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Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby xenopeek on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:56 pm

As reported by Web Upd8, Valve is celebrating Steam for Linux with discounts for a week of -50% to -80% on titles available for Linux: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/linux_release/. Pretty awesome :D I'm having a look at titles, there's probably something fun to pick up for a few bucks.
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby anandrkris on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:14 pm

Yes, Amazing news. Very encouraging. :D Steam is finally out of beta and in available for download in ubunutu Software Centre.

Plus
Through the end of the month, play the Free-To- Play Team Fortress 2 on Linux and get a free Tux item in-game.
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby dogsolitude_uk on Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Great stuff! Just picked up Penumbra collector pack for £3.50, less than the price of a bottle of wine :D
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby anandrkris on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:36 am

Guys - Steam community is buzzing with activity and noticed that many newcomers are facing issues in installation, driver issues, get games working,etc.
One humble request - Pls hang around Steam Community discussion forums.
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby fig_wright on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:57 am

I cant see "steam" in Mint software centre yet. Why is this? My system:

more /etc/os-release
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="12.04.2 LTS, Precise Pangolin"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu precise (12.04.2 LTS)"
VERSION_ID="12.04"

more /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13
DISTRIB_CODENAME=maya
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 13 Maya"

inxi
CPU~Triple core AMD A6-3500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) clocked at 800.000 Mhz Kernel~3.2.0-37-generic x86_64 Up~2:39 Mem~1173.5/7478.6MB HDD~500.1GB(17.4% used) Procs~168 Client~Shell inxi~1.7.33
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby Jamesc359 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:02 am

fig_wright wrote:I cant see "steam" in Mint software centre yet. Why is this? My system:


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wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
sudo gdebi steam.deb
Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve#Alternati ... on_Methods
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby fig_wright on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:20 pm

Thanks, but I really want to install Steam via Software centre rather than by fiddly .deb files because then the update management of it will be taken care of without me fiddling again.

Is Steam going to make it to Software Centre for Mint Maya?
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby bigj231 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:16 pm

I wouldn't count on it. I don't even know if it's in the Precise repositories yet.
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby Jamesc359 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:47 pm

fig_wright wrote:Thanks, but I really want to install Steam via Software centre rather than by fiddly .deb files because then the update management of it will be taken care of without me fiddling again.

Is Steam going to make it to Software Centre for Mint Maya?

Regardless of how it's installed, Steam will update itself as it sees fit. It's not (reasonably) possible to run an out of date version for any length of time.
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Re: Steam for Linux celebration sale

Postby mockturtl on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:16 am

fig_wright wrote:Thanks, but I really want to install Steam via Software centre rather than by fiddly .deb files because then the update management of it will be taken care of without me fiddling again.

Is Steam going to make it to Software Centre for Mint Maya?
Steam has a proper repo, and their .deb file does the correct fiddly fiddling to have apt manage upgrades. You'll be just fine installing it.

(If you can -- precise/maya has a sufficient (>= 2.15) libc, but may get hung up with other dependencies.)
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