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Steam for linux beta!

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Easy Rhino, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Easy Rhino

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    i am jelly!
     
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    Just got my invite today. Currently downloading the games over my work's sluggish 7Mb DSL connection, but we'll see how they run on 12.04 with a 2600K 4.4GHz and a GTX 465 using the 310 proprietary drivers. :)
     
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    man, i wish i got an invite!
     
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    I got one......to bad Ill never use it.
     
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    no you!
     
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    Wish I could man. But the group I beta with is closed. Honestly I would give it to you but its against the NDA.
     
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    woot got my invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wahooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Finally, the "Linux Champion" can play TF2 natively on Linux now lol. :roll:
     
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    lol. seems like steam sent out a bunch of invites to people not using ubuntu. however, checking the forums getting this to work on centos is going to be a big pain.
     
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    has anyone here played "serious sam 3 BFE" in linux machine?
    currently waiting trine 2 being able to be played in linux :D
     
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    I have. It runs really well, disregarding some few linux-specific and opengl-specific bugs that were not ironed out yet.

    After hosting a few listen servers with a lot of players, I can say: it's MUCH better on linux. While on Windows, everyone has a bit of lag when there are many people connected. And the lag becomes much worse if I am also recording. Also, when recording on windows, the FPS drops a lot for everyone - me and all those who are connected (because the "game engine FPS" drops). While on linux, it's flawless. Even If I record, I only get a small FPS drop. And everyone has no lag and no FPS drops. (BTW, please take note at my CPU.)

    That said: Win7's CPU scheduler can suck on this! :p
     
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    Anyone using AMD cards? Using Steam on my test machine at work (2600K, GTX 465, Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64) was a breeze but my home desktop (3770K, HD 7970, same distro) doesn't work right. TF2 won't launch (OpenGL error), drivers won't install from the Additional Drivers screen and I did install Cat12.11b11 using a guide on the net but it doesn't seem to be working either. Maybe I'll go green next time as I had forgotten how cheesy AMD's drivers are. :(
     
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    Sabayon (not with Gnome 3 because of it's heavy use of HW acc., MATE is a good choice) still distributes the propietary AMD Linux drivers throught their Package Manager so it might be easier to work from there (or use Synaptic to install stuff in Ubuntu, the "restricted drivers" app has been horrible for years no matter what). I don't know whether Steam 4 Lin works on Sabayon though (if it is available as a .run or .sh file or available through Rigo it will)..
     
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    Unfortunately, Steam only seems to be distributed as a .deb package. I'm in no way "experienced" with Linux, but I did build the AMD drivers from the .run binary and they "seemed" to install, but it seems like everyone running AMD cards is experiencing this exact issue. At least I own several NVIDIA cards, but unfortunately they don't compare to my 7950 performance-wise. I think I might try my Intel 4000HD for shits and giggles with the latest Mesa driver to see how/if it runs.

    There is a PPA for AMD drivers (saw it in the problems thread) but people reported that the driver from there didn't seem to help any. :(
     
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    Then try it in ubuntu or Mint using Synaptic for the drivers this time, not the software center or .run files.

    Edit: Sabayon has got Steam in the package manager (search and install it using Rigo) and try installing Catalyst version 12.10 or 12.11 using the same method (CCC is called amdccle, best install that first). Don't forget to reboot.
     
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    I have TF2 beta running on Ubuntu 12.10 on my A6-3500.


    Edit: Well damn, they even updated it so it just works... Wierd. Only thing I have is 12.11beta11 driver.
     
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    What method did you use to install your drivers? I know the crappy Additional Drivers window is finally gone in 12.10, but I was wondering if you used a PPA or downloaded the .run and built it yourself.
     
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    I just download the .run file and ran it, and then selected install.
     
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    which OS ?
     
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    Seeing how Gabe Newell confirmed Steambox is coming, it is likely they will use a Linux distro for the console rather than paying up for pricey MS liscensing fees.
     
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    yup. i wonder though if they are going to create their own ubuntu spin. that would be AWESOME!
     
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    Ubuntu 12.10. Was an answer to how I install drivers.
     
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    Most likely. The next runner up would probably be Mint? I'm not really a big Linux user.
     
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    Seeing how they collaborate with ubuntu devs, I'd put my money on an Ubuntu derivative made and/or sponsored by Valve.
     
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    hey guys..i just got invite for beta steam..and instaled it and instaled team fortres 2 on my linux mint 14..
    but i have some problem..my game just drop when it start..valve logo apears and loading screen and it just disapear..now i do use laptop with interrgated graphics but it sohuld be able to handle that game easily
    laptop have hd 3650m graphic on board,and i was wonderig how to chek if new drivers are available?i been searching on internet for while and found that many people have same problem but didnt find solution to it..
    so i return to place of our salvation to find help here!! anyone have some idea??
     

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