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Postby teneighty » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:18 am

How can i install steam in Linux Ubuntu for free?
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RE: Steam?

Postby M-Saunders » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:42 am

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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Postby teneighty » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:06 pm

I ment the game steam.

How do you do that?
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Postby AJB2K3 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:28 am

Buy the halflife 2 disks and install from the disks!
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Postby GMorgan » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:44 pm

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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Postby Ram » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:27 pm

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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Postby AJB2K3 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:17 am

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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Postby kilikopele » Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:00 am

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/wiw ... OWTO+Steam
http://samhob.com/sam/steamlin/howto.htm
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Postby ilias » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:35 am

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Postby BoomSlang » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:11 pm

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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Postby kilikopele » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:05 am

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. :)
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