Add Desura to Mint for gaming.

quake0
  8 years ago
  18
  Selected

Add Desura to Mint for gaming. Gaming is a linux weakness. Desura is a linux alternative to steam.

http://www.desura.com/
Latest comments
richie2103 5 years ago

if the linux mint teem con make it more compatble for wow and gw ect. as well address the Quick books compadailty things it would become a why use windows at all as it is love mint 17 most of all


salvo1118 6 years ago

I have both Steam and Desura for Mint 14 Cinnamon (64-bit) but I have to say that Steam for Linux has very few games and that Desura has a lot of stuff Steam doesn't have and may never have because it supports smaller independent developers. +1 for Desura all the way.

I've already discovered stuff on there that's not on Steam. There's also a lot of fun free demos that help you decide if you even want to buy.


quake0 7 years ago

I don't like my own idea any more. Steam is the way to go from this point on.


Alexio 7 years ago

@quake0 - The "Selected" status is explained in the Processing ideas on the Linux Mint Community website article.


quake0 7 years ago

what does Selected Status mean?


quake0 7 years ago

Screw this Idea I made. I want steam!


urbaindepuce 7 years ago

Would be a nice thing, they have a bunch of nice games to offer. Some free, some for 5 - 10 credits. I am happy to pay that price for a good game. Developers put a lot of work into their software. It's only fair to give them something for it.


quake0 7 years ago

I my self now want steam installed by default instead of Desura.


quake0 7 years ago

Hi Mintification. I made this idea before steam Linux client was confirmed. I made an other idea to add Steam instead, but it seems most people want an open source alternative instead. As a result Desura has higher votes then steam.


Mintification 7 years ago

Hi @quake0, I'm not a gamer myself, but I believe Steam is coming to Linux :)


mikefreeman 7 years ago

@Emil89: If you're not supporting something because it might not be devoted to free software only, then perhaps you need to drop Mint altogether, as it includes proprietary software (Flash, codecs, etc.). Maybe move to Debian. RMS would thank you! ;)

To be honest, I personally have never understood why this is even a problem. It is a non-issue. Both free software and proprietary software have their place, and Mint/Linux shouldn't shy away from any of it.


quake0 7 years ago

The biggest weakness of desktop linux is the lack of modern games. This is the next best this to steam native on linux.


quake0 7 years ago

I we wanted to install it our selfs we would use default ubuntu. Mints about polish out of the box.


blueXrider 8 years ago

if it is in the software repository it is available to the user but not the responsibility of Mint to include it in the operating system nor its distro


quake0 8 years ago

They have both free and closed source games, if I am not mistaken.


Emil89 8 years ago

Before I can vote in favor of this, I need to know what Desura's stance on proprietary software is. I can't find any statements about it on their website. I don't want to support non-free software, so I only support this idea if Desura is a free software gaming platform (I don't mind paying for the development of software, though).