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Here is the latest news regarding the Desura Linux beta.

Posted by lodle on Oct 13th, 2011

Opps we done goofed!

Last night we pushed a new update to the start script and bootloader, this is one of the most frightful things you can do since it is easy to break leaving the users stranded with a broken build... Which we did, linking the wrong libs on 64 bit platforms which a lot of users have reported this morning and the worst part is that Desura cannot update itself to fix the issue.

We solved the issue however...

A build has just been pushed that should fix the bug and get Desura working again but you will have to manually update Desura by using the force update shortcut in the menu or by running Desura with the -f argument.

Over the next couple of days we are also updating games to use a different method of including the libraries that they need to avoid conflicts with system libraries and allow quicker fixes for missing libraries on some platforms. This might cause some issues with games not working but like always please report bugs and issues on the forums.

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Cheeseness Oct 13 2011 says:

Is there anything special that developers need to know about the new method for including libraries?

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lodle Oct 13 2011 says:

No, this way the developers upload there build (instead of us monkey patching it) and we can add libraries on the profile (or the devs even can).

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Protektor Oct 14 2011 replied:

Not to mention no more special launch scripts. Basically developers can upload the same thing that is in their .tar.gz releases.

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Cheeseness Oct 14 2011 replied:

That's awesome. Out of interest, who identifies and/or bundles required libraries, and how do developers indicate which binaries should be called?

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MarcusM Oct 14 2011 says:

Thanks for keeping us updated. I appreciate it.

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Feeyo Oct 14 2011 says:

Thanks for the fix guys :)

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claytonian Oct 14 2011 says:

One small step for gamers, one giant leap for Penguin-kind.

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Desiderium Oct 14 2011 says:

Amazing. This will be a great platform to approach once the Dilogus - The Winds of War prototype is ready. Well done. =)

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MarcusM Oct 14 2011 replied:

I'm still eagerly waiting for the first gameplay! I'm sure it won't disappoint me (-:

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rioninja Oct 14 2011 replied:

I'm really looking forward to Winds of War. Glad to hear that I'll be able to buy it on here.

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Sofox Oct 14 2011 replied:

I'm so nervous about that game, it seems so epic in scope I worry over whether the team will be able to complete it. Best of luck to them in any event.

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Jookia Oct 14 2011 says:

Good thing I somehow missed it.

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PranavG189 Oct 14 2011 says:

Great work Guys! Desura is a Great Digital Distribution Service.

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Say Oct 15 2011 says:

hmm that's way none of the games worked yesterday on x64. (Right now i'm on ubuntu x32 and everything works perfect!)

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EaglesNestOne Oct 16 2011 says:

Nice work guys. Now I just gotta fix my linux install (I broke it by upgrading my heavily customized ubuntu D:). I guess it's time to consider switching to Arch or Fedora..

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111222zzzxxx Oct 16 2011 says:

Why I can't join this group?

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liamdawe Oct 16 2011 says:

Please please please add the ability to add to the launcher for the game. As to run games properly i need to run "optirun <game>" in terminal for it to work properly (nvidia optimus).

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mastersrp Oct 17 2011 says:

It doesn't work for me anymore. The launcher just "CTD's" when I try to log in.
Using Gentoo i686 here.
When I try to log in, it just quits the process entirely.

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iTzDeathAdder Oct 17 2011 says:

When is the next wave of invites going out for the beta...I want it so badly :(

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Feeyo Oct 17 2011 says:

As far as I know if you BUY a Linux game you will get access straight away.

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charrety Oct 19 2011 says:

Thank you.

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Dissection Nov 12 2011 says:

every time I try to start Desura he closes suddenly, and got this error message:

(desura: 6260): Gtk-WARNING **: / Desura / desura / lib / libstdc + +. so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15 'not found (required by / usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0 / 2.10.0/engines/

My OS: Kubuntu 11.10 32bit

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