Official Terraria for Mac & Linux In Development!

Discussion in 'PC - Re-Logic' started by Loki, Aug 25, 2014.

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  1. Loki

    Loki Consigliere Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Greetings Terrarians!

    As you know, we have been working diligently over the past 18 months to expand the World of Terraria - both in regards to the scope of the game itself as well as the platforms on which it can be played. It has been simply amazing to watch our community expand into Console and Mobile in parallel with our reinvigorated PC fans.

    That said, we are extremely pleased to share the two teaser screenshots below that we hope will finally address a long-desired addition to Terraria: availability for both Mac and Linux!

    Q: Will existing Windows worlds/characters be compatible with the Mac/Linux versions?
    A: Absolutely! Existing Windows players should be able to copy over and utilize their existing world/character files.

    Q: Will owners of the existing Windows version on Steam have to purchase the Mac/Linux versions separately?
    A: Our intent is to provide the Mac/Linux versions free of charge to any existing owners of Terraria on Steam. The logistics and/or if this is possible will play out as we get closer to launch.

    Q: Can players on different platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux) play together on the same server?
    A: Yes indeed! Players from across the Terraria "computer-based" platforms should be able to jump in servers together for some Terraria multiplayer sessions with no issues.

    Q: What version will these ports be? Is there a launch timing/date?
    A: The current plan is for both of these ports to update in parallel with the original PC version. That means version 1.3 and that they will hopefully launch at the same time as the 1.3 update itself. As always, things can change and issues arise that would cause this to change - but this is the current intent/plan. We will keep you updated as we get closer and know more.

    UPDATE: Based upon current status and planning, the expectations is that Mac/Linux will launch shortly after 1.3. This is to ensure the most stable Mac/Linux builds possible so that everyone has the best experience possible.

    In full transparency, both of these versions are very much in development, so we cannot make any promises as to a launch date - or even if they will ultimately be feasible - but we wanted to make sure that our long-suffering Mac/Linux fans know that we are working diligently to bring Terraria to their platform!



    Stay tuned for further updates on this and many other Re-Logic developments!
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  2. Patchumz

    Patchumz Terrarian

    New forums are fun.

    So, any new information about the release (or current progress) of these versions? Are we going to have to wait for 1.3 to get them?
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  3. DaimyoKirby

    DaimyoKirby Terrarian

    Good gosh, finally! I've been waiting for this for forever. And I made an account just to post and say how pumped I am to hear this!
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  4. Patchumz

    Patchumz Terrarian

    It's not like this is new or anything. They've been working on it for a while and showed teasers for a while. Also asked for beta testers a bit back. They just have gone dark since then.
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  5. DaimyoKirby

    DaimyoKirby Terrarian

    It's still fresh news to me! :) I must have missed that, but whatever, I'm happy either way.
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  6. Karionus

    Karionus Skeletron Prime

    Loki, I'll re-ask my question from the old forums (you said you would ask about it); is there a chance we'll also see a Mac (and Linux too, I suppose) version of the server? I'm asking because I have a Mac Mini running 24/7 that I'd love to leave my wife and I's world running on. (Although, I do wonder if the corruption would take over the world while no one was logged in)
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  7. Janeki

    Janeki Spazmatism

    That's great to hear for Mac/Linux Users! :D Great job, ReLogic! :) I bet most Mac/Linux Users are freaking out that it's finally happening eve though they have been working on it for a bit :p
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  8. Loki

    Loki Consigliere Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    @Skiphs would be better suited to answer. I have to assume else will everyone play together? ;)
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  9. Karionus

    Karionus Skeletron Prime

    No problem, I was posing it to you just because on the other forums you'd said you'd look into it. I'm assuming the new clients will have the built-in server; I should have said I was wondering about a dedicated server.
  10. NanoPi

    NanoPi Steampunker

    that tree icon on mac could be turned into a green jack-o-lantern

    does linux version work on SteamOS?
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  11. Gindew

    Gindew Terrarian

    OMG i am so excited for this!! not having to use weird software stuff anymore!!
  12. AndreGeraldes

    AndreGeraldes Terrarian

    Please give more updates on this, stage of the develop? Or something
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  13. Gindew

    Gindew Terrarian

    I got so excited when i saw the news, but there is nothing :'( hopefully it might be released with 1.3!
  14. Shrooms

    Shrooms Spazmatism

    I know I am. Can't wait for this dream to become a reality.
  15. mastergimmp

    mastergimmp Terrarian

    I have a Windows partition on my Macbook Pro just for Terraria. Can't wait for it to come to OSX and Linux. Once available on those platforms, I will be playing, a lot! Keep up the great work!
  16. TheBigPie

    TheBigPie Spazmatism

    I'm expecting it to be somewhere between here and half 1.3
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  17. TechnoSparks

    TechnoSparks Official Terrarian

    I myself a user of GNU/Linux (a tech enthusiast, what would you expect?)
    This is really great cause finally I can boot into Linux to play Terraria rather than waiting for the booting duration of Windows. Terraria can be ran under Wine, however, its relatively not fine. This quite native port approach would work well for most of us Linux and Mac users!
  18. NolanSyKinsley

    NolanSyKinsley Eye of Cthulhu

    I am really excited about this news! Crossing my fingers for a native nix client with the 1.3 update, but I know it is most likely going to come at a later date.

    Keep up the good work!
  19. TheBigPie

    TheBigPie Spazmatism

    I think Mac/Linux should come around 1.3 to make it fair. I mean, THEY'VE KEPT US WAITING FOR 18 MONTHS+! WE NEED RESPECT!
    future master confirmed
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  20. NolanSyKinsley

    NolanSyKinsley Eye of Cthulhu

    Meh, I am happy it is even coming at all, it could be another year away and I would still be excited.

    I would also like to thank the devs for this. Porting to Mac/Linux is always a difficult decision to make, and may not even pay for the dev's time. You guys made a wonderful choice, thank you for bringing another wonderful game to us few percenters running Mac/Linux.
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