slackware? Maybe I just by some miracle managed to not log in during the span of days where problems were arising.

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By: thisguy http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-742 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:52:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-742 I’ve been using Steam on Slackware-14 64bit for the last couple of months. It’s been working well, but I wouldn’t call it *stable*. In December it was fairly stable, then one update in January broke the advanced fonts, and caused the client to crash a bunch. Then they fixed the font bug, and the client would still crash. Then they had another update, and the client was crashing even more. As of the update 2 days tho, the client has been much more stable.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-741 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:49:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-741 Up until a couple of years ago, I wasn’t even able to install a Radeon driver and have it function well, so I tend to agree. Things have gotten better, but NVIDIA is far ahead where Linux GPU drivers are concerned.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-740 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:46:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-740 I’m in the same boat. It might be a pipe dream, but I am hoping that gaming on Linux will become popular enough where it eventually leads OTHER companies to start taking the platform more seriously. I sure wouldn’t mind Photoshop for Linux…

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By: Chris Bittner http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-739 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:56:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-739 Now if they could just lean on AMD/ATI to get there linux drivers (especially legacy hardware) in better shape I would be able to use my old laptop as a great little media PC. As it is I can play 90% of my games at medium settings in 720p in windows but only one or games are even remotely playable under ubuntu. I will say BPM with a shortcut to XBMC 12 is probably the greatest thing ever. They should definitely make it (or something similar) available through steam.

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By: DWisen http://techgage.com/article/an-in-depth-look-at-steam-for-linux/#comment-738 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:06:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18383#comment-738 Great article! I really hope this opens the door for future gaming on linux, to be honest. gaming is the ONLY reason I still run Windoze.

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