|NAC²| D.Cent Aug 15, 2013 @ 1:41pm
Is the first game running with wine coming to Steam?
Well, I was happy and surprised to see System Shock 2 on SteamDB on the Linux list, but there's an entry "Launch Wine Configurator" if you click a bit around here: http://steamdb.info/app/238210/

I thought Valve only allowed native games? E.g. I remember seeing TrackMania Nations Forever using wine and shortly after that it disappeared.

I'm also confused because as it seems they have a native Mac port - so I don't get why they don't port native to Linux?
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L'esprit Malin Aug 15, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
not released yet.
check oslist and state!
Apocryphus Aug 15, 2013 @ 2:37pm 
A WINE wrap game? This ought to be good...
Tweakedenigma Aug 15, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Personally I would like to see a bit more of this for older games. Porting them might not be worth the time, but bundling them with Wine (much as some older games come bundled with dosbox) isn't a bad idea.

Provided the company supports and maintains it, I think it's a Win/Win.
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Jamie F Aug 15, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
Originally posted by RAVEN MCCCXXXVII:
A WINE wrap game? This ought to be good...

the mac os version uses wineskin its not a native port neather..
Jamie F Aug 15, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
Originally posted by Tweakedenigma:
Personally I would like to see a bit more of this for older games. Porting them might not be worth the time, but bundling them with Wine (much as some older games come bundled with dosbox) isn't a bad idea.

Provided the company supports and maintains it, I think it's a Win/Win.

that in itself is ok... So long as new games dont revert to a wine bottle... Older games where is if was like u said packaged like dosbox a ok... Most of the comapnies that buy the rights to said games dont get the source so...
noam.mor Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:07pm 
I played System Shock 2 in WINE for a couple of hours. 8 years ago. There's absolutely no reason it wouldn't run perfectly in WINE.
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instabilis Aug 16, 2013 @ 2:52am 
So they aren't actually providing ports to Mac and Linux, just a Wine configuration. Isn't this like false advertising then?
noam.mor Aug 16, 2013 @ 3:04am 
What if they compiled with winelib? Would that consist of a "real enough" port?
Jamie F Aug 16, 2013 @ 3:07am 


Originally posted by instabilis:
So they aren't actually providing ports to Mac and Linux, just a Wine configuration. Isn't this like false advertising then?

its not native just checked it on my mac its just neatly packaged wine bottle.. just like how guild wars 2 cough is for mac...
TheSniperFan Aug 16, 2013 @ 3:15am 
Originally posted by instabilis:
So they aren't actually providing ports to Mac and Linux, just a Wine configuration. Isn't this like false advertising then?
No, why?
I think it comes down to how you define a "port". I've seen how some think that only a native port is a port, but I don't share this view.
For me it's about functionality. If a game is ported to another platform and then perfectly works there, why bother if it uses Wine or not?
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Cybertao Aug 16, 2013 @ 3:50am 
Why bother with Steam on Linux when the Windows version runs in WINE? That's what I do.
mattyy1hp Aug 16, 2013 @ 5:03am 
I disagree. I would want my money back.
Allow one Wine game and we will play everything in Wine because the other developers will follow. Don't get me wrong. Everything should be native.
TheSniperFan Aug 16, 2013 @ 5:39am 
I see your point, but disagree.
I think you're overly dramatic on this one. Don't forget what game we're talking about here. System Shock 2 is a very special case.
MAD Scientist [Linux] Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:43am 
I wish to see VALVe getting copyright of this game and making port on source and continuing with game series or like that (SS2 had a nice ending for this). I'm sure they will not screw up the game with such a great team of developers, artists, designers, etc. Its a pity[www.computerandvideogames.com] that there is no System Shock 3.
gutigen o) Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:48am 
You would be suprised how many Linux or OSX games have compability layers similar to Wine, just designed for game engine instead of whole system. Same goes for Source Engine games for Linux, they have just a compability layer translating stuff on the fly to Opengl + Linux binaries obviously. It was explained some time ago by Valve, so if someone more oriented in this topic could join us would be great :)

Check out Transgaming which makes ports for OSX using pretty much Wine (Cider is based on wine). They made ports for Ubisoft, EA, Activision etc.
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