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Balderick Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:57pm 
Looking good. A lot of work has went into that since the last time i visited. Thank you and well done to those who contributed to creating that useful resource. :)
THE BULL MARKET Nov 13, 2015 @ 12:02am 
Well said
ProfessorKaos64 Nov 13, 2015 @ 3:58am 
Thank you Plagman. Yea, I've been dumping loads of text (this is mikeyd) in there. I'm always in need of help, good links/videos, and hardware to catalogue. Thanks to everyone that has helped out here and on the wiki.
LOVEPARABELLUM Nov 13, 2015 @ 4:01pm 
Just added some of my build I will work on adding the rest. Also going to be swapping parts around to see what all works. (khogan737)
THE BULL MARKET Nov 13, 2015 @ 5:05pm 
Originally posted by ProfessorKaos64:
Thank you Plagman. Yea, I've been dumping loads of text (this is mikeyd) in there. I'm always in need of help, good links/videos, and hardware to catalogue. Thanks to everyone that has helped out here and on the wiki.


Wait you're mikeyd? I always see you on github. Guess who this is ;)
ProfessorKaos64 Dec 7, 2015 @ 8:44am 
Originally posted by Josh:
Originally posted by ProfessorKaos64:
Thank you Plagman. Yea, I've been dumping loads of text (this is mikeyd) in there. I'm always in need of help, good links/videos, and hardware to catalogue. Thanks to everyone that has helped out here and on the wiki.


Wait you're mikeyd? I always see you on github. Guess who this is ;)
Yes, I am.
Drugbugz Mar 31, 2016 @ 5:19pm 
I am a modder and a player of them. Specifically source mods. I was wondering if it is possible to download mods off of moddb.com or desura.com something of that matter, download source sdk and play them on steamOS. I dont know how modding on steamOS would be though. Give me some insight on the type fo stuff.
Shark Apr 1, 2016 @ 12:11am 
Originally posted by Drugbugz:
I am a modder and a player of them. Specifically source mods. I was wondering if it is possible to download mods off of moddb.com or desura.com something of that matter, download source sdk and play them on steamOS. I dont know how modding on steamOS would be though. Give me some insight on the type fo stuff.
Game files are found in "/home/steam/.steam/steam/steamapps". You can mod those files, but if the mod you want in the workshop, you are required to put in some extra effort to make changes to it.

The easiest way to do this, I'm not even kidding, is probably like this:
  1. Connect a keyboard and mouse to your Steam Machine.
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+F4 on the keyboard. This will give you a login prompt.
  3. Log in with the username "steam".
  4. Run the following command to start the desktop as that user:
    xinit /usr/bin/gnome-session -- :2
  5. Open the application files from the desktop.
  6. Press Ctrl+h to show hidden files, now you can navigate to your Steam games and modify them
  7. When you're done, just press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return to Steam.

Downloading mods can be done with the browser.

If you want to be able to extract zip/rar/7z files or open text files, you'll need to perform another set of steps, though:
  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F5 on the keyboard, which will give you another login prompt.
  2. Log in as the user "desktop"
  3. Run this command to install the archive manager and a text editor:
    sudo apt-get install gedit file-roller -y
  4. Wait for it to finish, then switch back to the desktop with Ctrl+Alt+F8 or Ctrl+Alt+F9, can be either one, or switch back to Steam with Ctrl+Alt+F7.
It is a somewhat of an annoyance that the user for the regular Linux desktop which you can launch from Steam can't do much with the files of the user which runs Steam. This is what makes quite a bit harder to do.
Drugbugz Apr 2, 2016 @ 6:52pm 
Lol sounds like bullshit. I'll just stick with pc. More support for everything, and easier. Thanks for that though.
Drugbugz Apr 2, 2016 @ 6:54pm 
Although it's prob possible to switch out the steamOS for Windows right. I mean I already have windows7 on a flashdrive. How do I boot from a flashdrive on it do you know?
TinMan1325 Apr 2, 2016 @ 9:44pm 
Originally posted by Drugbugz:
Although it's prob possible to switch out the steamOS for Windows right. I mean I already have windows7 on a flashdrive. How do I boot from a flashdrive on it do you know?
Plug it in, enter the BIOS and make sure USB is the first boot option, exit BIOS
Drugbugz Apr 2, 2016 @ 10:53pm 
I was wondering how to get to bios, sorry I should've specified that.
TinMan1325 Apr 2, 2016 @ 11:29pm 
Originally posted by Drugbugz:
I was wondering how to get to bios, sorry I should've specified that.
Try duckduckgo
Drugbugz Apr 3, 2016 @ 9:50am 
Lol bewb
TinMan1325 Apr 3, 2016 @ 9:51am 
Originally posted by Drugbugz:
Lol bewb
...mnyes
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