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

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

    They've been willing for quite some time, it was all a matter of having the right strategy for supporting Linux that was financially viable, and realistic to maintain for them, as a business.

    So this means they are closer to seeing it through! Very exciting news, I'm looking forward to what comes of this.

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

    I did read some feedback from developers about whether porting games to Linux was economically viable, and they all agreed that 1.5% of a market is still a lot of sales, and one dev stated specifically that it had worked out very well for them to have ported to the OS that is hungriest for games.

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

    And (and I didn't know this until today) GOG.com is owned by RedProjekt, developers of the Witcher games. Interesting....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by oldrocker99 View Post
    I did read some feedback from developers about whether porting games to Linux was economically viable, and they all agreed that 1.5% of a market is still a lot of sales, and one dev stated specifically that it had worked out very well for them to have ported to the OS that is hungriest for games.
    See, that's what I find interesting. Overall market share for Linux is around 1.5%, but when it comes to game sales, Linux's market share gets dangerously close to Mac OS, in some cases even surpassing it, despite the latter having far more overall market share. Considering that, plus how supporting Mac OS makes it easier to support Linux, I don't see why not more developers support LInux.

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

    GOG.com now supports Linux: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_now_supports_linux
    Also, there is a special launch promo: http://www.gog.com/promo/linux_launch_promo_240714
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    Re: Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    Well! They really are! They're making "Darklands," say, available as a tar.gz file OR as a .deb file; I just checked.

    Halloo Hallay!

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