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Black Mesa Linux Tutorial

Sep 30, 2012 Tutorial 6 comments

I was really excited to hear Black Mesa finally released their mod after 8 years of development. What an amazing accomplishment! Of course the first thing...

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booman
booman Apr 17 2013, 7:21pm says:

Steam Linux games is up to 171 games... not bad a few months after public launch.
Some of my favorites are:
Half-Life
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Counter-Strike
Counter-Strike: Source
Serious Sam: BFE
Amnesia: Dark Decent

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ZombieMustFeed
ZombieMustFeed Apr 16 2013, 1:06am says:

have any of you played beat hazard on steam using linux?
thoughts / opinions / major compatibility issues?

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hardpenguin
hardpenguin May 13 2013, 3:04am replied:

Only DRM-free version... Worked super fine on Debian Squeeze.

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d3fc0none
d3fc0none Nov 14 2012, 4:32pm says:

You mustn't forget that it's because of the bazaar philosophy, aka being open-source and libre that GNU/Linux has these possibilities.

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Zenitur
Zenitur Oct 24 2012, 1:20am says:

Прикольно, я админ аналогичной группы Steam :-)

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booman
booman Oct 5 2012, 10:45am says:

Only 7 members? I'm sure this group will grow as the native Steam binaries roll out and we can start playing Source games natively in Linux.
This is the "Push" we have been needing for a LONG time!

I'm not a programmer so source code isn't all the important to me. I just want to play games and I'm tired of Windows and all the costs/dependencies that come along with it.

Linux is totally free and runs on all of my computers. Now its running my PC Games with hardly any issues... I'm excited to see what the future of PC Gaming is going with Steam and retail games!

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the.ubuntu.gamer
the.ubuntu.gamer Sep 19 2012, 1:52am says:

Sometimes I just feel that the FOSS community just needs to shut up, bite the bullet, and just be content with the fact that we're gradually receiving attention from big commercial gaming companies. Yes, it sucks you can't modify the source code, but think about it! If we were to steal a HUGE chunk of the WoW player base from Windows then I think it would be officially "written in stone" that Linux is truly a worthy platform for gaming. Then we'd be the bee's knees, amirite?

Hell, just look at Valve's plans for Steam on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/steamd-penguins/)!!! It's all very exciting and I can't wait to see the future of gaming and whether the gaming industry will turn to open source as THE standard for developing games.

Not trolling, just want to see mainstream gaming on Linux flourish! =)

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin Sep 8 2012, 4:31am says:

It is said that steam for Linux would come soon(within 2-3 days with Portal and (maybe)L4D2.

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Killgore_94
Killgore_94 Jul 12 2012, 5:35pm says:

Hi i love ubuntu <3,i like desura,but i miss tf2 :.(

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HumbleLinux
HumbleLinux Apr 3 2012, 3:12pm says:

If you include a name for privately owned proprietary software in the URL, then it is NOT for "Linux and gaming on Linux generally."

If you reduce Linux into a platform for running licensed proprietary programs owned by huge corporations, then you totally miss the point of freedom in Linux.

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hardpenguin
hardpenguin Apr 5 2012, 7:13am replied:

Keep in mind, that not everyone cares that much about freedom dimension in GNU/Linux. Most of us use it because we like its possibilities.

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