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    Phoronix: GOG.com Will Begin Offering Linux Games

    The GOG.com online game store that offers various DRM-free game titles will finally begin shipping Linux games...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzNDI

  • #2
    So.. is it going to be just the Dosbox stuff or will they attempt wine wrappers?
    What about library linking? I assume it's going to be static?

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    • #3
      THE Witcher 3?

      Pls. Pls. Pls.

      (Not only would be AAA title but also from Poland )

      Also Valve seam to have little to no influence over older titles. If GOG.com can push for classics (and same prices...) ....... Tasty.

      PS Do GOG.com have analog to steamplay?

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      • #4
        This is after they said in september last year to me it would be too hard:

        http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-updated.2369/

        They claimed too many distro's made it difficult and they would only do it if they supported them all, now they come out saying "we support Ubuntu & Mint!".

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        • #5
          It's probably just the dosbox stuff, but hey, baby steps

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
            It's probably just the dosbox stuff, but hey, baby steps
            As long as they offer Linux version of games that have a linux version, or use an emulator that's available on Linux (dosbox, I don't know if they use others) it's gold for me.

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            • #7
              This is after they said in september last year to me it would be too hard:

              http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-updated.2369/

              They claimed too many distro's made it difficult and they would only do it if they supported them all, now they come out saying "we support Ubuntu & Mint!".
              either they lied because they didn't care to try or then had no clue how hard it would be.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by liamdawe View Post
                They claimed too many distro's made it difficult and they would only do it if they supported them all, now they come out saying "we support Ubuntu & Mint!".
                I find it nice that they realized they were wrong, and changed their minds. I hope they won’t release debian packages, though, that would be annoying.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                  PS Do GOG.com have analog to steamplay?
                  You'll have to explain what this "steamplay" is...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by liamdawe View Post
                    This is after they said in september last year to me it would be too hard:

                    http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-updated.2369/

                    They claimed too many distro's made it difficult and they would only do it if they supported them all, now they come out saying "we support Ubuntu & Mint!".
                    Yes, typical excuse used by companies who do not want their real reasons publically discussed.

                    Ryan "Icculus" Gordon made it very clear in his presentation at the Valve conference that this so called "argument" has always been bull shit.

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                    • #11
                      Does this mean their games will only work on Ubuntu based distros, or those are just the officially supported distros? I don't see why an app would work on one distro and not the other.

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                      • #12
                        Heh, Loki and some others made their jobs easier. Kind of. Updating 10-year-old code is fun

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sarmad View Post
                          Does this mean their games will only work on Ubuntu based distros, or those are just the officially supported distros? I don't see why an app would work on one distro and not the other.
                          Those are officially supported, and even then only for now (the list might grow in the future). There is nothing preventing games from running on other distros, not yet anyway (well, who knows what Canonical can think up next...).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                            You'll have to explain what this "steamplay" is...
                            You get free win and osx copies of the game. So You bay the game not the version.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                              You get free win and osx copies of the game. So You bay the game not the version.
                              Oh, so you mean the "download" buttons. They're quite there. Nobody would ever have it any other way, so it would be pointless to assign any PR name to it.

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