Download of the day: Half-Life 2 For Steam on Linux

by on May 10, 2013 · 12 comments· LAST UPDATED May 10, 2013

in Linux Games

The first-person shooter Half-Life 2 released for Steam on Linux. I truly enjoyed Counter Strike, and I am going to install Half-Life 2 this weekend. From the release note:

Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Half-Life 2: LostCoast are now available as a Beta. This beta adds Linux support and converts the game to the new Steam Content delivery system.

Linux users can simply install the games access the beta. For Windows and OS X users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under Windows and OS X to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page.

I think Valve has done a good job, and I'm hoping more game developers will release popular games on Linux.

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  • Aber Kled

    Woot, that’s my (probably) favorite game!

  • Tom S Rand

    if these run as good or better than on win7 then I just gained a free partition yaaaaaaay

  • Søren Mark

    guess it’s only “Half Linux” ^^.. since it’s (steam) only for Ubuntu/Deb.-people .. Don’t think there is a RPM-based steam, yet .. ??

  • Guest

    I can install Steam on any arch distro as well as gentoo.

  • gibigbig

    This is the year for linux.

  • MKzero

    Question is: Is Steam as f***ed as on Windows? Wanted to clean the Windows PC of a room mate and had to delete files per hand because without the proper steam login it would not let me use the uninstall routine.. I’ve seen enaugh dirty work for linux(ever installed nvidia beta drivers per hand on an ubuntu?…) and I really don’t want another $VENDOR wasting my precious disk space..

  • Jonathan Weavers

    Hey –

    Your last post [Download of the day: Half-Life 2 For Steam on Linux] was freaking awesome. I have gone ahead and added your stuff to my Feedly account. Please keep me updated if you post anywhere else.

    Keep rocking –

    Jon

  • pbdnd

    worked like charm in fedora! followed this:
    http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-steam-on-fedora-19-18-17/

  • mikeym0p

    There is no ‘year of Linux’. The community grows exponentially every year we advance further than the last!

  • Hoss

    Welcome to 2004! Hahaha.

  • rajdeep

    i also can’t install it..

  • unreal

    Half-Life 2 For Steam on Linux -> Half-Life 20 1-F 2-o 3-r 4-S 5-t 6-e 7-a 8-m 9-o 10-n 11-L 12-i 13-n 14-u 15-x = Half-Life 3 2015

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