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  • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    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.
    What an extraordindary comeback. "They don't have to do anything because." If GOG doesn't want to piss off the community and thus push away the source of income that has brought it so far, it wouild be wise to listen rather than to throw away its core principles. Now quit whining and get out.

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    • Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
      What an extraordindary comeback. "They don't have to do anything because." If GOG doesn't want to piss off the community and thus push away the source of income that has brought it so far, it wouild be wise to listen rather than to throw away its core principles. Now quit whining and get out.
      Their only principle is making money. You, being an unimportant minority, do not provide enough business to impact that.

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      • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
        Their only principle is making money. You, being an unimportant minority, do not provide enough business to impact that.
        Even a small number of customers, buying a few games each would be able to cover the minor expense of releasing already supported games on Linux. Do you have anything useful to add to? Or are you just here to shit on people campaigning for something worthwhile?

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        • Originally posted by psychoticmeow View Post
          Even a small number of customers, buying a few games each would be able to cover the minor expense of releasing already supported games on Linux.
          No it wouldn't. If all 14,494 of the people hitting the plus sign for linux games on gog bought one $5 game (a likely scenario), Gog only receives $21,741 (assuming a 30% cut before taxes) which doesn't cover the yearly wage and benefits for one support person, let alone the cost of bandwidth and file storage.

          You need to rethink your argument with a focus on the actual cost of things.

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          • Wouldn't 14,401 people buying a 5 dollar a game minus 30% taxes be $43,503?
            (You got 1/3 of the total by multiplying by .3, but forgot to double it for 2/3.)

            GoG gave me 9 free games for buying one, so bandwidth can't cost that much.

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            • A GOG employee dropped a very subtle hint about Linux support. More hope, more tears? Oh, well, keep voting!

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              • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                No it wouldn't. If all 14,494 of the people hitting the plus sign for linux games on gog bought one $5 game (a likely scenario), Gog only receives $21,741 (assuming a 30% cut before taxes) which doesn't cover the yearly wage and benefits for one support person, let alone the cost of bandwidth and file storage.

                You need to rethink your argument with a focus on the actual cost of things.
                I am sure you already know this but your math is completely wrong.

                14 494 * 5 = 72 570
                72 470 - 30% = 50 729

                That's 50 729$ for GOG. You also assume that all these Linux users will only buy a single 5$ game in that entire year which is complete nonsense, not a likely scenario.

                Please don't misrepresent numbers here, especially if you are a fellow Linux user. It doesn't help us whatsoever.

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                • Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
                  I am sure you already know this but your math is completely wrong.

                  14 494 * 5 = 72 570
                  72 470 - 30% = 50 729

                  That's 50 729$ for GOG. You also assume that all these Linux users will only buy a single 5$ game in that entire year which is complete nonsense, not a likely scenario.

                  Please don't misrepresent numbers here, especially if you are a fellow Linux user. It doesn't help us whatsoever.
                  I think he mean that GoG will get 30% of the whole price, with the 70% going in taxes and to the publisher, which sound reasonable enough to me.

                  But I agree with you, while I'm sure that many people that voted Linux support will not buy a game, I'm also sure that many of those will buy way more than a single $5 game in a year.

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                  • Originally posted by Spittie View Post
                    I think he mean that GoG will get 30% of the whole price, with the 70% going in taxes and to the publisher, which sound reasonable enough to me.

                    But I agree with you, while I'm sure that many people that voted Linux support will not buy a game, I'm also sure that many of those will buy way more than a single $5 game in a year.
                    Ahhh, that does make more sense now, thank you. This only counts as anecdotal evidence, but what kind of gamer buys a single, super cheap game per year? Additionally, I've read of Linux gamers (and seen their collections) who buy way too many games and spend way too much money now that support is gearing up just to show developers and publishers that gamers on Linux are willing. With GOG being DRM free, this need to spend will be fuelled even harder.

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                    • Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
                      Ahhh, that does make more sense now, thank you. This only counts as anecdotal evidence, but what kind of gamer buys a single, super cheap game per year? Additionally, I've read of Linux gamers (and seen their collections) who buy way too many games and spend way too much money now that support is gearing up just to show developers and publishers that gamers on Linux are willing. With GOG being DRM free, this need to spend will be fuelled even harder.
                      So linux users have no impulse control? Good to know.

                      You don't have to look too hard to find people that has an account with GOG just for the free games. Oh and about Regional Pricing, GOG's MD says get over it.

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                      • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                        So linux users have no impulse control? Good to know.

                        You don't have to look too hard to find people that has an account with GOG just for the free games. Oh and about Regional Pricing, GOG's MD says get over it.
                        Oh look! They apologised for not listening to the community... Are you just being intentionally dense? Or do you have something worthwhile to add, because so far you've just blown hot air in this thread.

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                        • Originally posted by psychoticmeow View Post
                          Or do you have something worthwhile to add, because so far you've just blown hot air in this thread.
                          If that fails and we are required to have regional prices, we will make up the difference for you out of our own pockets. For now it will be with $5.99 and $9.99 game codes.
                          Oh look, you cry babies will get a coupon. Do you need a tissue?

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                          • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                            So linux users have no impulse control? Good to know.

                            You don't have to look too hard to find people that has an account with GOG just for the free games. Oh and about Regional Pricing, GOG's MD says get over it.
                            Any place that offers free/cheap games or free anything will have people using it just to abuse it. People were buying humble bundles for a penny and making new steam accounts to try to game a steam contest in the past.

                            It would be nice to have the linux versions of games supported as well as native dosbox packaging for dos games.

                            I have 60 gog games. The bulk of them run through dosbox, a handful have native linux clients available. You'd think that all of the dosbox packaged games would run smoothly via wine but some don't. Most notably, Alpha Centauri can experience many random issues (sound, general stability, etc). If you package it yourself with a native implementation of dosbox, most of them disappear.

                            I appreciate the work that goes into their dosbox configuration and testing for each game. I'm not expecting all of those to come to linux overnight, but I should be able to download native linux clients for games like Trine 2 and Torchlight that have native linux clients. I've started poking around the humble store, I prefer gog though. They have a better way of viewing your game library and extras. I also like that it's a store that mostly keeps its' titles drm free (they allow drm for the online multiplayer part of titles since you usually need to access an account anyway). The Humble Store gave up on that early on, at least they do encourage it and still show it off. They don't allow for limiting searches to drm-free titles only.

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                            • Originally posted by srkelley5 View Post
                              Any place that offers free/cheap games or free anything will have people using it just to abuse it. People were buying humble bundles for a penny and making new steam accounts to try to game a steam contest in the past.
                              That wasn't a contest, that was Steam's Winter Sale and the only time achievements meant anything.

                              The bulk of them run through dosbox, a handful have native linux clients available.
                              So, what's stopping you from extracting the dos games from their installer and setting up your distribution's version of dosbox to run those games? Absolutely nothing.

                              I should be able to download native linux clients for games like Trine 2 and Torchlight that have native linux clients.
                              You can download linux clients for those games, from a store that supports linux. You wouldn't expect the Microsoft App Store to provide apps for your iPhone, so why should GOG provide games for linux?

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                              • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                                That wasn't a contest, that was Steam's Winter Sale and the only time achievements meant anything.



                                So, what's stopping you from extracting the dos games from their installer and setting up your distribution's version of dosbox to run those games? Absolutely nothing.



                                You can download linux clients for those games, from a store that supports linux. You wouldn't expect the Microsoft App Store to provide apps for your iPhone, so why should GOG provide games for linux?
                                You seem unable to read the things your quoting, fuck off and die troll.

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