Paradroid Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:47am
Detect wine and let us install non linux games as well?
No flamewar please just want to know if you think it is a good idea or not.
Last edited by Paradroid; Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:47am
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HumbleLinux Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:50am 
what? Just run Windows version of Steam via Wine, if you must. There you go.
Paradroid Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:55am 
I do but having two steam clients sucks for me, and now many games are released as linux versions it would just be temporarily.
LOLCAT Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:27am 
Not possible because of the Steam DRM. You need the windows version of Steam as well. Then no more detection is needed.

/thread
rudeboyskunk Jul 21, 2013 @ 2:11am 
Tell you what I think's a good idea. Doing a search and finding the 8,000,000 (accurate count) other threads dedicated to this very topic, in which hundreds of people have written their opinions with very detailed arguments.
blackout24 Jul 21, 2013 @ 2:18am 
*yawn* Not this ♥♥♥♥ again.
Federal-Foe Jul 21, 2013 @ 2:19am 
It is not currently possible within the guidelines. Also, even if it were, it would be devastating to the development of the Linux gaming market. So, no thanks, I'm standing my linux-ground on this...
sounds like a wooosh Jul 21, 2013 @ 5:21am 
There would be solutions to work this out.
But one may keep in mind that Steam mainly focusses on their Steambox - that's probably at least the primary reason to use Linux... An integration of Wine (maybe not directly but with a workaround) would be somehow an addition I guess.

… plus: AbartigerNorbert is right... there are some older threads about this subject. - But I think it's an obvious idea - so it will come up again and again as using two clients is somehow a bit strange ;)
123456789 Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:13am 
Why bother using WINE? It doesn't really make sense if you're using Linux. If you want to play Windows games, please use Windows. One must appreciate the fact more and more games are being ported to Linux, rather than insulting developers by preying on WINE.
rudeboyskunk Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:23am 
Is there a way to block threads that contain the word WINE?
[Linux]Destiser Jul 21, 2013 @ 10:47am 
Every suggestion for using Steam games non-natively on Linux is a bad sugestion.

If we promote: don't port to linux, just provide wine support

Then we will never have decent number of linux native games
Stupendous Man Jul 21, 2013 @ 10:52am 
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
If you want to play Windows games, please use Windows.
And pay I don't know how much for a copy of an OS I don't want to use? Why?
I personally use Wine for a few games I want to play, and am fine with that. That doesn't mean I'm supporting the OP's proposal, though!
RegSizedRudy Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:42am 
NO
LOLCAT Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
Originally posted by Stupendous Man:
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
If you want to play Windows games, please use Windows.
And pay I don't know how much for a copy of an OS I don't want to use? Why?
I personally use Wine for a few games I want to play, and am fine with that. That doesn't mean I'm supporting the OP's proposal, though!
That's an excuse. I've never seen people who buy windows games on steam and have no windows. People usually do have windows in some form.
Elioan Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
no
Stupendous Man Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:30pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
That's an excuse. I've never seen people who buy windows games on steam and have no windows. People usually do have windows in some form.
Because I build my own computers, I haven't bought a Windows license since I started using Linux almost 10 years ago. Nor do I see any reason to support Microsoft financially when I have no wish to use their OS. Except for their hardware, which is actually quite good (Xbox controller, Media Center remote).
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