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Desura and what annoys me

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Just want to bring to light this forum post I made on Desura's forum first of all, but don't go there until you read this article.
http://www.desura.com/forum/thread/linux-32bit-and-64bit-seperation


Something that really annoys me about Desura is that Linux's 32bit and 64bit games are separated, I seem to miss games completely because when I am logged in it picks me up as 64bit so any game tagged 32bit (and not 64bit as well) I won't see without directly knowing it exists to search for it.

Considering when you go to a game it notes what platform it supports as well in the form of Linux icons for 32bit and 64bit. Not to mention that 64bit Linux can play both 32bit and 64bit games.

It's just plain wrong in my opinion.

Livalink a game I now love and own on Desura still doesn't show up even though I own it, I have to go to either my games list that I own or search for it.

Does anyone else think this is a big issue?

I wanted to bring this to light as I love Desura and what they do for indie's but I can't help but think they need to put a bit more love into their website (and client but that's a whole other story..). Something like this is trivial to fix on a website, it should be a case of adjusting their database query to not filter out 32bit games.

If you agree with me please chime in on the linked forum post at the top of this article.

Update: You can fix it yourself manually by going here http://www.desura.com/platforms/selection and going to Linux but it's not solving a bigger issue - people who get lumped into the 64bit selection and don't know about that page are still stuck. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Xpander 5 Feb, 2013
ahh thats whats going on. i was always wondering why i dont see some games. 
dang it..that needs a fix asap.
qwerty 5 Feb, 2013
Yes. In fact, this is one of the reasons I don't use Desura any more. Another is broken dependencies. Games should come with everything they need included.
avarisclari 5 Feb, 2013
I haven't had an issue with it, as even my 32 games ARE showing with my 64. I dunno what I'm doing different. Never mind, I remember now. I "managed my platform selection" so that 32 bit games show up instead of 64 so I see all Linux games.
Liam Dawe 5 Feb, 2013
Quoting: avarisclariI haven't had an issue with it, as even my 32 games ARE showing with my 64. I dunno what I'm doing different. Never mind, I remember now. I "managed my platform selection" so that 32 bit games show up instead of 64 so I see all Linux games.
So when you login, up the top right on the Linux icon do you have 32 or 64 on the Linux icon?
Bumadar 5 Feb, 2013
it might have a few issues but at least its no DRM and truly for all linux flavors.  Heck its even open source now :)  I love it, thanks for the heads up though on the 64/32 bit :)
Liam Dawe 5 Feb, 2013
Quoting: Bumadarit might have a few issues but at least its no DRM and truly for all linux flavors.  Heck its even open source now   I love it, thanks for the heads up though on the 64/32 bit
Desura itself has no DRM but developers are free to put DRM in installers for games on Desura FYI.
Bumadar 5 Feb, 2013
Your where talking about Desura, it has no DRM and that is what I stated.
Alex V.Sharp 5 Feb, 2013
I actually noticed this a long time ago. Fixed it the same way as avarisclari: went to "manage my platform selection" and selected 32bit instead of 64bit.

I could be wrong, but I believe someone did make a topic in their forums about this before. I didn't see much reason to repeat post cause, let's be honest, the Desura website desperately needs an upgrade anyway. Unlike the Desurium client which is coming along nicely, the service-side is falling behind. Showing 32bit/64bit is only one of their problems...
Liam Dawe 5 Feb, 2013
I didn't even know that existed which is bad, I will change mine now so I don't miss anything but my god what a stupid way to do it.

I have now changed it and more games have appeared thank god, although now it doesn't highlight my platform select at all on the top right on the Desura website, they really need to sort this out.
Xpander 5 Feb, 2013
how do u change that
i only see option to linux64, windows and mac

edit: nvm that link in the first post
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