June 4, 2014 at 5:14 am #66008
Venn, are you waiting for some sort of official announcement from Valve about Ubuntu 12.04 32bit not being the “official” test system anymore or are you eventually going to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 (or SteamOS) anyway?
Ubuntu 12.04 was the reference system during the Steam beta upon which the first Steam Runtime was built. Now the Steam Runtime has matured, Steam is out of beta and SteamOS isn’t even based on Ubuntu. I’m not sure Ubuntu 12.04 is relevant anymore.
I’m starting to worry that you’ll be running Ubuntu 12.04 until the end of times.June 4, 2014 at 11:06 am #71164
Pssst! It’s not my only box. It’s used as a minimum requirement system for reviews. So the convo should go
Them- Hey Venn! Did you guys test the game /w the minimum system requirements?
Them- Why not? It’s listed on almost all the games!
Me- Because it both angers and confuses strider.
Them- But that makes no sense.
Me- I know, right.
My Steam box was running F20 but swapped in SteamOS last week. Jordan still runs F20 on his.June 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm #71167
While it wouldn’t ever anger me, it does confuse me a bit. The Steam runtime is supposed to act as an abstraction layer between the game and the underlying distro. If it does its job, it shouldn’t matter with distro you run.
Most games released after the Steam beta don’t list 12.04 as a requirement anymore and Super Meat Boy gets it right:Quote:Linux System Requirements
OS: If you’re running the Steam client, you’re good
Or Dust gets really specific:Quote:OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit (S3TC NOT required)
The only thing that would make a difference is the GPU driver shipped with the distro, but I’m guessing you’re running with the latest stable NVidia driver, right?
Also, what’s so minimal about dual GTX 770 with an octo-core CPU ? Shouldn’t Pedro be the one to run Ubuntu 12.04 if one has to ?June 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm #71170FrojoeKeymasterstrider wrote:Also, what’s so minimal about dual GTX 770 with an octo-core CPU ? Shouldn’t Pedro be the one to run Ubuntu 12.04 if one has to ?
I would argue at that point if we’re talking about the bare minimum to run a game, I should install ubuntu 12.04 on my old laptop with an intel HD 3000 and test games on that.
I think running ubuntu with the nvidia driver stack is a reasonable least common denominator, at least for games. One could argue that an overpowered system like that removes the effect hardware limitations could have on a game’s overall performance. If it runs like ass on a system like that, you’re doing something wrong.June 4, 2014 at 8:27 pm #71174
Nope. 12.04 LTS is a minimum requirement for software. I can plug FK all video cards and CPU into it and it will have naught effect on the games ability to launch.June 5, 2014 at 3:04 am #71175
Sure, strange that you choose to mix minimum software with maximum hardware though.
Just saying that 12.04 LTS once was the reference system for Valve and it kinda stuck for everyone except Valve.June 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm #71191strider wrote:Sure, strange that you choose to mix minimum software with maximum hardware though.
Titans wouldn’t fit in the case
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