It seems that there is a bug that allows everyone to play Steam games. However, not all games are playable. A guy called Directhex tested some Linux games under Steam:
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Game Works? Tester Notes Updated Amnesia: The Dark Descent ✔ /u/directhex missing dependency on libxmu6:i386 2012-11-06 And Yet It Moves ✔ /u/directhex missing dependency on libjpeg62:i386, screwed launcher script (trivially fixed by changing ayim_dir=) 2012-11-16 Aquaria ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 Braid ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Cave Story+ ✘ /u/directhex missing executable 2012-11-06 Cogs ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 Crusader Kings II ✘ /u/sm222 missing executable 2012-11-06 Cubemen ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 Darwinia ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 DEFCON ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Dungeons of Dredmor ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 Dynamite Jack ✔ /u/ronjouch 2012-11-06 Eversion ✘ /u/ronjouch error while loading shared libraries: libportaudio.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 2012-11-06 Frozen Synapse ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 Galcon Fusion ✔ /u/ronjouch 2012-11-06 Killing Floor ✘ /u/directhex missing executable 2012-11-06 LIMBO ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Multiwinia ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Osmos ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Penumbra: Black Plague ✘ /u/ronjouch no files 2012-11-06 Penumbra: Overture ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Penumbra: Requiem ✘ /u/ronjouch no files 2012-11-06 Psychonauts ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 ✘ /u/WienerWuerstel missing executable 2012-11-06 Rochard ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 Serious Sam 3: BFE ✘ /u/directhex missing executable 2012-11-06 Space Pirates and Zombies ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 SpaceChem ✘ /u/directhex packaging error, only runs on 32-bit Ubuntu (technically 64-bit if mono in $PATH is 32-bit) 2012-11-06 Steel Storm: Burning Retribution ✔ /u/directhex 64-bit binary, but crashed Compiz for me on quit 2012-11-06 Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP ✔ /u/directhex missing dependency on libcurl3:i386 2012-11-06 Trine 2 ✔ /u/nothingbutcontempt 2012-11-06 Uplink ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06 VVVVVV ✘ /u/directhex no files 2012-11-06 World of Goo ✔ /u/directhex 2012-11-06
I’m testing on Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64, with FGLRX.
Copy & Paste doesn’t work.
Tenfoot mode works, but is super blurry. Supposedly this is related to the auto-detected quantity of VRAM, and for me it isn’t detected properly.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t trust entries from people who aren’t me, but you could always gift me titles I don’t own on Steam if you want to see all games tested on the same platform (and kept updated). Plus as an Ubuntu dev, I’ve got a reasonable handle on how to properly fix some of them for you (e.g. working out missing dependencies)
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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs (only for 64bit)
for example: http://imgur.com/c8DOy
So once you have Steam successfully installed, let’s trye World of Goo. Go to http://store.steampowered.com/app/22000/
and click Download PC Demo button.
Afterwards, there will be a pop-up menu craving for Steam launch.
Finish. Now wait until the download is complete.
And click Play the game.
For those who don’t believe me, here’s a video on Youtube. That’s me using my Macbook and Ubuntu 12.10, playing World of Goo via Steam using Intel HD3000 IGPU.
For this to work “steam steam://store” or “steam steam://open/friends” or “steam steam://open/games”
Nice website you got here
cogs dosn’t work for me. Failed to start game (missing executable).
To open the steam you can click with left button of mouse and select store.
There is no reason to use terminal.
Some of the features of the client aren’t available to non-offical-beta users. There is a special “Linux” section in the client that isn’t accessible to non-offical-beta users . Similarly, non-offical users cannot access or play Team Fortress 2 whilst the others can (the game simply refuses to install, mentioning that there is a heavy load on servers- a polite way of saying that the download is restricted). You can now get serious sam however amd/ati performance is poor and its recommended to use the latest 310.14 driver for Nvidia cards
I tested world of goo and team fortress 2 and both are working great!!!TF2 is a lil bit slow on loading but maybe that’s just for the first time it boots. FPS were great and I m just using the intel driver…
works with jump lists in either unity or cairo dock as well. just right click and go to store, library, friends, etc.
Thanks, I just purchased Darwinia from withing the Linux client, and played it. So cool!! :]