Salivating monstah Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:43pm
Linux steam wonders
So far my experience with steam on linux is that games run a lot better than on windows.
Even with a few bugs here and there steam crashing etc I can finally browse community pages without having to wait 10 years. my frame rate in css is boosted and the game overall runs smoother.

Steam it self runs fantastic compared to the windows one for me even with the few hiccups I've had.

Discussion share your experiences.
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Mortus Eclipse Feb 18, 2013 @ 9:43pm 
Steam is working great for me as well. I am running Xubuntu 12.04 with Ubuntu Studio packages installed and the low latency kernel installed on a very old laptop. (I use the laptop for internet radio broadcasts as well.) Half-Life 1 runs fine with only a few naging issues, sadly the laptop I am using is to old to run Source based games. Though this seems to be mostly due to lack of 3D support for the old ATI graphics chipset this laptop has.

All in all I am very happy with how Steam and Half-Life 1 is running.
OverlordTomala Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
I'm running the latest Ubuntu (using KDE desktop) and haven't had much trouble with it. Source games run awesomely. Serious Sam 3 is getting there, World Of Goo works but with no sound for some strange reason, Gold Source Games seem to have strange slow motion, and I have a few other games that I haven't tested yet. But so far it's been pretty cool. :D
[dirrty]gsharp Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:53pm 
Originally posted by LinuxSalivating Monstah:
So far my experience with steam on linux is that games run a lot better than on windows.
Even with a few bugs here and there steam crashing etc I can finally browse community pages without having to wait 10 years. my frame rate in css is boosted and the game overall runs smoother.

Steam it self runs fantastic compared to the windows one for me even with the few hiccups I've had.

Discussion share your experiences.

It's better than before...but someone has to fix that copy/paste buffer thing. After so many years, not having middle-click paste is KILLING me. Inconsistant behavior too. Some times keyboard cmds work. Sometimes mouse. Sometimes the buffer pastes something from an hour ago.
Greenbikerdude Feb 19, 2013 @ 3:14am 
World of Goo runs on netbook totally smooth too. Bastion runs slow on netbook, but with 2gb ram and a little overclock I think it could b e playable. On my desktops everything is smooth.
gutigen o) Feb 19, 2013 @ 3:27am 
So, I went suicide mode and installed 13.04 with Gnome 3.6 on top of it (no support for most of my extensions and themes in 3.8 yet, QQ), so far it's more stable then 12.10 was in last half year.

Anyway Steam works like a charm with I think a boost in framerate in TF2 (kernel 3.8 fault perhaps?). Tho I wouldn't advice to install 13.04 without backup system on your drive (like 12.04, 12.10), cause it may break at daily basis.

What's actually best is the attention Linux is getting from commercial developers around the world, thanks to Ubuntu and Steam for Linux. Year of Linux ftw :)
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[KPA] Kim Jong-Un Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
Steam works great for me, TF2 and Trine 2 work great. I can run pretty much any game on my rig on nearly max settings if not max with decent FPS and my rig is pretty poverty TBH. I honestly think a lot of the problem is Ubuntu just sucks donkey butt, they said they are optimizing it better for games but right now it just seems like they're focusing on making a Phone and Tablet OS. :P
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