I did buy X3: TC and AP from Egosoft a year ago for 20 €.. it can't be played without registration on Steam (on Win7).. now I did not know how to install Steam on Linux, so I did search forums and Google some stuff.. I must say, for an "no CLI" operator like me it was not easy..
So my first try was installing openSuse 12.3 on my experimental small 32 GB SSD. I did manage install Steam with "1 click install" but did corrupt somehow my system over graphics.
On second try it all worked.. but it's not Linux mint right?..
So yesterday I did install Linux mint 14.1 on my Game PC: AMD 3,4 Ghz 4 cores, 8 Gig RAM, GeForce 9800 GTX, ond now somewhat bigger 64 Gig SSD. Thanks to Dedoimedo latest review, and some direct link to download the Steam file, it is working. I did play about one hour without any issues
on the Game part. Steam itself close sometime without any notification, I think it's something about Adobe Flash player, although I did install him.
Here is some confusion: I did buy a German language game, and on the Egosoft website they say you can use your previous saves..
but then the version they give me on Steam for Linux is in English.. so obviously they not compatible.
So.. my experience is positive, assuming both the Games and Steam still in testing.. now, if only some developer from open Suse did stop developing KDE features no one really need, and go to AMD graphics department and help them with drivers..