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Notes on important changes to the Linux Beta and Linux Games.

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So the *first* major change affecting the Linux client is here, and it concerns how we handle a games dependencies. The old method had each library included with the content, which as you can imagine is problematic when a library is missing. It also causes conflicts when the same library is already on the system.

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The new method allows easy selection of libraries from the administration panel and the client handles these in a much smarter manner. It first scans your system to make sure that you don't already have the library and if its missing it downloads and sets the library up for the game.

This new method also allows better handling of dependences like Java, Mono and Air which comes with a improved prompt that offers help if they are missing.

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Another feature that was requested was the ability to set a different binary to launch games via and this has now been added to settings along with an option to add global launch arguments.

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The issue with forms not being tall enough to press the buttons should be fixed along with Desura not saving relative paths so you are free to move Desura around where ever you please.

Due to the massive changes in the way games work some games might not work correctly as we are still in the process of testing them all and as always please report bugs on the forums. This change will also mean you are prompted to restart the client after the next auto-update.

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liamdawe
liamdawe

After this update the client will run once and then not run at all after with no error message in terminal :/

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Protektor
Protektor

Have you tried deleting the client and the directories and installing it fresh again? Give that a try and let us know how it goes.

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liamdawe
liamdawe

I figured it out, having a setting in the global argument bit stops Desura loading up for me.

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lodle Author
lodle

Huh?

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liamdawe
liamdawe

I see you found my forum post :P

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walrus10
walrus10

Great work friends, keep that way!

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abadar
abadar

Missing library window should tell that it will install its own version of library if continue installation and that user has a choice to go and install it for the system and then rerun game's install in desura.

Where is the administration pannel with libraries? I can't seem to find it.

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lodle Author
lodle

Its under regions and branches

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abadar
abadar

I was looking to managed installed libraries in the client.. now I think it is only a feature for game developers, am I right?

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bidinou
bidinou

Thanks for the cool Linux support !

Although all games seem to work here, I have 2 issues with the client :

- it frequently happens that a game download doesn't work (it stops at "retrieving information" or similar). If I click on "cancel" the client crashes. Then, the subsequent downloads of the same title won't work UNLESS I remove the game directory in desura/common.

- I cannot buy anything from withing the client, it displays something like "Load Failed" "Load of URL Secure.desura.com failed with error code -9."

Apart from that, great work :-)

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silta
silta

I'm totally in awe. Desura is running great on my Fedora computer. I activated all my HIBs, added the games I have installed on my hard drive, bought a game and will likely buy more very soon.

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DeXP
DeXP

Desura developing and this is great! The following releases are waiting for a system of achievements and steam-like layout program.

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sleg
sleg

Amazing work guys! Keep it up! You and the humble indie bundle actually got me back into games.

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ZekThePenguin
ZekThePenguin

If I have Desura on both a Linux machine and also on my Windows desktop, will I be able to dowload and play the compatible versions for both, or will it switch and only keep the last compatible version?

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r1j1k
r1j1k

System:
Linux r1j1k-X51R 3.0.0-14-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Nov 21 20:34:47 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
on Asus X51R notebook runs Desura and several games from Humble Bundle flawlesly!
Great job THANKS!

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