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Salvation Prophecy space epic could hit Linux this weekend!
By tweakedenigma, 3 May 2013 at 6:11 pm UTC

Awesome, I have really been looking forward to this one. Great game and I hope it makes it on to Steam.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By Speedster, 3 May 2013 at 5:06 pm UTC

Ahh I've been waiting for this news since the early Steam beta announcements mentioned porting Valve titles...

Steam's April hardware survey shows poor Linux statistics!
By Hamish, 3 May 2013 at 4:45 pm UTC

Not meant as a dig at you Bumadar, but I do take a weary notice at how people's metric for AAA titles keeps getting pulled back as soon as Linux begins to approach it. There once was a time when people said all Linux needed was Valve's games in of themselves.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By Liam Dawe, 3 May 2013 at 4:33 pm UTC

rccarrollMy comment was directed at future Valve/Steam customers.  In my case, they had two of their games that indicated they worked in Linux.  I paid for them.  They did not work or even load, or download.  I complained immediately, but could not get my money back.  They did change the web page to indicate that Dirt2 and the Testament of Sherlock Holmes don't work in Linux, but that is after the fact.  If they c hanged the web page, it is an indication that they made a mistake. They did make a mistake, the games are not compatible with Linux.  But they kept my money.  I offered to give them screenshots, but they don't care.
I can't say I've ever seen a title on the official store/client show a platform it didn't support. Can you show us those screenshots of yours?

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By rccarroll, 3 May 2013 at 4:20 pm UTC

My comment was directed at future Valve/Steam customers.  In my case, they had two of their games that indicated they worked in Linux.  I paid for them.  They did not work or even load, or download.  I complained immediately, but could not get my money back.  They did change the web page to indicate that Dirt2 and the Testament of Sherlock Holmes don't work in Linux, but that is after the fact.  If they c hanged the web page, it is an indication that they made a mistake. They did make a mistake, the games are not compatible with Linux.  But they kept my money.  I offered to give them screenshots, but they don't care.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By , 3 May 2013 at 4:04 pm UTC

This game definitely has a Linux port -- I would advise that you check here: http://steamdb.info/linux/ -- before you commit yourself on games that are not Valve titles.

I'm pretty sure if Dirt2 had a Linux port that would be more than no coverage of that.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By rccarroll, 3 May 2013 at 3:49 pm UTC

I would be extremely cautious purchasing from Steam.  I did after they told me two games were linux compabible (Testament of Sherlock Holmes and Dirt2).  Immediately after I paid with PayPal I received a note that these were not compatable with Linux.  No ability to download or try what I purchased in any way.  I complained to Steam, as I have screenshots showing they said they were Linux compatible.  They stated again that they were not compatible, and changed their catalog, but refused to put my money back in PayPal.  Essentially, they admitted that their site was incorrect, but have decided to keep my money.  They will allow me to purchase another game, but why would I take something I don't want.  I paid good money, if it doesn't work at all, I expect my money back.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By Rustybolts, 3 May 2013 at 2:45 pm UTC

Oooo Nice one will be playing this one tonight then!!!

Steam's April hardware survey shows poor Linux statistics!
By Bumadar, 3 May 2013 at 2:10 pm UTC

CheesenessWhat about Valve's offerings? They currently have more titles available on Steam for Linux than any other developer, and with the Team Fortress and Counter Strike franchises still having very healthy player bases, it seems like that's worth noting as appealing (though I can understand if those titles aren't of interest to you personally).

Don't see those as new AAA titles, sorry and yes your right I don't care about them personally as I am not into online shooters

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By shaunix, 3 May 2013 at 1:07 pm UTC

I didn't read the post completely... edited original post.

Yay portal!

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By , 3 May 2013 at 8:38 am UTC

OrkultusLol i have owned portal 1 and 2 since they came out, and i have never actually played any of them. This shall be interesting. IM STILL WAITING FOR LEFT 4 DEAD 2!. I hope this isn't a fill in like TF2 was on the Linux steam release!

You can still run Portal 2 in Wine/PlayOnLinux/Crossover. No speed penalties.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By , 3 May 2013 at 8:29 am UTC

Best news I've had all week

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By Mike Frett, 3 May 2013 at 8:14 am UTC

It's an old game, but I've never played it. I do like the RTS category though and would probably buy this when it's out. Looks like Runesoft does quite a bit of porting to Linux, we should definitely applaud them.

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By Orkultus, 3 May 2013 at 8:06 am UTC

Lol i have owned portal 1 and 2 since they came out, and i have never actually played any of them. This shall be interesting. IM STILL WAITING FOR LEFT 4 DEAD 2!. I hope this isn't a fill in like TF2 was on the Linux steam release!

