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GOG.com starts supporting Linux

GOG.com starts supporting Linux

GOG.com announced plans to begin supporting Linux back in March. The initial plan was for a winter launch with 100 games.

Digital distributor Good Old Games has begun supporting Linux and added an initial 52 games for the free operating system to its library.

Several of the titles added are the first time the games have been made available for Linux. This includes Priates! Gold Plus, Sid Meier’s Colonization, Flatout and Flatout 2, Darklands and Fragile Alegieance.

Other games added to GOG.com’s Linux library that have previously had Linux versions available elsewhere include Kentucky Route zero, Legend of Grimrock, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Sir You Are Being Hunted, Dawinia and VVVVVV. More than half of the added Linux titles are also being offered with up to 75% off the price until next Tuesday.

GOG.com announced plans to begin supporting Linux back in March this year. The site’s initial intention was to launch Linux support with 100 games at some point during the winter, but has instead launched now with the smaller number it already has available. The site still plans to have built up its Linux offering to at least 100 games in the next few months.

’We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November,’ writes a GOG.com spokesperson on the announcement.

The Linux versions will be distributed in tar.gz archives and will support DEB installers for Ubuntu and Mint Linux OS distributions. A trained customer support help desk will also be standing by to field questions on getting the Linux versions up and running.

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Phil Rhodes 25th July 2014, 12:07 Quote
There are 52 games for Linux? Even including those with Tux as a principal character?
GuilleAcoustic 25th July 2014, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
There are 52 games for Linux? Even including those with Tux as a principal character?

There're far more than that. But only 52 of them are available from GOG.
schmidtbag 25th July 2014, 14:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
There're far more than that. But only 52 of them are available from GOG.

Yes, Steam right now has 602 games for linux, there has to be at LEAST 10 games that should be on steam but aren't, and I'd say there's another 30 or so commercial games for linux that aren't and never will be on steam.
footballencarta 25th July 2014, 16:39 Quote
"Priates! Gold Plus"
"Fragile Alegieance"
"Dawinia"

Someone needs a spell checker :/
Icy EyeG 25th July 2014, 17:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
There are 52 games for Linux? Even including those with Tux as a principal character?

LOL, you make me smile. Fortunately Linux has come a long way for the last 5 years.
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Originally Posted by schmidtbag
Yes, Steam right now has 602 games for linux, there has to be at LEAST 10 games that should be on steam but aren't

It's a bit more than that: http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/whatever-happened-to-torchlight-on-linux-updated.3942#r19929
JohnRogers24 25th July 2014, 18:11 Quote
Great news.

Hopefully Steam OS pushes more games to Linux support. Then one day, we can finally drop Windows.
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