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  • phoronix
    started a topic GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

    GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

    Phoronix: GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

    GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc0ODg

  • shmerl
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    Originally posted by Isedonde View Post
    Wait, aren't the Intel Mesa drivers official Intel Linux drivers?

    Maybe GOG people haven't realized yet that there are, indeed, companies developing open source software. That probably lowers chances of getting an official open source GOG client, as open source software can't be official, apparently.
    Yes, this was already pointed out to them. Hopefully they'll fix their FAQ.

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  • Isedonde
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    Wait, aren't the Intel Mesa drivers official Intel Linux drivers?

    Maybe GOG people haven't realized yet that there are, indeed, companies developing open source software. That probably lowers chances of getting an official open source GOG client, as open source software can't be official, apparently.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    From the Linux FAQ:
    Some AMD video cards (notably the Radeon HD series) are known to work much better with open source drivers. If you encounter any problems running our games, it may be a good idea to consider using the open source alternative.
    Since Intel does not provide official drivers for Linux, your only option is to use open source community drivers.
    http://www.gog.com/support/pinball_g...s_should_i_use
    Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 07-26-2014, 12:08 PM.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    The first time I read it I was sure you were kidding.
    Now, for some reason, I'm not so sure...
    No, I wasn't kidding. Steam is just too convenient. It is the most convenient way of managing games that I ever came across. I just click on the game, done. I don't have to manage anything. No installer, no updater. It does all on its own. I have 160 games, about 50 of them are currently installed. I have no desire to manually apply updates for the games. I also have no desire to figure out savegame locations between Windows and Linux. Steam Cloud just syncs my save games on every machine. All on its own, without any external software. That is *so* damn convenient. Sorry GOG. You can't compete with that.

    This is the reason why people accept Steam, even though it makes no effort to discourage DRM. In fact, it promotes it. This pretty much means that people prefer convenience over anything else, including lack of DRM. Give them something that is convenient, and they forget all about DRM.

    I really, really hope that GOG's client will be able to compete with that.
    Last edited by RealNC; 07-25-2014, 10:53 PM.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    I'm very disappointed and very sad that Neverwinter Nights (the first one) isn't on this list. The Linux client still works for the most part, the only thing they'd have to really get working are movies and sound on Pulse. I'm really looking forward to this...
    Guess I'll have to wait for the next 50
    You are making a big assumption that Bioware is going to play ball there... a very big assumption.

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    I'm very disappointed and very sad that Neverwinter Nights (the first one) isn't on this list.
    Why, that game's sole saving grace are the tasteful rape mods that are available for it.

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  • iniudan
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    Originally posted by shmerl View Post
    That publisher is the formal company created by CD Projekt Red for self publishing They are one and the same, so in essence GOG is owned by CDPR.
    Actually CD Projekt RED was founded by the parent company CD Projekt, which was founded in 1994, but they merged with CD Projekt RED since then and what use to be CD Projekt as been renamed cdp.pl and everything is now a subsidiary of CD Projekt RED, since 2011.

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
    Why do people (not just gamers) generally not like software provided in this manner?
    For the same reason people like apt-get, zypper, yum, portage, and other package managers rather than doing everything by hand. It keeps track of everything for you.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    Nah, thanks. I prefer my games on Steam. They just download, run and update automatically. Installers are so 90's....

    Maybe if their forthcoming client can compete with that, then maybe.
    The first time I read it I was sure you were kidding.
    Now, for some reason, I'm not so sure...

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