Doc Holliday 21. nov 2013 kl. 10:10am
Linux users get ready to fire up your Windows Boxes soon
The Steam In Home Streaming Beta is starting Soon

Q: How do I get selected to participate in the beta?
A: We will be randomly selecting beta test participants from community members who have joined the Steam In-Home Streaming group

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/homestream
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s.plisskin [Archlinux] 21. nov 2013 kl. 11:47am 
Am i the only gamer who wants to stream from his Linux box to a crappy Windows PC in the living room?
Zyro 21. nov 2013 kl. 11:50am 
Am I the only gamer who wants to format Windows to make more SSD place for Linux games?
Oerthling 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:09pm 
What Windows Box?
;-)
Doc Holliday 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:10pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af s.plisskin Archlinux:
Am i the only gamer who wants to stream from his Linux box to a crappy Windows PC in the living room?

why not a Linux box to a Linux Box?

Oprindeligt skrevet af Zyro:
Am I the only gamer who wants to format Windows to make more SSD place for Linux games?

i have my copy of Windows 7 on a SSD too just waiting for a few more games to support Steam for Linux :)
Dysfunctional 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:11pm 
Am I the only gamer who has zero interest of streamed gaming of any kind?
s.plisskin [Archlinux] 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:11pm 
The living room PC belongs to my brother, and he likes to use Windows. Otherwise my house would be Completley Windows free. Though i think when the Steambox is released, his old Windows PC is going to have an accident.
Doc Holliday 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:15pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Dysfunctional:
Am I the only gamer who has zero interest of streamed gaming of any kind?
maybe

Oprindeligt skrevet af s.plisskin Archlinux:
The living room PC belongs to my brother, and he likes to use Windows. Otherwise my house would be Completley Windows free. Though i think when the Steambox is released, his old Windows PC is going to have an accident.

like my wifes XP box o_O oops
Apocryphus 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:23pm 
LInux > Windows < sh.it.
Sidst redigeret af Apocryphus; 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:23pm
Doc Holliday 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:39pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
LInux > Windows < sh.it.

Yes most of us dislike Windows!!! maybe one day we can game on Linux Only :)
Apocryphus 21. nov 2013 kl. 12:55pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Doc Holliday:
Oprindeligt skrevet af RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
LInux > Windows < sh.it.

Yes most of us dislike Windows!!! maybe one day we can game on Linux Only :)

I already game on Linux only, without WINE too. I bid farewell to all games that have no Linux release. Indeed, Linux is a lot more freeer than Windows, and more Unix than Mac OS X.
Doc Holliday 21. nov 2013 kl. 2:08pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
Oprindeligt skrevet af Doc Holliday:

Yes most of us dislike Windows!!! maybe one day we can game on Linux Only :)

I already game on Linux only, without WINE too. I bid farewell to all games that have no Linux release. Indeed, Linux is a lot more freeer than Windows, and more Unix than Mac OS X.
i have 2 game's that take DX 11 once they port there game's to Linux i'm removing windows for good :)
Benjamin 22. nov 2013 kl. 4:56am 
I'm thinking about making a headless Linux box, running Windows Steam in Wine. I don't buy any Windows only games anymore, so I don't mind the tweaking it would take to make this work. This is all providing streaming works from Steam in Wine, which we don't know yet...
Areso 22. nov 2013 kl. 5:46am 
If be honestly, I don't understand some details about steamboxes... In one hand, yeap, streaming, low latency, direct input (gamepad) and so on, but why I should to buy or build enough pricey device for that?
I mean, the price about $250 it's minimum to build device which will be capable to stream games, play videos and so on in small case.

Dedicated device about $500-600, which could launch games itself, looks to costly for me... 'cause my PC (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) already could launch games.

So, I can assume to buy steambox as streaming device, only if it would be as steam-stick ;)
Sidst redigeret af Areso; 22. nov 2013 kl. 5:49am
Oerthling 22. nov 2013 kl. 7:37am 
Areso - I think you (like many others) misunderstand the concept.

If you are happy playing at your PC now, or if you you are a big fan of either XBox or PS then Steam Machines won't be of much interest to you.

Steam Machines might interest you if something like the following is true:
You like playing on your couch in front of your TV (instead of at your desk) - or if your are concerned about the ever more restrictive conditions coming from MS and Sony (I pretty much assume that Nintendo is not surviving the current console war), then Steam Machines are an alternative.
The streaming is only an additional option for those who still have some games that are Windows only that they really want to play and likely already still have the Windows PC standing below their desk anyway.

The streaming is pretty much an interim solution to solve the hen-and-egg problem of getting enough games on a new console. Devs want to port games to a big platform to get many sales. But customers also prefer to buy system for which they have a wide selection of apps available.

There's no reason why Linux couldn't be a great gaming platform. The problem is how to get there. Valve will offer streaming so that people can get Steam Machines, play Linux native games when available - and fill gaps with windows-only games that they already have on their old Windows PC.

It might also be interesting to players who sometimes want to play at their desk (using mouse and keyboard) and sometimes in their living room. They already have a powerful gaming PC - and now can add a cheap-end-of-the-range Steam Machine to occasionally play on the couch.

The whole idea is to give everybody a lot of options.
This is good for game devs because if otherwise there's only MS and Sony left and they keep closing up their platforms the bargaining power of the devs get reduced.
It's good for gamers because competition means better prices and less restrictions.
It's good for Valve because otherwise their whole Steam platform gets killed in a few years.

And al that without even going into some of the fundamental advantages of Linux when it comes to security and freedom.
Doc Holliday 22. nov 2013 kl. 7:43am 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Oerthling:
Areso - I think you (like many others) misunderstand the concept.

If you are happy playing at your PC now, or if you you are a big fan of either XBox or PS then Steam Machines won't be of much interest to you.

Steam Machines might interest you if something like the following is true:
You like playing on your couch in front of your TV (instead of at your desk) - or if your are concerned about the ever more restrictive conditions coming from MS and Sony (I pretty much assume that Nintendo is not surviving the current console war), then Steam Machines are an alternative.
The streaming is only an additional option for those who still have some games that are Windows only that they really want to play and likely already still have the Windows PC standing below their desk anyway.

The streaming is pretty much an interim solution to solve the hen-and-egg problem of getting enough games on a new console. Devs want to port games to a big platform to get many sales. But customers also prefer to buy system for which they have a wide selection of apps available.

There's no reason why Linux couldn't be a great gaming platform. The problem is how to get there. Valve will offer streaming so that people can get Steam Machines, play Linux native games when available - and fill gaps with windows-only games that they already have on their old Windows PC.

It might also be interesting to players who sometimes want to play at their desk (using mouse and keyboard) and sometimes in their living room. They already have a powerful gaming PC - and now can add a cheap-end-of-the-range Steam Machine to occasionally play on the couch.

The whole idea is to give everybody a lot of options.
This is good for game devs because if otherwise there's only MS and Sony left and they keep closing up their platforms the bargaining power of the devs get reduced.
It's good for gamers because competition means better prices and less restrictions.
It's good for Valve because otherwise their whole Steam platform gets killed in a few years.

And al that without even going into some of the fundamental advantages of Linux when it comes to security and freedom.

or maybe some day you can play game's like World of Warcraft, Dota2, CS, on your ipad from your Steam Box Streaming
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