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How important is Linux to Valve?
I've been using Steam for Linux ever since it was released, and while I enjoy TF2 and Half-Life, I wish I could play even more games that windows users have. I'd really like to play games like Arma, but I know that it's up to developers to port there games to Linux. As for Valve though, where is Half Life 2 and Left for Dead 2? And what about Garry's Mod? I'm no developer, but it seems like if TF2 is already on Linux, porting over other Source games wouldn't be too complicated. What I want to know is, how important is Linux to Valve, and how much work is done to port over Valve games? All in all though, great job so far and keep up the good work.
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Half Life 2 and Left for Dead 2 are in beta atm...
Garry's Mod is in beta too
is it an open beta? and if so link?
rangerlatham lähetti viestin:
is it an open beta? and if so link?
do you have the games? you have to own them
no i only use linux, i dont have windows or any windows games.
rangerlatham lähetti viestin:
no i only use linux, i dont have windows or any windows games.
if you buy them it will pop up as beta Half Life 2 Left for Dead 2 & Garry's Mod
so if i buy the windows version, the linux beta will pop up?
rangerlatham lähetti viestin:
so if i buy the windows version, the linux beta will pop up?
yes on them 3
ok i will do that thanks
d10sfan 15. kesä, 2013 10.22 
HL2 and the episodes, almost all the GoldSrc games (only deleted scenes isn't there) and L4D2 are available as beta, that's why they don't show on the store yet. Garry's Mod is the same way, although Valve dosen't make that game

They've been porting games fairly quickly, with a good amount of their catalog already on Linux. Once the current games get out of beta, I'd imagine we will start seeing the rest of their catalog coming

I think Dota 2, Portal 2 and CS:GO are the only Valve games we've yet to see ported.
Viimeisin muokkaaja on instabilis; 15. kesä, 2013 10.57
Pocket 15. kesä, 2013 11.21 
Well, and the first Left 4 Dead, but they might just be planning to leave that out since nobody uses it anymore. Now that all the campaigns are in the second game, there's literally no reason it even needs to exist anymore.

Oh, and Alien Swarm, but that never got a Mac port either so they might not care about it.
Viimeisin muokkaaja on Pocket; 15. kesä, 2013 11.23
B9nt 15. kesä, 2013 11.35 
instabilis lähetti viestin:
I think Dota 2, Portal 2 and CS:GO are the only Valve games we've yet to see ported.

I hope to see them ported; the first two games are my favourite.
Toquinha 15. kesä, 2013 11.49 
Valve is only porting their games to Linux because of two reasons:

a) Windows 8
b) Their console.

Otherwise they couldn't care less about Linux. Let's thank Microsoft for making an operating system based on a web page, and let's thank Linux for starting all this. And of course, hop onboard of this Valve's Linux train.
Linux Junior s2 Camila lähetti viestin:
Let's thank Microsoft for making an operating system based on a web page...
Steam was a website before it was cool...
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