View Full Version : @Gabe N. and Steam Team
04-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Hi Steam , i love your store,
Are you ready for Windows 8 RT ? AKA Windows on ARM ?
Ready for METRO??
04-26-2012, 06:18 PM
I'm willing to bet they're not.
04-26-2012, 07:50 PM
They'll eventually support it, but they'll leave it at that.
Don't think they'll support Metro though, it's just an insult to complex PC usage.
04-26-2012, 08:04 PM
You can't run on Windows RT without being Metro, unless you're Microsoft.
04-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Valve may make a Metro interface for Steam. But Steam will not be available on Windows 8 ARM devices.
04-27-2012, 04:40 AM
And there is a massive amount of APIs blacklisted in the name of security, making it a even bigger no, unless you are MS.
04-28-2012, 03:47 AM
I'm just happy the Registry APIs are gone.
Pity System.IO.Path.Combine is too.
04-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Oh well, seems the sanest solution for Metro: is to rewrite Steam in .NET/Mono.
Oh yeah, I thought there was restrictions in Metro on creating child processes (ie for Steam DRM).
04-28-2012, 05:50 PM
Steam for Windows RT would have to be a companion application, such as Steam Mobile on iOS/Android.
I guess once things start getting made for that metro ui, I guess alot of us will not be gaming. Unless MS fixes that thing there calling windows 8 and gives us the proper function we've had for years and years.
04-29-2012, 10:46 PM
dovella = dove + novella ? xD
05-01-2012, 01:17 PM
No companion APP, i want Steam for Win RT and Steam Classic for X86.
You want only xbox Store for gaming in WinRT ?
05-01-2012, 01:18 PM
PS. i see Resident Evil 5 in WinRT (demo) , work awesome ;-)
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