On the Arcane Devilry of the Linux Port

As we noted in the previous blog update, we now have Linux binaries. In fact, we snuck them into the Steam distribution, so that those of you who bought the game from us on Steam can install it and run it natively on Linux. The port is done! Itís up to date. The distribution methods, though, are a bit arcaneÖ so pay attention! There will be a quiz.

There will be two Ė at least! Ė separate channels for purchasing a Linux build of Dungeons of Dredmor that do not require fiddling about with WINE. This option is only suggested if you bought the game on Steam for Windows, and want to run it under Linux. If you have *not* purchased the game, we recommend you wait until we have a better distributor for your needs. That said, the following is a crash course in how to build it.

1. Install WINE. Install Steam under WINE. Install Dredmor, from Steam, under WINE.

2. Find where Steam has hidden Dredmor on your computer. In general, it will be somewhere like Steam/steamapps/common/Dungeons of Dredmor

3. Copy all that stuff out onto your Linux box in the location of your choice.

4. From that directory, run chmod -x Dredmor* {amd64,x86}/*

5. Run Dredmor.

6. Note that Diggles are not like penguins, and will not give you free software and/or herring. In fact, they want to kill you.

Linux is still somewhat in beta, as it hasnít gotten much testing. Please let us know how it goes.
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