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ekim
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(11-11-2013, 02:53 PM)
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The current Steamclient.dll includes the following entry for command line parameters :
"-steamos : forces Steam to believe it is running under SteamOS"

you need:
- the latest Beta client (opt-in via the preferences menu in steam)
- run Steam.exe with command line parameter -steamos
- run big picture mode





There is not that much difference from the normal Big Picture Mode...

More interesting is the wording of the command line parameter description. It seems like Steam (as in the Big Picture Mode) is just a part of SteamOS and there might be more to it than just being a simple Steam client?
Last edited by ekim; 11-11-2013 at 03:08 PM.
Scum
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(11-11-2013, 02:56 PM)
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Next step -
How to get my hands on the Steam Controller, early...
Bamihap
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(11-11-2013, 02:58 PM)
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This will work until tomorrow when Valve patches this.
ekim
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(11-11-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bamihap

This will work until tomorrow when Valve patches this.

I doubt it. There is nothing special about it (yet)...
Piccoro
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(11-11-2013, 03:03 PM)
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"Enable access to the Linux Desktop"?

I thought some people were saying that on the steam machines, we cannot access the linux desktop?
TheTux
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(11-11-2013, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bamihap

This will work until tomorrow when Valve patches this.

Why shuold they include SteamOS in a beta Steam release under such an obvious command (-steamos)?
MadSexual
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(11-11-2013, 04:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Piccoro

"Enable access to the Linux Desktop"?

I thought some people were saying that on the steam machines, we cannot access the linux desktop?

This has me intrigued as well since they said it wasn't just a fork of Ubuntu. I don't think having a desktop environment is quite as simple as just slapping Cinnamon, KDE, or XFCE down in your libraries.
jacksepticeye
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(11-11-2013, 04:02 PM)
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Any reason to do so for now? Or just for shits and giggles?
ekim
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(11-11-2013, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by jacksepticeye

Any reason to do so for now? Or just for shits and giggles?

I don't think it's really "official" ... probably it's for testing UI stuff without the need to boot into the OS.
MutonCommander
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(11-11-2013, 04:53 PM)
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The "enable access to the Linux desktop" bit is very interesting indeed, as it directly contradicts earlier reports. Maybe the option will be hidden and you'll have to somehow enable it?
xPaw
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(11-12-2013, 11:49 AM)
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This flag is nothing new and there's quite a bit of SteamOS stuff shipped inside steam client already. Seeing how it's basicly Big Picture on top of Linux, you're not going to find any exciting hidden features by using -steamos launch param.

Also give these posts are read if you're interested:
  1. Streaming, remote management & SteamOS settings
  2. Music changes & more on Remote Control
Arkanius
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(11-12-2013, 11:54 AM)
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Enable access to the Linux desktop?
Now we are talking!
elektrixx
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(11-12-2013, 12:35 PM)
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I've been getting non-descript Steam Machine errors while in Big Picture.

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