SteamOS 2.83 Beta recently released, is a fork (derivative) of Debian GNU/Linux. The current version (SteamOS 2.x series) is called ‘brewmaster’ and it is based on the Debian ‘jessie’ (stable 8.x) distribution. Key major changes made in SteamOS are: Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack Updated kernel tracking the 4.1 longterm branch Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories SteamOS 2.
SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153 have just been released to the alchemist repository. This release comes with a number of updates, bug fixes and new packages. Some of the updates includes: Updated NVIDIA drivers to 343.22, Updated AMD graphics driver to 14.9, Linux kernel rebased against 3.10.60, Improved performance of timing system calls for 32-bit applications by backporting i386 VDSO changes from upstream kernel and adding eglibc support for them, Fixed “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” not focusing on startup.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is now officially available for SteamOS / Linux. The porting of Witcher 2 into Linux platform is an indication that game developers are now seeing a future where Linux roles the gaming industry platform. For newbies in the gaming world, The Witcher 2 is one of the most interesting RPG games in recent times. The Witcher 2 is officially defined as an “action role-playing hack and slash video game” powered by the REDengine.
Shiny The Firefly, a beautiful 2D platformer developed by Stage Clear Studios and published by Headup Games, has been released on the Steam for Linux platform. Shiny the Firefly is a challenging platform adventure game. Journey through a mysterious garden as Shiny, a brave firefly on a quest to find his children, lost in a terrible accident. Master trials,solve puzzles and use your stealth to guide your children to safety. Video Trailer Linux System Requirements Minimum: Memory: 512 MB RAM Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Dota 2 is a free-to-play competitive game of action and strategy, played by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Dota 2 Video Trailer Dota 2 Recent Updates The Compendium Contribute to The International’s overall prize pool while making tournament predictions and earning rewards as the total reaches each stretch goal. This year, you’ll earn even more rewards as you level up your Compendium by watching games, collecting player cards, and more.
You can now package your games and deploy to SteamOS and Linux! Following several requests on Linux support for Valve’s SteamOS and Steam Machines, Unreal Engine 4.1 source code now has support for Linux SteamOS. Subscribers can now download and run UE4 in several game platforms including Linux SteamOS, PlayStation 4 and Zbox One. <p style="text-align: justify;"> Deploying projects to Linux-SteamOS, PS4 or Xbox One for now requires compiling the source from GitHub using a Windows based computer.
How good are you when it comes to speed? For all those who can handle speed, T.E.C. 3001 would be a great game to test run your skills. This game is third-person racing/action/platform game developed by Phoenix Game Studio and published by BulkyPix. Its now released on Steam for Linux. Overview In T.E.C 3001 (Tesla Energy Collector), you are guiding a cutting-edge technology robot that works in virtual reality to serve humankind, by collecting virtual space energy leftovers for humanity.
If you fancy trying out StemOS without the need to invest on expensive hardware’s, then this post would guide you on how to install SteamOS on a Virtual Machine using Oracle VirtualBox. I am testing this on VirtualBox version 4.3.10. The performance on a Virtual Machine cannot be compared to installing on an actual physical machine but using a VM would suffice for test purposes. Heads Up: You must exercise patience if you are to successfully install SteamOS on VirtualBox 🙂