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Portal 1 Is Now In Beta For Linux Woohoo!
Posted , 3 May 2013 at 6:33 am UTC / 7048 views
Valves rather popular puzzle game Portal is now officially available on Linux in Beta form, thanks Valve!

Contrary to what Phoronix is telling you (let's not bash him, he simply didn't check anything), it's only Portal not Portal 2 which is available and not a final release, it is in Beta remember folks!

Originally released in 2007 it's great to see it hit Linux that's for sure!

Get it while it's hot! If you don't own it then it's quite cheap now it £6.99!

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s_d commented on 3 May 2013 at 6:50 am UTC
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We don't really bash him, Liam;  he never checks anything.  It's not to say Larabel doesn't get good scoops, because he certainly can do... but his tendency to sensationalize without proper fact-checking certainly bites him in the ass, on occasion.  All in good fun, yes?

I'm glad to see these Valve classics pop up, though

We don't really bash him, Liam;  he [i]never[/i] checks anything.  It's not to say Larabel doesn't get good scoops, because he certainly can do... but his tendency to sensationalize without proper fact-checking certainly bites him in the ass, on occasion.  All in good fun, yes? I'm glad to see these Valve classics pop up, though :)

SteamPenguin commented on 3 May 2013 at 6:52 am UTC

Been waiting for Left4Dead2 2 all week and out of nowhere we get Portal happy days

Been waiting for Left4Dead2 2 all week and out of nowhere we get Portal happy days :D

Orkultus commented on 3 May 2013 at 9:06 am UTC

Lol i have owned portal 1 and 2 since they came out, and i have never actually played any of them. This shall be interesting. IM STILL WAITING FOR LEFT 4 DEAD 2!. I hope this isn't a fill in like TF2 was on the Linux steam release!

Lol i have owned portal 1 and 2 since they came out, and i have never actually played any of them. This shall be interesting. IM STILL WAITING FOR LEFT 4 DEAD 2!. I hope this isn't a fill in like TF2 was on the Linux steam release!

edgley commented on 3 May 2013 at 9:29 am UTC

Best news I've had all week

Best news I've had all week :)

who_me commented on 3 May 2013 at 9:38 am UTC

OrkultusLol i have owned portal 1 and 2 since they came out, and i have never actually played any of them. This shall be interesting. IM STILL WAITING FOR LEFT 4 DEAD 2!. I hope this isn't a fill in like TF2 was on the Linux steam release!

You can still run Portal 2 in Wine/PlayOnLinux/Crossover. No speed penalties.

[quote=Orkultus]Lol i have owned portal 1 and 2 since they came out, and i have never actually played any of them. This shall be interesting. IM STILL WAITING FOR LEFT 4 DEAD 2!. I hope this isn't a fill in like TF2 was on the Linux steam release![/quote] You can still run Portal 2 in Wine/PlayOnLinux/Crossover. No speed penalties.

shaunix commented on 3 May 2013 at 2:07 pm UTC

I didn't read the post completely... edited original post.

Yay portal!

I didn't read the post completely... edited original post. Yay portal!

Rustybolts commented on 3 May 2013 at 3:45 pm UTC

Oooo Nice one will be playing this one tonight then!!!

Oooo Nice one will be playing this one tonight then!!! :D

rccarroll commented on 3 May 2013 at 4:49 pm UTC

I would be extremely cautious purchasing from Steam.  I did after they told me two games were linux compabible (Testament of Sherlock Holmes and Dirt2).  Immediately after I paid with PayPal I received a note that these were not compatable with Linux.  No ability to download or try what I purchased in any way.  I complained to Steam, as I have screenshots showing they said they were Linux compatible.  They stated again that they were not compatible, and changed their catalog, but refused to put my money back in PayPal.  Essentially, they admitted that their site was incorrect, but have decided to keep my money.  They will allow me to purchase another game, but why would I take something I don't want.  I paid good money, if it doesn't work at all, I expect my money back.

I would be extremely cautious purchasing from Steam.  I did after they told me two games were linux compabible (Testament of Sherlock Holmes and Dirt2).  Immediately after I paid with PayPal I received a note that these were not compatable with Linux.  No ability to download or try what I purchased in any way.  I complained to Steam, as I have screenshots showing they said they were Linux compatible.  They stated again that they were not compatible, and changed their catalog, but refused to put my money back in PayPal.  Essentially, they admitted that their site was incorrect, but have decided to keep my money.  They will allow me to purchase another game, but why would I take something I don't want.  I paid good money, if it doesn't work at all, I expect my money back.

edgley commented on 3 May 2013 at 5:04 pm UTC

This game definitely has a Linux port -- I would advise that you check here: http://steamdb.info/linux/ -- before you commit yourself on games that are not Valve titles.

I'm pretty sure if Dirt2 had a Linux port that would be more than no coverage of that.

This game definitely has a Linux port -- I would advise that you check here: http://steamdb.info/linux/ -- before you commit yourself on games that are not Valve titles. I'm pretty sure if Dirt2 had a Linux port that would be more than no coverage of that.

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