(Console News from 505Games, originally posted here.)
Good afternoon everyone!
It has been a couple of weeks since we last filled you in on our progress with the Mobile Terraria update plans. Well, we are here to rectify that and share the latest and greatest with you today! Without further ado, here is where we stand:
Our expectation at this point is that the content update will be ready just a bit later than expected (sorry, bugs happen - and we really did need to get everyone on the same level footing with the update above first to make this as stable as possible). We are looking at October 2015 for this release.
In the mean time, check out the cool fishing screenshot above to help whet your appetite! We are planning to share more info along our journey as well, so stay tuned!
We have noted a handful of questions around what might be missing from the upcoming Mobile Terraria 1.2.3-4 update. Well, unfortunately there are a few - but...
Mac and Linux Terrarians, your day has finally arrived!
We here at Re-Logic are thrilled to announce that we are officially launching the Mac & Linux versions of Terraria today! This has been a very long time in coming - and we know how very much the Community has desired these new Terraria platforms, so we are eagerly looking forward to hearing your reaction.
For everyone, please note that this will be Terraria 184.108.40.206. This version ensures compatibility between Mac/Linux and Windows - no other substantial changes come with this update. The dedicated server software link is below:
A quick note of thanks to all of our dedicated Open Beta testers over the past few weeks - your hard work and patience has absolutely made for a better and more stable version that everyone can now enjoy.
What operating systems are supported?
Mac: OSX 10.10 64bit, OSX 10.9.5 64 bit
Linux: Ubuntu 14.04 32bit or 64bit
What are the minimum requirements to play Terraria on Mac & OSX?
Processor: 2.0 Ghz
Hard Disk Space: 200MB
Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Console News from 505Games, originally posted here.
Good Day, Terrarians!
Hot on the heels of our official Terraria on Nintendo reveal last week, we wanted to give you an update on our plans for the rest of the console platforms – and then to ask you, the community, for your invaluable input on a change we are looking to make as a part of these updates. So, without further ado, off we go:
CONSOLE TERRARIA CONTENT UPDATE PLANS
Through a variety of issues, we wound up in a situation where the previously-launched “Additions” update did not wind up containing the entirety of Terraria 1.2.3 content. At the same time, we had started work on the next round of content – and, unfortunately, launching post-1.2.3 content into versions of the game that do not already have the full 1.2.3 update would cause all kinds of issues – for us and for you guys!
So, that leaves us at a crossroads of sorts – and here is what we have decided to do:
We will release the content below as one update – currently planned for the 4th Quarter of 2015 (Oct-Dec), though we will provide a more exact date as soon as possible
The remainder of the 1.2.3 content
Terraria 1.2.4, in its entirety, including (but not limited to):
And much much more!
So, that – coupled with the recent mobile announcements – will mean that all of the existing Terraria console/mobile platforms will be up to the 1.2.4 level by the end of 2015! Nintendo being the exception, as it doesn’t launch until after the new year.
Beyond that, we have started looking into the 1.3 source code, and will share any plans there just as soon as we have them together.
505 Games and Re-Logic are proud to be able to finally - and officially - confirm that Terraria will indeed be coming to the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS platforms! This represents a massive opportunity to bring Terraria to a whole new set of gamers whom may have never seen Terraria before - as well as a chance to explore what might be possible in the game with dual screen functionality. We hope you share in our excitement around the potential here!
Of course, we are well aware that there have been a number of rumors and leaked information around this from various sources - so, the way we figure it, we owe you a bit more to help make this announcement even more newsworthy! Also please note that any "release dates" given out were not official.
Let's start with some never before seen pictures of the packaging - and we will hope to bring you some screenshots that show off some of the new functionality in the weeks to come:
To close out our announcement, let's give you what you are all wondering - an estimate on release timing! Of course, you will have all seen various published dates based upon the earlier rumors/leaks. For the most part, these are guesses or estimates. We are sharing here today that the expected launch for Terraria on Wii U and 3DS will take place in early 2016!
We have a few more surprises in store for this coming Holiday season, but we will save those for another time. Join us in celebrating this move that will finally bring Terraria to all of the major gaming platforms!
THE ONLY GAME CHANGE HERE IS TO ADD MAC/LINUX SUPPORT! NO CHANGES TO GAMEPLAY WERE MADE FOR PC/Windows. The version change is simply to bring the Windows/OSX/Linux versions to the same level, from here on out.
Please do not leave feedback for Mac/Linux issues here. The developers have set up a Social Group on TCF to provide feedback on the beta. Anything you post here on TerrariaOnline may well be missed.