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Old 27th Sep 2012, 17:01   #1
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Steam - Linux closed beta

Anyone else see the news that Steam on Linux is almost ready for a closed beta? Clicky. Is anyone else going to sign up for this? I for one am really excited about this - it's about time that Linux had some serious developer interest. I will be signing up for the closed beta as soon as the form is released.
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 17:52   #2
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 03:43   #3
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Thanks for the reminder, I'll definitely want in on this beta
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 08:21   #4
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Nope. Steam to me is a big slow web browser that on its own holds no interest. What excites me is the direction it might take gaming on linux and the possibilities of the titles that might eventually end up on it.
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 14:11   #5
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 16:43   #6
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The different pages that you look at using the steam client are essentially web pages. You can do almost everything from a web browser signed into your account that you can using the client. Regardless, a steam client on its own (or with a single game)isn't too exciting. So I won't be a beta tester.
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The one thing that is most important for me is Steam chat. On Wine it is really flaky, and Valve have been determined not to release their chat protocol specifications, so a fully fledged Steam client would definitely improve my Linux experience.
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 18:35   #8
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I'd love to get in, as rob said, for me steam chat is one of the biggest things I want.
Since my laptop I'd be using it on can't really play games in any case.
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Can't wait for Steam to come out on Linux. Perhaps finally older titles like "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" and other older Loki games for Linux will have the dust blown off them, the sound systems updated from OSS to ALSA/PA and for sale again!

Hell Unreal Tournament 3 would be nice.
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Nope. Steam to me is a big slow web browser that on its own holds no interest. What excites me is the direction it might take gaming on linux and the possibilities of the titles that might eventually end up on it.
Lol what? The web browser built in is only there so you don't have to launch firefox or something. The primary purposes of the steam client is to organize all your games, game update, and gaming pals in one convenient location.
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What? Its clearly more than that.

I would be very interested in this beta. I have been slowly getting bored with Ubuntu based distro's over the past few months tho. Would definitely jump back to get a taste of steam on linux.
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I did the survey.. thanks for the link AmEv!
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Same... It actually started the 27th, so here's hoping that I got in soon enough (sig computer i what I used)

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Old 7th Dec 2012, 14:07   #16
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Anyone else get in at all? There are a few bugs that I can see, but other than that it's good
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same here but my laptop is dying so not going to join... sorry..
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Got in myself, but I need a wireless card to get ModCron online.

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Heh, forgot about this thread. Got my invite 2 days ago, but before that I was using it along with Uplink and it seemed to work pretty well.
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