Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

khaz Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:09am
Force download of Windows games
Even if they can't be played on Linux, we should be able to download them. Put some big warning signs everywhere, hide the function in submenus etc so people can't expect windows game to work. Official support should not be expected.

The reason for this is because there are several external software using game assets and I currently need to download them illegally even tho I own them on Steam. I would like to be able to download my legally bought Windows version of Duke Nukem 3D so I can use it legally with the perfectly legal source port eduke32. Same with Doom, Jedi Academy, etc.

It would also allow the use of Dosbox games for people using a different version of Dosbox.

(edit) I am NOT asking for Wine support. I just want to be able to download the software I own regardless of the OS I'm using.
Last edited by khaz; Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:11am
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PyGuy Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:34am 
I would love to to this so I can grab my Doom WAD files, or install Morrowind for OpenMW. You shouldn't need two Steams to do this imo
aliceif Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:02am 
+1 Being able to download the files without having to use wine or reboot into windows would be a nice thing to have.
+1, Would love this option, seeing as openMW 0.23 just got released, and it looks great.
Dusk of Oolacile May 1, 2013 @ 9:19am 
-1 just to force Valve to do this.

(They usually do the opposite of what the community wants...)
M ~ 42 May 1, 2013 @ 9:32am 
-1 so
instabilis May 1, 2013 @ 10:05am 
I would think it would be better to ask the developers to add a Linux package for the game content, rather then asking Valve to change Steam.

As for Duke Nukem 3D, the developers have stated that Linux support should be coming.
Last edited by instabilis; May 1, 2013 @ 10:12am
Originally posted by instabilis:
As for Duke Nukem 3D, the developers have stated that Linux support should be coming.

Did not know that, but you made my day!
molbolom May 1, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
I've heard on that the Megaton uses an older outdated port, but mostly it just seems to be opinion, though. Haven't found/remembered any definitive information as of yet.

However, though, regardless if it is an older port, once ported to Linux, I'll be buying it.
khaz May 8, 2013 @ 3:41pm 
We can't rely on dev / publisher and expect every one of them to make a Linux version (not made by them). Duke Nukem 3D is a popular example but these projects can affect any game really. Just yesterday I heard about which is a recreation of the first Xcom game for modern platforms. This as usual requires the original assets found in the installation files. Again I can't use my legitimally bought copy of Xcom and I have to resort to other means to be able to use this software.
Last edited by khaz; May 8, 2013 @ 3:41pm
psycho_driver Jul 20, 2013 @ 9:21am 
+1 most windows games will work fine with wine so this should be an option for linux users.
Unyieldingly Jul 20, 2013 @ 10:01am 
can any one say starwar's?
AYAYA Oct 16, 2013 @ 7:41am 
coalwater Oct 28, 2013 @ 3:08am 
+1 here
hellraven Nov 6, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
+1 here... I want to download the game in a PC with only linux with a better connection, then port it to my home win PC (and viceversa would be good too, from win to linux)
J. L. Bate Nov 6, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
- Install WINE.
- Download and install the steam .msi installer.
- Go nuts.
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Date Posted: Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:09am
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