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Portal 2 Looks Set To Drop On Linux With A Beta

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Well now, this was a nice surprise, it looks like Portal 2 is extremely close to dropping onto Linux.

Update: You need to manually opt-into the beta according to Valve. Find it in the beta tab on the properties section of Portal 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tax4e4hBBZc

To quote the excellent SteamDB entry for Portal 2
Quote4 minutes ago Changed Depots
661/config/oslist: linux
661/name: Portal 2 linux content
4 minutes ago Changed App Config
launch/2/arguments: -game portal2 -steam
launch/2/config/oslist: linux
launch/2/executable: portal2.sh
4 minutes ago Changed oslist – windows,macos,linux
4 minutes ago Added name_linux – Portal 2 (Beta)


The epic sequel to the puzzle game Portal will be a welcome addition to everyones Linux library I am sure.

Features
Extensive single player: Featuring next generation gameplay and a wildly-engrossing story.
Complete two-person co-op: Multiplayer game featuring its own dedicated story, characters, and gameplay.
Advanced physics: Allows for the creation of a whole new range of interesting challenges, producing a much larger but not harder game.
Original music.
Massive sequel: The original Portal was named 2007's Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide.
Editing Tools: Portal 2 editing tools will be included.

You can report bugs to the official github page for Portal 2 Linux right here.

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rick01457 26 Feb, 2014
Quoting: s_dWut.

Does this mean (effectively) all Linux folks get P2 for free?! At least beta quality?

Downloading.

Confused...
I assumed that it was in my library because I had already bought it.
s_d 26 Feb, 2014
Pretty sure I only bought Portal 1. Maybe I'm losing my mind
FutureSuture 26 Feb, 2014
Quoting: AX RedneckNow waiting for Witcher(s) and maybe Evoland and maybe even Metro 2033
Now that would be too good to be true.
fabertawe 26 Feb, 2014
Bought this so long ago I can't remember! My Win partition's been gone a good while but was waiting on the native version anyway.

Download speed's not the best today but I've waited this long... :D
Anonymous 26 Feb, 2014
Hey guys, Portal 2 has that Puzzlemaker thing ... this means it must include native BSP compile tools for Linux... Woohoo?

right now I'm just getting this, despite the file being there

xseba360@ubuntu:~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Portal 2/bin$ ./vbsp_linux 
./vbsp_linux: error while loading shared libraries: libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Anonymous 26 Feb, 2014
Quoting: AnonymousHey guys, Portal 2 has that Puzzlemaker thing ... this means it must include native BSP compile tools for Linux... Woohoo?

right now I'm just getting this, despite the file being there

Code:<code>xseba360@ubuntu:~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Portal 2/bin$ ./vbsp_linux
./vbsp_linux: error while loading shared libraries: libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory</code>
Never mind. I got it working by setting $LD_LIBRARY_PATH and starting using ./vbsp_linux -game ../portal2 :)
Dunc 26 Feb, 2014
Quoting: s_dDoes this mean (effectively) all Linux folks get P2 for free?! At least beta quality?

Nah. I had The Orange Box on Steam already, but Portal 2 on XBox. No sign of it here. :( Still, it's cool that it's finally coming to Linux. Not that I ever doubted it would.
Half-Shot 26 Feb, 2014
Quoting: AnonymousHey guys, Portal 2 has that Puzzlemaker thing ... this means it must include native BSP compile tools for Linux... Woohoo?

right now I'm just getting this, despite the file being there

Code:<code>xseba360@ubuntu:~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Portal 2/bin$ ./vbsp_linux
./vbsp_linux: error while loading shared libraries: libtcmalloc_minimal.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory</code>

Thanks :D
bcruz111 27 Feb, 2014
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: Half-ShotBloody hell Liam, how do you do that so fast :D
Imagine the film the Matrix, I am plugged into it.

matrix 1 was great, if you were plugged into the 2nd or 3rd film, i would be really worried,

i love valve, has there ever been an attempt to put the portal gun in team fortress or in half-life? it just seems too limiting to have the portal gun for only puzzles but no action.
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