[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] steam in our repos?

Bjørn Øivind Bjørnsen bo.bjornsen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 03:33:40 EST 2012

On 15/11/12 09:30, Joakim Hernberg wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 03:06:36 -0500
> Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Joakim Hernberg <jbh at alchemy.lu>
>> wrote:
>>> Not to mention that the package seems to install a wine version of
>>> steam that is in closed beta, which makes it less than useful for
>>> the majority of us.
>> It doesn't use Wine (it's native), and it works without being in the
>> private beta (chat, installing a couple dozen indie games). You just
>> can't play the native ports of big titles (tf2, serious sam 3, etc.)
>> without being in the private beta.
> Ah, sorry about the wine allegation, it looked just like running it
> in wine and is multiilb with lib32 stuff.  My mistake, I should
> have verified before opening my mouth.
> When I try to login with my steam account I get told that: "This version
> of Steam is currently in closed beta. Login with an enrolled account to
> continue" http://dl.dropbox.com/u/879835/steam-beta.png

There is a way around this by opening specific steam URLs. Not the same
as proper beta participation, but it allowed me to install and run
Amnesia at least.

Try running "steam steam://open/games" :)

Bjørn Øivind

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