[GRLUG] Steam for Linux

John Wesorick john at wesorick.com
Mon Dec 10 12:25:23 EST 2012

The everything being 32-bit is kind of a fail and annoying, but at least
it's a start. You may also need the newest proprietary graphics card
drivers for your card. I know Valve worked hand in hand with ATI/Nvidia to
really improve their Linux drivers. With NVidia, I think I heard that they
doubled the performance in the newest release (310), so that they are
actually *better* than their Windows counterpart now.

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM, Topher <topher at codeventure.net> wrote:

> On 12/10/2012 11:13 AM, John Wesorick wrote:
> > I know there are some Linux gamers out there who will be interested. I
> > got my Steam for Linux beta invite on Friday, and actually got a couple
> > hours to play with it Yesterday. Did anyone else get their's yet?
> <snip>
> > Overall I am very pleased with it so far. I'm happy to see Linux gain
> > some ground as a gaming platform. Also, although they only officially
> > support Ubuntu 12.04, I am running 12.10, and several people on the
> > forums are getting it to work with various other distros, i.e. Fedora,
> > Arch, etc.
> I tried it on Arch64.  It first failed because I needed the 32bit OpenGL
> stuff.  That was an easy fix.  It now fails for a different reason, I
> don't remember.  I tried playing the free game they're pushing with this
> beta, and it started to load and then just bailed.
> I'll post more later.
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