I'm starting to feel old. I remember a time before Steam for Linux, back in the dark days even before the first set of Humble Indie Bundles, it's truly crazy how far Linux has come overall as a platform for gaming. 10 years ago today, Steam for Linux left Beta and released officially and what a difference it made!
Many issues along the way, a number of missteps from Valve directly too (hello Steam Machines), but we got there in the end didn't we? Linux Gaming is no longer a thing that people will constantly laugh about. It's here, it's a thing and many people now with a Steam Deck likely don't even realise they're using Linux — that's just how good it can be.
Life changing of course for me too, GamingOnLinux is my job and 99% of that is thanks to Valve's effort.
I'm not going to rehash everything, since I've gone over many milestones before like my previous article Faster Zombies to Steam Deck: The History of Valve and Linux Gaming from 2021, which is worth a read if you're somewhat new to Linux gaming (and Steam Deck!).
Happy 10 years, Steam for Linux! Cheers! Here's to the next 10 and many more.
What do you expect over the next 10 years and what have been your favourite moments?
Quoting: peterp771Favorite moment: playing TF2 and LFD2 on Linux for the first time. Doesn't seem like a big deal now but in 2013 it was huge deal. Triple AAA games had finally arrived Linux.To be fair, there definitely were AAA games released for Linux before Valve released Steam for it. Unreal Tournament and Quake/Doom games for example. There were a decent amount of games for it, but they were coming out at about the rate that new games came out for the Amiga.
Quoting: mr-victoryQuoting: slaapliedjeWeird, is the mod installing some case sensitive files that are causing it to not work on Linux?IIRC all files are lowercase but I will take another look.
There might be open calls with different casing. You could try this option.
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