aragonphx Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:30am
Half Life 2 Linux
Has anyone heard if Half Life 2 will be released soon? Is there a list somewhere of upcoming Linux games?
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blackout24 Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:16am 
No there is no list and no release dates. Things will just get released. There is nothing more to it.
ProToys Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:28am 
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bl33ding_silence Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:48am 
With Valve's push for a Linux-based Steam Box, it is almost a certainty they'll port all of their games to Linux. In fact, I won't be surprised to see their newer games come out on Linux first.
rudeboyskunk Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:53am 
Patience, young one.
^1Gentoo Feb 17, 2013 @ 5:07am 
Seeing as how Garry's Mod is comin soon, I imagine it'll need atleast HL2 ported over. Although this is mostly an assumption on my part since I don't know if GMod still requires HL2.
Salamanderrake Apr 13, 2013 @ 10:21pm 
From what garry said he is only waiting for awesomium to be released for windows, mac and linux. ATM there is only windows and linux beta released they have not released the mac one yet. also hl2mp/dm is out for linux but it only needed parts of hl2 and it downloaded what it needed.
Pocket Apr 14, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
Their single-player Source 2009 games are likely the next step after the TF2 VPK conversion goes live, since they have to convert them to VPK anyway.
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DeadWire Apr 14, 2013 @ 9:15pm 
Why bother porting Deathmatch and not HL2? Its coming it just takes time.....personally though I want the Portal games first
LOLCAT Apr 14, 2013 @ 11:09pm 
They're already ported. Both HL2 and Portal. (Proof: We have the engine in HL2DM and CSS and assets need no conversion. A bsp or mp3 file is the same on all platforms.)

The wait is because of the stupid steampipe conversion. Probably I'm not the only one who noticed that they released HL1 and its mods right after they were converted. I think as soon as HL2 moves to steampipe, it will get relesed for linux as well.

@OP: Fix your very misleading thread title, please.
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Pocket Apr 15, 2013 @ 10:32am 
I'm pretty sure games contain more code than the basic engine. The core mechanics of a game are not part of the engine; the engine is just responsible for rendering graphics. The code to make portals work, or to control the AI of striders, for example, isn't all just sitting there dormant in the other games.
mattyy1hp Apr 15, 2013 @ 10:59am 
I guess that most of you have already played it, but I haven't. I've tried playing it in Wine (it's laggy, unstable and unplayable on my PC), played a few hours of Deathmatch and that's all. I don't know the story, characters etc.
I'm waiting for the Linux version to fully enjoy Half-Life 2, hope it will come soon.
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blackout24 Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:25am 
It's still one of the best singleplayer FPS games imho.
LOLCAT Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Originally posted by SaunterbluggetHampterfuppinshire:
I'm pretty sure games contain more code than the basic engine. The core mechanics of a game are not part of the engine; the engine is just responsible for rendering graphics. The code to make portals work, or to control the AI of striders, for example, isn't all just sitting there dormant in the other games.
Yes, there's one single client.dll that has to be ported. That contains all game specific code. (Everything else is either scripted (no porting needed) or is part of the engine.) I'm sure it's a great challenge for the devs after porting the whole engine to do this as well.
nestor_makhno Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:42am 
I would absolutely *love* to see HL2, Garry's Mod, Portal, Portal 2, and of course, Goldeneye Source! I'm stoked that I get to play CS Source Linux native, I can't wait for the rest of the source games.
ezra-s Apr 24, 2013 @ 2:17am 
I was wondering the same as the OP, if they tested L4D2 ages ago on Linux and the source engine has already been ported. What's holding Valve back to release Half-Life:Source, Half-Life 2 and all the episodes, L4D1 and 2, etc.. on Linux!

Hurry Valve, time is crucial!
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