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RE: Official version just switched to Webkit-based
by Morten on Tuesday April 27th 2010, 18:13
I'm seeing exactly the same with the same config on an AMD Athlon 64 X2. I tried to set the version to Vista too but that had no effect.
I've done a fresh install of Wine as well as Steam - no dice (did a total purge of everything before installing). A fresh install of Steam on XP in a VM runs fine (haven't installed any games, just Steam). If I config Steam on XP to be absolutely minimal (no friends, no news, no nuffin' - even limited menus) and copy the installation to the host system the result is slight. I can see space being reserved for an icon in the system tray but nothing is there except for a pop-up named "Steam", and there's no window in sight. It might be there, I can see some disturbance on windows behind the center of the screen, but it's there's nothing responsind to clicks. Right-clicking the tray icon gives a menu, then crash. Double-clicking it means instant crash.
I've tried giving it a virtual desktop of 1024*768 (to limit where stuff pops up) and a small windows shows up in the upper left corner with the title "Wine System Tray" just before curtains.
Cut-down config available on request, if someone think they can do something with it. As far as I can see it's primarily some VDF-files with settings that are different, thus there's no need to get the entire 100+ Mb of a Steam-install. I reserve the right to redact as needed to preserve my online anonymity... :-)