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Author Topic: Valve Announces Steam OS  (Read 5388 times)

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Valve Announces Steam OS
« on: September 23, 2013, 04:26:06 PM »
They've done it... Steam is getting it's own OS.

I'm thinking this is in preparation for the rumoured SteamBox console.  And this explains the recent focus on getting games to Linux.

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Steam is getting its very own operating system, Valve announced today. It'll be a combination of Steam's current platform and Linux.P

SteamOS is a free operating system designed for living rooms that Valve says "combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen."

So... are they just applying a DWM over a distro?  I dunno... don't have enough experience with Linux to say.  Can someone else chime in?


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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 06:37:18 PM »
If you want to decamp from MS how many games do you get to keep?  :-\

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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 06:44:46 PM »
If you want to decamp from MS how many games do you get to keep?  :-\

All of the ones that are on Steam that work on the other OS?  Or am I not understanding the question?

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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 11:58:22 AM »
The questions I suppose I am asking is:

1) How many games on Steam actually work on Linux?

2) Do you get a Linux copy if you bought a Windows copy (it doesn't always seem to follow with Mac versions -even Valve titles)

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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 12:20:56 PM »
The ones that are buy once, play anywhere:
http://store.steampo...order=ASC&page=1

The ones that are LinuxOS:
http://store.steampo...order=ASC&page=1

They have a pretty good search function on the site.

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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 10:07:54 PM »
Valve reveals Steam Box Prototype a.k.a. "Steam Machines". one more announcement to go.

complete the tasks in the below link to be eligible to beta test one of the 300 Steam machines.
http://store.steampo...red.com/hardwarebeta

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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 04:30:03 PM »
They also announced some sort of prototype controller/gamepad:

http://store.steampo...oom/SteamController/
SteamController.jpgValve Announces Steam OS

More details about SteamOS, Steam Machines, and the Steam Controller here:

http://store.steampo...ered.com/livingroom/


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Re: Valve Announces Steam OS
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 06:39:18 PM »
Here's a video of the Steam Controller in action.