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teneighty



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: Steam? Reply with quote

How can i install steam in Linux Ubuntu for free?
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: RE: Steam? Reply with quote

Do you mean Steam as in the game thing, or Steam as in the environment for cooperative knowledge management? I only see the latter in Ubuntu. And this may be better off in the Help forum.

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teneighty



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ment the game steam.

How do you do that?
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AJB2K3
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy the halflife 2 disks and install from the disks!
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GMorgan
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does HL2 install from the disc or are you being ironic. I'd have thought a trip to the wonderful world of WINE would be needed to get Steam working. It can run both the original and the more modern Source engine IIRC.
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Ram
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your running a server you don't need Steam, if it's to play HL2 / CSS then you'll either have to run it in wine or cedega. http://www.transgaming.com
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AJB2K3
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMorgan wrote:
Does HL2 install from the disc or are you being ironic. I'd have thought a trip to the wonderful world of WINE would be needed to get Steam working. It can run both the original and the more modern Source engine IIRC.
No i wasn't being ironic,
Valve advertised that linux version of software was on the disks and on mine i found
HL2.so
I suggest emailing valve for more info.
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kilikopele
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The linux version to which they refer is the server, not the game system. There are a couple Howtos floating around about Steam on Linux. Just Google "Steam On Linux".

Or if you want to trust the referrals of strangers, try these:

http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=HOWTO+Steam
http://samhob.com/sam/steamlin/howto.htm
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ilias



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=1554
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BoomSlang



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steam works fine with wine, download the installer from www.steampowered.com and wine it. Install it anywhere on your c disk you want. You'll need msttcorefonts, or at least tahoma.ttf to get the text working right. Once installes it should work well, except that you can not minimize it without crashing your X. Games that work with me on steam:

Half-Life 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Half-Life 2 Deathmatch
Half-Life: Source
Half-Life: Source Deathmatch
Garry's mod 10 (V9 won't work)

There's a wonderfull how-to on linux-gamers.net, though i dont have the link right now.
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kilikopele
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoomSlang wrote:

There's a wonderfull how-to on linux-gamers.net, though i dont have the link right now.


I think it's the one I posted above. Smile
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