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Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Janthran, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Janthran
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    Janthran Solarian

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    Someone told me it would be easy to do, at least the chat. I really can't offer anything, but I'd appreciate it anyway.
     


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    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    So you want someone to magically make one?
     
  3. Janthran
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    Janthran Solarian

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    No, I would appreciate someone to code one.
    Not "Magic" at all.
    :)
     
  4. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Sorry let me re-phrase my sarcastic response to something easier to understand:

    So you want someone to magically make one for you without you doing so much as lifting a finger?
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    I've never before seen a single Steam Chat client that isn't, ya know, Steam. No integration with Trillian, or Pidgin, or a Jabber plugin; nothing. They've got their API pretty tightly locked down. I'd REALLY suggest asking your friend what exactly he means when he says it "would be easy to do"

    After doing a quick Google search, the closest thing I can find is an Android app that was released 3 weeks ago. Somehow it lets you chat with friends, and the sign-in process is similar to authorizing a new computer to sign into Steam.

    EDIT: My mistake, I now see one on the iPhone App Store as well, but it's made directly by Valve, so no help there.
     
  6. Janthran
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    Janthran Solarian

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    WELLL it WAS posted on the EOF.
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/316571-steam-servers-run-on-dslites-proof-inside/


     
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    Rasism...You won't allow mages to help? PFFF >_<

    DanTheManMS is right, Valve is so locked and aliened from community...they say "no" for Mac, Linux...so why "yes" to DS?
    They want us to use only Windows and "scram" even that after test many MANY games works fine with combo Wine + Steam + Game...so it's not problem of doing compatibility stuff...it's about "we don't want because we are idiots"
     
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    Janthran Solarian

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    There IS a mac version of Steam.
    And I'm asking for Homebrew, not an official release.
     
  9. iSubaru

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    They did for Mac after all? :wtf:
    I heard they wanted to fall back from it or something...
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Not only is there steam for mac, but Valve ported a bunch of their major games to OSX. TF2, Half-life/Portal series, and more.

    But yeah, no API = not easy.
     
  11. iSubaru

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    Then I apologize, I have old informations then, last thing I heard was that they want to drop (oh yes "drop" word not "fall back") from Mac OS X support, good to know they didn't do that...NOW LINUX TIME >_
     
  12. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    They also mentioned they have no plans for Linux.
     
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    Kevan - that's the part I can't get to my mind, It has been proven thousand times that if something is ported to Windows and Mac OS X, then it will work on Linux no matter what (Wine as third-party, and natively if someone would do it) so I don't get it WHY Valve cuts their money out, if they would make Linux version they automatically gain more customers...it's really...stupid...
     
  14. LeRodeur

    LeRodeur GBAtemp Regular

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    By the way in what would it be useful on nds?
    Just use another IM or simply use irc
    Most teams never uses the steam chat, and why would you need it if you are not playing?
     
  15. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    I've got several friends who I can only contact on IM via Steam or Facebook messenger, and of the two, I'd like to use Steam.
     
  16. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Valve doesn't make most of the games on Steam, and has to get permission from the publishers/creators to sell.

    The thing is Linux and DRM don't mix, so many many companies are unwilling to have their game on Linux, perhaps so many that Valve doesn't see all the work it would take to support the Linux platform (remember that this includes separate software updates and technical support for customers who will have an extremely wide range of systems) as worth it for the relatively-low profit.
     
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  17. frogboy

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    Only on Steam or FB? Don't they have access to a web browser? :ha:
     
  18. Rydian

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    They often use FB chat in-browser, at least the people I know.
     
  19. iSubaru

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    Why? :wtf:
    Where is the problem for security or copyright stuff in Linux?
    Linux doesn't mean "everything here MUST be open-source and free"
    Linux itself is open-source and free but programs written on it can be close-source, DRM, payable and such
    Cedega as example of payable program
    MP3 Codec as example of non-free package (in USA only but still counts)

    It's true that Valve is seller not producer, ok
    Still if they would make Steam for Linux they would signal to producers
    "Hey, now You can port Your games to Linux if You want"
     
  20. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    In Windows a lot of security is done via rootkits (such as hackshield) and forced virtual device drivers (such as starforce and such). Those types of things don't work in Linux. Either the concept they use does not exist in Linux's security model and is thus not possible, or even if it is possible people can mess with it easily. That concept scares off big companies.