Category:  Steam

By RootGamer, December 21, 2012 0 Download, Steam

Valve  kicked off the seasonal games sale on Steam – including many  Linux games! Steam sales are typically very generous, particularly if you catch on the infamous flash sales or daily deals. Every 12 hours gamers will also have the ability to vote for a specific game to be discounted. The sale, which starts today, runs through to January 5th, 2013 – assuming the world still… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 20, 2012 0 Download, Steam

The Steam for Linux beta program is now open to the public! In order to participate in the beta, you must download the latest Steam Linux client (found here) or upgrade your existing Steam for Linux client to the latest version. In addition, we will now track Steam for Linux client bugs using GitHub. This provides a better interface for tracking bugs than the forums… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 19, 2012 0 Download, Steam, Steam skin manager

‘Steam Skin Manager‘ contains a tool for applying skins and removing the default skin used by steam. It also comes bundled with 2 skins by default – Ambiance (the dark variant) and Radiance (the bright variant), both the native Ubuntu looks.

By RootGamer, December 17, 2012 0 News, Party of Sin, Steam

Today the developers released ‘Party of Sin‘ on the steam platform – However no Linux build is available yet, but will be in the future Moreover, the game provides full controller support on a TV via Steam’s new Big Picture Mode, and other Steam features, such as achievements, leaderboards, and cloud saves, will be available… ‘Party of Sin‘ is a coopetitive puzzle-platformer for 1-4 players to… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 14, 2012 0 News, Steam

Happy holiday, thanks to Valve;  ‘Steam for Linux’ will be available for everyone next week. When impatient you can bypass the beta invite with a small workaround. Valve:  The Open Beta will be available to the public and will increase the current population from 80K to a higher number Steam performance has improved greatly, also due to support of nvidia and release of new drivers…. Read More »

By RootGamer, December 11, 2012 0 News, Steam

Valve boss Gabe Newell says that now that Steam’s Big Picture mode has launched, the addition of Linux support is the next crucial step in developing its own hardware plans. The company already appears to be preparing itself with increased support for Linux in its games. He said the reaction to Steam’s TV-friendly Big Picture interface has been “stronger than expected,” and that their next step is to get… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 7, 2012 0 News, Steam

It has been a busy week on Steam; New releases, the beta got extended (Debian, and Arch) and Ryan C. Gordon shared his view on the future of the Linux gaming community. The future of Linux gaming never looked this bright. Interview Recently Ryan C. Gordon gave an interview to In this interview he addressed the newsworthy topics such as the latest developments in the… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 4, 2012 3 News, Steam

Valve has removed the beta label from the Big Picture mode and released the special interface  to all Steam users. To celebrate the release Valve has until 10 December a large number of discounted games suitable to play with a controller. The Big Picture interface is focused on playing games on HDTV in the living room and therefore exhibits similarities with the interfaces of game consoles… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 29, 2012 0 Download, News, Oilrush, Steam

Steam: Oil Rush is now available for download in Steam Linux beta, only not yet shown under Linux games. Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that takes place in a world where nuclear war has melted the ice caps, changing the face of the planet forever. Oil Rush offers unique gameplay, avoiding micromanagement of every single unit, while still providing full control over all… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 19, 2012 0 Benchmarks, News, Nvidia, Steam

Steam on linux is a hot topic. And it got even hotter! Today, Valve released TeamFortress2 to the public. You can even use TF2 if you havn’t received a steam beta invite using the workaround!

By RootGamer, November 15, 2012 0 News, Steam

The people at omgubuntu made a nice coverage of Steam’s BigPicture mode. More information can be found at the github KNOWN ISSUES Hacked version: After exiting you will need to press on the steam window on “steam” and after “exit”. If you press in the close button the window will only minimize, you may need to press alt+tab again to gain focus and then exit… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 7, 2012 0 News, Steam

Some people at reddit figured out how to run steam without the need of a beta account! Basicly its a loophole and not a hack. However this work-aground is in violation with Valve’s Terms of Service! We recommend you to use a 2nd steam account.