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Do I still need to have my wishlist filtered for Linux only?
Rooster commented on 4 December 2019 at 7:56 am UTC

In the past, if we wanted for the developers to see a game specifically wishlisted for Linux, we needed to have a filter in wishlist applied like so:

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My question is, do we still need to do this, or is selecting Linux in platform preferences enough?

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tuubi commented on 4 December 2019 at 8:19 am UTC

Was the wishlist filter ever actually necessary? I thought the platform preference was always what triggered it. Otherwise I've been doing it wrong...

s8as8a commented on 4 December 2019 at 8:53 am UTC

tuubiWas the wishlist filter ever actually necessary? I thought the platform preference was always what triggered it. Otherwise I've been doing it wrong...
Are you perhaps confusing the feature of notifying developers of your platform for games you want but didn't purchase with your purchases from your platform counting as a sale for your platform?

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-now-has-a-form-of-platform-specific-wishlisting-to-help-developers-see-demand.10842

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/how-steam-computes-linux-sales.4675

tuubi commented on 4 December 2019 at 10:09 am UTC

s8as8a
tuubiWas the wishlist filter ever actually necessary? I thought the platform preference was always what triggered it. Otherwise I've been doing it wrong...
Are you perhaps confusing the feature of notifying developers of your platform for games you want but didn't purchase with your purchases from your platform counting as a sale for your platform?
Nope. There's no mention of the Wishlist filter in the articles you linked, only the platform filter setting (which refers to the operating system checkboxes) in the store preferences.

Liam Dawe commented on 4 December 2019 at 12:36 pm UTC

To have your wishlist show up as Linux, you need to have only Linux ticked in platform preferences. That's it.

You do not need to have filtering on your wishlist, only you see that, that's your personal list.

Rooster commented on 4 December 2019 at 2:23 pm UTC

Liam DaweTo have your wishlist show up as Linux, you need to have only Linux ticked in platform preferences. That's it.

You do not need to have filtering on your wishlist, only you see that, that's your personal list.

Thanks Liam, I was already pretty sure that this is the case, but wanted to be certain.

s8as8a commented on 6 December 2019 at 8:29 am UTC

tuubi
s8as8a
tuubiWas the wishlist filter ever actually necessary? I thought the platform preference was always what triggered it. Otherwise I've been doing it wrong...
Are you perhaps confusing the feature of notifying developers of your platform for games you want but didn't purchase with your purchases from your platform counting as a sale for your platform?
Nope. There's no mention of the Wishlist filter in the articles you linked, only the platform filter setting (which refers to the operating system checkboxes) in the store preferences.
I was especially tired when I wrote that, so sorry for my misunderstanding.

Having said that, this post ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4174/post_id=25767 ) answers your question, right?

tuubi commented on 6 December 2019 at 9:18 am UTC

s8as8a
tuubi
s8as8a
tuubiWas the wishlist filter ever actually necessary? I thought the platform preference was always what triggered it. Otherwise I've been doing it wrong...
Are you perhaps confusing the feature of notifying developers of your platform for games you want but didn't purchase with your purchases from your platform counting as a sale for your platform?
Nope. There's no mention of the Wishlist filter in the articles you linked, only the platform filter setting (which refers to the operating system checkboxes) in the store preferences.
I was especially tired when I wrote that, so sorry for my misunderstanding.

Having said that, this post ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4174/post_id=25767 ) answers your question, right?
Yeah. It gives an answer to the OP's question, and confirms my understanding of how this works. It seems I have been doing it right all along.

s8as8a commented on 7 December 2019 at 8:25 am UTC

tuubi
s8as8a
tuubi
s8as8a
tuubiWas the wishlist filter ever actually necessary? I thought the platform preference was always what triggered it. Otherwise I've been doing it wrong...
Are you perhaps confusing the feature of notifying developers of your platform for games you want but didn't purchase with your purchases from your platform counting as a sale for your platform?
Nope. There's no mention of the Wishlist filter in the articles you linked, only the platform filter setting (which refers to the operating system checkboxes) in the store preferences.
I was especially tired when I wrote that, so sorry for my misunderstanding.

Having said that, this post ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4174/post_id=25767 ) answers your question, right?
Yeah. It gives an answer to the OP's question, and confirms my understanding of how this works. It seems I have been doing it right all along.
Okay, great.

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