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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by Imouto View Post

Valve didn't choose Ubuntu. Steam OS will be Debian based.
Yes, but I was referring to Valve's original Steam for Linux, not Steam OS.
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post #22 of 32
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Yes, but I was referring to Valve's original Steam for Linux, not Steam OS.

I run Steam perfectly fine on my Manjaro (arch based) SSD. I only wish you could share game files between windows and linux versions - as my games are all on an external drive.
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post #23 of 32
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which linux distro?I heard that the hardest thing that game devs face when trying to make a game for linux is the variety of distros rather than using OpenGL instead of Direct3D,is this true?

The vast majority of users use a Debian based distro so it's not a big issue.
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who is waiting for this game to be on Linux ?! no one i bet since 90% of gamers played it at least for 10hrs


I'm playing through BL2 again right now, actually. The impact this would have on Linux gaming is what really matters. Newer and newer games are being released for Linux these days, and eventually (hopefully) games will have full Linux support on launch day.
    
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post #25 of 32
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who is waiting for this game to be on Linux ?! no one i bet since 90% of gamers played it at least for 10hrs

Not sure what you meant in your post bro but I can relate...this is one of those games( I have Borderlands 1 and 2) along with the Half Life 2 series that I purchased based on folks saying it was a great game but really these games IMO did not appeal to me and I only played them for at least like you said 10 hrs max.

on topic: Its wonderful news that more games are coming to Linux for folks that use that OS. thumb.gif
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post #26 of 32
funny thing is i'm playing through bl2 right now. A Linux port now might be a little late in it's life cycle but if it is well received then I vote please do it because future bl games or gearbox games in general are more likely to make the switch.
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funny thing is i'm playing through bl2 right now. A Linux port now might be a little late in it's life cycle but if it is well received then I vote please do it because future bl games or gearbox games in general are more likely to make the switch.


Exactly, and with a new Borderlands game coming out later this year, the odds of it having Linux support would be that much higher.
    
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post #28 of 32
I don't know man. Sincerely there aren't too many games tgat are compatible with Linux and the few out there that are, won't make me install Linux. Until theres not a substancial library of linux compatible games, meh Im not interested.
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I'm waiting for Borderlands 3 and Bad Company 3. Both BL2 and BC2 were simply great.
     
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They have to do something to get more players tongue.gif

Adding support for Linux is a great thing for game developers - especially for desktop/PC game developers. because PC sales are continuing to drop and the game developers need to look to the future and the potential that linux support can provide. With more and more devices running forms of Linux, adding support now, and building on that support in future, will provide huge potential for where and how games can be played.

For starters, game developers only have to look towards Steam's and the direction they have taken with SteamOS - with the amount of support for Steam within the PC gaming community, and the HUGE support for console gaming already, the SteamOS platform will definitely take off in future, and to be on that bandwagon will provide a great financial benefit to PC game developers as it SteamOS consoles/PCs take off.
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