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    Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    GOG, a digital distributor of computer games, had a makeover and one of the features this makeover introduced was a community wishlist where users get to submit suggestions for either games or website features and vote on these suggestions. One such request submitted by a user called JudasIscariot was to add Linux versions of games that GOG already sold for Windows to their catalog i.e. games like Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Neverwinter Nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by JudasIscariot
    If a game has a Linux version and it is made and supported by the developer please allow the option to download the Linux version if at all possible.
    It's taken a while, but the Add Linux versions of games request on the GOG Community Wishlist has surpassed 10 000 votes! This entry is currently placed fifth on the wislist. Get to voting and make it first! This shows that there are gamers using Linux and that they are ravenous for support. With Linux seeing great support thanks to Kickstarter, the Humble Bundle, and Steam, it is only a matter of time before our votes reach the folks at GOG and they go through the simple task of adding Linux versions of the games they already sell for Windows.

    Your votes count and they are just a click away!

    Thread in the GOG forum asking for Linux support.

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    Re: GOG Got A Makeover

    Nice. Duly registered and voted! With the recent flurry of big Kickstarter successes of new Linux-friendly games like Double Fine Adventure, FTL: Faster Than Light, Wasteland 2 and very probably the Leisure Suit Larry remake (latter two both still accepting pledges), it would be especially nice to see more existing games made available, or older ones ported/packaged.

    I thoroughly agree about more headlines like that. I've played World of Goo on Linux twice through since getting it in one of the various Humble Bundles, along with Machinarium and Osmos from the same or another Bundle. I love all three to bits, and really hope Linux becomes more respected as a gaming platform. Making Linux a clearer, obviously-viable option to people used to Windows and Mac could only be a good thing.

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    Re: GOG Got A Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by Inquisitor View Post
    Nice. Duly registered and voted! With the recent flurry of big Kickstarter successes of new Linux-friendly games like Double Fine Adventure, FTL: Faster Than Light, Wasteland 2 and very probably the Leisure Suit Larry remake (latter two both still accepting pledges), it would be especially nice to see more existing games made available, or older ones ported/packaged.

    I thoroughly agree about more headlines like that. I've played World of Goo on Linux twice through since getting it in one of the various Humble Bundles, along with Machinarium and Osmos from the same or another Bundle. I love all three to bits, and really hope Linux becomes more respected as a gaming platform. Making Linux a clearer, obviously-viable option to people used to Windows and Mac could only be a good thing.
    I very much agree! The folks at GOG strive to release games without DRM, without regional pricing, and with worldwide availability in mind, among other things, so how much harder can it be to get the rights to Linux versions of games for Windows games they already have the rights to?

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    Re: GOG Got A Makeover

    Remember for the next 12 hours or so you can get the first Fallout for free from GOG, and I can verify it works perfectly on Ubuntu

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    Re: GOG Got A Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by leecheroflife View Post
    Remember for the next 12 hours or so you can get the first Fallout for free from GOG, and I can verify it works perfectly on Ubuntu
    with wine right?

    if it works perfectly with no extra tweaking am signing up

    edit: oh crap am late :/
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    Re: GOG Got A Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    with wine right?

    if it works perfectly with no extra tweaking am signing up

    edit: oh crap am late :/
    Works perfectly with wine, have put an entry in the appdb to show this. Brutal you missed it, but it's only a couple o quid to pay, well worth it!

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    Re: Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    It finally happened once again. The request to start selling Linux versions of games on GOG used to be second, then third, then fourth, then fifth, then went back into fourth, but has now, after a long time of securing fourth, fallen back into fifth place. With Steam bringing great attention in terms of gaming to Linux, we shouldn't forget that Steam is not the only platform that sells computer games, and that there are more potential supporters out there.

    GOG, being an online computer game retailer that firmly believes in selling games without Digital Rights Management (DRM) and without regional pricing (1€ ≠ 1$), among other things, would in my opinion make a great addition to gaming on Linux and should thus be flooded with votes to make their resistance ever more futile. Please make it so.

    Here are all the requests on GOG pertaining to Linux. I suggest you read each title individually to make informed choices as some do suggest the use of Wine.

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    Re: Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    This request has now surpassed 10 000 votes! Good job, Linux community, and keep it up!

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    Re: Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    I sure hope these are actual GOG users and not people with multiple accounts. This would take a lot of credibility from the votebox. I voted btw.
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    Re: Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    Quote Originally Posted by R33D3M33R View Post
    I sure hope these are actual GOG users and not people with multiple accounts. This would take a lot of credibility from the votebox. I voted btw.
    The amount of Reddit users subscribed to r/Linux_Gaming is higher than the amount of votes that request has, so I doubt it that multiple accounts are in use!

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