Stant Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:25pm
Voiting for Portal 2 on Linux
I'm not a big gamer, but I'm a Portal 2 fan. I played HL earlier, but when Portal 2 came out I registered in Steam and bought it. And I loved it. And just one thing prevented me from fully enjoying the game. It's Windows. I'm not using it at all, but to play Portal 2 I had to install Windows as a second OS. Still this is very inconvenient. You need to boot Windows to play, then reboot to work, and so on... Empty home folder, no browser configuration, viruses, brrr...

Now I'm very glad to see Steam for Linux is coming. However I wish Portal 2 will be the one of the first games able to run on Linux via Steam. So if you are agree with me, please vote by commenting to this post!
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ΖΩΝ Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:41pm 
Actually, I don't agree with you. I love Portal 2 as well, but it's short. Multi-player games that people put a lot of hours into are better, and will help them work out the kinks for other source games. So, L4D2 and TF2 are good choices.
Shigutso Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:09pm 
Originally posted by ζων:
Actually, I don't agree with you. I love Portal 2 as well, but it's short. Multi-player games that people put a lot of hours into are better, and will help them work out the kinks for other source games. So, L4D2 and TF2 are good choices.
Portal 2 has a solid multi-player (2 player co-op)... It would be nice to have Portal 2 as soon as Steam Linux his gold.
Stant Oct 29, 2012 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by ζων:
Actually, I don't agree with you. I love Portal 2 as well, but it's short. Multi-player games that people put a lot of hours into are better, and will help them work out the kinks for other source games. So, L4D2 and TF2 are good choices.

I've never played L4D2, TF2, and I think never will, though maybe they are excellent games. But you forgot to say that Portal 2 has many good quality custom-made extensions (more than any other game), and you may wish to play it regularly but not too long. And here is difference with what you said. Namely, if you're planning to spend in the game a lot of hours you may not be so strongly disappointed by necessity to boot to Windows, comparing to the situation when you just want to play for a half an hour or so.
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ΖΩΝ Oct 29, 2012 @ 5:03pm 
Um, again, I love Portal 2. Much more than TF2 in fact (but prefer L4D2 over either of those).

But, it's not about my preferences, nor is it about what's most convenient for people to just play for short times without rebooting. Beta testing about finding bugs, and for that goal it is better to choose games that people spend a lot of time on.

That said, even if they're only giving away one game for free with the beta testing, I hope the other source games get opened up for those who own them.
Gjglotl Oct 30, 2012 @ 2:00am 
I want Portal 2 as well.
whiskydotjar Oct 30, 2012 @ 2:02am 
Vote! I want it!
Prof. Oak Oct 30, 2012 @ 2:36am 
Portal 2 is based on the same engine of TF2 and L4D2. So it will be ported on Linux. Maybe not now but for sure it will be.
jodanlime Oct 30, 2012 @ 7:51am 
all the portals!
DirectoriX Oct 30, 2012 @ 8:40am 
Portal2 is amazing game!.. I think it is better to test Source engine on Linux then use TF2 or L4D2 because Portal2 has singleplayer and multiplayer modes at the same time
skijk Oct 30, 2012 @ 9:37am 
I approve of this thread.
Would easily pay for both portal1 and 2 again for a Linux-version.
kriszpontaz Oct 30, 2012 @ 1:12pm 
Vote! Also want it! Would easily pay too.
byo Oct 31, 2012 @ 2:49am 
+1. Portal 2 is a game worth paying for, lack of Linux version is the only stopper for me right now
Max Otto von S Oct 31, 2012 @ 3:18am 
+1
portal 2 is perfect game I think. I played Portal months ago, bought Portal 2 and now I want to play on Linux.
Londo Mollari Oct 31, 2012 @ 3:38am 
Half-Life 2, Portal & Portal 2 are the main reasons for which I am happy about Steam for Linux.
Although I am not a Left 4 Dead fan, I've already bought L4D2 to support the Linux development and encourage them to port other games as well.
chipgw Oct 31, 2012 @ 7:51pm 
you have my voit.
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