Torxed Mar 23, 2013 @ 1:57pm
A long time developer of *nix, but no beta access for steam?
Ok so I've signed up for this Beta access for a while now and seeing how i'm a developer myself and have been so for many years (mainly a IT security developer focusing on code reviews) i thought it would first of all be easy to get access or find out how to get the access.. secondly I didn't expect it to take longer than a few months..

The only two reasons i use Windows is Photoshop and Steam.. i can emulate Photoshop but steam is harder, so a native client would be awesome (and seeing how Dota2 is under porting review i'm not faar from ditching Windows forever..).

So, my question i guess is.. how and when do i get access to the beta?
Do i have to.. erm E-bend over or something in order to get it or is it even possible (closed until release)?

Or is it perhaps that simple that if i can see the "Beta discussion forum" I'm already in but just never got the notification?

Cheers //Torxed
Last edited by Torxed; Mar 23, 2013 @ 1:59pm
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[Linux] frankweslar Mar 23, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
What did you mean? Steam is open for everyone
Turambar Mar 23, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
Steam for Linux went out of beta a bit more than a month ago and is now officialy released and available.

If you're running Ubuntu, just grab the package. Otherwise check if you're distro made a package available, or (if unfortunately previous statement do not apply for you) grab it directly from http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/ and try to make it work for you.
Torxed Mar 23, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
Sweet, completely missed this (been holidays and what not over here).
Cheers, will grab my copy of the binaries and see how it turns out :)
Greenbikerdude Mar 23, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
Also steam runs quite nice in wine. Only games dependent on .net are lucky to get running though.
Last edited by Greenbikerdude; Mar 23, 2013 @ 2:32pm
Torxed Mar 23, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
True but wine is shaky as hell on some platforms tho which is annoying considering they've had years to develop that base
-FwG- ^ Bucky21659 Mar 23, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
Originally posted by Torxed:
True but wine is shaky as hell on some platforms tho which is annoying considering they've had years to develop that base
WINE is crap, which is a shame because you're going to need it when they come out with SourceMod support for Linux, unless they either write in a library that'll translate a .dll automatically (like WINE), or the dev re-compiles it for Linux..
Torxed Mar 23, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Well i can't see why they wouldn't be able to recompile it for Linux.. Can't see that they would need any system API's from windows to do what they do really.. so re-compiling it shouldn't be a drag for them.
-FwG- ^ Bucky21659 Mar 23, 2013 @ 10:03pm 
Because some modders have not used Steam for 2 years in the time since they released their mod, or they're dis-attatched to it and couldn't care less. Major mods like Black Mesa: Source, and Nightmare House will probably be ported though.
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