Humble Bundle Does A Star Wars Bundle, But Leaves Linux Gamers Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 3 February 2015 at 03:11 PM EST. 13 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
The Humble Bundle crew has launched their latest two-week sale of pay-what-you-want games. This newest bundle is the Star Wars Humble Bundle, but for Linux gamers you're left out this round.

The Star Wars Humble Bundle includes Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Star Wars: Dark Forces. If paying more than the floating average of $12 there is Star Wars Empire At War: Gold Pack, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. If paying more than the floating average (currently at $10.13) is also Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, and Star Wars Republic Commando. More games are also said to be coming soon.

They are all Star Wars titles and the games like Star Wars: Dark Forces go back quite a while -- I remember playing it on a bunch of floppies back in the day. But sadly for Linux gamers, these titles all aren't ported to Linux. The Humble Bundle page simply states, "All games in this bundle are on Steam for Windows. Some are also available on Steam for Mac."

While Linux seems to be an after-thought this time, Star Wars: Dark Forces was ported to Linux by GOG via DOSBox and the other titles should be playable via Wine. The Humble support page doesn't list Linux for any of the games distributed via this two-week sale.

If you're okay with gaming under Wine or also game under Windows, you can learn more about this DRM-free game sale via HumbleBundle.com. Generally the Humble Bundles see native Linux ports but in the past we've seen a few bundles where they've decided to go without Linux ports.
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