When things sounds to good to be true, they're probably too good to be true. I really hope this is exactly what they say it is, but for now I remain optimistically sceptic.
"Windows games with no Linux version currently available can now be installed and run directly from the Linux Steam client, complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support."
Wow, I can't wait to give this a try! I've heard good things about wine+dxvk recently.
@gbrnt Cool! I have heard nothing at all. This is all new news for me. :)
@hund What's even better is that if you buy (and then play) a Windows game this way, it'll count as a Linux sale. https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-officially-confirm-a-new-version-of-steam-play-which-includes-a-modified-version-of-wine.12400
@hund I do not think this is good news. If this works as described, native linux game creation will decrease drastically.
@hil It's absolutely possible. But it also might help bring the light to Linux as well. If they see how popular this thing called Linux is, things might take a turn for the better in the long run. I hope.
Right now we don't have games for Linux because we don't have Linux gamers, but we don't have Linux gamers because we don't have Linux games. We got to start somewhere. :)
@hund And who exactly will count a sold Windows version of a game as 'Linux Game'? The game distributors surely do not. The publishers are winning. They can drop their Linux native ports. They can fire their Linux developers. And sell more Windows versions than before. I'd prefer having less games in total, but more native games and more work for Linux developers.
Developers who care, will port to Linux. Tons and tons of indie devs, and a handful of AAA devs, port to Linux already, despite the apparent low volume of Linux users.
Developers who don't care, won't bother. For them the status quo doesn't change.
At the least, if you buy a game on Steam and it won't run under Steam Play, ask for a refund and tell them why you are asking for a refund.
But at the end of the day, vote with your wallet. Thats what I do
@matt @hund I agree. And what people/users will notice, is that games that run fine on Windows, will most of the time not do so in Linux. Which will also make native indie devs suffer from that reputation. I see a lot of negative aspects here. And a few more games that actually will work and benefit Windows game devs. Sry, i still think this is not a good idea. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ..but i hope i'm wrong.
@matt i see your point ^^
@hund @matt @DestinationLinux https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_data_breaches 3 major ones. But i guess everything below a few million data records is ignored anyway nowadays....
@hund @matt @hil we were somewhat joking about the amount but based on how long it takes them to admit when stuff happens and how severe it is when it does happen to them . . . the exact number isn't as important because we already know they haven't learned their lesson yet. I do stick to the idea that Yahoo Mail is just synonym for "junk inbox".
I probably still hold the world record for recovering the most Ubuntu installs to this day. He fortunately gave up on Linux when he got bored of Beryl and wobbly windows a month later or so.
@hund it works! I played Doom 2016 (already availeable on wine) with just a click, and then Star Trek Online =)
@quasarfreak Cool! It doesn't work for me since Steam decided it was a good idea to hard deprecated Python 2.7 as a dependency.. So I'm still waiting for a fix from the ones managing the package.
@hund I was going to suggest to try the flatpak version but I see that you already tried without success =/
@quasarfreak Glorious grammar by me there. :P
@hund being no native in english I didnt see the error
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..