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http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/09/left-4-dead-2-linux-google-plus-giveaway/

 

We are getting closer and closer to the release date of Steam For Linux, and with that release will come the hotly anticipated L4D2 for Linux!

No prices have been announced but we want to make sure that you get a chance to give it a shot. We will be giving away a copy of L4D2 to a lucky Linux user, maybe more.

Want the details? Entering the contest is simple.

 

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Hope this is ok here.

 

http://www.gameupdat...d=5152&dllist=1

 

You can get the torrent from above or the official site

 

http://release.blackmesasource.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

 

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

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Requires only a FREE installation of the Source Sdk Base 2007!

 

We are releasing Black Mesa to the world for FREE on September 14th! Give us a THUMBS UP to help our game get on Steam! When we are on Steam we’ll be able to reach more players and make installation and future updates easy for everyone!

 

Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh. Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's seminal game Half-Life. You will re-visit the inaugural role of Gordon Freeman and his memorable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility.

 

Expect tremendously detailed environments to explore, a huge cast of characters and experimental weaponry. All-new music, voice acting, choreography and added dialogue give way to a more expansive and immersive experience than ever before. In a nutshell, play Half-life the way we think it was meant to be played!

 

Features:

Play for FREE! You need not purchase anything!

8-10 Hours of single-player gameplay, up to the Lambda Core chapter.

Feast your eyes on over 2,000 custom Models and 5,000 custom textures – more than HL2!

Experience over 2,000 choreographed scenes and over 6,500 lines of dialogue from all new voice acting!

Subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, German, and Finnish!

Immerse yourself in an all new soundtrack and over 2,300 custom sound effects!

Feel the impact of custom systems such as the Face Creation System, Custom Gib System, Deathcam and more.

 

11 hours left to final download.Wouldn't fast broadband be nice. Reports from chums say this is the biz. I love HL. :shifty:

 

Sorry Josh I forgot these links.

 

http://linuxo.com/category/tags/black-mesa-source

 

Black Mesa is full of funny references and jokes. There is one such incident in game where a can of cola is shown with a rather unique branding of 'Linux Cola, 100% Open Sauce'.

 

Linux+Cola,+100%25+Open+Sauce+%28Black+Mesa+Source%29.jpg

 

Black Mesa developers haven't done this to offend anyone but 'sauce' is rather a pun for source. They are saying that the game is 100% open source.

 

An if you want to play it on a Buntu.

 

http://linuxgamecast.com/2012/09/l-g-c-how-to-install-black-mesa-on-linux-with-winetricks/

 

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Hope this is ok here.

 

http://www.gameupdat...d=5152&dllist=1

 

You can get the torrent from above or the official site

 

http://release.blackmesasource.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 hours left to final download.Wouldn't fast broadband be nice. Reports from chums say this is the biz. I love HL. :shifty:

 

Nah, as this has nothing to do with Linux (yet).

 

After adding the links, it seems fine...

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Just the sort of game you should be playing with the nights drawing in :clap2: That will have primed you up for the Slenderman games :lol:

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There looks to be some great games on this list, some I haven't heard of before:-

10 Must-Play linux games for 2012

 

Like I need more games; I've played GTA4 for about 25 hours and only got 22% of the way through. Finished GTA4: The Ballad Of Gay Tony though, it was great.

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I like the sound of Cradle. :breakfast:

That's the one I was most interested in. Unfortunately it appears to be not finished yet, with no alphas or betas on offer from the website.

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That's the one I was most interested in. Unfortunately it appears to be not finished yet, with no alphas or betas on offer from the website.

 

I have been waiting for the game to be finished since I saw mention of it nearly two years ago. Looks like it may be similar to Syberia or even better.

 

http://www.syberia-series.com/en/designs-syberia-les-aventures-de-kate-walker.html

 

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FROM: Jeremy White <jwhite@codeweavers.com>

TOPIC: CrossOver Announcements

SUBJECT: CrossOver for free on Wednesday, October 31

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Hi Folks,

 

I am happy to announce that we will be providing a copy of CrossOver for free to all comers this Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, from 00:00 until 23:59 pm, Central Daylight Time. That's the treat - we hope you enjoy it, and we hope you spread the word to all your friends so they, too, can enjoy CrossOver goodness. The expected 'trick' is that if you're a US citizen, you should go vote next Tuesday.

 

You can read more about it in our press release here:

http://www.codeweavers.com/about/general/press/20121029/

 

and you can see our internal staff reaction to the news here:

 

Existing customers will get a free 12 month extension added to their entitlement, so they can enjoy CrossOver for 12 further months.

 

To sign up for your free copy or free 12 month extension, simply visit this web page:

http://flock.codeweavers.com

any time on October 31, 2012, from 00:00 until 23:59 CDT.

 

If you have questions about the details of this promotion, we have

a FAQ page here:

http://www.codeweavers.com/flockthevoteqa/

 

Now I've got to run, they've tracked my IP address to this coffee shop I'm hiding in... <grin>

 

Cheers,

 

Jeremy "Mallard" White

 

Splendid offer. :shifty:

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http://linuxaria.com...aria» English)

 

Valve has announced on a private mailing list that the Steam client for Linux beta will be opened to everyone from the coming week, this after an initial launch of a closed beta that lasted about 1 month.

