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

  1. Vinska

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    So... the Steam for Linux userbase is growing rapidly.
    Also, according to some sources, Penguins tend to buy more games than half-eaten-apples.

    Sauce post HERE
     
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    Just installed Serious Sam 3 on Steam, runs pretty good and is surprisingly fun!

    Haven't ordered the FX rig for Linux yet, still using my old AM2+ machine, but I beefed it up by adding my old 5850. Had to remove some old harddrives and consolidate to one big hdd because the 5850 w/ the Gelid Icy Vision cooler was getting the fan blades stuck on the top row of sata cables .

    With a minor overclock of 850/1200 this 5850 is doing fine in the 2 games I have tested for Linux. And I don't have to mess around with beta legacy drivers.
     
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    I'm slightly disappointed that Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac aren't available via Steamplay, even though they do have Linux clients available. I do own SMB from a Humble Bundle, but I must have missed the sale where BOI was available :(
     
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    There are a LOT of games on steam that have native Linux clients otherwise, but not on steam. It makes me pissed to the bone.
     
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    Just tried out the 12.2 beta catalyst drivers with both good and bad results.
    Good : TF2 runs flawlessly and the FPS went up to over 200.
    The Bad: Serious Sam 3 won't startup.

    Will look into it more tomorrow, too sauced to dig around tonight.
     
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    More and more games are getting Linux ports. Got two more games I already owned to appear in the Linux game list. The most recent one being Gratuitous Space Battles. With this, my native Linux game on Steam list grew to 18. Keep up the good work, devs! :toast:

    You mean 13.2, right? ;)
    Glad TF2 works well for You!
    And about SS3 - hop on here and post about Your problem w/ the game log included. Me, other Sam pleyers & possibly Croteam themselves will try to help You. :)
     
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    Yeah, meant 13.2. Was drinking, in my brain it was still 2012 haha.
    Will probably look into it more tomorrow, thanks for the link!
     
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    Went multi-monitor a week ago and decided to see how well steam games fare under Xinerama ("one huge desktop" setup). I can say - quite a few games hate it.

    BAD: All Source engine games fail to start; Goldsrc engine games start, but are utterly broken; Serious Sam 3 segfaults on startup.
    FAIR: And Yet it Moves, Bastion, Cave Story+, Cogs, Dungeon Defenders, Faster Than Light, Killing Floor, Organ Trail, Postal 2, VVVVVV - those work well, but don't expose multi-monitor resolutions in their configs and/or have problems w/ fullscreen.
    GOOD: Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Dungeons of Dredmor, Gratuitous Space Battles - those games expose multi-monitor resolutions and work flawlessly with it.

    Hope this info will be helpful for people who have or plan to get multi-monitor under Linux.
    P.S. Amnesia looks Beautiful on multimonitor ;)

    Also - note that games under "BAD" work well on multimonitor when not in Xinerama (on "multiple desktop" mode; did not test on "cloned output" yet.)
     
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    Yeah I need to give this a shot in a VM I think. Good test of passthrough too I figure.
     
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    Note: updated my previous post [this]

    Added: Postal 2 - under FAIR and Gratuitous Space Battles - under GOOD
     
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    Sorry for the double post, but:
    Dungeon Defenders got a Linux client on steam a couple of hours ago!

    What an odd game - won't even allow to customize the controls.
    Added it under FAIR in my Xinerama post.
     
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