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Steam and Source Coming to Linux Soon

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Hi, I got steam and CS:S running with custom skins on my Mageia (RPM based packages) system.

 

It's really cool, just as good as win7.

 

I'm getting 260 odd fps with the CS:S video test/benchmark

 

I have not had to change, or switch off desktop effects to run.

 

It's Great!

 

I guess I'll be just as happy when CS:GO is fully converted (not participating in betas atm).

 

I enjoy the extra competition., online "newbie"... lol. I get smacked down real quick!!

 

Thanks for the tips and for your interest.

 

Cheers Glenn, aka GlennsPref105 (Valve)

 

edit, fridy nite hazzardz...

 

I have had kubuntu running CS:S, it was a bit more difficult to get it to run on this rpm based system as the steam installer is custom for ubuntu!(apt-get, dpkg)

 

As usual, GNU/Linux is LOOKING UP!

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One that that annoyed me about Counter-Strike: Source in Linux was the removal the the benchmark. Would have been so handy for comparing performance between Linux and Windows

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that annoyed me about Counter-Strike: Source in Linux was the removal the the benchmark

Well, It's back and competitive.

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that annoyed me about Counter-Strike: Source in Linux was the removal the the benchmark

Well, It's back and competitive.

 

I did not know that. Last time I launched CS:S it didn't have it. I shall have to do some comparisons then :-)

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Is there somewhere to vote for the next games to be ported?

 

I want DOTA2 on there and I think I could actually ditch windows!

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Just downloaded Half-Life 2: Lost Coast in Ubuntu, which also includes an inbuilt benchmark tool, so I shall compare that as well "soon". Though I doubt with my system configuration (Radeon HD 5870) Ubuntu will keep up with Windows, everything I've played so far in Ubuntu has been smooth, which is all that matters really

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My kubuntu system upgraded to 13.04 and broke steam.

 

I reloaded kubuntu 12.10 but still wouldn't run.

 

I've just finished installing Mageia3 (rc3) Like I use on my main system, mga4 cauldron 64bit

 

Steam works fine , still cooking the other box, updates, et-al

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I think something like Dota2 or League of Legends for example is exactly what linux gaming needs to really take off a bit.

I will give it a test for sure once available.

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