Because of the stability provided by the client of Steam for Linux, Valve has finally decided to open the beta to everyone.

In this regard they indicate in the mailing list:

“The Open Beta will be available to the public and will increase the current population from 80K to a higher number”

 

 

:clap:

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Nice! Wish I had enough bandwidth available to make it worth while for me! :teehee:

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Nice! Wish I had enough bandwidth available to make it worth while for me! :teehee:

 

You will. Trust me. o:)

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cradle - status from their blog:

Понеділок, 3 грудня 2012 р.

 

Project development update and release plans.

 

 

...

Things are pretty bad...lost its game designer Pavel Mikhailov - now there are only three of us ... We have completely run out of budget funds,..We are still floating, but feel totally exhausted. .. Presumably, we are talking end of summer 2013.

 

The current plan for the next steps is as follows:

 

1. Take rest.

2. By January, compile the beta version to demonstrate to potential publishers.

3. By late January, prepare another press-release, including a new gameplay video and a screenshots pack.

 

Our desire to finalize Cradle is as strong as your one to play it. We are confident that with your support we will overcome the obstacles and release the game.

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Maybe Cradle should try funding via Kickstarter. Some games there have been well overfunded, up to 11,000% ! I'd like to see it finished, or at least playable.

 

On another note, I finally managed to thrash GnuBackgammon - in a 7 point match I scored 9 points to 0 with a backgammon in the final game. :D

 

And I'm on to Need For Speed: Most Wanted in Windows, good fun. Will try Binary Domain next.

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Shame about Cradle. I really like the look of it. Hope they sort their problems out.

 

Sunrat - way to go now you have beaten GnuBackgammon you could take it up full time and become a pro player :Laie_95:

 

http://sparkylinux.org/sparkylinux-2-0-1-gameover/

 

SparkyLinux 2.0.1 ‘GameOver’ is a speciall Christmas/New Year editon of 2012.

It has been built on last release of SparkyLinux 2.0 ‘Eris’ and it’s designed for games players.

Many applicatioans have been removed from the system and replaced by games.

The main system is based on Debian testing ‘Wheezy’ and has LXDE as the default desktop.

All packages has been synchronized with Debian testing repos of 12/12/2012.

What’s under the hood:

- Linux kernel 3.2

- LXDE

- Iceweasel, VLC, Leafpad, Pidgin, Transmission, XChat and a few really important apps

- Flash, Java, multimedia codecs, VLC plugin for Iceweasel

- Desura for Linux

- Steam beta for Linux

- Wine & PlayOnLinux

- Set of games: 0ad, 3dchess, airstrike, aisleroit, alienblaster, amphetamine, antigravitaattori, armagetron, asciijump, asylum, atomix, balazar3, balazarbrothers, balder2d, barrage, battleball, berusky, billard-gl, biniax2, blobandconquer, bloboats, boswars, brutalchess, btanks, bygfoot, extreme tux racer, flightgear, foobillard, freecraft, freedroid, frozen-bubble, glchess, glines, gnect, gnibbles, gnobots2, gnome-hearts, gnome-sudoku, gnomine, gnotravex, gnotski, gnubik, gnugo, gsoko, gtali, gtkatlantic, gtkpool, gnuroar, holdingnuts, iango, lightsoff, liquidwar, lincity, lordsawar, maelstorm, mahjongg, megaglest, mokomaze, monsterz, moon-boogy, moon-lander, netmaze, netpanzer, neverputt, open arena, pacman, performous, quadrapassel, scorched3d, slimvolley, snake4, snowballz, super tux, super tux kart, swell-foop, tennix, transcend, trigger-rally, trophy, warzone2100, wesnoth, xmoto, zaz.

 

This looks like a neat way to try out some games and gaming on GNU/Linux. :breakfast:

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Steam is up and running on my Arch 64. Graphics good, speed is fast. I have no sound, I use alsa so maybe I need pulse or oss. I'll investigate and report back.

As I already have a Windows copy of HL I was ordered the HL Beta which I installed and is the game I used for testing. I only ran through the Training section so do not know if game saves work.

I'm looking forward to more titles on Steam linux but my work flow may drop dramaticaly. :teehee:

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Unfortunately, you have to run a proprietary driver like Catalyst or Nvidia to run Steam. The Catalyst driver does not perform as well as the open source xf86-video-ati driver so no Linux gaming for me. :thumbsdown:

 

Oh well, I do not game much anyway B)

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Unfortunately, you have to run a proprietary driver like Catalyst or Nvidia to run Steam. The Catalyst driver does not perform as well as the open source xf86-video-ati driver so no Linux gaming for me. :thumbsdown:

 

Oh well, I do not game much anyway B)

 

I'm sure that over at Phronix I have seen bechmarks taht show you can game with open source drivers and in some games they perform almost as good as the proprietary ones. It is the more modern games that struggle with open source drivers.

