[Slackbuilds-users] steam slackbuild

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 22:07:59 UTC 2014

On 07/17/2014 05:08 AM, Erik Hanson wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:07:48 -0700
> King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, no mention is made about which Slackware Steam can be run on.
>> Currently, the client and all games are 32-bit only.
> Not to complicate things, but all games are not 32-bit only. Many are
> shipping both 32 and 64-bit binaries, and some (such as the excellent
> XCOM EU) are 64-bit only.

Some games with 64-bit binaries have trouble with the Steam social
stuff, overlay and badges, for example, so you lose some of the Steam
Client integration. Hammerwatch is a typical example.  This has been our
experience here on 3 separate systems.

Perhaps those on this list can share their 32 vs. 64 Steam experience on
the Slackware Steam group forum.  It would be interesting compile a list
of what does and does not work properly - and which arch gets
autodetected and subsequently run.


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