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    Default Flashplayer in Steam?

    You need to have a specific Flash Player installed to view video content in Steam. Please follow these directions to get the right version for Steam.

    You will need this Flash player even if you already have the latest player for your default web browser.
    What is going on here? I have the latest Flash from the repo.
    What is needed on openSUSE to get previews?
    Of the few Linux games I might buy I can't buy games sight unseen.

    No previews no good.
    No rpm install no good

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    Default Re: Flashplayer in Steam?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlameBait View Post
    What is going on here? I have the latest Flash from the repo.
    What is needed on openSUSE to get previews?
    Of the few Linux games I might buy I can't buy games sight unseen.

    No previews no good.
    No rpm install no good
    Please send your annoyance where it belongs: at Steam. We use flash also in websites, have security updates on flash. Why would we use an older version. IMHO Steam should solve this.
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    Default Re: Flashplayer in Steam?

    The Steam Forums are a mess I can't even locate a thread addressing this.
    They don't even have a Linux forum listed that I can find in their client.
    A search with Linux Flash returns a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with Flash and even some Windows threads.
    So I can register my problem with their broken state.

    Steam says you need Flashplayer 11.
    I have 11.2.202.273-1.30.1-x86_64

    I guess it's to be expected. It still seems pretty beta.
    Guess I won't be buying any games if I can't view demos of them. I don't want to throw away money on something I won't enjoy or can't play.

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    Not sure what might be the problem, but for me it works. It's working in the Steam client and in firefox.
    Did nothing special, flash player is installed via updates from the openSUSE repo.

    There's nothing special about Steam previews, if you can watch youtube clips then you can watch Steam previews too.
    Can you watch youtube ?

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    Default Re: Flashplayer in Steam?

    Quote Originally Posted by gzenum View Post
    Not sure what might be the problem, but for me it works. It's working in the Steam client and in firefox.
    Did nothing special, flash player is installed via updates from the openSUSE repo.

    There's nothing special about Steam previews, if you can watch youtube clips then you can watch Steam previews too.
    Can you watch youtube ?
    I found out from the basically hidden Steam Linux Beta forum that Steam requires 32 bit Flash.
    So my 64 bit Flash is no good. Hard coding something like that into their client is retarded as heck.
    So you have to view the Steam store in your browser which of course works just fine. It's only broken in the client.

    Unfortunately I didn't find any games that looked like fun to me.
    A single player FPS that is slow enough I don't constantly get killed is what I was looking for.

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    Ahh I see, that's really retarded then.
    I'm on 32bit so I guess that's why it's working in the client.

    Yeah, poor choice of games at the moment, I bought on sale Half Life, Penumbra pack series and Amnesia.
    HL is just too old, runs fine and it's too fast, but it gets boring pretty fast so I played it for a little while and aborted quickly.
    However, Penumbra and Amnesia adventures are quite good and I finished them all, kinda FPS but without S lol, no shooting.
    There's Serious Sam, but I don't like it, too much pointless shooting for my taste.
    Would love to see Doom and Quake series though.
    Also some driving game would be nice.
    But it's a fresh start, I'm sure it will grow pretty fast, we'll see.
    Better than nothing in any case.

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    I already own Half-Life and I DLed it and got it playing on a test machine. That was before I zypper dup(ed) to 12.2 on this machine which is my main desktop.
    I had a issue with the audio in Half-Life that I got sorted out but I can't remember how now (LOL)
    I'll install it on this machine here but I don't think I'd play it so what waste the bandwidth?

    Yes a easy install of Quake 3 Arena would be nice. I own two licenses for Quake 3 Arena. That is the kind of FPS I want.
    Serious Sam seemed much to fast and difficult for my old eyes and hands.
    I'd be interested in a RPG that was like the original NeverWinter Nights series which I have on an old machine that runs a very old Mandriva 32 bit OS.
    I'ts out of line right now as I've bought this Core2Duo box for Beat testing new releases of openSUSE so I can help as a tester.

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    Since last steam update our sound problem should be fixed.

    To have sound in half life Team Fortress2 and counterstrike, I needed to start steam with a command.

    SDL_AUDIODRIVER=pulseaudio steam

    Since last update I can start steam from the short cut, and I still have sound.

    The only issue remaining for me is the tray icon, its not a steam logo.

    Teamfortress 2 runs as good as on windows, since Catalyst 13.1 driver.
    At the moment i have 13.2 beta 6 installed. ( which fixed steam crashing when switching to big picture mode)

    amd phenom II X4 3.2 ghz 4 gig of ram HD 5750 ( 1 gig of ram) openSUSE 64 bit

    I am having great fun with TF2 and serious Sam 3.

    This script fixed my flash in steam (which stopped working)
    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...0354254245715/

    https://github.com/NotoriousPyro/steam-linux_flash

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    Default Re: Flashplayer in Steam?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlameBait View Post
    I found out from the basically hidden Steam Linux Beta forum that Steam requires 32 bit Flash.
    So my 64 bit Flash is no good. Hard coding something like that into their client is retarded as heck.
    So you have to view the Steam store in your browser which of course works just fine. It's only broken in the client.
    It's not reasonable to expect 64-bit Flash to work inside a 32-bit application....

    You could try installing 32-bit flash from software.opensuse.org.

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    Default Re: Flashplayer in Steam?

    This worked for me:

    https://github.com/NotoriousPyro/steam-linux_flash

    Installs 32 bit flash for steam

    And the normal 64 bit is still working in firefox.

    Installing the 32 bit from suse killed my 64 bit in firefox.

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