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By SteamPenguin, 3 May 2013 at 5:52 am UTC

Been waiting for Left4Dead2 2 all week and out of nowhere we get Portal happy days

Portal 1 is now in Beta for Linux woohoo!
By s_d, 3 May 2013 at 5:50 am UTC

We don't really bash him, Liam;  he never checks anything.  It's not to say Larabel doesn't get good scoops, because he certainly can do... but his tendency to sensationalize without proper fact-checking certainly bites him in the ass, on occasion.  All in good fun, yes?

I'm glad to see these Valve classics pop up, though

Jack Keane adventure/comic game now available on Desura
By s_d, 3 May 2013 at 5:45 am UTC

Yep, insta-buy (unabashed adventure gamer, here)

Steam's April hardware survey shows poor Linux statistics!
By Cheeseness, 2 May 2013 at 11:47 pm UTC

Bumadar- only close to new AAA title so far has been serious sam 3, and I loved it but beyond that there is nothing on steam that I can't get/have on desura or from a direct download page.

What about Valve's offerings? They currently have more titles available on Steam for Linux than any other developer, and with the Team Fortress and Counter Strike franchises still having very healthy player bases, it seems like that's worth noting as appealing (though I can understand if those titles aren't of interest to you personally).

That said, as I noted in my SteamLUG post, April was definitely pretty quiet month, and I think possibly the first since Steam for Linux's launch that we hadn't seen a single Valve title released. I still run Wine to play a bunch of games, and as I said before, people are getting prompted to participate in the survey whilst not running the native client.

RustyboltsAnyway on the results page it says this :
QuoteWhy do many of the Steam Hardware Survey numbers seem to undergo a significant change in April 2012?

Yeah, the sampling seems to be random rather than geared towards covering everybody over a 12 month period. It's easy to go missed. I've been prompted three times since that sampling bug was identified (that notice has been up on the survey results page for 12 months now).

I'm that note, I'm currently talking with someone from Valve about whether or not we can get more transparency so far as their methodology goes. I don't hold out much hope, but since the more granular survey results breaking down the Other category appeared after a conversation with the same person, there's always a possibility

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By FutureSuture, 2 May 2013 at 11:08 pm UTC

More pressure for the folks at GOG to add Linux support as they sell all the games in this series! Does this mean that the sequels will be coming to Linux as well?

Fancy winning a copy of the original Postal game?
By muntdefems, 2 May 2013 at 10:37 pm UTC

Are we talking Steam keys or Desura keys?

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By Hamish, 2 May 2013 at 9:04 pm UTC

Exactly. Runesoft appears to be seeing Linux as a more valuable market now, so they are putting more of the resources they already have into making their Linux selection better. While it would be nice to see newer games as well, I am just happy that Runesoft is now taking us more seriously, and giving us more of their already established catalogue that they have built up on other platforms.

Steam's April hardware survey shows poor Linux statistics!
By , 2 May 2013 at 8:57 pm UTC

I want to toplay play games in linux but i have problems problems with my hybrid graphics card .  Bumblebee doesn't help and the installation of the nvidia beta driver with optimus fails to install

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By Liam Dawe, 2 May 2013 at 6:49 pm UTC

When it was released doesn't mean anything, it's new to us and a highly rated game 4/5 stars on gog with 391 ratings, that's pretty good.

They may not have any contracts for newer titles, also porting a game that is already on Mac would probably be easier to port to Linux than starting on a new port. It's also probably more financially viable to port older titles first to expand their catalogue.

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By MaximB, 2 May 2013 at 6:46 pm UTC

liamdawe
HamishPeople should keep in mind that Runesoft are doing this to port more of their old catalogue to Linux, rather than just grabbing new tittles. Personally, I applaud them for it.
Not just that, they update their older titles to fix bugs like their other Linux ports on Desura.

It's 1997 game, it's 16 years old game, some of the readers weren't even in the project back then ;)
I'm not saying that all oldies are bad games, far from it - but why port an ancient title and try to sell it instead of porting newer titles.

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By , 2 May 2013 at 5:57 pm UTC

I will be buying this -- I love the older fixed view RTS'.

As my previous comment may have alluded to, I would love to be able to mod it though

I still play Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, thanks to OpenRA

Jack Keane adventure/comic game now available on Desura
By , 2 May 2013 at 5:43 pm UTC

instant buy, long time I am waiting for this. Now Ankh!! =D Get my money!!!!!

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By Liam Dawe, 2 May 2013 at 4:17 pm UTC

HamishPeople should keep in mind that Runesoft are doing this to port more of their old catalogue to Linux, rather than just grabbing new tittles. Personally, I applaud them for it.
Not just that, they update their older titles to fix bugs like their other Linux ports on Desura.

Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux
By Hamish, 2 May 2013 at 4:14 pm UTC

People should keep in mind that Runesoft are doing this to port more of their old catalogue to Linux, rather than just grabbing new tittles. Personally, I applaud them for it.

Jack Keane adventure/comic game now available on Desura
By Hamish, 2 May 2013 at 4:01 pm UTC

I wonder what took so long when it came to getting the game out or private beta.

Regardless, it is still great to see Runesoft's titles popping up on Desura.

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