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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: How to install Linux client for Steam on Gentoo? Reply with quote

Hiya,

I just wondered what the recommended method is to install the Linux client for Steam on Gentoo.

Any ides?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that was in beta, and by application/invitation only from Valve?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ebuild is in the gamerlay overlay. emerge layman then layman -a gamerlay. then emerge steam-meta make sure you edit your make.conf to allow the gamerlay overlay. and I think you have to unmask steam-meta. The ebuild is nice because if your running an amd64 setup. it has use flags to help with flashplayer and all that 32bit jazz.

Its now in pulic beta access is free to anyone. There is only one free game available on it yet, and the vast majority of games that do have linux clients havent been made available on it yet. Its kinda pointless until they add more games. But check it out. The more people who use the beta the more likey valve will add more games. For them its all about numbers as to how worthwhile this endeavor will be.

EDIT: If you are using the opensource radeon driver make sure you have the at least emul-linux-x86-opengl-20121202-r1 installed. Older versions dont have a new enough 32bit mesa.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

duby2291 wrote:
The ebuild is in the gamerlay overlay. emerge layman then layman -a gamerlay. then emerge steam-meta make sure you edit your make.conf to allow the gamerlay overlay. and I think you have to unmask steam-meta.

Its now in pulic beta access is free to anyone. There is only one free game available on it yet, and the vast majority of games that do have linux clients havent been made available on it yet. Its kinda pointless until they add more games. But check it out. The more people who use the beta the more likey valve will add more games. For them its all about numbers as to how worthwhile this endeavor will be.


Thank you for your response.

Agree. The more the merrier, so please all install this, since we don't want to end up in a Microsoft App store on Windows 8+.

My Steam client says "41 titles" when I click on the Linux tab.... :-)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silverjam wrote:
duby2291 wrote:
The ebuild is in the gamerlay overlay. emerge layman then layman -a gamerlay. then emerge steam-meta make sure you edit your make.conf to allow the gamerlay overlay. and I think you have to unmask steam-meta.

Its now in pulic beta access is free to anyone. There is only one free game available on it yet, and the vast majority of games that do have linux clients havent been made available on it yet. Its kinda pointless until they add more games. But check it out. The more people who use the beta the more likey valve will add more games. For them its all about numbers as to how worthwhile this endeavor will be.


Thank you for your response.

Agree. The more the merrier, so please all install this, since we don't want to end up in a Microsoft App store on Windows 8+.

My Steam client says "41 titles" when I click on the Linux tab.... :-)


Thats an improvement its more than when I tried it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's wrong with reading the existent thread? http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-930354-start-0.html

you don't need an overlay to install steam, that is optional, see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Steam
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebuild "steam" is not available in my portage tree (x86), only "halflife-steam".
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from the wiki...

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Installation

Download the .deb archive found here, extract[1] and put the following files into the same directory:
bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz (from the .deb archive)
steam.desktop (from the .deb archive)
steam (get the script here) [last update: 2013-03-24]
Make steam executable and run it. There are also a few icons in the .deb archive.
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Alternatively you can use the steam-meta ebuild from steam-overlay.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the instructions on the wiki, not using the overlay.

Worked without issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steam overlay works fine for me. emerge layman, layman -a steam, emerge steam-launcher. Just make sure you run it with "STEAMRUNTIME=1" before it for it to fully work unless you have an issue with steam or software licensees, which at that point you probably wouldn't be using steam.

They had a sale on games, it's only 4-5 bucks for L4D2 and killing floor each if you care. I just bought both of them today and I'm really happy with it actually.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
I thought that was in beta, and by application/invitation only from Valve?


It's not beta anymore. It was officially released for Linux in February.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StasisKnight wrote:
audiodef wrote:
I thought that was in beta, and by application/invitation only from Valve?


It's not beta anymore. It was officially released for Linux in February.

The post you're replying to is half a year old.
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