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GOG.com Are Going To Support Linux, Confirmed!

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This is fantastic news, GOG.com are finally going to open up their store to penguin lovers of the Linux family!

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You may remember that I spoke to GOG.com in September of last year, where they explained they couldn't support Linux as it would be too challenging with their business model.

I am happy to share with you that they will, finally be supporting Linux.

QuoteNo, don't duck. This is actually good news. We just wanted to announce that, after much deliberation, we've decided that one of the next steps for us is to support Linux. Now, we're not ready to launch Linux games on GOG.com just yet. We've only been working on bringing these Linux games to our service for a few months, and there's lots more to go, but we wanted to let you know what's going to be coming this fall to a digital distributor near you.

We're initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we're hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but 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.

This is, as we mentioned, something that we're in the early stages of, so we can't talk about what games will be a part of our GOG.com on Linux gaming launch--in part because we, ourselves, don't know what those games are--but we hope that you're excited about the fact that we're able to set "GOG.com Support for Linux" in our community wishlist as a task that is "In Progress." We know we are!

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FINALLY.

This means we will finally have a true DRM free store that really fights for DRM free, this is exactly what a lot of Linux users have wanted as GOG.com's stance aligns with a lot of Linux users thoughts.

Not only that, but they will bring classic games over to our platform themselves and support them just like they do for Mac and Windows. This is exactly the way to win customers GOG.com and I applaud you.

So, who else do we have to conquer now? Not many places I imagine. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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FireFlower Games 18 Mar, 2014
QuoteThis means we will finally have a true DRM free store that really fights for DRM free

Thought you already had that. ;)
aL 18 Mar, 2014
this was a nobrainer...

I already have bought some gog games and my choices run fine via wine so far

I guess some little penguin icon next to games will help me know in advance if they are going to work

I dont expect them to do much work aside from what work out of the shell... but being acknowledged feels good
Sabun 18 Mar, 2014
QuoteI admit, I'm surprised; I didn't expect that to happen any time soon (or at all). In fact, I'm still suspicious this is an early April Fools' joke.

Same here! I honestly thought GOG had no interest, and were really set on not supporting Linux. I'm surprised at the sudden turn around! This is awesome, and now it looks like I can buy games from them again :D
Guest 18 Mar, 2014
First the pcbsd.org site goes bonkers and offers FreeNAS and now GoG say they will support Linux... I'm dreaming or something.
scaine 18 Mar, 2014
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Great news. Really superb. I've been avoiding them for years - I buckled last year and bought Planescape, because there was a great post about getting it working natively in Ubuntu. And last month, I bought Descent because of the DXRebirth project (which is amazing, BTW), but I never considered them for general purchases, because I can't stand wine.

So yeah. Fantastic news!
leillo1975 18 Mar, 2014
It's a very, very, very awesome new!!!
OZSeaford 18 Mar, 2014
F.I.N.A.L.L.Y.!

I had stopped buying games on GOG (I have a back catalogue there of nearly 70 games) when my focus was to buy games on Linux platform only, and shifted towards the Humble Store. However, GOG is still the reference for DRM free oldy games, and I was missing a bit on that piece of action.

I am glad that GOG have decided to support another platform.

I do not expect them to make all games available, but at least the SCUMM VM and Dosbox games should be fairly easy to package. Also, the recent indie games nearly all have a Linux version.

Now, we can only wait for Windows Live to offer a Linux option... OH wait... Windows Live is dead....
rick01457 18 Mar, 2014
This is great news. I hope that some of my existing catalogue will be compatible.
Even as an arch user, having mint supported as well as Ubuntu is certainly welcome.
Edgar 18 Mar, 2014
Quoting: FireFlower Games
QuoteThis means we will finally have a true DRM free store that really fights for DRM free
Thought you already had that. ;)

Of course, I own Zigfrak thanks to FireFlower Games. Thank you!

But please forgive Liam, he is confused because he has been using Steam too much lately ;)
Liam Dawe 18 Mar, 2014
Quoting: FireFlower Games
QuoteThis means we will finally have a true DRM free store that really fights for DRM free
Thought you already had that. ;)

Oh of course, I meant it more on the respect that GOG has a company has a bit more power for change.
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