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Danger from the Deep (known as dangerdeep or DftD) is a free (as in free speech), Open Source World War II German submarine simulator. The program and source code is available under the GPL license and most of the artwork/data is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution/NonCommercial/Non-Derivative works). DftD is currently being developed on Linux (i386 and AMD64) and Windows. There are binarys available for Linux (i386 and amd64), Windows (32bit) and there are some packages for MacOSX. Danger from the Deep makes use of SDL/OpenGL and thus should be portable to other operating systems or platforms. DftD has more...

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  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • ATI or Nvidia graphics (Intel GMA 950 is not supported)

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Cleaningwoman Member IconReview+1

As i can figure out within playing 30 minutes:
Runs great on 27'' iMac and 10.6.8 in full screen

wonderful Layout, lovely graphics - the interface looks quite original and needs some time to go into depth, but this looks intentional and can make sense.

Impressive that this is totally free.

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Version 1.0
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Version 1.0
Rosgar Member IconComment+2

I can't launch this thing on my PowerPC G5 Dual 2.3 Ghz, MacOS 10.4.11.

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Version 0.2
gh1959 Member IconComment+0

We can't get it to run on our PowerBook G4, with 10.4.11. What are we doing wrong?
Thanks. Please e-mail.

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Version 0.2

Downloaded dftd tonight.

I got it to work on my old G4 powerbook running OS 10.4.11

Make sure you select 1024 x 768 in the resolution window.

Hope it works for you.

It's a fun sim, but clunky as one review said.
radar screen needs more info.
Couldn't zoom back in either.

Still had fun trying to figure it out though.


vhofer Member IconComment+0

Not only me is waiting for version 3.0.1 or so.

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Version 0.2
Francois Martineau Member IconComment+2
Francois Martineau

Still waiting for a 0.3 Mac port. Looks like, as others said, Apple should spend a few days of 2 to 3 heavy guys to push that game forward...

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Version 0.2
zerozerozero Member IconComment+6

Works a treat even as partly implemented in 10.4.10. This game has great potential, nice sounds and atmospherics: good enough to play around in and very stable.

Without any OS X contributors to this open source project, don't expect quick updates of any OS X version. Yes, where is 0.3 for OS X?

You'd think that Apple could spare a head or two to make packages for OS X. It's a cheap way to add titles for the platform. How about it, Mr. Jobs? Anyone?

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Version 0.2
Toe Fermi Member IconComment+0
Toe Fermi

danger from the Deep 0.3.0 is out when will it be available for mac osx ?

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Version 0.2
aljuk Member IconReview+69

In time this will be a great game, but at the moment it's obviously in beta and very clunky. Instructions would be good as I'm not a submariner by trade and it took me a while to figure out what I should be doing. The radar map needs some explanation, and although I found I could zoom out, I was unable to find any way to zoom back in and had to quit. When I finally managed to torpedo a ship, the game crashed and quit. The music is great but there needs to be some way to turn it off. The GUI is brilliant and the whole game has a great feel. I can't wait for future developments.

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Downloads 33,204
Version Downloads 6,766
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 17 Apr 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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