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Looks like W7(/W8 on my Laptop) may be my last home use of windows... wave2.gif really been looking forward to this day.

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Porting has been good so far, although maybe a bit slow. TF2, Counter strike source, CS 1.6, Half life, Killing Floor have all been ported. Now Left4Dead (2), CS:GO, HL2 need to get done.

Also there are games that are being ported, but are still in beta. An example of this is X3 Reunion. If you have it on steam, you can play it in Linux, but it isn' t listed as an official Linux game on the store yet. It is still in beta.

Now the only issue is driver support. ATI and Nvidia have mostly good drivers, but Intel is still rolling their open-source only model. As a result, performance is significantly better in Windows, and some games won't even play in Linux because the driver is missing shader support.

However, love how Steam Linux is progressing. It still hasn't even come out of beta yet, and the library is rather large. biggrin.gif

BTW: Bastion and FTL are good indie titles.

bastion has probably the most epic soundtrack in a game, ever.
 
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So, I have openSuse... Let's say I install Steam. Can I point my current steam folders so I don't have to re-download everything? My Linux HDD isn't that big, and I have my games on a 3TB...
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Porting has been good so far, although maybe a bit slow. TF2, Counter strike source, CS 1.6, Half life, Killing Floor have all been ported. Now Left4Dead (2), CS:GO, HL2 need to get done.

It's interesting how Left 4 Dead 2 still hasn't been officially released, it was after all with that game that they tested porting the Source engine to Linux.

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So, I have openSuse... Let's say I install Steam. Can I point my current steam folders so I don't have to re-download everything? My Linux HDD isn't that big, and I have my games on a 3TB...

You mean your current library on the Windows partition ? I don't think so, the game files are different, just for starters the games render in OpenGL, not DirectX, that alone would mean you'd have to download additional files for the game engine.
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Such a monumental day in history! So awesome. :]
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It's interesting how Left 4 Dead 2 still hasn't been officially released, it was after all with that game that they tested porting the Source engine to Linux.
You mean your current library on the Windows partition ? I don't think so, the game files are different, just for starters the games render in OpenGL, not DirectX, that alone would mean you'd have to download additional files for the game engine.

It's not like you can play all of them yet in Linux. It is possible moving some of your folders may help you install your games in Linux, but I wouldn' t count on it.
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However, love how Steam Linux is progressing. It still hasn't even come out of beta yet, and the library is rather large. biggrin.gif

This so much. Still in beta and the library is ever growing. While slow, it is a extremely faster than the usual Linux gaming scene which was... slow to say the least.
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cooooooooooooooooooool


one step closer to forever saying goodbye to Microsoft!

its cool that they will just update games to be cross platform, so I wouldnt need to re-buy for specific platform.

I only have a few games that will be compatible, and really nothing worth playing on it yet lol


Anyone recommend any really cheap games from that list?
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I honestly do see Linux thriving a bit out of all this support from Valve. We'll see. Zorin OS looks so nice to me, I might try it out to get the little penguin biggrin.gif
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Anyone recommend any really cheap games from that list?


Amnesia, World of Goo and Trine 2 are great if you don't have them already. Also, in case anyone was looking at SS3, just wanted to point out it's currently also in the current Indie Royale bundle and comes with a steam key: http://www.indieroyale.com/ and Darwinia, Uplink and Defcon in the current Indie Gala: http://www.indiegala.com/


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