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Counter-Strike: Source Works Out of the Box on Linux

Discussion in Software Sanctuary started by Aprz, Apr 30, 2014

  1. Mar 26, 2012

    I was pretty surprised how easy it was to install Steam and Counter-Strike: Source on Gentoo.

    $ wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
    $ deb2targz steam.deb
    $ tar xvf steam.tar.gz -C /
    I installed the Steam client, and then installed Counter-Strike: Source through the Steam client. When I tried launching Counter-Strike: Source, I got an error.

    This application requires either the GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, or the GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 + GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3 + GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5 OpenGL extensions. Please install S3TC texture support.
    After one trillion picoseconds of searching Google, I found out I needed libtxc_dxtn. On Gentoo, you can obtain this via Portage.

    $ emerge media-libs/libtxc_dxtn
    And it worked.

    My only issue is that it was so laggy that it was unplayable. I also needed to fix things with X like have it recognize my screen resolution cause Counter-Strike: Source only appeared in the upper left hand corner of my window manager. I didn't download ALSA yet so I had no sound. I was only able to talk through console by typing "say "Whatever I wanted to say"" because it wouldn't get passed the motd. :[ It's a really old laptop (I think 8-years-old) with an Intel graphics card, and my Internet has always been really shitty.

    Oh well, that was fun. I am considering risking it on my better laptop and going back to exclusively using GNU/Linux. I used to use exclusively GNU/Linux for several years. I accidentally gave away my LiveCD, and made it unbootable. I could've just went to a friend's house to burn a new LiveCD, but decided that it was time to buy a new laptop. I bought this laptop with Windows 7 on, and decided to download Steam and Counter-Strike: Source for a little bit of fun. I was hooked, and was like "Fuck it, I am just gonna keeping playing on this", and haven't gone back to using GNU/Linux really until now. I did make some attempts again to install Archlinux on my old laptop (the one that has Gentoo now), but couldn't get GRUB2 to work, and didn't really care.
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