SteamonFreebsd still busted?

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#1
Have not heard a thing about the steamonfreebsd project in a while now. From what I can tell, the project is defunct. Is that the case or are there ways to get it working?
 

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It's not that difficult to get the Steam client working using the Linux binary compatibility or Wine. It's the games themselves that are mostly the problem.
 

Brutanas

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Hello!!

I am trying to install steam on freebsd following the instructions on:
https://github.com/SteamOnFreeBSD/SteamOnFreeBSD
I am having the error:
fetch: http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libx/libx11/libx11-6_1.6.3-1ubuntu3_i386.deb: Not Found
for several components during the installation... it seams that it is loking for *ubuntu3* but I only was capable to search and find *ubuntu2*...
Does somebody have an idea on how to be able to install it?
On playonbsd I was able to install it, but then I got a black screen on steam main window after login... :-(

Regards.
 

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I wouldn't touch that script, it downloads packages from multiple mirrors for 2 different Linux distributions and generally looks shoddily written. You can try your luck with steam-runtime and debootstrap.

On playonbsd I was able to install it, but then I got a black screen on steam main window after login... :-(
Code:
sudo pkg remove playonbsd
sudo pkg install i386-wine-devel
sudo pkg install winetricks
winetricks steam
 
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I wouldn't touch that script, it downloads packages from multiple mirrors for 2 different Linux distributions and generally looks shoddily written. You can try your luck with steam-runtime and debootstrap.



Code:
sudo pkg remove playonbsd
sudo pkg install i386-wine-devel
sudo pkg install winetricks
winetricks steam
Thanks for your reply.
Previously I was using wine-staging for csmt trick, would vanilla wine devel be preferable?
 
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