Does installing 32 but libs in a 64b system deteriorates Suse ?

HI, the Steam Hub (games) is made for 32bit systems, it can be installed on a 64bit system like mine but it’ll ask to install 32bit versions of many libs. Can this deteriorate the OS in any way ?

Thank you.

No…

On 2015-08-07 18:36, mhunt0 wrote:
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> HI, the Steam Hub (games) is made for 32bit systems, it can be installed
> on a 64bit system like mine but it’ll ask to install 32bit versions of
> many libs. Can this deteriorate the OS in any way ?

No.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Thank you for the responses :slight_smile:

On 2015-08-07 19:06, mhunt0 wrote:
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> Thank you for the responses :slight_smile:

Long answer:

Of course, those applications that use 32 bit will not be able to use
the full potential of the machine. The rest of the system is not
affected, except that more disk space is needed, and that at times (ie,
when running steam) you may have both versions of the same library
loaded, taking somewhat more ram.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

On Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:36:01 +0000, mhunt0 wrote:

> HI, the Steam Hub (games) is made for 32bit systems, it can be installed
> on a 64bit system like mine but it’ll ask to install 32bit versions of
> many libs. Can this deteriorate the OS in any way ?
>
> Thank you.

No.


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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yes, I hope they make a 64b version, but I guess they’ll limit to 32b for the time been.

Most proprietary games are still 32 bit

On 2015-08-08 04:26, mhunt0 wrote:
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> yes, I hope they make a 64b version, but I guess they’ll limit to 32b
> for the time been.

It is quite common that private companies make only the 32 bit version.
It must be related to money, but I don’t understand their reasoning, as
there are now more 64 bit machines than 32, and none of those is new, AFAIK.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

yes, I’ve been looking at Steam comments and it’s all about porting the game to the different systems. In my case, I’m mostly interested in the ‘Spring RTS’ which I read to be very difficult to install (and make work) the version from it’s website and read the better and easiest way to install is to use the version available on Steam.