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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    Both Portal and Portal 2 can use OpenGL even on Windows (but only if you completely remove DirectX, and force Portal/2 to use OpenGL by not letting it install DirectX, etc.)

    Or try this command: -force-opengl
    After they finish porting Source, I'm sure things will have even better OpenGL support. They're still trying to get the OpenGL framerates tweaked to be on par with DirectX. I can't believe they're putting this much into it.
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    After they finish porting Source, I'm sure things will have even better OpenGL support. They're still trying to get the OpenGL framerates tweaked to be on par with DirectX. I can't believe they're putting this much into it.
    Me neither! Great times...

    I always knew this would happen. *cough*
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Apparently Windows 8 is a catastrophe:

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/0...embrace-linux/
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    Apparently Windows 8 is a catastrophe:

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/0...embrace-linux/
    Just different, most of what I've seen of it is that it's essentially a smartphone interface. There will be people who claim it's going to put MS out of business just like win7, vista, XP, ME, etc. did before it but people will use it because it's what the big companies are going to support.
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    It's very unlikely they'll change their way of operating, especially for a relatively token share. Still, Steam is so damn convenient; I'd rather have content with DRM, than no content at all.
    I agree. But I can hope, can't I? The trend is moving away from DRM. Apple is the first big company to make a big move (with their music service). DRM doesn't add any value. Personally, I'd rather see that money invested into more levels or characters or expansions. But that's just MHO.

    But again, (big name) games with DRM are better than no (big name) games at all.

    Regarding the available titles, they have said that they would like to get all the games ported over. I dunno if that is going to happen... but many people and companies are reliant on Steam now... so if they say "thou shall port" it carries some weight.

    Whatever the case, with all the recent developments, the next couple years is going to be very interesting for gaming news.
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    I long for the day I can play Civilization V natively on GNU/Linux.

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by graabein View Post
    I long for the day I can play Civilization V natively on GNU/Linux.
    Never played it but have you ever given 0 A.D. a spin. Just wondering what people think of it. Seems to have potential from what I've read.

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Isn't 0AD an RTS?

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Just to understand how many games will be ported in Linux.


    How many MacOS games are available through Steam?

    Maybe we can have finally a more realistic and credible statistical idea (read: "lie") on Valve's ability to bring big names of the industry on other platform
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by alexan View Post
    Just to understand how many games will be ported in Linux.


    How many MacOS games are available through Steam?

    Maybe we can have finally a more realistic and credible statistical idea (read: "lie") on Valve's ability to bring big names of the industry on other platform
    Yeah, but now that they seem to be in the porting business, maybe they'll start getting more games over to MacOS, too.
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