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Valve's GDC Slides On Porting Source To Linux!
Posted , 4 April 2013 at 6:08 pm UTC / 7559 views
This is quite interesting, here we have the slides from Valve's GDC talk on porting over to Linux. It makes for an interesting read and lays it out very simply for the non techies.

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It gives a good nod to SDL as well which is used for Steam and the game ports, the latest version of which improves alt-tabbing on full screen windows dramatically for me.

What is interesting about it is this tweet:
So it had a great turn out, looks like there are lots of the big guns looking at Linux and Valve right now.

It will certainly be an interesting year. With big companies like this actually giving talks on Linux as well things can only get better and better and I hope it continues.

Here are the slides: https://developer.nvidia.com/sites/default/files/akamai/gamedev/docs/Porting%20Source%20to%20Linux.pdf

With more Valve games still to be ported and with the ones they already have, so far, so good!

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Xodetaetl commented on 4 April 2013 at 7:55 pm UTC

This chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.

This chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.
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liamdawe commented on 4 April 2013 at 7:56 pm UTC

XodetaetlThis chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.
Huh?

[quote=Xodetaetl]This chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.[/quote] Huh?
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fedso commented on 4 April 2013 at 8:08 pm UTC

...the mysterious logarithmic scale

...the mysterious logarithmic scale ;)
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Xodetaetl commented on 4 April 2013 at 8:15 pm UTC

liamdawe
XodetaetlThis chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.
Huh?
They cheat with numbers to make it look like Linux is big and growing. The logarithmic scale (with very small percentage indicators so most people won't see the cheating)  + not showing last month percentage of linux users.

[quote=liamdawe][quote=Xodetaetl]This chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.[/quote] Huh?[/quote] They cheat with numbers to make it look like Linux is big and growing. The logarithmic scale (with very small percentage indicators so most people won't see the cheating)  + not showing last month percentage of linux users.
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liamdawe commented on 4 April 2013 at 8:21 pm UTC

Xodetaetl
liamdawe
XodetaetlThis chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.
Huh?
They cheat with numbers to make it look like Linux is big and growing. The logarithmic scale (with very small percentage indicators so most people won't see the cheating)  + not showing last month percentage of linux users.
You realise they did this before last months survey was out right?

[quote=Xodetaetl][quote=liamdawe][quote=Xodetaetl]This chart is a deceitful joke... Don't count on me for the praise round.[/quote] Huh?[/quote] They cheat with numbers to make it look like Linux is big and growing. The logarithmic scale (with very small percentage indicators so most people won't see the cheating)  + not showing last month percentage of linux users.[/quote] You realise they did this before last months survey was out right?
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Xodetaetl commented on 4 April 2013 at 8:45 pm UTC

liamdaweYou realise they did this before last months survey was out right?
Mmkay.
Need to watch the actual conference, do you know if the video is or will be available?

[quote=liamdawe]You realise they did this before last months survey was out right?[/quote] Mmkay. Need to watch the actual conference, do you know if the video is or will be available?
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Nicodemus commented on 4 April 2013 at 9:46 pm UTC

awesome! warms my heart to see the industry seriously considering this.

i've never played half-life, and i hope to do so first on Linux.

awesome! warms my heart to see the industry seriously considering this. i've never played half-life, and i hope to do so first on Linux.
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toor commented on 4 April 2013 at 11:00 pm UTC

Half-life 2 you mean? Because half-life has already been ported

Half-life 2 you mean? Because half-life has already been ported
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Nicodemus commented on 5 April 2013 at 3:34 am UTC

both.  i just haven't gotten around to it yet, but sooon.

both. :) i just haven't gotten around to it yet, but sooon. :)
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