Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports on the latest developments of Steam on FreeBSD. Check out SteamOnFreeBSD at Github here if you would like to try it out.


With a new script, it’s possible to get Valve’s Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD.

On FreeBSD in conjunction with its Linux binary compatibility layer it’s possible to run Steam for handling your favorite Steam Linux titles. If you are unfamiliar with FreeBSD’s Linux compatibility layer, see FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?. That article has background information along with some Linux vs. FreeBSD gaming benchmarks I did five years ago… When FreeBSD 11.0 is out, I’ll try again to get it working to see how FreeBSD 11 performs for running Linux native games.

Original article: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-On-FreeBSD

Related links:

GitHub – SteamOnFreeBSD

Steam On FreeBSD from freebsd

Steam On FreeBSD from LinuxActionShow