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Windows 7: SteamOS and Steam Controller


23 Sep 2013   #1

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SteamOS and Steam Controller

So I noticed this article and I thought it was intersting.
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Following up on its enigmatic announcement-of-an-announcement last week, Valve has unveiled SteamOS, a free stand-alone operating system “for living room machines.”
Anyways full article is here and pretty short but this is pretty interesting and wonder how this will effect windows with pc gamers. I might switch to this if it supports all games and set it as partition. This has my interest.
Source:
SteamOS announced by Valve, a free operating system "available soon" for living room PCs | News | PC Gamer

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24 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you for the heads up M1GU31, could be very interesting !
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27 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Your welcome steph thought it was a interesting topic so I thought I would share it with you guys.

Another little update
The pros and cons of SteamOS | Editorial, News | PC Gamer
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By announcing SteamOS yesterday, Valve declared that PC gaming is more than desktop gaming, that Windows is not our master, and that—finally—cats can own Steam accounts. The free, Linux-based, cat-friendly operating system is designed for gaming on living room PCs, because PC gaming according to Valve isn’t about WASD and DirectX—it’s about openness and collaboration.

We’re free to choose our hardware, our software, our mods, and soon more than ever, how we play, where we play, and whether or not Microsoft gets a cut. If SteamOS takes off, PC gaming will undergo one of its most dramatic changes ever—possibly one more significant than the introduction of the free-to-play model and crowdfunding. That’s thrilling, but also scary as hell, so we’ve worked through our fears with a list of SteamOS pros and cons, followed by deep breaths in anticipation of tomorrow’s announcement.

Also they are designing some controller that suppose to benefit using steam os, seems they are trying to make pc gaming in a way to attract console gamers to pc. I suppose its ok doesn't hurt me but its all optional. Not a bad thing I would say but is interesting, pretty risking moves they are doing as well.
Steam Controller announced by Valve | News | PC Gamer


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27 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

I wouldn't use this even if they gave me $100 for admitting it. Steam is a giant pile of poop. Every time I go to play CS:GO, it freaks out and essentially says "F*** You!".

-1 for this!
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27 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Counter strike works fine for me, all of them.Played cs:go today with no issues. Must be something related to your system,steam is a great app imo but everyone is entitled to their opinions.
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27 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, you're probably using it wrong.

Looking forward to setting a box up and playing with this when it comes out.
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28 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I use steam with no probs at all
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28 Sep 2013   #8

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Steam unveils new controller for PC and Steambox.

Steam unveils new controller for Steambox and PC and it looks pretty awesome.

It has two trackpads with heptic feedback of some kind, they also function as buttons and can be clicked. Valve claims that they have such a large frequency range that they can actually function as speakers. There is a touchscreen in the middle with the traditional ABXY buttons placed on each corner of the central screen. The touchscreen is also clickable using scrolling to select menu items and then clicking the one of the four quarters of the screen like a button to select to prevent accidental selection.

There are four shoulder buttons and two larger buttons underneath, as well as three other buttons below the screen that appear to function as start, select, and another longer button that I'd guess functions like a spacebar.

It will support every game in the Steam Library according to Valve with actions and hotkeys on scrollable/flickable menus in the touchscreen interface.

I wants it.


Valve Announces Steam Controller - IGN
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28 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have always preferred PC gaming, but I think I will give what steam comes up with a shot just because I have been on steam for years and love it.
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28 Sep 2013   #10

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I'm tempted, but with the main TV in the house being only 15 metres from my rig I think I'll probably just run a long HDMI cable around the room and use The Big Picture. Really in two minds about this one, although that controller is putting me off a lot.
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