rudeboyskunk Jan 13, 2013 @ 3:11am
STOP MAKING THREADS ABOUT THESE TOPICS
Ok, I understand a lot of people here are new and that’s why we’re getting repeat threads. However, these five topics KEEP coming up, and seriously, a 3-second search will give you the answers you are looking for. Here are the five questions/topics that keep coming up, so please do a simple search and stop making new threads about them:

1) “Wine/Steam for Linux integration.” – Ok, see that little search bar to the right, that says “Search discussions” with a little magnifying glass? Just go to that and type “wine integration” and you get 19 results. If you just type “wine” you get 300 results. It has been discussed to death.

2) “Where is Left4Dead2? I thought they were making a Linux version!” – Patience. Yes, that is the first game that Valve announced they’d be porting. No, they haven’t finished it. No, they won’t answer questions on when it will be finished (unless they have and I’m not aware). The speculation that makes the most sense? They’re waiting for Steam for Linux to have its 1.0 release.

3) “Why is Valve only targeting Ubuntu? That’s really dumb. You know Ubuntu isn’t the only Linux, right?” – I’m pretty sure Valve is aware that Ubuntu isn’t the only flavor of Linux, as they’ve stated many times UBUNTU IS ONLY THE FIRST DISTRIBUTION THEY ARE TARGETING. They’ve already made several posts about how they’re already working on getting Steam for Linux to work on other distributions. Do a little digging before you blast them next time.

4) “Where is my tray icon? I saw a screenshot and one guy had a tray icon! Where’s mine?” – As far as I can tell, this is a 32-bit/64-bit issue (meaning it only works in 32-bit). I’m running 64-bit and don’t have one. Please keep in mind we are dealing with BETA software, not all features are implemented yet.

5) “I have a bunch of games in my “Linux” library but they won’t install! I’m getting ripped off. I can’t believe I bought the Humble Indie Bundle 7 games and/or bought a bunch of games on sale over the holidays and I can’t play them. WHY DO YOU LIE TO ME VALVE???!!!” – I have 9 games like this. This is a problem of the developers telling Valve, “Yes, we have Linux versions of our game,” so Valve says it has a Linux version on Steam. However, the developer has not yet uploaded the Linux binary of the game. Solution? Email the developer and ask when the Linux version will be uploaded (then politely post the answer here). In fact, if anybody already has information on those games that are afflicted with this, please post that information here ASAP.

If any of my information is incorrect, I beg of you to quickly and politely explain the correct answer.

Also, if a Valve moderator wants to sticky this, that'd be great.
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GamingPenguin(LINUX) Jan 13, 2013 @ 3:19am 
I agree with making this sticky if it was a bit more polite, I can understand your frustration though.
Artej Jan 13, 2013 @ 4:06am 
bump
pretty noose Jan 13, 2013 @ 6:49am 
So true - commenting to keep this thread on top.
blackout24 Jan 13, 2013 @ 8:15am 
+1
bobebubab Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:26am 
+1
b4cki ❤ Katzii3 Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:15am 
Do you really think that people who start these threads will read a thread like yours? :)
Last edited by b4cki ❤ Katzii3; Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:15am
bobebubab Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:17am 
Originally posted by epic fail@linux:
Do you really think that people who start these threads will read a thread like yours? :)
+1 and sry my english
Dr0zD[SVK] Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:30am 
bump, but:

Originally posted by jimjimith:
I agree with making this sticky if it was a bit more polite, I can understand your frustration though.
^ this so true

Maybe:
1) “I have a bunch of games in my “Linux” library but they won’t install!"
2) “Wine/Steam for Linux integration.”
3) “Where is Left4Dead2? (or other Valve games)"
4) “Why is Valve only targeting Ubuntu?"
5) “Where is tray icon?"

for start and answers later, bcs. all that bunch of text seems tl;dr.
Just my point of view. Take or leave.
Last edited by Dr0zD[SVK]; Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:37am
dilworks Jan 13, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
You forgot the most important question:

6) "Will there be cake at the end of the testing?"

:D
rudeboyskunk Jan 14, 2013 @ 12:45am 
Originally posted by dilworks:
You forgot the most important question:

6) "Will there be cake at the end of the testing?"

:D

First we should ask if they prefer death or cake.
gutigen o) Jan 14, 2013 @ 1:07am 
While idea is very noble, too much CAPSLOCK and emotions for my taste.
flesk Jan 14, 2013 @ 2:06am 
I think the emotions are justified and would like to see this stickied. As mentioned though, the people making those duplicate threads probably won't read this thread either. Maybe it would help if the same list of frequently asked questions were gathered in a single thread by Frank or someone else on the Linux team.
skotadopsyxos (linux) Jan 14, 2013 @ 2:50am 
well, if something is proven by the steam beta is the superiority of the linux users, their brains (I would also speak about the far above superiority of their os but I wouldn't really want to seem in favor of microsoft)

p.s. I watched last night the southpark episode of sarcasmball, maybe someone could turn it to a videogame exclusive for steam linux, maybe than the linux users would stop whining about everything...
ThOR27 Jan 14, 2013 @ 2:54am 
The other kind of thread is spammed here a lot, is like:

Let's ask valve to port game X! I NEED TO PLAY GAME X NOW!!!!111!!
b4cki ❤ Katzii3 Jan 14, 2013 @ 3:37am 
Originally posted by skotadopsyxos:
p.s. I watched last night the southpark episode of sarcasmball, maybe someone could turn it to a videogame exclusive for steam linux, maybe than the linux users would stop whining about everything...

OH REALLY? WHAT A GREAT IDEA I WOULD BUY 100 COPIES OF IT AND I WANT IT RIGHT NOW (:

That episode was pretty funny.
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