The Left 4 Dead Blog
word that the Linux beta build for Left 4 Dead 2
is now available. This
can balance the fact that there seems to be an error in
we shared the other day
betas for Portal
and Portal 2
also being available, as while
Portal is now out for Linux, Portal 2 is not (apologies for the confusion).
Here's word on the Linux L4D2 beta:
Thanks to the efficiencies we were
able to achieve with Linux, we skipped Valve time and are delivering the L4D2
Beta Linux build today as planned. The Beta build not only allows Linux owners
to play the game natively, it is also the testing ground for our new Extended
If you currently own Left 4 Dead 2, You should see “Left 4 Dead 2 Beta” in your
library. If it doesn’t show up, restart Steam. This is a complete build of Left
4 Dead 2, so the build is as large as the current game.
You also receive access to the Left 4 Dead 2 Beta Authoring tools and Left 4
Dead 2 Beta Dedicated Server. This will allow you to start working with EMS.
The Beta version also contains updated Windows and Mac clients, so even if you
are not running under Linux you can help by testing the Beta.