GoG Now Supports Linux

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    Good Old Games, the DRM-free online game shop, has just announced that they now support Linux builds of various games! To start off, they're launching 50 titles with up to 75% off on Linux-build games. While Linux isn't necessarily built for gaming, it's a nice gesture for those who will be using Steam OS in the future.


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    As an advent Linux user, this makes me happy.
     
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    Actually it's GNU/Linux.
     
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    awesome, edging ever closing to that Linux box in the future
     
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    I'm waiting for the day when Linux will actually be able to replace Windows.
     
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    Sweet, more Linux support.
    I'd love to see Linux being a viable platform for Gaming.
     
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    Since xbox classic. You mean?
     
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    And so the Linux/gaming userbase roared in triumph, announcing their presence to the world.

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    Hmm.. A mixture of DOSBox games (plenty I already have), not-very-old indie games (most of why I have through Humble Bundle), and a few Windows games through Wine. Yep, the thought that counts...

    Let's see if Valve's SteamOS is able to convince enough developers to go through and do the recompile for Linux (for all those games using MonoGame or Unity which could already be on Linux if the developer could just be convinced to recompile, test, and take the uptick in support questions even if it's unclear if revenue dollar-to-development/support dollar it's worth it).

    PS - As silly as GNU/Linux sounds (given that GNU is for cloning Unix which only incidentally was about gaming), there probably should be a term to differentiate x86/x86_64 Desktop Linux vs ARM Android Linux vs ARM Raspberry PI Linux vs MIPS GCW0 Linux vs the hundred other places were there's Linux games. Look at the fiasco that is Windows RT.
     
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    Old Windows games are just fine with Wine, really. You're not going to get anything better than that for those games. (Same for DOSBox.) I'm just glad they're officially supported, ensuring they won't randomly break (as running your own Wine will occasionally do).

    In any case, I'm happy and looking forward to seeing more games in my library turn Linux-compatible.
     
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    I'm kind of looking at the hopeful long term, but it's linux, it'll be forever in limbo :)
     
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    This is great news. :)


    Still...I can't deny that kuwanger has a good point of criticism: avid linux users probably already found a way to get these games to run on linux already. And 50 games is an impressive start, but the games themselves aren't exactly the top of the line-up, even for gog.com. This could be more testing the waters of seeing if they run into unforeseen issues on linux (even when just supporting ubuntu and mint, there may be things popping up they hadn't anticipated).
     
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