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Steam for Linux, Valve says no.

Discussion in 'Games' started by DannibusX, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. DannibusX

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    that just sucks :cry:
     
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    One word: cartel

    :shadedshu
     
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    The penguin says: QQ

    I'm actually still somewhat optimistic that it will be implemented at some time.
     
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    me too. i am fairly positive they have been working on a native version for quite some time. of course, these guys are most likely lying anyway if they don't want people knowing about it yet. i will keep my fingers crossed.
     
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    That's my thought as well. I'm still hoping.

    I'm a hopey-changey kind of guy.
     
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    What would it do for a Linux user??? :confused:
     
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    The same as it does for a Mac user I would assume.
     
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    It would mean Valve would be porting their library of awesome to Linux.

    It would also mean that some people would ditch Windows forever ~cough~ Easy Rhino
     
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    maybe that is why they are not porting it. they found out i would leave windows forever :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    That's why I asked... isn't Steam only as good as the platform on which the games it delivers support?

    Based on the Steam model it could be any type of e-delivery based software. Hmmmm...
     
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    Dear Valve:
    Bring steam to Linux so i no longer have to buy windows licenses and I can instead spend that money on games through steam :toast:
     
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    Why? Linux folks are accustomed to not paying for stuff so why would they start? Who the heck is a gamer under linux?
     
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    are you really that narrow minded? i would most definitely be a gamer using linux than PC if i had the option. there are already a slew of free games out for linux that are older and some that are newer. also, just because linux users are accustomed to not paying for stuff does not mean they won't pay for stuff... in fact, the money they would save on not paying for a windows license, and other licensed software they could spend on games!
     
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    I agree

    Don't see why Valve needs to go through making there games as well as everything else compatible with an OS that probably has around 1% of market share(which the majority of that small percentage aren't gamers anyways). Pointless imo.

    If Valve does make it compatible, then thats great, but imo it's a waste of time.
     
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    lets be honest here, if I were saving money from not having to buy windows, that money would go directly to ram, proc or video card and probably not a game ;P unless there was more leftover from that...
     
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    this has nothing to do with saving money or spending money. this has to do with bringing a content delivery system and some games to an open source platform for the first time ever. it is about looking into the future and making a bold decision to buck the trend of the microsoft PC gaming monopoly and opening up competition. if valve does this i will buy as many titles that will be available for linux as possible.
     
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    thank you
     
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    As of June 2010...

    49.17% Windows XP
    19.27% Windows Vista
    17.16% Windows 7
    5.78% Mac OS X
    1.24% Linux
    0.86% iOS (iPhone)

    Even if you take the most optimistic poll data which puts Mac OS X at under 12% and Linux at under 2%, it is really a mystery why Valve even decided to support Mac OS X. There's simply no money to be made in Linux.
     
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    Where'd you get the numbers?
     
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    Microsoft will always be number one, i doubt many developers outside of valve are going to make games for linux so therefore its pointless
     
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    not yet there isn't. right now, PC gamers MUST use windows to play the newest and greatest games. what if there was an alternative?
     
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    there is an alternative. get a console
     
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    what part of PC gamer did you miss?
     

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