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Steam can now serve 64bit games on Linux!

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Finally the Steam Beta from the 18th has added support for launching 64bit titles! I am sure this will be of interest to quite a few of you 64bit users who don't want 32bit clogging up your systems!

Fixes and additions in the 18th June Beta

  • Added support for 64-bit Linux titles

  • Added a "friendly machine name" when Steam-Guarding an account

  • Changed data format of client updates to improve compatibility with flawed proxy servers.

  • During login, if Steam can't be reached and the user has entered a username we've never seen before, pop a dialog and ask them to login again

  • When returning to the login dialog and we've cleared the username field, put the keyboard focus on the empty username box instead of the password box

  • Fixed failing to update a game properly if an unexpected folder exists in the install directory for a game and we want to replace it with a
    new file

  • Fixed finding Steam client skins on Linux

  • Fixed crash looking at community images on Linux

  • Fixed Linux Steam overlay not restoring the proper mouse cursor in certain situations


Big Picture

  • Fixed focus issue with the startup UI when the intro movie terminates early

  • The play button on a games library page is now disabled if the game is not available on your platform

  • Fixed updating background images in the library details view even when not visible while a game is running

  • Fixed regression in prior update that made the Web/Friends footer buttons not appear in the in-game overlay on startup



Will be great when this gets into the public client (I personally don't use the Beta client to stay a little more stable).

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta#announcements/detail/2035906576683229914
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Anon 20 June 2013 at 1:25 pm UTC
not really though, it's only the overlay and stuff. game's still do not have the integration (that is achivments), so it's still a while off.
DrMcCoy 20 June 2013 at 5:49 pm UTC
The Steam client itself is still 32bit though.
Punisher 20 June 2013 at 6:06 pm UTC
In the Windows version in the bin folder there is a x64launcher.exe
FutureSuture 26 June 2013 at 12:12 pm UTC
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Now I can finally use the Steam overlay for Xonotic and Red Eclipse, correct? Glad life is moving forward!
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