Valve announces Ubuntu Linux support for Steam and L4D 2

There’s a new ray of hope for all gamers running Ubuntu Linux – the popular game developer Valve has announced full support for this Linux distribution for Steam and the FPS Left 4 Dead 2.

The big news is that you won’t need to use Wine anymore to run these Windows games – instead Valve offers native Linux support for the aforementioned FPS and Steam.

Using a porting process based on OpenGL coding the folks at Valve succeeded in making Steam run on Ubuntu Linux. In a similar way a while ago they succeeded in making Steam run on Mac OS X. Even better – Left 4 Dead 2 ran on Linux with a high frame rate, which means Linux users won’t get a performance hit.

Ubuntu Logo

This success is a small step in making Windows games run on Linux but Valve says it will keep on working so that all Source engine based games such as Counter Strike, Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2 and many more could be brought to the Ubuntu Linux platform. In addition Valve said they would also work on other Linux distributions such as Linux Mint.


Source: Venturebeat.com

Related posts

ID-Cooling offers the SE-904 CPU cooler

ID-Cooling offers the SE-904 CPU cooler

Perhaps you have not heard of ID-Cooling but this is a company that makes CPU coolers. In an attempt to make a name for itself ID-Cooling has just introduced a new CPU cooler called SE-904. Despite its humble name, the SE-904 can tame processors with TDP of up to 150 watts. The new cooler...

Loop Taxi

Loop Taxi

Loop Taxi is one of the simplest games you can find on Google Play. In this game you will drive a cab and serve customers, as expected. The simplicity of the game comes from the fact that the app does not have levels – instead here you will be doing the same thing again and again and that is...

SteelSeries Limited Edition Zboard and Gaming Surfaces For World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King™

SteelSeries is a line of gaming accessories for use with the  World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King™, the second expansion to Blizzard Entertainment®'s award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Unveiled for the first time at BlizzCon® in October were a limited...

Leave a comment