petri.piira Feb 13 @ 12:36pm
Steam tags for Linux
I just added a "Linux" tag to all games which I have on Linux - if they play flawlessly.
Maybe, if everyone did that, it would be possible to find well ported games easily.
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Cosmo Feb 13 @ 12:42pm 
"Stable" tag?
petri.piira Feb 13 @ 12:44pm 
If I understood the tag beta rules correctly, any tag which is sufficiently widespread will become publicly visible. So, if a game has a "Linux" tag, it could indicate that sufficiently many people claim it really works well on Linux.
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Feb 13 @ 2:10pm 
Where and how exactly you added these tags?
petri.piira Feb 13 @ 2:11pm 
Go to the Store page of a game, there is now a list of tags on lower right side, and you can add your own.
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Feb 13 @ 2:15pm 
Originally posted by petri.piira:
Go to the Store page of a game, there is now a list of tags on lower right side, and you can add your own.
Ok, thanks! Actually, Linux games already have a small penguin icon in their description. But tags wouldn't harm anyway.
Lysius Feb 15 @ 3:30am 
Perhaps it would also be a good idea to add a "no Linux" or "needs Linux port" tag to the games that are not yet ported but you want a port of.
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Tristan! Feb 15 @ 4:00pm 
Originally posted by Lysius:
Perhaps it would also be a good idea to add a "no Linux" or "needs Linux port" tag to the games that are not yet ported but you want a port of.

That's actually a great idea. If we organized it here and everyone added the same tag, we might have enough people to push that tag on to games.
Turambar Feb 16 @ 1:49am 
I did my share on games I own ("Linux") and games I want on Linux ("Needs Linux Port").

Not sure how the idea will fare, nor if tags are really the good solution for this, but we'll see. I already see the "Linux" tag randomly popping on half my Linux game collection tags.
Revernus Feb 17 @ 8:46am 
Maybe it could be better "linux-tested" or something like that to differentiate thw flawless games from those who just have a port version available.
toggstar Feb 19 @ 8:23pm 
It's a good initiative. There really needs to be more flawless linux games. I agree that linux-tested is a better tag than just linux since the games already have a penguin icon attached.
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