[SATLUG] More evidence of Steam and Valve games coming to Linux
masterr at gmail.com
Mon May 3 22:27:41 CDT 2010
Linux Gamers Rejoice!
For those of you not following this already I will bring y'all up to
date. Steam is a gaming delivery service by Valve. They also produce a
few games themselves such as Half Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, Team
Fortress, and others.
Since the beginning of Steam Linux users have been asking for a Linux
client, and over the past few years several pieces of evidence have
surfaced that such a Linux client is in the works. Here are the few
that I can remember (not in order):
- Job opening at Valve lists "Port Windows-based games to the Linux
platform" in the job description:
- Left 4 Dead demo contains Linux binaries:
- Steam announced for Mac, including ports of Valve games (not Linux,
- Upcoming Steam client for Mac contains Linux launcher code:
Now today a screenshot leaked showing the beginnings of a Steam client
running on Linux:
While there has been no announcement nor has there been any evidence
of a full client or running games, this is all still exciting in my
eyes. Valve is a master of leaking viral information that nearly
rivals Apple, and these bits of evidence are right down their alley.
As a gamer and a Linux user I am hoping!
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