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Jul 19 2012, 1:36pm Anchor

One thing that Desura should do now that Steam is coming is get a new client release out. I have heard that you have been working on getting one branched of from Desurium (the free project) for the last few months but have also heard that you still unfortunately have only limited developer power and that it is because of that that things are taking their time. The client still has a few quirks when it comes to handling installing/uninstalling software, I should be able to play videos directly from the client, and it's performance is currently a little sub-par. These really should be fixed before Steam gets released.

For instance, it is actually much more pleasant to browse Desura pages through a regular browser. Everything loads faster and the videos work (and I do not have Flash installed). Now, thanks to the Purchased Downloads feature (which I am very glad you added) one does not even need the client to get their games up and running, but you should still get a new release out. Desura will continue to have a place on the Linux desktop and they should make sure they are in a position to stay strong here.

EDIT: One other thing I would like fixed are those annoying "Preparing" windows that keep popping up.

Edited by: hamishwilson

Dragonlord
Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue
Jul 19 2012, 2:12pm Anchor

I would not worry too much. According to Valve-Time Steam for Linux is not going to be released until 2015 :P

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Jul 31 2012, 12:00am Anchor

valve on linux will be here on in 2012

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Sep 8 2012, 7:21am Anchor

but no mod support

Sep 8 2012, 1:03pm Anchor

I am using the Desurium client now - much better than the current Desura release. I am still waiting for them to branch this sucker and build a stable Desura client though.

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Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Sep 10 2012, 12:34am Anchor
hamishwilson wrote:I am using the Desurium client now - much better than the current Desura release. I am still waiting for them to branch this sucker and build a stable Desura client though.

We are still working with our community to build it up a little more before that. But we are doing stuff with it.

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