You are not registered yet. Please click here to register!
[Techpowerup.com] Valve Announces Steam and Left4Dead 2 for Ubuntu - i4memory.com - different look at memory
Tags Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 17-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
News
News Hound
News's PC Specs
 
Join Date: May 19 2008
Posts: 41,821
[Techpowerup.com] Valve Announces Steam and Left4Dead 2 for Ubuntu

Valve announced porting of its Steam content-distribution platform, Source game engine, and the smash-hit multi-player game title Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2), to Ubuntu (Linux). The port isn't exactly straightforward, as code has to be rewritten for OpenGL. Valve already accomplished most of this, with its Mac OS X port, which uses the same API.

Valve is targeting just one distribution at this time, to minimize "optimization" overheads. Derivatives such as Mint could run the platform just fine. Valve's immediate goals are to get the Steam client to work on Ubuntu with full functionality, launching Steam for Linux with L4D2 (thanks to SteamPlay, gamers with L4D2 on Windows can play it on Ubuntu without additional purchases); and optimizing L4D2 to get additional frame-rates on Ubuntu. Valve is also work to get its other titles ported to Ubuntu.

Source: Valve

More...
News is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
announces, left4dead, steam, techpowerupcom, ubuntu, valve


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads for: [Techpowerup.com] Valve Announces Steam and Left4Dead 2 for Ubuntu
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Techpowerup.com] Valve Corporation Worth $3 Billion News Reviews & News Online 0 09-03-2012 01:03 AM


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 07:33 PM.

no new posts