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tbh i never really saw the point of it. steam runs perfectly fine under most distros. you are better off picking a stable distro that you like and installing the steam client

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I think it's pretty much dead.


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1 minute ago, Fleetscut said:

tbh i never really saw the point of it. steam runs perfectly fine under most distros. you are better off picking a stable distro that you like and installing the steam client

Yes I agree.

Also, not all games are on steam.

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Much like every Valve game that isn't Dota 2, it fell off in favor of other options, and by that I mean developing Steam itself into something less mediocre.


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It was dead on arrival...

 

...as would be expected of a Linux-based gaming OS that can't run most games and lacks attractive exclusives.  

 

Frankly, I've no idea WTF they were thinking. 

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Valve screwed up big. Steam OS makes little sense. There was absolutely no feature it offers that a typical savvy Linux user can't configure on his own. It is just steam in big picture mode frankly 


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2 hours ago, wasab said:

Valve screwed up big. Steam OS makes little sense. There was absolutely no feature it offers that a typical savvy Linux user can't configure on his own. It is just steam in big picture mode frankly 

I think that is all it was ever supposed to be.

 

The Sabayon Distro use to allow for a Steam Big Picture install.. It might still. It also supports the Steam Controller in desktop mode so that is probably better if your going for a TV game box.. It works, Add Kodi and Emby and your all set. (I think I had to do a little hacky hacky to get the steam controller working in Kodi and games, you have to switch out the xsession core pointer.)


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25 minutes ago, jde3 said:

I think that is all it was ever supposed to be.

 

The Sabayon Distro use to allow for a Steam Big Picture install.. It might still. It also supports the Steam Controller in desktop mode so that is probably better if your going for a TV game box.. It works, Add Kodi and Emby and your all set. (I think I had to do a little hacky hacky to get the steam controller working in Kodi and games, you have to switch out the xsession core pointer.)

If that is all it is supossose to be, that is quite pointless. 


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2 minutes ago, wasab said:

If that is all it is supossose to be, that is quite pointless. 

Eh.. its good for TV's you don't want to use like.. Gnome on a TV unless you have to.


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26 minutes ago, jde3 said:

Eh.. its good for TV's you don't want to use like.. Gnome on a TV unless you have to.

Huh? How about building an htpc pc, get distribution like Ubuntu on it, install steam, set it to big picture, configure it for auto start up on boot up? That already gives you a full steam os experience. 


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It was mostly pointless. Who wants to dedicate a computer to just Steam in big picture mode, and have the OS be GNU/Linux so most games don't work? Frankly you get a better experience using Windows.

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8 hours ago, EPENEX said:

It was mostly pointless. Who wants to dedicate a computer to just Steam in big picture mode, and have the OS be GNU/Linux so most games don't work? Frankly you get a better experience using Windows.

there are plenty of good games for linux 

got plenty here 

https://www.gog.com/games?system=lin_mint,lin_ubuntu,lin_ubuntu_18&sort=popularity&page=1

 


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On 7/11/2018 at 10:05 AM, wasab said:

Huh? How about building an htpc pc, get distribution like Ubuntu on it, install steam, set it to big picture, configure it for auto start up on boot up? That already gives you a full steam os experience. 

Well thats exactly what I did. I used SuSE however. I modified GDM and the xprofiles to work with the steam controller to switch login from Steam to Kodi.. worked great but that was some time ago now and I've kind of fell in love with Emby + Android more than Kodi + Linux.

 

Steam controller is fantastic for HTPC btw.


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