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Dungeon Defenders developers Trendy need help updating the Linux version

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Dungeon Defenders has been out of date on Linux for a long time and the developers need a Linux developer to help get it updated.

This is the problem with outsourced ports. The people you get to do the port are often busy doing other ports and work too, so it's always best to have in-house work.

Speaking on reddit (and confirmed officially and linked to it from their twitter):
iamisomCommunity manager for Trendy here. Thanks for the post, /u/nano351, and I'm very sorry for the frustration. I know this post is a few days old now, but here's an update on the Linux build:
We outsourced our Linux port in 2013. The original contractor for the Linux version is no longer available. We've tried reaching out to several other potential contractors, but they've all fallen through so far. Internally, our resources are 100% dedicated to Dungeon Defenders II as we're a small team. It's possible we may be able to take some time away from DD2 to update Linux, but it's no small task from what I understand. If anyone here is a Linux developer and would like to help out, please message me.


Hopefully someone will step up and help them get it sorted out. Always a shame to see a Linux version get left in the dust, especially on a popular and well reviewed game. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Skipperio 14 June 2016 at 10:14 am UTC
Did anyone try DD ? Because last I tried playing it there was bug that I couldn't rotate properly. I was so very hard to do 180.
Nasra 14 June 2016 at 10:36 am UTC
I've played it, but had some issues with controllers (lag, inputs not recognized).

I think their problems where presents in 2013. Maybe it'll be a good thing to seek and destroy bugs on this port to understand how a linux port could function.
darkszluf 14 June 2016 at 10:50 am UTC
SkipperioDid anyone try DD ? Because last I tried playing it there was bug that I couldn't rotate properly. I was so very hard to do 180.

I have tried it recently and ditched it for the same reason, the controls felt clunky as hell.
coruun 14 June 2016 at 10:58 am UTC
Is this about DD1 or DD2?
Liam Dawe 14 June 2016 at 11:42 am UTC
coruunIs this about DD1 or DD2?

DD1, or else I would write Dungeon Defenders 2 ;)
melkemind 14 June 2016 at 12:34 pm UTC
Isn't DD2 coming to Linux? Why bother fixing the old one now? The last time I played it, I was able to get it working fine with a little fiddling with the controls.
lucifertdark 14 June 2016 at 12:38 pm UTC
Fixing the old one so we can actually play it would go a long way to selling the second one to Linux gamers, cause unless they fix the first one I'll never buy the second one if it ever comes to Linux.
sub 14 June 2016 at 12:41 pm UTC
Isn't this a port by Icculus?
"Not available anymore" means we won't pay for additional maintenance work?
Sometimes more information would be very interesting.

And I totally agree. In-house porting is the way to go.

It might have been different years ago, but today:
If you want a Linux build, make the right choice of your
engine plus middleware and there should be next to no obstacles.
Skipperio 14 June 2016 at 1:05 pm UTC
lucifertdarkFixing the old one so we can actually play it would go a long way to selling the second one to Linux gamers, cause unless they fix the first one I'll never buy the second one if it ever comes to Linux.
DD2 is F2P game
coruun 14 June 2016 at 1:07 pm UTC
liamdaweDD1, or else I would write Dungeon Defenders 2 ;)

Holy shit! I thought this game was abandoned with the release of the definitive edition (DD Eternity). At this point, I lost all remaining interest in the game, because it felt wrong that several improvements, which should have been patches, were sold as a new game. But judging from the reviews, it seems like the devs abandoned DD Eternity in favor of DD1.
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