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Update: The developer did change their mind and it's now on GOG for Linux.

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Supraland released for Linux on Steam on July 2nd and it just released on GOG today but it seems the Linux version will not be heading to GOG.

What is Supraland? It's a very highly rated first-person action and puzzle game, inspired by the likes of Zelda, Metroid and Portal. It's popular, with an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating on Steam from over two thousands user reviews and from my time spent in the demo, I can see why as it was pretty sweet.

Speaking in their official Discord server, users questioned the developer to find out about a possible Linux release on GOG, since it's only available for Windows there currently. The reply was a little…unexpected:

Their further comments on it were a little more reasonable and understandable, mostly mentioning lower sales on Linux and again on GOG. Even so, that's a pretty naive and hostile attitude to take towards a store (GOG) and platform (Linux) both of which you only just started supporting.

After speaking to the developer myself, they said it was taken out of context (not that I see how, I followed the whole conversation personally). In reply to the same user who also posted this information on GOG, the developer said:

With the "for the sake of it" comment I was refering to a case of "I will only buy on gog because I want it DRM-free" but it IS DRM-free on Steam since forever. This ignorance and "for the sake of it" attitude made me a little angry.
I have not a single bad thought about gog.

They moved onto saying the Linux version performs poorly compared to the Windows version, saying it's better in Proton (which they also said slightly differently on the GOG forum and here too) so they don't want to give "a version that is inferior for reasons I cannot change". So, they're basically telling people on GOG to use Wine/Proton.

So for now, if you want to play the Linux version of Supraland, it's sadly Steam only. Although, going by their other comments it seems they're not confident on actually keeping the Linux version up.

Supra Games are also currently crowdfunding for Supraland 2 on Kickstarter, which is confirmed to be coming to Linux as well.

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Shmerl 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: x_wingthe other is by just copying your library directory (is mentioned in their docs).

That's against their TOS already. Unless they modified it to allow that.


Last edited by Shmerl on 11 July 2019 at 4:55 pm UTC
BOYSSSSS 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: x_wingthe other is by just copying your library directory (is mentioned in their docs).

That's against their TOS already. Unless they modified it to allow that.
I can't seem to find it. Is this it? https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement
BOYSSSSS 11 Jul, 2019
Quote5. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT ⏶

In regard to all Subscriptions, Content and Services that are not authored by Valve, Valve does not screen such third-party content available on Steam or through other sources. Valve assumes no responsibility or liability for such third party content. Some third-party application software is capable of being used by businesses for business purposes - however, you may only acquire such software via Steam for private personal use.

Doesn't this mean it's up to the content publisher?
Shmerl 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: BOYSSSSSI can't seem to find it. Is this it? https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement

It's the part about needing the client for installation step. @x_wing mentioned something about them explicitly allowing manual backups and re-installtion without the client. I've never seen that. Where is it documented?


Last edited by Shmerl on 11 July 2019 at 5:21 pm UTC
x_wing 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: BOYSSSSSI can't seem to find it. Is this it? https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement

It's the part about needing the client for installation step. @x_wing mentioned something about them explicitly allowing manual backups and re-installtion without the client. I've never seen that. Where is it documented?

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129

QuoteWarning:
It is highly recommended that you create a backup of your SteamApps folder before attempting this process. If there is a problem in this process and you do not have a backup of your games or the SteamApps folder, it will be necessary to reinstall the games individually. Please see the Using the Steam Backup Feature topic.

They refer to both options, so both are valids backups.

By the way, the license agreement reads:

QuoteTo make use of the Content and Services, you must have a Steam Account and you may be required to be running the Steam client and maintaining a connection to the Internet.

As it is read, it's not mandatory to have the client running/installed to use everything (to be fair, it's a must for games that uses Steam DRM or similar)
BOYSSSSS 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: BOYSSSSSI can't seem to find it. Is this it? https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement

It's the part about needing the client for installation step. @x_wing mentioned something about them explicitly allowing manual backups and re-installtion without the client. I've never seen that. Where is it documented?
Don't know, but here they indirectly say there are games you can play that don't require Steam account.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4650-SDKC-0716#playgames
QuoteCan I play games after deleting my account?

During the 30 days before account deletion, games that require a VAC server will not be playable. After your account is deleted, games that require a Steam account will not be playable.

And at "2. LICENSES A." they say you may be required
QuoteTo make use of the Content and Services, you must have a Steam Account and you MAY be required to be running the Steam client and maintaining a connection to the Internet.


Last edited by BOYSSSSS on 11 July 2019 at 6:44 pm UTC
Shmerl 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: x_wingThey refer to both options, so both are valids backups.

I'm not sure what you mean by both options. Here is their backup documentation: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8794-YPHV-2033

And they say quite explicitly:

Quote1. Install Steam and log in to the correct Steam account (see Installing Steam for further instructions)
2. Launch Steam.
...
x_wing 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: ShmerlI'm not sure what you mean by both options. Here is their backup documentation: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8794-YPHV-2033

And they say quite explicitly:

Quote1. Install Steam and log in to the correct Steam account (see Installing Steam for further instructions)
2. Launch Steam.
...

I meant what I quoted, doing a SteamApps backups is valid (they suggest this). In the article you link explains on how to backup only one of your games, while SteamApps will backup your whole library plus some Steam config files.

Nowhere in the Steam doc or user license a manual backup copy (as intended in the article I shared) is prohibited, I don't understand why you assume that.


Last edited by x_wing on 11 July 2019 at 5:44 pm UTC
Shmerl 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: x_wingI meant what I quoted, doing a SteamApps backups is valid (they suggest this). In the article you link explains on how to backup only one of your games, while SteamApps will backup your whole library plus some Steam config files.

Not sure if it means manual backup, since they say "Please see the Using the Steam Backup Feature topic", which implies they mean using their tool. I'd say, at best it's very ambiguous. Also, there is no clarification on whether you can use such backup for any purpose rather than that very specific use case of "moving your installation". Since it's talking about that, you can't really extrapolate.


Last edited by Shmerl on 11 July 2019 at 5:51 pm UTC
x_wing 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: ShmerlNot sure if it means manual backup, since they say "Please see the Using the Steam Backup Feature topic", which implies they mean using their tool. I'd say, at best it's very ambiguous.

Ok, lets says it is ambiguous. Still, where is written that you can't do a backup copy of your SteamApps?
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