Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

/dev/null Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:26am
Some Linux games are listed and some are not. Some installable, some not.
The following Linux catalog of games in the Steam Linux beta client are just some of the titles that have issues. There is a much larger Linux catalog that isn't even listed in "LINUX GAMES" in the Steam Linux client library.

Games in "LINUX GAMES" - run fine
* Amnesia: The Dark Descent
* Cogs
* Killing Floor
* Serious Sam 3: BFE
* Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
* Team Fortress 2
* Trine 2
* Uplink
* World of Goo

Games in "LINUX GAMES", cannot install
* Braid
* Psyhonauts
* Splice

Games in "LINUX GAMES", installable but never launch
* And Yet It Moves
* Osmos
* Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP

Games in "LINUX GAMES", somewhat broken
* Space Pirates and Zombies - appears to play perfectly, no sound
* SpaceChem - listed, installs - Ask for administrative password?
* Uplink - First launch blank screen, appeared fix after second launch

I have plenty of other Linux games that aren't even listed in LINUX GAMES and aren't installable if I try. When will the catalog be a bit more complete, it's been a stagnant list for quite a long time now. I'd appreciate some kind of notice as to what is happening with our current library of somewhat unsupported Linux games.
Last edited by /dev/null; Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:45am
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Seegras Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:34am 
I've got the same problem with non-installable games, all listed in the LINUX GAMES section:
* Braid
* Dwarfs?
* Limbo
* Penumbra Requiem
* Psychonauts
* Splice
* Walking Mars
With all of those, if I click on install, the install window does not display any space requirements.

However, all that install also play, Most noteably, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP works. So that's likely not a steam-problem but something with your machine.
/dev/null Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:43am 
This is a driving reason why even the winter sales won't get me to buy stuff for myself. I have no idea what's really going to work with no clear sign what will work in the future.
SPAZ does have sound for me. Not sure why you don't.
simskog95 Dec 23, 2012 @ 9:07am 
only buy games from the linux section in the store. those should work. the others might be in the steam cdr but are not working yet.
ThOR27 Dec 23, 2012 @ 1:57pm 
PLEASE! Read the FORUM, the games that are PLAYABLE on LINUX STEAM are on THIS LIST:
Biggus Dikkus Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:02pm 
This topic has been discussed on countless other threads. Do a search next time and post on one of those instead of making a new thread.
Keperhell Dec 23, 2012 @ 5:16pm 
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP works fine me
Alec Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:14pm 
Originally posted by ThOR27:
PLEASE! Read the FORUM, the games that are PLAYABLE on LINUX STEAM are on THIS LIST:

List includes Waking Mars, but it doesn't work ("invalid app config") :\
Thumper Dec 23, 2012 @ 8:14pm 
iBomber Defense Pacific won't launch. Might as well add that to the list..
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Date Posted: Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:26am
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