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Why not, if it runs on the PS3, then it should be somewhere between easy and trivial to make the Source engine run on Linux. (Or the Mac, for that matter.)
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If this is true, all I can say is good bye windows and hello Linux.
Steam support does not mean game support. I recon if they do release steam for osx and linux then there will be a seperate store and titles that will only be compatible. In other words the current games will not be supported out of the box.
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Having said that, many source games are rated Platinum on Wine.
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Well there's opengl versions for each standard. DX7 was openGL 1.4 DX8 was openGL 2.0 DX9 is OpenGL 2.0 DX10 is openGL 3.0 DX10.1 is opneGL 3.2 DX11 is working towards OpenGL 4.0.
No my friend. OpenGL 3 was a huge let down. A year late, several features missing etc. However, I would say that OpenGL may be lacking in some features, but can produce much better visuals with less power required.
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Ugh... Source games on a Mac? That just made my stomach turn...
Stop being a fanboy. No one cares. Valve would make a whole lot of money. I would be willing to pay "New game" price for a port to Linux.
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Having said that, many source games are rated Platinum on Wine.
True, but all it would take is a port to OpenGL and bam. If you ever notice, Source already has a lot of *nix like properties. The game uses forward slashes instead of the Windows backslash for file locations. Files are compressed in .bz2 etc etc
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No my friend. OpenGL 3 was a huge let down. A year late, several features missing etc. However, I would say that OpenGL may be lacking in some features, but can produce much better visuals with less power required.
Agreed but ATI is doing pretty good getting DX11 stuff going in OPENGL. They've already got tesselation calls. I seriously think that Open GL 3.0 and 3.2 has like 60 more calls that need to be implimented. It's way unfinished business.
I just wish everyone would forget about the steam for linux and OSX and ignore it for another year till it's ready.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20100209/test...pengl-part-12/
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Why not, if it runs on the PS3, then it should be somewhere between easy and trivial to make the Source engine run on Linux. (Or the Mac, for that matter.)
I believe EA handled that, as Valve didn't want to deal with coding for PS3, and it runs less than optimally (lots of frame rate issues). So yeah, it's possible, but highly unlikely.
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No my friend. OpenGL 3 was a huge let down. A year late, several features missing etc. However, I would say that OpenGL may be lacking in some features, but can produce much better visuals with less power required.

Stop being a fanboy. No one cares. Valve would make a whole lot of money. I would be willing to pay "New game" price for a port to Linux.

True, but all it would take is a port to OpenGL and bam.
Lets see, $300 console killer?
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This is why I want Source to natively run on Linux, more money for Games and parts.
 
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But many Linux users LIKE to run software before it's ready!
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Not sure if it was mentioned earlier but there's been a rumor about Valve porting steam/source engine to nix that's been floating about for years now.

While a native steam would be nice, it doesn't do much good unless they port the source engine with it.
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Versions for the Dreamcast and Macintosh were essentially completed, but never commercially released.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_%28video_game%29

A mac version of Half Life did happen, and they've talked about making Steam work on OS X and Linux before, but finally some results
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