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First post, by DosFreak

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https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/7046
https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/ … 20616966070805/
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comment … upport_of_some/

If if you have the issue and you are lucky enough to have a BIOS update for your motherboard that fixes it then try that.

If you haven't yet you need to go through your Steam games and use the following so you don't have to worry about this crap:

In this order:
Goldberg Steam Emulator (Linux) (Windows) (Vista+ but can be used on XP with Xompie)
SmartSteamEmu (Windows) (XP+)
Other Misc Steam Emulators
Steamless
Game cracks

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Reply 2 of 7, by 0xCats

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What valve doesn't appear to be considering is that they are increasing the steam client requirements above the minimum requirements of many advertised games.
I also suspect this issue isn't due to the CMPXCHG16B requirement but rather a PREFETCHW requirement that goes along with CMPXCHG compiled stuff a lot of the time.

EDIT: Also hi, new here.
First time posting, long time lurker and software dev with a passion for retro and obscure tech 😀

Reply 3 of 7, by DracoNihil

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Maybe Valve should like, stop using CEF for literally everything and go back to how the client originally was.

I'm still able to run Steam just fine on this Phenom 2 Deneb so I assume I have all the instructions it wants?

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Reply 5 of 7, by ZellSF

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There's a reason I've avoided Steam as much as possible, and whenever I've had to purchase something from Steam I've made sure there's a crack available first.

I know most people here are aware, but if this sort of thing bothers you always look for a DRM-free alternatives when possible. It isn't the first time something like this happened and won't be the last.

Reply 6 of 7, by cdoublejj

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so Yorkfield is not Yorkfield! APPARENTLY those specific core 2 quad / 775 CPUs are truyl missing that one instruction. which is WEIRD that a q9550 would have it and a q9650 would not!

ZellSF wrote on 2020-05-02, 14:52:

There's a reason I've avoided Steam as much as possible, and whenever I've had to purchase something from Steam I've made sure there's a crack available first.

I know most people here are aware, but if this sort of thing bothers you always look for a DRM-free alternatives when possible. It isn't the first time something like this happened and won't be the last.

i think you can crack the whole client, that's what i did when they dropped support for XP. the community released and "offline" patch. think you can still setup with an old copy of steam/installer

Reply 7 of 7, by Srandista

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Yep, it's still working, I'm using that Steam on XP pretty often. And I do think, that same general idea world work for this Linux issue as well. The problem is, that unlike with XP, this change came up without notice, and it would require to have someone with older Steam Linux build up test.

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