Progress on support for the Source Engine on Linux Steams along

Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2012 - 11:56 AM |
Tagged: gaming, linux, source engine, steam

If you have ever bemoaned the fact that your gaming habit is the only thing preventing you from dumping Windows and moving to Linux then your excuse might just be about to expire.  As Phoronix informed us a few short weeks ago, Steam is taking gaming on Linux seriously and the project to get the Source Engine up and running on Linux moves ever forward.  Their team has recently grown with the addition of the designer of Battle for Wesnoth, David White and they are still looking for more Linux developers.  If you are interested in playing Portal on a Linux box, or if you are a Linux Guru who'd like to work for Steam, you should check out this post on Phoronix.

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"Things appear to be moving along nicely in the Linux cabal at Valve Software as they work to enable Steam and the Source Engine on the Linux desktop. Here's another one of the new tenured Linux developers that will be starting soon."

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Source: Phoronix
June 20, 2012 | 01:59 PM - Posted by Markon101

This is really good of Valve, hope that this actually gains some traction, could be interesting.

June 20, 2012 | 06:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

seems like a lot of work for such a small slice of a market.

If running windows pains someone that much... find a bridge, sheesh.

June 21, 2012 | 09:12 AM - Posted by onion (not verified)

good news, linux is slowly getting there, with graphics drivers and some gaming stuff happening, it nice to have choice.

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