Linux gaming on the rise: EA arrives on Ubuntu and Valve plans Steam port

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by guest, Jun 16, 2012.

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  2. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

    May 27, 2008
    Great! I'm sure that when big game publishers support linux that linux will become more popular, Competition is good.

    The future looks to be interesting...
  3. elapsed

    elapsed Registered Member

    Apr 5, 2004
    I'd love to see Steam on Linux, I'd be bouncing between OS's a lot less, assuming the performance/framerate is equal or greater.
  4. It won't be. Linux GPU drivers have been an absolute mess since KMS was introduced.

    (Longer than that actually, but at at least they worked better way back when... When they weren't throwing X into infinite loops anyway. Remind me again why I think Linux should embrace vendor drivers.)
  5. x942

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    Steam will be on linux. Steam has already announced porting over to linux and has hired dev's to help with it. I doubt they will release it without it being as good as the Mac version at least.
  6. PoetWarrior

    PoetWarrior Registered Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    This is good to hear. It's the main reason I don't stick with Linux.
  7. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

    Mar 24, 2011
    Not Really Sure :/
    wonder why is this ?
    Linux doesn't have a Large number of users
  8. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    This can only be a good thing. This is one of the reasons I dont use linux much eiether. The only machine I have running linux atm is my teamspeak server.

    If enough game companies support linux then the major oems should start offering linux on more of their machines.
  9. Cerxes

    Cerxes Registered Member

    Sep 6, 2005
    Northern Europe
    Even if Steam is released to linux/gnu, you still can´t play your games which are based on DirectX api. Only games based on OpenGL api will be playable. Besides, I´m also doubtful regarding the quality of the GPU drivers from both the red and green camp, specially when it comes to games on linux/gnu.

  10. s23

    s23 Registered Member

    Feb 22, 2009

    Maybe because Linux is free and with the money you save from the Windows license you can buy games from them?
  11. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Registered Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    Very cool. The only problem is that even if Steam is ported over, the games need to be ported over too. Frankly, the only reason I don't use Linux as my primary OS is that it doesn't support the games I want to play. At the very least, it doesn't support them adequately enough. (Some people claim they can run them; but most have problems.)

    Personally, dual-booting gets on my nerves. I don't know why. I just don't like to do it. :p That's why I only have Windows installed on this computer, but I dream for the day when I can switch full-time to Debian or something...
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