Currently running Desura on Linux Mint 11 (x64) - Core i7/920, ASUS Sabertooth X58 MB, Gigabyte GTX 570 & 12 GB Ram.

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Zarius Dec 22 2011, 9:28pm replied:

@franfistro - Great game, love the humour. Was a little unsure about purchasing as I primarily run Linux but as you're looking into a Linux build I'll snap it up right now :) Best of luck and hope porting to Linux is successful and not too much of a pain.

+1 vote   game: Unepic
Zarius Nov 25 2011, 7:48am says:

I too am keen on seeing Desura keys for HiB. From the responses I've got both Desura & HiB are happy to help but it's up to the developers.

I've posted on the Introversion forums ( and encourage everyone else interested to do so.

+3 votes   news: Humble Introversion Bundle + source code + DoD
Zarius Nov 25 2011, 7:44am says:

Rather than relying on the bandwith of the distributors you end up paying for the bandwidth yourself...

This will result in a lot more downloading (depending on copies sold). King Arthurs Gold did this and I was just frustrated that I'd just downloaded a game that then had to update itself (especially since "updating" the game from the KAG server took 10-15 minutes whereas downloading the whole game from Desura took like 2 minutes) - I expected to have the latest version on the first download.

+1 vote   news: The Future Of Eight Days in Convoke
Zarius Nov 5 2011, 6:51am replied:

A raw minecraft server isn't too bad and a 24Mb/sec ADSL2 connection should just handle 12 players (though it'll get a little laggy when full) but lacks a lot of features. The Bukkit server with heaps of plugins will do almost anything you want but chews up the RAM if you use a lot of plugins (I'm using 70+ :D) - not sure how a VPS would go, I ran my server on my PC until I had an opportunity to put on a dedicated server. I have a list of plugins on my server wiki ( - halfway down under external pages) that you might find useful - haven't updated it in a while though.

+1 vote   member: Zarius
Zarius Nov 5 2011, 6:36am replied:

Yeah, I tend to be a bit of a "pack rat" my tabs - I like to keep them open until I've finished with them but I'm often doing several things at once. At the moment I've got about 22 tabs open - a few Desura game pages, about 15 forum threads I've reading through (I open "active topics" and middle click on everything interesting then read through the threads and close them one by one - sometimes leaving one open if I intend to refer back to it), twitter, email and a few pages on vacuum cleaners (ever tried finding a manual online for those?). Then if I'm programming I might have several reference tabs open as well.

+1 vote   member: Zarius
Zarius Nov 4 2011, 3:40am replied:

*continued from previous post*
I'm tempted to move up to the new version Kubuntu soon - I've always liked KDE (very snappy in performance for me) but often found a few quirks that sent me back to the Gnome desktop. I'm hoping the new version will work better for me :D

I save my home folder on a separate partition and only need to install a few select apps (easy to do from the Ubuntu repositories) to have a new system up and running so updates are not generally a problem.

Back on the performance: I did upgrade from 8gig to 12gig RAM purely for Linux though - at the time I was running two Minecraft servers (live and test, both heavy on plugins), development of several plugins in Eclipse, 100's of open tabs in browser, music playing and a few other programs on the side - funnily enough I ran out of RAM a few times :D

+1 vote   member: Zarius
Zarius Nov 4 2011, 3:40am says:

CaptainLagfail wrote:

Zarius wrote:Cool - that's where I kinda expected it - Linux is similar right? Ie. always been Desura/.settings?

Just out of interest... Why bother with such a powerful system on Linux when the only games that need such hardware are on Windows? (Assuming games as it is a gaming site)

Development / video / folding?

I've never really bothered too much with Linux , why Mint?

It's still my primary system with a dual boot to Windows for those powerful games (Oblivion at full res + mods/extra textures :D) of which I have many (200+ games on Steam) however when I'm not playing games I operate in Linux - I actually find it more productive for me.

It's many small things that make a difference - eg. I love being able to hold ALT and left click a window anywhere to drag it - much easier to rearrange the desktop. I often use highlight and middle click to paste and I also love the "Synapse" launcher - quick and easy access to applications and recent documents/folders and most importantly it learns your preferences so you can type less (eg. if I type T I might screen "Take Screenshot" as the first option but if I select "Terminal" a few times then that becomes the first option - eventually you can start most applications with one or two letters).

Linux Mint just because I'm not keen on the new Unity interface - used Ubuntu 10.10 prior to installing Mint 11 but I've bounced between Ubuntu and Linux Mint a few times over the years as I like to update my system regularly. As Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu there was previously not much difference (personal preference) but not with newer Ubuntu versions using the Unity desktop the difference is a lot larger.

*continued next post*

+1 vote   member: Zarius
Zarius Nov 3 2011, 9:07am says:

Would love to see this on Desura! :) Also, any chance of a Linux version sometime? As far as can tell the Unreal Engine 3 supports Linux so that should help :)

+2 votes   news: InMomentum Released on Steam
Zarius Oct 30 2011, 12:17pm says:

I too bought it from the Frictional shop (pre-order) and wish I could redeem it on Desura. Pity the Halloween sale didn't make it here or I would have bought a second copy just to get it on here.

+4 votes   game: Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Zarius Oct 22 2011, 1:45am replied:

I'd love to see a Linux port too (but I understand the difficulties if Unity doesn't support us).

