Steam on illumos distros/solaris?

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Steam on illumos distros/solaris?

Post by aimeec1995 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:26 pm

Have any of you gotten steam running under wone in Solaris/illumos? I cannot find anything about it on google and I thought it might be a fun thing to try.

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Re: Steam on illumos distros/solaris?

Post by Bob Wya » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:43 am

aimeec1995 wrote:Have any of you gotten steam running under Wine in Solaris/illumos? I cannot find anything about it on google and I thought it might be a fun thing to try.
I don't think you'll get very far... It just barely works on Linux now!

I know Bryan Cantrill is very busy pushing Illumos for running high performance Linux Containers, etc.
But that's purely for Server usage I would wager - so I doubt graphics pass-through gets much consideration (but I could be wrong).
Mr Cantrill likes to talk :lol: - so you could probably find out more information just by Googling some of his more recent talks.

FreeBSD would definitely be a better bet - with the Linux compatibility layer (which is still maintained) as a fallback option!

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Re: Steam on illumos distros/solaris?

Post by aimeec1995 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Steam works okay under wine on FreeBSD.
There are no real working ways to use it via linux emulation however

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Re: Steam on illumos distros/solaris?

Post by Bob Wya » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:12 pm

aimeec1995 wrote:Steam works okay under wine on FreeBSD.
There are no real working ways to use it via linux emulation however
Thanks for the update - I wasn't sure on the current status of this!

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