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  • #16
    Originally posted by hiryu View Post
    This is true, and I've thought about this, but I think it still remains to be seen if we'll see support for Witcher 2 directly through gog.com. Here's to hoping, however.

    As a side note, I'm really hoping gog will be able to update the old loki titles, but I really have no idea how doable that is.
    It would be rather insane to have it on Steam and not on GOG. It would be like having Half-Life on GOG and not on Steam...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by deve View Post
      Wiesiek na linuksa, zajebiście :-D
      I know that feeling of bit of national pride , had the same feeling for Serious Sam 3 (from Croatia)

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      • #18
        Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
        It would be rather insane to have it on Steam and not on GOG. It would be like having Half-Life on GOG and not on Steam...
        Agreed. However timing can matter. The game can be ready before GOG is ready to roll out Linux support. Then the question will be, are they going to release it on Steam before GOG? I'd expect them to make a simultaneous release.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
          It would be rather insane to have it on Steam and not on GOG. It would be like having Half-Life on GOG and not on Steam...
          I disagree. The Witcher 2 is already available on Steam, and Steam already has a Linux distribution channel. GOG does not yet have a reliable Linux distribution channel (okay, so their distribution channel is through their website, but I think that's beside the point); Steam has already established a presence on the platform.

          I think that it'd be silly to *not* release The Witcher 2 on Linux through Steam.

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          • #20
            Steam is their competitor. So it makes sense for GOG to make a simultaneous release really. Not that I care (I don't use Steam anyway), but from GOG's perspective they don't want to attract more customers to Steam than to themselves. GOG is working on adding Linux games distribution through their site. So far Witcher 2 for Linux isn't even announced as ready, so there wouldn't be a big gap anyway.
            Last edited by shmerl; 03-19-2014, 08:00 PM.

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            • #21
              Nice, I've heard so much good about The Witcher series. Is it possible to play Witcher 2 without knowing the story from the first game?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by numasan View Post
                Nice, I've heard so much good about The Witcher series. Is it possible to play Witcher 2 without knowing the story from the first game?
                Hasn't been a problem at all for me.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Licaon View Post
                  Don't hold your breath, the so called Mac version of W1 is actually a WINE wrapped one.
                  Yeah but, apparently, the Mac version of W2 uses a native OpenGL renderer.

                  (I have no Macs, so I can't confirm)

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                  • #24
                    The first Witcher game is in a good place with Wine now anyway if you use the right Wine version, especially since CSMT and the long standing health bar bug was fixed. I recommend using wine-1.7.4 plus the CSMT patch for it, as the newer github CSMT has a regression for this game.

                    The engine is probably a bit too different from Witcher 2 and 3's engine to be easily portable without additional work, but maybe they'll do it eventually nevertheless.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by dffx View Post
                      I think that it'd be silly to *not* release The Witcher 2 on Linux through Steam.
                      I'm not questioning that. It will be on both GOG and Steam.

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                      • #26
                        Witcher 1 was based upon modified Aurora Engine so it may be harder to port it over to OpenGL/Linux (technical and legal)
                        Witcher 2 is based upon REDengine, which is in-house solution, so it was a lot easier for them ;P

                        Originally posted by numasan View Post
                        Nice, I've heard so much good about The Witcher series. Is it possible to play Witcher 2 without knowing the story from the first game?
                        You can read the books it is based upon to have some knowledge about the world (they are Polish, but translatedo to many languages) Author: Andrzej Sapkowski.

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                        • #27
                          It's in!

                          Salut,

                          I've just started Steam and guess what? I found The Witcher 2 in my list!

                          I started the installation but it'll take a while because of the 18709MB to download...

                          Stay tuned, I'll get back to you later!

                          A+
                          Debcool

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                          • #28
                            it showed on steam database now. although is says "Depot not public", it already has linux icon and shares same ID as witcher 2. at least for me, when i saw "linux retail, i thought it will be kinda like TR enhanced and sold as different game. seems not

                            http://steamdb.info/app/20920/

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                            • #29
                              Too bad...

                              Unfortunatly after 2 hours of download, it doesn't run! "Missing executable"

                              I followed the support instructions (erase appcache folder & make a file check) but doesn't work either. Actually, there is no executable in the folder at all.

                              I hope they'll fix it soon!

                              A+
                              Debcool

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Debcool View Post
                                Salut,

                                I've just started Steam and guess what? I found The Witcher 2 in my list!

                                I started the installation but it'll take a while because of the 18709MB to download...

                                Stay tuned, I'll get back to you later!

                                A+
                                Debcool
                                Holy shit! I'm buying right now!

                                Even if it doesn't fully work yet, it means it really is happening and will count as a Linux sale.

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