JoeyJoeJoe25 Mar 18 @ 8:27am
GoG.com now supporting Linux
Will officially support Ubuntu and Mint...figures.
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[KPA] Kim Jong-Un Mar 18 @ 9:19am 
Probably to keep up with Steam and continue competing. Also GOG having DRM free games probably means they'll be able to attract RMS gamers.
Xantas Mar 18 @ 9:20am 
instabilis Mar 18 @ 9:54am 
Would love to see the Loki games collection on there
phillippi2 Mar 18 @ 10:35am 
Originally posted by Linux tayshady:
Probably to keep up with Steam and continue competing. Also GOG having DRM free games probably means they'll be able to attract RMS gamers.
Probably not; they like having access to the source code, too.
Zyro Mar 18 @ 10:42am 
Cool.

Just one thing, "we'll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours", does that sound a bit like "WINE"?
nem0nxt [Ubuntu Linux] Mar 18 @ 11:33am 
Originally posted by Zyro:
Cool.

Just one thing, "we'll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours", does that sound a bit like "WINE"?

More like "We are bringing you LOKI games"
:)
Turambar Mar 18 @ 11:54am 
I didn't see that coming '_'

Last time I checked they were quite adamant that Linux support was just too much problems to deal with. Nice to hear :o
Apocryphus Mar 18 @ 8:53pm 
For now they will only support Ubuntu/Linux Mint.
Pocket Mar 18 @ 9:03pm 
Originally posted by Zyro:
Cool.

Just one thing, "we'll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours", does that sound a bit like "WINE"?
Aren't something like a third of their games DOSBox-based? Those are probably the games they're talking about. I don't know of any newer games that they personally oversaw the porting of, except for System Shock 2 which was a special case.
Doc Holliday Mar 19 @ 8:40am 
i don't think if Valve was not pushing like they're this would have happened Think you Valve :)
###O?qÿáÓ Mar 19 @ 8:52am 
Awesome just bought some games there, they run well in wine but a native solution is always appreciated :)
whystler Mar 19 @ 9:02am 
I like to think that the more people jump on this bandwagon, the better. After all, regardless of whether you prefer Steam or GoG, few of us should argue that moving from Windows to Linux is a bad thing. More momentum means it'll happen sooner. Hopefully more distributors will follow GoG's example and hop on.
MrTennessee17 Mar 19 @ 6:10pm 
Good news for customers all around.
Oerthling Mar 20 @ 4:31am 
My guess is that the main change will be "supported".
I'll expect this to be mostly games who already run on Linux (with or without a bit of tweaking).

And now they'll officially support and sell those games.

But even if it is just that for now - that's already a good thing.

Sadly still won't get me a Linux version of Borderlands.

Re wine above. I actually wouldn't have problems with games being made compatible with wine.
Wouldn't be so great for new games. But for older games that won't ever get ported otherwise that would be good deal. There's a lot of games that run fine via wine. But many of them need a certain set of libs and settings that can be a pain to figure out. Any multi-platform game needs and uses some soft of abstraction layer. Doesn't really matter what it's called or what particular API it implements. Wine just happens to copy the Windows APIs - but the implementation is then all native Linux.
###O?qÿáÓ Mar 20 @ 5:45am 
Originally posted by Oerthling:
My guess is that the main change will be "supported".
I'll expect this to be mostly games who already run on Linux (with or without a bit of tweaking).

And now they'll officially support and sell those games.

But even if it is just that for now - that's already a good thing.

Sadly still won't get me a Linux version of Borderlands.

Re wine above. I actually wouldn't have problems with games being made compatible with wine.
Wouldn't be so great for new games. But for older games that won't ever get ported otherwise that would be good deal. There's a lot of games that run fine via wine. But many of them need a certain set of libs and settings that can be a pain to figure out. Any multi-platform game needs and uses some soft of abstraction layer. Doesn't really matter what it's called or what particular API it implements. Wine just happens to copy the Windows APIs - but the implementation is then all native Linux.

PlayOnLinux is a great help saving time to figure out all those libs and settings, especially for GoG games. Though, this is not always the case.
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