Desura

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  1. spellman23

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  2. Beerdude26

    Beerdude26 OnThink(){ IsDownYet(); }

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    Too lazy to read, give me a bulleted summary
     
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    Heard about it ages ago. From the impression I got, it will be like steamworks. It'll be a massive database of mods and indie games and you choose to download them hassel free, and it will keep you updated and such.

    Not bulleted, so sue me.
     
  4. Kylegar

    Kylegar Specstax Rule

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    steamworks for mods. It's pretty simple, but not out yet.
     
  5. Krenzo

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    ModDB always comes off as an amateurishly run site, and I expect the same from any tool/network they try to come up with.
     
  6. pickled_heretic

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    Well then it sounds like a match made in heaven for empiresmod.
     
  7. Empty

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    And we've come full circle in 6 posts.

    1. I has idea
    2. lol cocks
    3. this sounds good
    4. --Deleted--
    5. I dont like this idea
    6. Empires sucks.
     
  8. Zeke

    Zeke Banned

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    gief back mah post :'(
     
  9. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    I've been on the beta for ages. It's pretty much what it claims to be, but obviously the community/friends side of it is pretty untested due to the fact that most people who use it already have steam or xfire.
     
  10. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    Useless in my opinion.
     
  11. Vulkanis

    Vulkanis Banned

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    QFT...
     
  12. BitterJesus

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    Is it any good
     
  13. spellman23

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    Also in the beta.

    The auto-finding of mods is pretty good, and the mods who have added Desura support are nice since they now auto-patch (unfortunately it's not many yet, I have 3 mods that Desura recognizes out of the 8 installed on my system).

    Basically, it has potential, but we'll see. Biggest issue is that it will have to supplant/complement Steam and/or XFire for the community side. Also, it links into the ModDB site for forums, comments, and the like. However, I believe adding Desura support isn't quite as painful as Steamworks, but I haven't tried.


    So, think ModDB, in client form, with auto-updating powers and a few shiny community features.
     
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    It could be a good place to trial empires before a steamworks release.
     
  15. -=]Kane[=-

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    A beta empires beta autodownload test with a beta autodownloader?
    Nah ... rather not ...
     

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