Danger from the Deep

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Danger from the Deep
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Platform(s) Linux, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows
Release 2003
Genre(s) Simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player, IPv6 and IPv4 Multiplayer planned
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Danger from the Deep, often abbreviated as DftD, is an open-source World War II German U-boat simulation for PC, striving for technical and historical accuracy.[1]

Development[edit]

The project was registered in 2003 on sourceforge.net and is since then developed as open source software under the GPLv2. In 2004 it reached beta status.[2] The game targets Multi-platform, supporting FreeBSD, Mac OS X,[3] Linux distributions, and Microsoft Windows by utilizing SDL and OpenGL. Hardware addressed is OpenGL 1.5 (while recommending "OpenGL 2.0 or greater"[4]) with around 256 MB of RAM, 1 GHz processor and common PC input devices (keyboard, mouse).

Reception[edit]

A Linux Journal review from 2010 received DftD quite positive.[1]

In 2004 The Wargamer recommended the game to "serious sim gamers" which should "head over to Danger from the Deep's official web site and take a look.".[2] In 2011 an Ars Technica article on the history of simulation games noted Danger from the Deep as: "These days, submarine sims [...] are kept alive by the open-source Danger from the Deep".[5]

The game was downloaded between 2003 and April 2017 1.3 million times alone from Sourceforge,[6] chip.de counted another 100,000 downloads.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knight, John (20 May 2010). "Danger from the Deep". Linux Journal. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Behind the Lines #24 by Scott Parrino on The Wargamer (04 Dec 2004)
  3. ^ Danger From The Deep Comes To OS X by Cord Kruse on insidemacgames.com (April 20, 2007)
  4. ^ "Downloads – Danger from the Deep". 30 October 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  5. ^ From Elite to Rollercoaster Tycoon: 20 years of sim games, part 2 - In part two of our epic history of video game sims, we abandon virtual by Richard Moss on Ars Technica (2011-06-22)
  6. ^ 2000-04-11+to+2017-04-17 downloads on sourceforge.net
  7. ^ Danger-from-the-Deep on chip.de (May 2017)