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Black Mesa is officially coming to Linux, and the developer confirmed so in a rather delightful way of shooting down an anti-Linux troll in the Steam forums.

You may or may not heard of a user who goes by the username "meraco" on Steam. He seems to be popping up all over Linux support posts on the Steam forum to spread anti-Linux sentiments, this time it was different.

After his usual derailing of a Linux support topic, the Black Mesa developer commented:
QuoteWhat are we arguing about? We're making a Linux port. We think it's totally worth it.

We built Linux and got errors (as we expected). They're not especially complex errors, but there are a lot of them. As soon as we get a stable build we'll push it to Steam for people to test.

It's good to get confirmation (and fantastic to see a troll get slapped down), as previously they were only evaluating a port, but now it is happening.

Note: The best way to shut a troll down is to post like they aren't even there. Don't quote them or reply to them, just keep posting your support of Linux versions.

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Black Mesa is the award winning fan-made re-imagining of Gordon Freeman's landmark journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility. Relive Half-Life, Valve Software's revolutionary debut, and experience the game that raised the bar for the entire game industry all over again! Article taken from
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That Meraco deserves to be derailed by his targets (the devs). On a side note, i'm looking forward to Black Mesa.

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fabry92 8 July 2016 at 10:52 am UTC
Meraco is everywhere damn it xD

Last edited by fabry92 at 8 July 2016 at 10:52 am UTC
coeseta 8 July 2016 at 11:00 am UTC
I am really looking forward to Black Mesa
Eike 8 July 2016 at 11:00 am UTC
QuoteYou may or may not heard of a user who goes by the username "meraco" on Steam.

Totally have. Great to see this.
Eike 8 July 2016 at 11:05 am UTC
I took another look into his posting history and reported him for trolling.
I don't think it will result in him being spoken to or even banned, but I had to try it.
STiAT 8 July 2016 at 11:14 am UTC
At least he is owner of a XBONE . Must be something he gets by watching things on xHamster.
opera 8 July 2016 at 11:33 am UTC
Great News! I have Black Mesa on my wishlist for a while now. Waiting for the port to show up ...
RTheren 8 July 2016 at 11:44 am UTC
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fabry92Meraco is everywhere damn it xD

Permanent BAN would teach him not to mess with us
Al3s 8 July 2016 at 11:46 am UTC
How to not have heard of "meraco"? What a sad individual,*snip*

Last edited by Liam Dawe at 8 July 2016 at 7:47 pm UTC
leillo1975 8 July 2016 at 11:49 am UTC
Meraco again? This is not unusual... I think that is a looser with a lot of free time. Really, his life seems to be very sad and needs a lot of "love"

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