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New Desura Client Available For Linux, Open Source Again

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Finally, Desura has a new client available for Linux. Bad Juju Games haven't officially announced it anywhere on Desura yet, but it is available to download.

It has been open sourced again thanks to Bad Juju Games who moved it to the GPL3 license, and removed the need to sign a contributor agreement, but the Desura name and logo are still subject to certain terms (fair enough).

I received word via twitter that it was out:

@upurtweet New linux client out now!

— Desura (@Desura) December 30, 2014

After a bit of searching, I managed to turn up the download links:

Updated: Although, a user in our IRC noted the md5 checksum is the same as an old download, they are the correct links. It seems the 32bit version has not yet been updated, so we have removed the link.

It is still a bit buggy though, and my testing showed issues like the installer getting stuck in a loop downloading and installing over and over again. The login window also cuts off the social buttons, but it should work better than the original Desura client, and Desurium is no longer being worked on, so this is it now.

Other issues I encountered are the same as last time, the client dies on its own and sometimes won't load up unless you try to launch a few times after it dies.
There also seems to be no tray icon on Cinnamon.

They will continue to work on it of course, so we should expect gradual bug fixes to filter in. You can submit bug reports to their official github.

How do you lot feel about this? This makes me very happy, and I can't wait to see some bug fixes and new features come in. Article taken from
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Shmerl 31 December 2014 at 6:03 am UTC
Good to see them opening it. Let's hope they'll also maintain it going forward.
Hamish 31 December 2014 at 6:03 am UTC
Remember that this is a beta release and that you should report your issues to either or the official github.
Liam Dawe 31 December 2014 at 8:51 am UTC
Updated the post to remove 32bit link since only the 64bit version is the new one, and changed the notice about the md5 sum.
psymin 31 December 2014 at 3:27 pm UTC
The md5 sum for the file linked is the same as the md5 sum for the file I downloaded on August 1st 2014.

MD5(desura-x86_64.tar.gz)= 3cee8a2935bc1cd61523aaaf23de8e2c
Liam Dawe 31 December 2014 at 5:09 pm UTC
psyminThe md5 sum for the file linked is the same as the md5 sum for the file I downloaded on August 1st 2014.

MD5(desura-x86_64.tar.gz)= 3cee8a2935bc1cd61523aaaf23de8e2c
Yes, this is mentioned, but it's just a downloader that downloads the client.
Hori 1 January 2015 at 5:44 pm UTC
I'm getting segmentaion fault as well on Arch 64bit
Desura 1 January 2015 at 7:08 pm UTC
Hey guys shoot those bug reports over to us on Github as Hamish suggested. The Endless Loop; we are trying to figure out the steps to reproduce still. We've seen it once, and have not been able to make it reoccur again. The Segmentation Fault -- Totally new and would love the details on that one.

Stats had about 40-50 people still hanging on to a 32-bit version (which could of course be incorrect but it was less than 2% of the linux installs we had logged, so we figured we would do a build just as soon as we got the obvious stuff nailed in the 64-bit version. Plus someone has to get off their lazy butt and setup a 32-bit system in the office to build/test/etc.

Never fear! As soon as x64 looks solid, we'll be updating the 32-bit version. We had released as a beta and just decided to get it live so people could have some fun breaking stuff over the holidays! If it was perfect and non-buggy... it just wouldn't feel right (or something like that...).
Liam Dawe 1 January 2015 at 8:18 pm UTC
Reporting quite a few issues for you guys to get cracking on right now ;)
stan 1 January 2015 at 9:27 pm UTC
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I managed to make the desura client start by deleting all the provided libs except these ones:
(on Arch)

But it starts the updater so I suppose that will restore all the wrong libs and crash again.
leillo1975 1 January 2015 at 10:18 pm UTC
Now, the installer and client works for me. Two days ago don't work. But the install and play games don't work
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