 

Anyways STEAM on LINUX is now official and to celebrate they are having a half price sale. Some real good time wasters to be had for pennies/cents. Not Crysis 3 but still dran good fun.

 

http://steamforlinux.com/?q=en/node/169

 

Linux users rejoice! Valve has just released the official Steam client for Linux. At the same time, a huge celebration sale of all Linux games hast been started on Steam. There are 50% to 75% discounts on all games for Linux.

Moreover, Valve advertises Linux as a gaming platform and recommends using Ubuntu.

The time for Linux players has never been so beautiful before!

 

:th_0140:

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In related news, Valve has given the OK for distros to repackage Steam for their repos :-

Steam Can Now Be Repackaged In Linux Distributions

 

Yup, now Steam is in the Community Repos on Archlinux:

$ pacman -Ss steam
multilib/steam 1.0.0.25-4 [installed]
Digital distribution client - open beta - bootstrap package

 

I installed Steam and everything seemed to work fine. First it had to download some updated files and then it fully opened. Since I have not purchased any games through steam besides Portal(windows version), I had a blank library. I decided to search and see if there were any free Linux games on Steam. Well I found that Team Fortress 2(Multiplayer FPS) was free-to-play so I added it to my Steam account. Next Steam had to download some data files for the game but I had to leave before the data files downloaded so I let it run while I was at work.

 

So I just tried it out and it worked flawlessly, although I had to change over to kde as I was having issues on Xmonad/Steam (tiling wm issue??). I also had to tweak the game since I use alsa instead of pulse:

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No audio

 

It happens if there is no PulseAudio in your system. If you want to use Alsa, you need to launch the Steam or game directly with SDL_AUDIODRIVER=alsa (From SteamCommunity).

If it still doesn't work, you may also need to set the environment variable AUDIODEV. For instance AUDIODEV=Live. Use aplay -l to list the available sound cards.

https://wiki.archlin.../Steam#No_audio

 

After doing that, I had perfect sound and I was able to use High video settings for the game. I was very impressed and I think that the majority of Linux users will now be able to use their entire hdd for Linux instead of having to dual boot for games.

 

Also, Steam has a major sale on all of their Linux games: Steam for Linux release celebration sale

 

There are tons of games available for Linux on Steam for under $5, gotta love it!! Linux gaming is right up there with Windows now!!! I have been waiting many years for this to finally happen. Thanks Steam!!! :bounce:

BTW The sale is going on till the 25th 21st and I plan on buying 3 or 4 games to help support gaming on Linux in the next day or so.

 

 

Also, I previously thought that Steam only worked with ATI and Nvidia proprietary drivers but it worked flawlessly withe the open source xf86-video-ati drivers.

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Hope they get Steam packaged for Debian soon. It has been made to work but I just read 16 pages at steamcommunity.com and this -Updated Procedures for Installing Steam for Linux Beta on Debian GNU/Linux (Testing/Wheezy). Should be easier on sid but it still requires a later version of libc6 which could be tricky.I might wait for it to be packaged properly, or just install Ubuntu (did I just say that?! :o Wash your mouth out with soap, young rat!)

 

Later: just found this solution, sounds much easier - Cleanly installing on Debian Sid . Might give it a try.

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The Steam sale only runs till the 21st of the month by the way. :whistling:

The Steam sale only runs till the 21st of the month by the way. :whistling:

 

Yeah I miss typed that

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Hope they get Steam packaged for Debian soon. It has been made to work but I just read 16 pages at steamcommunity.com and this -Updated Procedures for Installing Steam for Linux Beta on Debian GNU/Linux (Testing/Wheezy). Should be easier on sid but it still requires a later version of libc6 which could be tricky.I might wait for it to be packaged properly, or just install Ubuntu (did I just say that?! :o Wash your mouth out with soap, young rat!)

 

Later: just found this solution, sounds much easier - Cleanly installing on Debian Sid . Might give it a try.

 

Well I dunno if I would try the beta version as Stable has already been released for Linux. This may also help: Steam installer for Debian (scroll to the bottom for dependencies). The script looks like grabs the latest .deb installer so it will use the latest Stable version.

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The Team Fortress thingy runs till the end of the month though.

 

I bought

 

Penumbra Collectors Pack

3.19 GBP

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

3.25 GBP

The Book of Unwritten Tales Digital Deluxe

4.99 GBP

Dynamite Jack

0.99 GBP

Postal 2 Complete

5.99 GBP

 

I really really hate Steam sales :Laughing: Hope they all run on Arch.

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I really really hate Steam sales :Laughing: Hope they all run on Arch.

 

Since they are the Linux version of the game and Arch uses the official Steam client(from upstream), you should have no issues running them on Archlinux. I do look forward to your experiences though.

 

Remember to read the wiki page I linked to above as it also covers a bunch of the Linux Steam Games you mentioned, troubleshooting and tips/tricks for Steam.

 

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam#Penumbra:_Overture

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam#Amnesia:_The_Dark_Descent

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam#The_Book_of_Unwritten_Tales

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Steam

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