October 5, 2013 @ 5:19 PM

I recently ran into a problem using Steam for Linux while playing Half-Life.  It stopped syncing to the Steam Cloud after one of the Steam updates came through. So, I ended up having to continue playing on Windows.

After a bit of rummaging around on the web, I discovered there was a fix several months ago for this problem. Unfortunately, the fix was not being applied to my Steam client (it was related to the case of the save-game directory being incorrect, not a problem on Windows, since the file system is case insensitive. Linux file systems are usually case-sensitive, ie, "save" and "SAVE" are two different directories.)

Here is a quick hack to work around the problem:

Quit your Steam client.

Fire up a ...

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