Steam'd Penguins (L4D2 on Linux)


Aug 13, 2002
Land of Ooo
Steam'd Penguins, a blog about Valve on Linux/Ubuntu, is an exciting development for Linux gamers.

The truth is that this is the first post of the Valve Linux blog. This blog is where you can find the latest information from Valve about our Linux development efforts. Avoid the rumors and speculations that multiply on the Web. Instead, come to the source – a blog where people who are interested in Linux and open source game development can get the latest information on Valve’s efforts in this arena. In this initial post, we’ll introduce the team (and a bit of its history) and then give you a snapshot of what we’re currently doing.

After successfully porting L4D2 to Ubuntu, interest grew within Valve and, as a result, the team and projects we were working on also grew. Currently, our focus is on the following projects:

getting the Steam client onto Linux with full functionality
optimizing a version of L4D2 running at a high frame rate with OpenGL
porting additional Valve titles

This should be interesting :) I hope they pull it off. WINE was always a hassle, IMO. I haven't used Ubuntu is a while, but I'm sure this is going to make a few people happy.

After L4D2, they're going to do other Source games.
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