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    Steam Linux

    They just expanded the beta test group and I got an invite. You still looking for people with one Ryan?

    PS: After almost 2 years my university has finally decided your website is not a malware link. :P

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    Re: Steam Linux

    I finally got around to trying it once it was officially released. I'll probably be more interested in it once more games get ported over to Linux. I did pick up Crusader kings 2 though. I'm largely a console gamer but do miss the in depth strategy and simulation games that you can't do (or do well) on a console.
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    Re: Steam Linux

    I wouldn't game on Linux.
    Im such a n00b with Linux, I just use it for browsing "unknown territorys" for security reasons.

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    Re: Steam Linux

    well if MS keeps putting out OS like windows 8 watch me Run to Linux and steam !

    Linux Mint is looking pretty sweet . My major draw back is I can not get it to work with my sound card a HT omega Eclario . Yet to see a distro work out of the box with that card
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    Re: Steam Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergc View Post
    well if MS keeps putting out OS like windows 8 watch me Run to Linux and steam !

    Linux Mint is looking pretty sweet . My major draw back is I can not get it to work with my sound card a HT omega Eclario . Yet to see a distro work out of the box with that card
    Most of the time, sound & video cards wont be supported (OOB) without getting down n dirty with the command line.


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    Re: Steam Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    Most of the time, sound & video cards wont be supported (OOB) without getting down n dirty with the command line.
    yea that is where I am not good at . Might just be better to consider on board sound
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    Re: Steam Linux

    Obviously doesn't help with hardware you already have, but as long as you do a little research when buying hardware you can always find good quality hardware that has excellent driver support.

    I hope more big games come to Linux on steam. I'm loving Crusader Kings 2, more games like that are what I'm talking about. Most of the linux games right now seem to be Indie games which are fine, but not really my thing.
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    Re: Steam Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Stormy View Post
    Obviously doesn't help with hardware you already have, but as long as you do a little research when buying hardware you can always find good quality hardware that has excellent driver support.

    I hope more big games come to Linux on steam. I'm loving Crusader Kings 2, more games like that are what I'm talking about. Most of the linux games right now seem to be Indie games which are fine, but not really my thing.
    me too . already changing hardware out with a amd system with a nice on board sound soulution I can find ( realteck ) I have to do some research on a linux frendy printer . my cannon IP1800 will not work , gotta have a printer
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    Re: Steam Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    Most of the time, sound & video cards wont be supported (OOB) without getting down n dirty with the command line.
    I'm not sure on sound cards but most recent GPUs work very easily by visiting the device manager and installing from there. Under Ubuntu or its family of distros this usually means your not getting the very latest driver, but it works. Especially if we're talking Nvidia.

    As for sound, I don't have a sound card but my USB M-Audio MobilePre II works fine with nothing else installed.
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    Re: Steam Linux

    I tried Steam out on an old Xubuntu copy and it was okay.
    The two problems were - there weren't many games available due to not many being ported and my crappy system couldn't really try out anything resource intensive.

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    Re: Steam Linux

    you should try the games in the Linux repositories

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    Re: Steam Linux

    I have a htpc that I built and used steam o/s. I had hoped for little more functionality, but it works ok.
    I installed chromium with pepplerflash and pipelight so I could use netflix, xbmc for streaming video from my main computer. I added some game emulators, but my linux skills are not up to getting them all working correctly and integrating them into steam. I had a vision of a full steambox that could do all of this stuff using only the xbox type controller, but it hasn't all worked out. I am hoping for a little more development from steamos.

    There is a pretty small library of steam games that work with a controller and linux, but you can now stream your games from another computer in order to play. It works well on my wired network, I haven't tried over wireless.

    I did have issues with the first gpu, a hd5450. I could never get it to work. The second gpu, a gt750 works well right from the start. Plenty of power for 720P. I output the sound over hdmi, but have had no problems with that.
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    Re: Steam Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouroboros View Post
    I have a htpc that I built and used steam o/s. I had hoped for little more functionality, but it works ok.
    I installed chromium with pepplerflash and pipelight so I could use netflix, xbmc for streaming video from my main computer. I added some game emulators, but my linux skills are not up to getting them all working correctly and integrating them into steam. I had a vision of a full steambox that could do all of this stuff using only the xbox type controller, but it hasn't all worked out. I am hoping for a little more development from steamos.

    There is a pretty small library of steam games that work with a controller and linux, but you can now stream your games from another computer in order to play. It works well on my wired network, I haven't tried over wireless.

    I did have issues with the first gpu, a hd5450. I could never get it to work. The second gpu, a gt750 works well right from the start. Plenty of power for 720P. I output the sound over hdmi, but have had no problems with that.
    This probably doesn't help or make you feel any better, but from the chatter in the corner of the interwebs, Big Picture Mode and Steam in general will be getting some rather large media partners. I can only assume this will be the likes of Netflix and others.

    I personally don't know if i would use Steam OS for an HTPC just yet. I think that running Ubuntu will have much better support currently for many things. Also I know your post we done before the news but Netflix is natively supported on Ubuntu.
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