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  • I thought that was universally known? On linux you have great tools and great amount of choice, on Mac you're stuck with XCode & other Apple tools for signing, icons, and so on.

    /me also dislikes developing on/for Macs.

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    • Originally posted by curaga View Post
      I thought that was universally known? On linux you have great tools and great amount of choice, on Mac you're stuck with XCode & other Apple tools for signing, icons, and so on.

      /me also dislikes developing on/for Macs.
      You wouldn't believe how many posts I have read that state that developing for Mac OS is easier simply because of how there is no fragmentation and because Mac OS runs on a few select hardware configurations. It made sense to me, so reading this from a developer is definitely news for me and a very welcome development. Even opponents of the request this very thread is about like to harp on about how Mac OS is so easy to develop for when compared with Linux, hence why GOG shouldn't bother.

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      • Here's a short piece on the subject by Gaming On Linux.

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        • Fragmentation is a different point, that's indeed much lower on Macs. That's a separate issue from the development experience though.

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          • Originally posted by curaga View Post
            Fragmentation is a different point, that's indeed much lower on Macs. That's a separate issue from the development experience though.
            The fragmentation issue is what GOG are basing their Linux support problems off. Bringing their range of games to OSX wasn't an issue for them, because they simply hired an experienced mac developer to do it.

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            • Is GOG.com About To Support Linux?

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              • Originally posted by Paradox
                Basically I (we) see a big potential in Linux beyond the 1% . Currently Linux sales either just break even or yield a very small profit. But Rome wasn't built in a day.

                We don't have a higher idealistic goal about freedom of choice - not more than it meaning that we'll reach a bigger audience.

                In the end of the day Paradox makes hardcore games for smart gamers who want smart games - I think the average Linux user just happens to overlap with our niche business quite well.
                Source. Wish GOG saw it that way as well.

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                • Looks like I won't be doing a 500$ giveaway using GOG games in the foreseeable future. Luckily, Wildfire Games (the nonprofit organization behind 0 A.D.) is doing an Indiegogo Campaign. That's where my money will go.

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                  • Funny read right after hearing what GOG had to say on the matter.

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                    • The request for GOG to add Linux clients of games that already have them to its repetoire has now surpassed 14 000 votes. The request is also closing in on the request above it and will likely soon surpass it to take spot five. Get to voting, people, and show that Linux users want GOG to support Linux!

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                      • The request for GOG to add Linux versions of games that already have them to its repetoire is now back in 5th place! Good job! 4th place isn't far off now!

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                        • "Add Linux versions of games" is now #4 in the Requested Site Features category, having recently surpassed the "Increasing number of games compatible with Win7" request. There are plenty of other Linux related requests as well.

                          Instead of infuriating the community by introducing regional pricing, why not actually give the community what it wants; what it has voted for? Surely a smart business pleases its customers, no? As has been said, if GOG is willing to drop one of its founding principles, then all Linux related excuses are void. They were poor to begin with anyway.

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                          • Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
                            Instead of infuriating the community by introducing regional pricing, why not actually give the community what it wants; what it has voted for?
                            Get over it.

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                            • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                              Get over it.
                              You whining arse.

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                              • GOG is a business not a damned democracy, they don't have to do a single thing just because you click a button on a website.

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