Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Games without native Support - POL?
I want to install games that are not supported native on Steam for Linux. Whats happening now with this games?
I suggest, that there should be implemented a PlayOnLinux-Support or something like that, but only for games that are not supported native.
Is something like this planned in the future?
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NeoTheFox Nov 7, 2012 @ 7:15am 
I double this. At least the possibility to just download data would be nice. The example of usage is Morrowind - to run OpenMW you need morrowind.esm from your copy.
Netist Nov 7, 2012 @ 7:17am 
It would be more convenient, yes, but I don't want to see this as a feature.

Why? Well, if Steam officially supports Wine then developers using Steam have far less incentive to create native Linux versions of their games. This is bad for obvious reasons.

If you want to use Steam in Wine, use Steam in Wine.
Last edited by Netist; Nov 7, 2012 @ 8:09am
CrypTex # Linux! Nov 7, 2012 @ 7:23am 
I use this at this time for L4D2.
Netist, i think you're right. But a lot of games are not playable, like GTA 4(Yes, it doesn't run because SecurROM).
blackout24 Nov 7, 2012 @ 7:42am 
Please no Wine in Steam for Linux. If anyhing Wine is what holds native ports back. Be glad that we finally have a working native client and can install native games. More will come. And if you want to play something through wine just install a PoL bottle in the meantime. I'd rather have everything clean.
[GOL] LiamD Nov 7, 2012 @ 8:07am 
Agreed, no wine!
Speculi Nov 7, 2012 @ 9:30am 
No wine please! If I want wine in Steam, I can allready use Steam in wine. I want native Linux versions of my games.
richi902 Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:08am 
please no
Please, no wine, nor any hints of it :-\
alperenelhan Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:26am 
why we got steam for linux? to get rid of playonlinux or wine to play games so dont ask this.
apocalyptech Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:51am 
Probably not worth worrying about it, whichever side of the fence you're on. If Valve were interested in developing wine-based solutions to things, we'd be using a wine-wrapped Steam client and TF2 right now, which we're not. Also note that if they had been interested in doing something like that, Mac users would have seen it for some time now as well.

Now, of course, there's nothing stopping the game developers themselves from releasing a wine-wrapped game, of course, but that's outside Valve's control.
I also agree with everyone else that wine needs to be left out of Steam. Although wine is good in allowing Linux gamers to play games that don't have a native Linux port, it is also a huge negative because it gives game developers a reason not to make a native port of their game.
Tea Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:45am 
That's not the purpose of Steam. Steam is a content delivery system, it doesn't want to help you run Playonlinux scripts, all it wants to do is download your (Steam purchased) games and let you run them. Usually, you would use Playonlinux to run Playonlinux scripts.
hasufell Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:22pm 
+1 for no wine support

keep wine out of steam. We already know the tricks. We are here for native games.
Last edited by hasufell; Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:23pm
Wine needs to stay the hell out of this one.
Teisei Nov 8, 2012 @ 3:06pm 
I really don't want to see WINE used in Steam.
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Date Posted: Nov 7, 2012 @ 7:13am
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