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

Posted on in Categories Linux Games last updated May 10, 2013

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.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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..

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