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Linux Steam - Linux closed beta

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by lp rob1, 27 Sep 2012.

  1. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    I'm hoping to be one of the 1k.
     
  3. gromacs

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    Thanks for the reminder, I'll definitely want in on this beta :D
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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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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  6. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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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.
     
  7. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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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.
     
  8. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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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.
     
  9. Lantizia

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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.
     
  10. gromacs

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    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.
     
  11. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    :duh: 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.
     
  12. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    I did the survey.. thanks for the link AmEv!
     
  14. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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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)

    *OK, I found out that I need to head over to Archive and re-download my pix for my worklog. Facebook apparently disabled linking directly to the images....
     
  15. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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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 :)
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I got an access. Will install everything this weekend :D
     
  18. Gaming_freak_10

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    same here but my laptop is dying so not going to join... sorry..
     
  19. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    Got in myself, but I need a wireless card to get ModCron online.

    Dang WUSB300N with no 64-bit Linux support:grr:
     
  20. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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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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