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    Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    It is thought that the tools will allow some Windows games to be played on these boxes.
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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Valve still piddling time and money down the drain on tech no-one wants while HL3 remains unborn.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Thought the steam machine was long forgotten!
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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Sounds like an automated (to the end user,) version of WINE wrapped around the executable. Hopefully it'll work on other Linux distros too.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry99 View Post
    Valve still piddling time and money down the drain on tech no-one wants while HL3 remains unborn.
    If there will be a HL3, it will not be made by Valve, and it will not be as good as you want it to be.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Remember emulation tools aren't usually going to run games as fast as the native OS/hardware could
    FYI WINE literally means Wine Is Not an Emulator.

    All it does is provide an exe and dll loader, along with re-written back-ends for Linux. So it just translates the Windows calls (DX9, DX11, etc) into Linux-compatible calls.

    It's actually pretty damn fast. If you can get it to work with your particular game.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Quote Originally Posted by afiretruck View Post
    ...it just translates the Windows calls...
    Sounds like an emulator to me...

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    Sounds like an emulator to me...
    Then you don't understand emulation.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    If there will be a HL3, it will not be made by Valve, and it will not be as good as you want it to be.
    It will be better appreciated than a Steam Machine.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Polishing a turd comes to mind.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry99 View Post
    Valve still piddling time and money down the drain on tech no-one wants while HL3 remains unborn.
    The numbers using a console still grow every day.

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    its good that the ones that did buy steam machines are not totally forgotten .

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    Re: Valve working on Steam Machine compatibility tools

    An emulator interprets compiled code and recompiles. WINE is basically the Win32 API written again, and compiled for Linux. There is no reason for it to be slower than native windows, it can theoretically be faster - depending on who did a better job of writing it and dependencies such as the kernel.

    I really like the idea of a Steam machine, but a Steam Link kinda killed the need for it for me. I've love to switch my desktop to Linux, but each year that feels like it's closer, it's actually even further away.

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