Good Old Games Announces Linux Support

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Gahars, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Good Old Games, like the retail equivalent of Eddie McDowd, has made "do good deeds" its personal mission. After promising to compensate users for regional pricing, what could be next on their plate? Well, as it turns out...

    :arrow:Good Old Games

    At this rate, they're going to have cancer and AIDS cured by the end of the year. Hopefully that offsets all the carpal tunnel.

    Now, they haven't announced which titles will be available yet - according to the post, they are still only in the very early planning stages. Still, couple this move with Valve's own SteamOS, and it seems that Linux is slowly becoming a more viable platform and Linux users are finally being taken seriously.

    I'm sure all 12 of you must be very happy.
     
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  2. DaggerV

    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon

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    I'll be happy when I see it in action.







    Until then, VAB.
     
  3. Ashtonx

    Ashtonx n0l1f3

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    Technically they're gog now, they've moved from good old games name to make it clear it's not longer just old games there.
     
  4. Isaac

    Isaac American

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    Here? Right here? What about, say... over there?
    This is good. I like this.
     
  5. XDel

    XDel Author of the Alien Breed Odamex Projekt.

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    Good!
     
  6. Mario92

    Mario92 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    True, but it's weird to keep abbreviation and remove the meaning :\

    Older titles on GOG were just DosBox with premade confs so it should be really easy job for them as DosBox is natively available also for linux. They should also do Wine (even if some people hate it) as Wine should works OK with older titles.
     
  7. Kayot

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    Well done GOG. I'm impressed, and that's hard to do.
     
  8. cearp

    cearp the ticket master

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    crazy for this reference, thanks. haven't seen it mentioned, talked about, or anything for maybe a decade
     
  9. grossaffe

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    I approve of this move.