Steam for Linux picks up: developer sees 3x as many sales than on Mac

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Hungry Man, Mar 2, 2013.

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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  2. J_L

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    Linux have far more techies, hence they're more likely to be hardcore gamers that use a service like Steam. Also, they wasted far less money and have more to spend.
     
  3. Wild Hunter

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    Plus, Steam for Linux is still a novelty.
     
  4. I'm interested in hearing what sort of performance Steam games get on Linux. ATI/AMD and Intel performance have long been godawful, and even nVidia has always had worse performance (and many, many more bugs) than on Windows.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Since the release of Steam to beta both ATI and nVidia have more than doubled their performance.
     
  6. Kyle1420

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    I'm running AMD 6870, on windows 7 64b I can run teamfortress 2 at max settings and have very smooth gameplay.

    On linux mint 14 mate 64b I get much lower performance with the same settings.

    The drivers from AMD are significantly getting better recently, I'm eagerly awaiting 13.2, The beta's seem very promising.


    IMHO, It's not there "yet" but it is definitely on the right track and I will almost exclusively on linux :)
     
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