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GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« on: January 20, 2013, 04:25:25 am »
Hello!

Regarding the official post on GetDeb's G+ stream, these servers - getdeb and playdeb - are closed forever. R.I.P.

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...GetDeb and PlayDeb discontinue

After the server crash where also the GetDeb and PlayDeb database was lost and given the fact that GetDeb and PlayDeb now have too many packages to be handled as a one-man-project I decided to discontinue GetDeb and PlayDeb...

But what will be replacement for d/l linux versions of UFO:AI binaries?

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 10:18:52 am »
sad news :(

-- edit - for your question, perhaps ufoai will make it's way to distro repositories now that it's fully gpl'd.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 10:20:35 am by kurja »

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 11:39:24 am »
Our latest stable release is available for Linux on Desura.

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 03:15:25 pm »
Our latest stable release is available for Linux on Desura.
Negative, sir!
They require to install something also (I know nothing about what the "desura" software is, they require to install it), and offer only one free download: for windows, which is not the thing I need.

Any other non-indie mirrors?

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 03:47:03 pm »
did you click the penguin symbol on the desura page? afaik there are linux versions, 32 and 64, and if you just download it you won't need to install anything else

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 02:54:45 pm »
did you click the penguin symbol on the desura page? afaik there are linux versions, 32 and 64, and if you just download it you won't need to install anything else
After clicking on penguin as on UFOAI-desura-1.jpg, immediately opens the frame as on UFOAI-desura-2.png

I have no desura installed and I will not install it to play.

Or had I clicked wrong penguin?

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 02:59:44 pm »
After clicking on penguin as on UFOAI-desura-1.jpg, immediately opens the frame as on UFOAI-desura-2.png

Did you try the "standalone downloads" link on the second page? (Just an idea.)

-geever

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 03:45:21 pm »
Did you try the "standalone downloads" link on the second page? (Just an idea.)

-geever

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 07:48:28 am »
Did you try the "standalone downloads" link on the second page? (Just an idea.)
Of course. It offers only Windows version, similar to downloadable from sf.net. Something wrong with my eyes?


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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 07:13:35 pm »
TroubleMaker, if you are linux user (like I am), be a man and compile your own game. The manual is quite thorough and with some clever application of cron you get to always have the latest version.

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 07:29:46 am »
TroubleMaker, if you are linux user (like I am), be a man and compile your own game.
Old habits dies hard, man. First version of UFO:AI was installed on my HW from official repos (if I'm not wrong).
But I definitely will take advantage of your suggestion. As a last resort.

TY
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 07:31:59 am by TroubleMaker »

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Re: GETdeb and PLAYdeb are left for good. Any replacement?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 02:43:40 am »
So, the thread may be closed: Chris Korn could revive his service and [get|play]deb sites are online again.
Vivat!