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Tesla to demo Steam for more in-car gaming soon using Linux & Proton

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Tesla and Steam? It's coming and it sounds like it's progressing nicely with a demo to come soon to show it off.

Something that has been in the works for a while, and we already know their entertainment software uses Linux so it will use the Linux version of Steam. This will also include the Proton compatibility tool for running Windows games as well to enable plenty more gaming in your fancy Tesla.

We actually saw hints of this back in 2021, as Tesla were advertising for "Linux Game Development at Tesla" position which you can see via the Wayback Machine. This involved working with "Linux, Mesa, Vulkan, OpenGL, Proton/Lutris, Wine, etc." so it was pretty clear where they were going with it. Add to that Elon Musk said on Twitter in early 2022 that "We’re working through the general case of making Steam games work on a Tesla vs specific titles. Former is obviously where we should be long-term.".

Just recently on July 16, 2022 again on Twitter, Musk said: "We’re making progress with Steam integration. Demo probably next month.".

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soulsource 19 Jul
Computer games in a car... What could possibly go wrong?

(Edit: Just to be clear, I'm joking. I'm expecting them to prevent access to games while driving.)


Last edited by soulsource on 19 July 2022 at 9:10 am UTC
elmapul 19 Jul
one of the reasons why unity still supports linux, even with the proton thing:
https://unitydevelopers.co.uk/unity-ported-into-tesla-cars/

native version is always preferable i guess.

and looks like godot was used to make their ui or something:
https://www.reddit.com/r/godot/comments/syy5w6/til_godot_is_used_at_tesla/

i found another link, its 404 probably because the people were already hired

https://www.ignboards.com/threads/tesla-usa-godot-engine-o-o.455777908/


Last edited by elmapul on 19 July 2022 at 9:40 am UTC
Mal 19 Jul
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Quoting: soulsourceComputer games in a car... What could possibly go wrong?

(Edit: Just to be clear, I'm joking. I'm expecting them to prevent access to games while driving.)

I dunno. Car OSs are all wrong imho.

I can do everything on my android phone while driving. Call people, browse facebook, play angrcy birds, educate myself on youporn. Everything except set a destination on the damn google maps. For which I'm forced to use the car touchscreen, which takes 5 times longer to achieve the same result, if you even can with just keyboard input
(most often you just want to look on the map and click on a spot).

Even if I turn off the car the maps remains locked for minutes so don't even think about taking a advantage of a traffic light or an emergency pitch. I hope there is place in hell for the guy that designed this.

So yes.

Since gaming is something that you shouldn't have to do everyday while driving I'm 100% sure they'll allow it.


Last edited by Mal on 19 July 2022 at 10:49 am UTC
The more companies invested in the success of Proton/Linux/Wayland/Vulkan/etc, the better.

The more places games could be played on Linux the better.

It all creates more incentive for game publishers to keep Linux support/Proton compatibility at the back of their minds while planning future game releases.
ssj17vegeta 19 Jul
Playing Carmaggedon while playing Carmaggedon.

Awesome !
a0kami 19 Jul
Just wait for your car to go haywire on a GPU hang/crash.

I get it your passengers want a pastime cause your a boring driver but just get a steam deck ?
Not to mention transportation sickness... Anyone ever tried playing gameboy back in the days ?

I'm all for linux, steam and godot but on a tesla there's just so many sorts of wrong. But who knows, maybe this gonna be the killer app.
Lightkey 19 Jul
So I just learned the other day that Elon Musk was removed as CEO of PayPal because he tried to move the infrastructure from Unix to Windows. Guess he learned his lesson.
Mohandevir 19 Jul
Quoting: a0kami...maybe this gonna be the killer app.

Saw what you did!
slaapliedje 19 Jul
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Quoting: LightkeySo I just learned the other day that Elon Musk was removed as CEO of PayPal because he tried to move the infrastructure from Unix to Windows. Guess he learned his lesson.

That is hilarious. Sadly that is basically what happened to Hotmail after MS bought them. Moved all their stuff from FreeBSD to Windows, and like the majority of all things bought by Microsoft, it turned shitty.
Mal 19 Jul
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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: LightkeySo I just learned the other day that Elon Musk was removed as CEO of PayPal because he tried to move the infrastructure from Unix to Windows. Guess he learned his lesson.

That is hilarious. Sadly that is basically what happened to Hotmail after MS bought them. Moved all their stuff from FreeBSD to Windows, and like the majority of all things bought by Microsoft, it turned shitty.

Anyone knows what will happen next time an OS Update is pushed to an operating SpaceX rocket?
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