Welcome to the Linux Gamers group. This group is governed by people interested in using the Linux operating system for gaming or game creation. Since quite some time Linux is no more a niche product hostile to advanced and demanding games. With big companies like IDSoftware releasing their games also for Linux the interest and acceptance of this system has grown over time. In comparison to other systems Linux offers a couple of unique features as well as particularities and troubles when it gets down to gaming. It's the goal of this club to promote and support Linux gaming.


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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin Dec 14 2012, 6:35am says:

It's time for an end-year damping...Is desura sleeping?

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Dragonlord Creator
Dragonlord Dec 14 2012, 12:55pm replied:

Yes, Desura is sleeping. It's now more or less Desurium but if they can't get it fixed to compile on a standard Linux machine I don't see it taking off anymore. The project sort of lost "direction" which is a problem.

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Ixnari
Ixnari Mar 9 2013, 6:00am replied:

This is so disheartening it hurts. I like Desura a lot, and I really, REALLY hope Desurium takes off somehow, but they're already having problems finding Windows coders. If Desura dies, we'll just have Steam and just on certain distros, which I am NOT okay with. :/

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ssokolow
ssokolow Sep 10 2013, 5:37am replied:

Take a look at the GitHub commit history. While a new release of the client may not yet be ready, Karol Herbst has been working on it steadily all along.

Github.com

...and, if you look at the network graph, there are even more commits still to be merged. (Which, therefore, don't show up in the main stream yet)

Github.com

As a programmer, I can reassure you that this kind of time-taking isn't out of the ordinary. (especially for something as complex as Desurium)

You've got a complex, in-house codebase that was never expected to be open source when it was originally written (which means a very fragile, in-house build system designed to be used only by the guy who wrote it and knows it intimately) and now you've got just one person trying to retrofit it to not only be robust enough for anyone to build it, but also to use system libraries rather than bundled ones AND to build on OSX too.

I'm not even sure "quadruple bypass surgery" is a strong enough analogy for how complex it is. The only thing MORE complex would be if they were trying to open-source code never intended to be installed on end-user machines.

...plus, the main hold-up for getting it packaged and into distros is the bundled libraries. It's already not THAT difficult to build from the GitHub repo and someone's even set up a PPA nightly builds. (Which I run without trouble)

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Dragonlord Creator
Dragonlord Mar 27 2013, 8:53pm replied:

Correction... Steam with integrated DRM and RootKit. No sane person should allow that crap on it's computer anyways... no matter if Linux or Windows.

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debianeer
debianeer Dec 6 2012, 1:10am says:

oh man.. 2013 is going to be such a good year for linux gaming...

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Pabo
Pabo Dec 8 2012, 9:08am replied:

Steam, Unity, probably Source... it's nice to see developers supporting our OS of choice. And who knows what the future will bring.

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gabsd84
gabsd84 Oct 26 2012, 11:37am says:

Hi all

If anyone is interested there is a Kickstarter for Interstellar Marines happening at the moment. The game has Linux has a supported platform (no stretch goals) and will have a DRM free version.

Head over to

Kickstarter.com

if you are interested.

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Darkling753
Darkling753 Sep 23 2012, 9:17am says:

Every one can tell me a good horror game linux native (if possible) without it being penumbra (all three), amnesia (dark descent and justine) and doom 3?

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Razzeld
Razzeld Sep 9 2012, 9:33am says:

ah i just want to ask about the game the saboteur i want to get it bat i dont know can my PC run it my spec:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz
CPU speed 2.2 GHz
RAM 2.1 GB
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO

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