Miss Valeska Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:11am
Run games in Wine
I think Steam should function kinda like crossover games does, When you install a windows game on linux, It should automatically try to set it up in wine, Using the best version and settings in it's own wine prefix for that game. This would make everything infinitely easier for us linux users, And those who want to come over.

There are so many great windows games, But plenty of steam users, Including myself, Won't buy them because they don't have a linux version. While making a native linux port should be the goal, And should happen. Quickly setting up a wine system would make everything easier in the mean time, Plus, You'd probably just have to download the settings list from playonlinux or something like that.
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^1Gentoo Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:14am 
This has been discussed more times then I can count already. Please do a forum search for this...
blackout24 Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:18am 
Yawn not this ♥♥♥♥ again....
sounds like a wooosh Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:25am 
:)

You will find strong opposition here against Wine…
I personally use it and am happy with it. I have the same request and think it's doable…
^1Gentoo Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:25am 
So install Steam under Wine. Problem solved.

I use Wine too, for other games like PoE, EVE, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. But I don't like the idea of Wine being added as an alternative in the native Steam for Linux client. The reason for this has been, like I said, discussed a million times on these forums already.
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blackout24 Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:45am 
Originally posted by ^1Gentoo:
So install Steam under Wine. Problem solved.

I use Wine too, for other games like PoE, EVE, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. But I don't like the idea of Wine being added as an alternative in the native Steam for Linux client. The reason for this has been, like I said, discussed a million times on these forums already.

Does PoE work for you good enough without scarificing image quality? My dream would be to have PoE on Steam with a Linux port. Don't think it will ever happen not even for the Windows version.
^1Gentoo Aug 16, 2013 @ 7:11am 
PoE works very well for me, except for small stutterings (guess they have mostly to do with recently loading up the game). And sometimes the sound can also stutter but that comes and goes with new versions of Wine and also after new patches in the game.
I use a repo for the latest Wine. You can install it with Play on Linux so you can choose which Wine version you want and so on, but then it automatically installs the game on your main harddrive which in my case is not an option.
Apocryphus Aug 16, 2013 @ 7:31am 
No! This has been discussed enough.
noam.mor Aug 16, 2013 @ 8:28am 
Yes! This has been discussed enough. :-)
If you look back you'll find 2-3 very long discussions about WINE. Some people here think that it's a bad idea, some do, and it's a very heated subject for some reason.
`][`arron: Linux Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:06am 
i think choice isnt a bad thing
^1Gentoo Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:25am 
Originally posted by Seph//roth:
i think choice isnt a bad thing

And who took away your freedom of choice? Install Steam for Windows in Wine and there you have it. Problem solved!
`][`arron: Linux Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
and who made you assume my opinion
^1Gentoo Aug 16, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
Originally posted by Seph//roth:
i think choice isnt a bad thing

This remark seems to indicate that you'd like more options. Seeing as this thread is about Wine in Steam for Linux, it is not very far fetched to assume that's what you meant with having "choice". So i'm gonna go with that assumption.
`][`arron: Linux Aug 16, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
well you were right, well played
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