Ah. The "Profile Bio". Something all of us know how to make, but many would think it obscure. There is no article on wikipedia nor anywhere else that tells you how to make or write one. I shall perform an act of irony, and put the first how-to make a Profile Bio in a Profile Bio. Many are just one-hundred and eighty characters, but Desura has generously provideed us with one-thousand. If Desura had only provided us with one-hundred and eighty characters, I would not have the space to tell you all of this. As a matter of fact we have four-hundred and eleven characters at this period. There are three main types of Profile Bios. The first is the classic "Long Winded Nothing", like this one. The second tells you everything, and I mean everything, about the person writing the bio. The third is all lies. There is a fourth, but it doesn't count for much at all. The fourth kind of person doesn't write anything at all. You have no life, you read a 1k letter essay. I don't friend losers like you

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oldtopman @ Naev 0.5.1!

And all the versions just got approved. Thanks Desura elves!

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oldtopman @ Naev 0.5.1!

This news came out a little learlier than I would have liked, so I'll tell you now:
The official release isn't until midnight, March 2nd, GMT. We're still awaiting approval on some of the versions, but so far we're going to launch then.

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oldtopman @ Desura Terms of Service Summary

I have no idea. Now that I have a request though, I'll have to see what the license there is. As fas as I can tell, the client could be zlib, so long as you don't do anything against the TOS with it.

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oldtopman @ Naev

If you've defeated the Collective, then there aren't too many missions yet. There are a few that can be had by flying around, but there are more in the works for the next release.

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oldtopman @ Naev

This has been fixed in the latest version. Let us know if the new one doesn't work :)

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oldtopman @ Naev

Missions are almost fully completed, but the raw goods market/economy has hardly been worked on. As far as the licenses go, check out Polaris Prime. The heavy fighter license can only be obtained after the main storyline though.

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oldtopman @ Desura Linux - Beta launch

32 bit applications are not supported on 64 bit systems and vice versa. Some distributions (such as Ubuntu) put both the 32 and 64 bit libraries into the 64 bit version (this is called a multilib system). Other distros (Slackware, Arch) do not have the 32 bit libraries in the 64 bit version.

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oldtopman @ Desura Linux Development - Downloads and Bug Fixes

Seeing as you [Desura] encourage modding, having the source code would make that easier. You might want to flag it as "Hack-friendly" or whatever if the game supported hacks (minecraft) without handing out source code.

tl;dr
Flag it as mod-friendly instead.

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oldtopman @ Desura Terms of Service Summary

I'll edit it when I'm allowed to post links I suppose.

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oldtopman @ Desura Linux Development - Downloads and Bug Fixes

I am looking forwards to this a lot. WINE only does so much ;)
A few questions:

Will you have 32 and 64 bit linux versions of the client?
Will you have 32 and 64 bit versions of the linux games?
You said it would try to help you with installing the libraries, but will this make it platform specific? I use Slackware myself, and as such I have to compile everything except for binary files. Perhaps a .tar.gz file that just lists deps is in order. Or something.
Again with the dependencies: Are you going to have Desura automatically test/remember your installed libraries?

Now for the requests (that you may have already done).
Can you allow us to download the Windows version? Some of us are willing to put up with WINE to play some exclusive. This could make DRM difficult though.
Add me to your beta program :P

Thank you for making a Linux client. I hope Desura goes on to inspire others to make Linux games.

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