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Terraria Now Available DRM Free For Linux On GOG & Out Of Beta

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Well, this was a bit of a shock. Terraria the epic sandbox game is now available DRM free on GOG, and I imagine this will make plenty of people happy.

As usual our friends at GOG have sent in a key, it's using the new installer system they have and it works like a charm. It uses the same data directory for saves as the Steam version, so the DRM free version picked up my progress from playing it Steam, how lovely.

The game will store saved files here:
Quote~/.local/share/Terraria, or $XDG_DATA_HOME + /Terraria

About the game
Dig, Fight, Explore, Build: The very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Will you delve deep into cavernous expanses in search of treasure and raw materials with which to craft ever-evolving gear, machinery, and aesthetics? Perhaps you will choose instead to seek out ever-greater foes to test your mettle in combat? Maybe you will decide to construct your own city to house the host of mysterious allies you may encounter along your travels?
In the World of Terraria, the choice is yours!

Check out Terraria on GOG now.

You can also still find it on Steam as usual. Article taken from
Tags: GOG, Sandbox
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ricki42 12 Aug, 2015
Great news! Bought it immediately.
InverseTelecine 12 Aug, 2015
I've been a fan of Terraria for... 4 years seriously? God... I'm so old. Anyway, sudden Linux support for a dearly loved but formerly not Linux compatible game calls for just one thing... re-buy under Linux!!

I have yet to hear any word at all as to whether just downloading the newly available Linux game files for games that were originally counted as Windows sales would be at all encouraging to a developer's impression of the demand for Linux support, but unfortunately I think it is very unlikely that it would help at all. I'm inclined to just shell out the $10 to show a little support, even though $10 is not an insignificant amount to me. Sigh.
ElectricPrism 12 Aug, 2015
Fantastic to see Terraria make such swift progress on their Linux version.

To mess around with items try the online Terraria Inventory / Character editor here:

I'm particularly waiting for TEdit to catchup with the 1.3.x update so I can terraform our Linux World as we like to build Giant Metroid Statues, and Dungeons in the Sky and in hell

Great to know that a binary version exists DRM free favoring the user/players.

Of course anyone interested in the fast measure of content in Terraria can checkout the thousands of items and blocks at the wiki and learn how to craft them.

Last edited by ElectricPrism on 12 August 2015 at 9:08 pm UTC
paupav 12 Aug, 2015
Gog should really make proper client for Linux.
Downloading from the browser is horrible idea, since you can't pause and most of the people (I think) including me don't wanna use terminal to get their games.
Avehicle7887 13 Aug, 2015
Quoting: paupavGog should really make proper client for Linux.
Downloading from the browser is horrible idea, since you can't pause and most of the people (I think) including me don't wanna use terminal to get their games.

I've been downloading with the browser since 2011 without any issues, can pause the downloads just fine. Never had to use the terminal either, just Firefox + downthemall addon.

I for one, dislike automatic updates, achievements and all the fluff clients have, the browser way is just what I wanted. The GOG Galaxy client for Linux will come at some point, there's no release date though.
SuperTux 13 Aug, 2015
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Bought it, seems fun so far, thanks for the heads up :)
metro2033fanboy 13 Aug, 2015

Installing it! at final build!

PS: Divinity: Original Sin yet not a single clue...what a heck!

Last edited by metro2033fanboy on 13 August 2015 at 3:32 am UTC
MayeulC 13 Aug, 2015
Still no DRM-free version on the humble store, though :(

I hope it will come there one day, I have a pretty big humble library.
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