Asking Valve for Steam Survey Results

Scott Ritchie scott at
Wed Nov 14 14:21:10 CST 2007

Brian Vincent wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2007 4:45 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
>> Does anyone know whom we can contact at Valve for more specific results?
> Here's the answer from Valve to your question:
> ----
> Hey Brian, we would be more than happy to help. I just did a quick query
> for the audio device and found 12 out of 8566 results to contain "wine"
> in the name of the driver. I did the same for video card and found zero,
> if you can give me more details on specific strings or signatures for a
> wine user I could have a look for. We just started this survey today so
> I can run the queries again once we have a larger sample set.
> Our crash reporting system also collects information about the existence
> of wine, about 0.4% of the reports are from Wine users (this is for a
> couple months of data so a statistically significant sample). We have
> around 3 million unique users in a month so that is around 12k wine
> users. Given the large majority of crashes are game code related (and
> not OS dependant) I suspect this is a fair measure for you.
> ----
> -Brian

How are these crash reports generated?  I've never seen a method for
reporting a crash to steam when using it with Wine.

Thank you for taking the initiative on this Brian, and double thanks to
Valve :)

Scott Ritchie

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