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

    Quote Originally Posted by donkyhotay View Post
    I don't bother signing petitions, they never seem to go anywhere. I might possibly use GoG if they offered native linux software however I disliked steam even before I migrated to linux.
    One recent example of a petition that worked was getting Dark Souls to come to Windows! In this case, however, clicking a button is all that is needed really. No need to write a short or lengthy message.

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

    GOG responds in the Linux request thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnigmaticT
    We've seen a lot more of you guys voting on this wish recently and I thought it was only fair for me to update you. Linux is a great platform, and we love how much passion you guys are showing for it here on our wishlist. We definitely know that it's one of the top things our community wants from us, but it's also really difficult to bring the GOG.com level of support and ease-of-use to the wide variety of distros that are commonly used by Linux users. If we're able to bring GOG.com games to Linux--and we're constantly evaluating ways that we can do this--we want to make sure that we're doing it the GOG.com way: simple, easy, and it "just works." I'm not telling you guys to give up hope--we know how much you want this--but what I am saying is that this is harder to support than it might seem initially, and we're not ready to move to support Linux officially just yet.

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

    On a more positive note, the Linux request on GOG has now surpassed 7 000 votes, making it the second site feature request to do so!

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

    GOG adds Mac support: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_goes_mac

    Is Linux soon to come? Hope so...
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    Re: Vote for GOG to add Linux versions of games they sell

    Quote Originally Posted by doorknob60 View Post
    GOG adds Mac support: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_goes_mac

    Is Linux soon to come? Hope so...
    I love how on the first page in the thread, all the comments regarding Linux support are highly rated. GOG better see the light soon.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PC Gamer
    GOG on Windows 8, Mac gaming, and Linux support

    PCG: You’ve just released a new catalog of Mac games on GOG. You and Valve are sort of moving into that space together, and Valve with Linux, too. Is any of that a response to the reception of Windows 8?

    Trevor Longino: [Laughs] Well, there are things I can’t say about Windows 8 or else someone will drag me out back behind the Microsoft building and shoot me. But I will say, based on what I know, I know what people’s concerns are about Windows 8. And there are some very serious ones as far as releasing new games.

    But from GOG’s point of view, Windows 8 gaming isn’t quite as scary as it is for other game outlets. But we mentioned at our conference that we’re working on Windows 8 support. The majority of games that work on Windows 7—I’m saying like 90% here—work on Windows 8. But we’re based on the release candidate build that was publicly available. And one, we don’t know what’s going to change in the final build—hopefully not much—and two, we don’t know what they might change in say, Service Pack 1. It may be they get really big pushback from the community. Not just developers that are concerned, but users who are saying, “I’m not gonna upgrade, this looks like rubbish.” So they may walk back some changes, in which case what we’ve been testing on might not be what ends up being the OS that you have available.

    So, we have a plan in place for Windows 8. We will support it with the majority of our titles, I don’t doubt. But I will say that moving over to Mac gaming isn’t because we anticipate seeing more gamers thinking, “Hey, you know, this Windows 8 isn’t worth it, let me go see about Mac gaming.”

    PCG: And Linux?

    TL: Linux gaming is also something we’d love to do, but we haven’t made any announcements about it yet. We’ve been looking at it.

    I’ve been making public statements for a while that there are technical hurdles. Steam’s approach is to say, “Here’s our distro, we support this distro. Have another distro? Sorry.” That’s not how GOG does things, we’re more free-range gaming. So we’re looking at how to deliver the GOG experience on— we can’t say every computer, because you can of course hook up an E Ink display with 2-color CGA as your monitor, use Lynx as your web browser, and run some weird Debian distro that you’ve custom modded to do just what you want and then say, “How come I can’t play your games?”

    PCG: I’d love to play Fallout 2 on an E Ink display.

    TL: Yeah, something like that? No, we won’t support it, obviously. But we want to try to get it where the majority of gamers, if they’re on Linux, will be able to get a game and expect it works. We haven’t found a solution, yet. We know there’s a big demand for it, just like we know everyone wants System Shock with 25 thousand votes. It’s tough, because the rights with System Shock are just a mess. Likewise, we know people want Linux games. And people are saying “You could just distribute the TAR and we’ll figure it out.” Sure, we could just distribute the DOS executables and just let the Windows users figure it out, but that’s not how we do business. So making that experience on Linux is a challenge and one that we’re trying to address.
    The source.

    I love how he justifies not supporting Linux in one way by saying he wouldn't support Windows that way either, despite the two being fundamentally different.

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

    It will be a joyous day if they officially support linux, I have over $200 woth of stuff from GOG, and most of them work using PlayOnLinux software (which uses Wine), but sometimes it's such a freaking chore to set them up right.

    Even if they cant (and most likely wont) recompile every game to run on linux, at least it would be cool if they could preconfigure a working wine setup (kind of like what they do with DOS titles using DosBox), so when you launched the program, wine would load up and take care of installation/execution without having to manually set it up yourself(hooray for PlayOnLinux).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Syaz1
    i'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to linux, but, crazy idea here, what if gog.com comes up with their own linux distro instead? one they could have control over? i know it's likely impossible, but, if gog team is crazy enough to do it...could even be a major boost for linux popularity among gamers.
    The newest post under the GOG Linux request. Interesting thought but likely even more effort that GOG doesn't want to/cannot put. What do you guys think?

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

    I guess it's surprising that people look at how much money the linux crowd generates for the humble bundles, and go "nah, not worth it"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by doorknob60 View Post
    GOG adds Mac support: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_goes_mac

    Is Linux soon to come? Hope so...
    It better be if they are gonna support Mac

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