Vyom Jan 8, 2013 @ 9:54am
Can steam backup from Windows be used to restore games in Linux?
In an attempt to test this, I tried to do just that on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine. I took backups of some games from Windows 7 version of steam. Games were: Machinarium, VVVVVV and Universe Sandbox.
As expected, two out of these games, Machinarium and Universe Sandbox wasn't able to restore since those are not ported to Nix yet and was not expected to.
But I expected VVVVVV to work since it's been ported. And despite the fact that it was Windows binaries which I tried to backup, it backed it up successfully. But to my dismay the game showed an error after launching, "missing executable".

Well so in my opinion, the game should either run, or just shouldn't let me restore it in the first place! Right?
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Seph//roth : Linux Jan 8, 2013 @ 9:56am 
I cant even download VVVVVV under the native version
Хиндустани | Linux Jan 9, 2013 @ 7:22am 
VVVVVV is erroneously listed in Steam Linux I believe. While the native port exists (I've played and completed), it isn't yet on Steam. And yes the game should not "restore" from a Windows build.
Machinarium is ported to Linux by the way, just not in Steam Linux.
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Date Posted: Jan 8, 2013 @ 9:54am
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