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g000h 23 Jan
Hi.

I eventually found the Wiki page containing this list of "Hidden Linux Ports on Steam" - It took me quite some effort to find this potentially very useful resource page.

The page is tucked away in the Wiki, here:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/wiki/Hidden_Linux_ports_on_Steam


Then, on finding it I noticed that it hasn't seen any additions in quite some time. Just the other day, Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor were delisted as native Linux titles, and only appear to be Windows titles to casual observers in the Steam client. (Although the native Linux versions are still installable for owners of the games.)

There are plenty more hidden Linux ports on Steam, and this list seems to miss out plenty of them.

I came looking to find out if indie game Salt has a hidden native Linux port or not. Some comment on ProtonDB suggests that it might.

It would be great if people could update this page, and it would also be good if it was *a lot* easier to find too. I was expecting I'd find a list of 50 odd titles here, rather than less than 10.

Okay, bye for now.
Liam Dawe 23 Jan
Not really sure what you're asking. Anyone can edit the wiki, they just need to request an account due to mass spammer attacks on it.
The_Aquabat 23 Jan
Mean Greens Plastic Warfare another game that u can add @g000h
The_Aquabat 23 Jan
Liam can u create an account for me ... I can add those titles.
The_Aquabat 23 Jan
Also "Hidden Linux Ports" could also mean "completely delisted" games like Prey 2006 or Dirt Showdown. or there's a separate page for those?

also Alyx doesn't have a hidden linux port?

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 23 January 2021 at 4:21 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 23 Jan
Quoting: The_AquabatLiam can u create an account for me ... I can add those titles.
I can create you one. Do you want the same user and email as on here?

Quoting: The_Aquabatalso Alyx doesn't have a hidden linux port?
Yes it does, it's not advertised.
TimeFreeze 23 Jan
Quoting: The_AquabatAlso "Hidden Linux Ports" could also mean "completely delisted" games like Prey 2006 or Dirt Showdown. or there's a separate page for those?

also Alyx doesn't have a hidden linux port?

I dont think that Prey 2006 does qualify as a "Hidden Linux Port" since while yes it has a Linux Version its not aviable on Steam and you can only get it from icculus.
Liam Dawe 23 Jan
Yes, only actual Linux games on Steam are to be in this list, not titles that have ports elsewhere. It needs to be a Linux build, accessible on Steam.

I've added a couple more today.
The_Aquabat 23 Jan
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: The_AquabatLiam can u create an account for me ... I can add those titles.
I can create you one. Do you want the same user and email as on here?

yes please, as a matter of fact I might have something else to contribute to the wiki about my navi hardware.
The_Aquabat 23 Jan
Quoting: TimeFreezeI dont think that Prey 2006 does qualify as a "Hidden Linux Port" since while yes it has a Linux Version its not aviable on Steam and you can only get it from icculus.

I have Prey 2006 on steam and it's linux native. Keys were limited I think so u cannot buy it anymore, unlike Dirt Showdown that u can buy it in some key retailers. (Maybe if you look in ebay u can find a Prey 2006 key).

Anyway what I'm trying to say it's if completely delisted games from the steam store qualify as "Hidden Linux Ports", because some of them you can still get keys in some uncoventional stores. So if we are including "delisted natives linux", I don't see the reason why completely delisted games don't fall in the same category, if there's a linux depot and u can actually install the game (it's pretty much the same).

EDIT: I guess you are right TimeFreeze, Prey 2006....it is not Linux native, just downloaded to check; I don't know why I thought it was.

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 23 January 2021 at 7:06 pm UTC
g000h 23 Jan
Okay, I'll clarify what I meant:

I meant that this part of the GoL site had become redundant and needs to be updated to stay relevant. I was disappointed that the GoL community had not been updating it - Yes, I know I could contribute myself, but I'm a single person out of thousands.

Also, I knew the Hidden Ports bit existed, but it wasn't easy for me to locate it. I had expected a direct link on the top menus, rather than to click on Wiki and then hunt through the Wiki. (Once you're in the Wiki it is easy to spot.)
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