[SATLUG] Thoughts on Steam?

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Tue Feb 12 09:07:58 CST 2013

Yeah, I noticed at least 2 of the games (FTL and COGS) had been
available as part of a Humble Indie bundle. http://www.humblebundle.com/

I've gotten some great games via the Humble Indie bundle and some less
spectacular. All in all though, I much more satisfied with the game/
price ration for HIB and supporting DRM free games than with Steam.

It'd be nice if HIB had an collection interface / distribution tool.

On 02/12/2013 08:34 AM, John Hebert wrote:
> Steam as a game distribution and browser tool works well enough on Ubuntu.
> The performance requirements of the game is where Ubuntu may not be a good
> fit, because of Ubuntu's use of Unity. I tried Team Fortress 2 (free) on
> Ubuntu and though it ran, it was not playable. A high end gaming machine
> would be needed. I bought FTL (cheap) as I like to support indie games and
> it runs great on Ubuntu as the graphics requirements are low. I also
> recommend trying the Droid Assault demo (I bought it; cheap.) from
> http://puppygames.net. It runs great on Ubuntu and is a blast to play.
> However, the install script is buggy and it requires a JRE and messing
> around with the paths to the i386 graphics libs. So, it is not fully
> supported yet on Linux. Consider supporting indie games and especially
> those using http://www.kickstarter.com to fund their efforts to build games
> for different platforms.
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 6:02 PM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:
>> I installed Ubuntu to run Steam. Turns out it was wasted effort as Steam
>> runs quite well in Debian. (I did learn that Ubuntu is not my cup of tea.)
>> It's pretty good from what I can tell. The number of games is quite
>> limited (and I find some quite overpriced...)
>> Anyone else giving it a try? thoughts?
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