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Tux9656 (3.17.6) Dec 16, 2012 @ 1:06am
Not running well at all on Debian
I tried Steam for Linux today. The Steam application itself is really nice. Everything with that worked very nicely for me (minus the caveats to get running on Debian). However, I tried TF2 and it was horrible. I was getting around 10 to 15 fps with graphics on both the highest and lowest settings, the glow of the intelligence case was displayed though walls, no sound at all, noticeable input lag from the mouse, and it took longer to load maps than Steam under Wine. If the issue with the sound is due to the game using Pulseaudio, I hope that ALSA will be supported in a future release. I much prefer to use ALSA directly as do many other Linux users.

Valve Linux Team, I don't know if you are yet debugging issues with Steam under Debian, but if so, please post a message here or contact me via eamil; I'd be happy to supply more information. Also, thank you for porting Steam to Linux. It's nice to have more gaming options available under my favorite operating system.
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uppfinnarn Dec 16, 2012 @ 4:17am 
Make sure you have the proprietary drivers for your graphics card installed. The default drivers can't use hardware acceleration, and thus perform rather poorly.
towo01 Dec 16, 2012 @ 5:03am 
And here in debian sid, i have not installed Pulseaudio, so using alsa is not a problem it seems.
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