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A Linux Port Of Terraria Will Soon Be Looked At, Hooray
Posted , 13 July 2014 at 7:11 pm UTC / 10965 views

Terraria a very popular 2D sandbox game is alive once again thanks to a renewed push from developers, and in a recent update they noted Linux will be looking into after Mac (and Mac looks close). The game itself is something that helped make sandbox games as popular as they are today.

Originally development was meant to end in 2012, but in 2013 it gained a big "1.2" patch with more content, and it looks like development is still going on even now for new boss monsters and a Mac port.

Luckily I carried on reading on their forum and found this:
Cenx, Jun 30, 2014Once he is done with the mac port he will be looking at Linux.
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Fantastic news, as I'm sure there are a lot of Terraria fans lurking on Linux that would love to be able to play it natively.

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ttyborg commented on 13 July 2014 at 7:24 pm UTC

Yes!

Yes! :D
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ElectricPrism commented on 13 July 2014 at 7:33 pm UTC

Good God its finally happening!

I've bugged TerrariaOnline.com & Redigit to do a port for a while. My girl & me have 900 Hours plus, I can't wait to reinstall it on my ElementaryOS. They've literally ported to every OS other than Linux - iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP - Hell It's About Time My Linux PC gets it!

Finally the 8 copies I bought for friends can be played, are they only doing this to compete with Starbound as it already has a native linux version? I seriously considered playing my copy of Starbound and giving up on Terarria all together.

(Don't bother trying to run Terarria Multiplayer in WINE 1.7.19 either, it's a disaster you have to disable SteamOverlay screen in Steam and use TShock with Mono if you want to do multiplayer and do this whole port 7777 SSH tunnel over 127.0.0.1 to even begin to play the game on Linux :\)

Good God its finally happening! I've bugged TerrariaOnline.com & Redigit to do a port for a while. My girl & me have 900 Hours plus, I can't wait to reinstall it on my ElementaryOS. They've literally ported to every OS other than Linux - iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP - Hell It's About Time My Linux PC gets it! Finally the 8 copies I bought for friends can be played, are they only doing this to compete with Starbound as it already has a native linux version? I seriously considered playing my copy of Starbound and giving up on Terarria all together. (Don't bother trying to run Terarria Multiplayer in WINE 1.7.19 either, it's a disaster you have to disable SteamOverlay screen in Steam and use TShock with Mono if you want to do multiplayer and do this whole port 7777 SSH tunnel over 127.0.0.1 to even begin to play the game on Linux :\)
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MayeulC commented on 13 July 2014 at 7:50 pm UTC

I am not very fond of terraria-like games, but I've never played one. I will definitely wait to play this one first

Nice move, devs

I am not very fond of terraria-like games, but I've never played one. I will definitely wait to play this one first :) Nice move, devs :)
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GoCorinthians commented on 13 July 2014 at 8:17 pm UTC

aeeeeeeeeeehoooooooo!

aeeeeeeeeeehoooooooo!
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AsavarTzeth commented on 13 July 2014 at 11:23 pm UTC
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Since it started as an XNA game I syre hope they decide to use FNA. The last thing I want is a poor port with no SDL2 and other unnecessary problems.

Since it started as an XNA game I syre hope they decide to use FNA. The last thing I want is a poor port with no SDL2 and other unnecessary problems.
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eldersnake commented on 13 July 2014 at 11:29 pm UTC
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Wooohooo.

Hopefully this means soon my (Windows using) girlfriend can stop laughing at me for not being able to play Terraria with her.

Wooohooo. Hopefully this means soon my (Windows using) girlfriend can stop laughing at me for not being able to play Terraria with her.
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Sabun commented on 14 July 2014 at 2:36 am UTC

I fear it is too late for me. I already finished every possible "quest" in the game, and have gone through all tiers of items and bosses (through Wine and Windows). Definitely a fun game, but only really fun if you're playing with friends. If Redigit adds more content alongside the Linux release, then that would be a reason for me to jump back in.

What I'm looking forward to now is the completion of Starbound
(even thinking about getting Magicite, anyone think it's fun?)

I fear it is too late for me. I already finished every possible "quest" in the game, and have gone through all tiers of items and bosses (through Wine and Windows). Definitely a fun game, but only really fun if you're playing with friends. If Redigit adds more content alongside the Linux release, then that would be a reason for me to jump back in. What I'm looking forward to now is the completion of Starbound :) (even thinking about getting Magicite, anyone think it's fun?)
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seven commented on 14 July 2014 at 4:51 am UTC

Is there a big difference between terraria and starbound? i own starbound and thought the multiplayer was quite fun (now im waiting for the devs to complete the game)

Is there a big difference between terraria and starbound? i own starbound and thought the multiplayer was quite fun (now im waiting for the devs to complete the game)
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Sabun commented on 14 July 2014 at 5:31 am UTC

sevenIs there a big difference between terraria and starbound? i own starbound and thought the multiplayer was quite fun (now im waiting for the devs to complete the game)

From my experience, Starbound is very futuristic. The way you build things also differs quite a bit. Other than that though, I'm unsure. I haven't played Starbound too much, since I want to wait till it's completed before putting hours into it.

[quote=seven]Is there a big difference between terraria and starbound? i own starbound and thought the multiplayer was quite fun (now im waiting for the devs to complete the game)[/quote] From my experience, Starbound is very futuristic. The way you build things also differs quite a bit. Other than that though, I'm unsure. I haven't played Starbound too much, since I want to wait till it's completed before putting hours into it.
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