+1 vote   game: FOTONICA
Zarius Oct 22 2011, 1:43am replied:

Would love to see a Linux version (hmm... but noticed it's Unity so that probably wont happen until Unity supports Linux...)

+2 votes   game: Jumping Line
Zarius Oct 19 2011, 6:03pm replied:

It's a "click and explore" game where you can see different potential angles as you move the mouse around - clicking on those highlighted sections will rotate the view or move it to another photo. The story unfolds as you explore and there are little hidden sections and things to find. Short game but has great style and was heaps of fun :)

+1 vote   media: Trailer
Zarius Oct 19 2011, 5:11am says:

Cool - love the game and look forward to the updates :) Had a great time with the single player game and worth the price for that but was hoping to play some multi-player too but always seems empty.

+2 votes   news: Status Update, October '11
Zarius Oct 16 2011, 10:46pm says:

Damn, that sucks! Will be patiently awaiting the next update as you guys get to it - thanks heaps for the news post here on Desura.

+2 votes   news: Project Zomboid set-back - but otherwise business as usual
Zarius Oct 14 2011, 3:17am says:

Looks great and a the Linux build too - cool :D

Question: can you move diagonally? As cool as the game looks I feel "claustrophobic" if I can't move diagonally (as odd as that sounds - kinda like how playing Doom where you can't look up/down makes you feel limited).

+1 vote   game: Dungeons of Dredmor
Zarius Oct 13 2011, 6:31am says:

A shame to hear that planeshift is still empty :( I played it years ago and found it the same - was thinking of trying it again to see if it had moved on. Thanks for the review.

+2 votes   member: hemebond
Zarius Oct 10 2011, 3:46am says:

Cool, game looks awesome and it's great to see new development :)

I'm running Linux but grabbed the first key anyway in hope that it'll be playable in Linux eventually (but I'll be rebooting to try it out). If there's a Linux version I'll probably be buying a copy for the kids too :)

+1 vote   news: Second Beta
Zarius Oct 9 2011, 8:34am says:

Thanks heaps for the update - look forward to seeing (and helping) the Linux client grow :)

+3 votes   news: Desura Linux - Beta Update
Zarius Oct 9 2011, 4:10am replied:

(quoting feilyne above - not sure how to get the proper quote box)

Glad to hear - would like to see more official communication on this matter as it's not so much what happens as to how it's handled that affects my faith in Desura. I'd love to see the Linux client continue to flourish and have almost all the purchasable games so far and will likely continue to purchase and even buy extra copies of games I already have elsewhere if I'm confident that the Linux client will continue.

+2 votes   group: Linux Gamers
Zarius Oct 6 2011, 8:34am replied:

Joining the Beta, buying games, being active on the forums and spreading the word will certainly help them I'm sure :D

+2 votes   news: Desura Linux - Beta launch
Zarius Oct 6 2011, 6:59am replied:

Yeah, I think that'd be a great idea :)

+2 votes   tutorial: Getting started - theme files & folders overview
Zarius Oct 5 2011, 1:48am says:

Thanks heaps to feilyne for setting up the forum :)

+2 votes   group: Desura tweaks
Zarius Oct 3 2011, 1:40pm replied:

Still doesn't make it a bundle - you're purchasing the HB#FS "bundle" comprising of 1 game (Frozen Synapse) and getting a bonus game (Trauma) and a bonus bundle (HB#FrozenByte). I too was surprised to see a "bundle" of 1 :D

Still went ahead and promptly purchased it for $20 though (already own Trauma and HB#FB) :)

(odd, it didn't reply to the correct comment - this is in response to Darthlex's comment above about 6 games)

+2 votes   news: Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!
Zarius Oct 3 2011, 1:37pm replied:

You get a Desura key with the bundle - so buy it there :D You can also choose your price (I paid $20 as I already own HB#FB and Trauma and didn't feel it was quite worth $25 but then I thought Portal 2 was overpriced at $45 :D)

+2 votes   news: Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!
Zarius Oct 3 2011, 1:07pm says:

Weird but cool - very tough but cool to see it all in action after puzzling over a hard level for an hour :D

+1 vote   media: Screenshots
Zarius Oct 3 2011, 7:43am says:

Any chance of a forum to discuss/share ideas on themeing/tweaking Desura? (I'm working on a small tweak via a theme to allow toggling of Demo visibility in the gamelist)

+2 votes   group: Desura tweaks
Zarius Oct 2 2011, 5:45am says:

Looks great! :) Any considerations of a Linux version?

+3 votes   game: Eight Days In Convoke
Zarius Oct 2 2011, 3:45am says:

Game looks/plays great (for the intended style :D) but really needs a strafe key (got annoyed having to rotate all the time).

+3 votes   game: BOH
Zarius Oct 1 2011, 8:58am says:

Looks great, will likely buy if there's a Linux version (will try demo first :D)

@letseatmushrooms Yeah, I was thinking it looked like Beneath A Steel Sky too :)

+4 votes   game: Gemini Rue
Zarius Sep 19 2011, 9:08am replied:

Oops, didn't mention architecture - running on 64bit Linux Mint 11 on a Core i7 (920 I think), ASUS Sabertooth X58 MB, Gigabyte GTX 570 & 12 GB Ram (if it matters).

+2 votes   news: Desura Linux - Beta launch
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