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Founded 13 years ago, GOG.com is celebrating with the release of more classic games along with a big sale.

A fan of classic games? Well you're in luck with Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus now available on GOG with Linux packages ready to install (it uses DOSBox). The popular classic Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is also now on GOG but only has a Windows version so you will need to use Wine. Nice to see even more older games getting a new life, which is a big reason why I like GOG when they work with publishers to make it happen.

For the big sale they have a single big 13th birthday list full of titles, plus members of the GOG team also curated their own lists which you can find on the GOG homepage.

Tons of great deals. If you spot any you think are really worth going for, do let us know in the comments. For some quick picks we can easily suggest:

GOG's special Anniversary Party ends on October 6 - 2021 at 1 PM UTC.

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Can confirm Blood Omen is running fine in Wine, the GOG release is using some sort of DX Wrapper.
wvstolzing 29 Sep
Elvira seems to be everywhere these days; maybe because the actress published her memoirs recently.

As a C64 user, I used to stare longingly (ahem...) at screenshots of Elvira I & II on Amiga magazines. Recently I found out that insane individuals released it on the C64 as well! I wonder how many copies it sold & whether it was worth the effort.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CPSlJpY0zA&t=538s

I eventually got to play it a bit on UAE. The combat was extremely frustrating, so I didn't progress far at all.


Last edited by wvstolzing on 29 September 2021 at 7:31 pm UTC
denyasis 29 Sep
Wow 13 years. I remember when it was Good Old Games and still was in "beta". I'm not sure what my first purchase was, probably Fallout.

Good times.
buschap 30 Sep
Quoting: denyasisWow 13 years. I remember when it was Good Old Games and still was in "beta". I'm not sure what my first purchase was, probably Fallout.

Good times.

Yeah. I was in the beta, too. I don’t recall how I heard about them, though. I seem to recall your first purchase was buy one, get one free, but I may be wrong. But I started out with Fallout 1 & 2 and Freespace 1 & 2. (They were heavily or entirely Interplay at the start.) We won’t talk about whether or not I’ve finished any of those four games.
Guerrilla 30 Sep
I can really appreciate GOG helping bring back old games. The LoK series is one that I've really wanted to get into due to the fantastic voice acting, but I can never seem to get into the gameplay.

Still, it's nice that now the complete series is available digitally on PC for anyone who wants to. Having played Soul Reaver 1 and part of 2, seriously, there is some great dialogue in those games.
denyasis 1 Oct
Quoting: buschapBut I started out with Fallout 1 & 2 and Freespace 1 & 2. (They were heavily or entirely Interplay at the start.) We won’t talk about whether or not I’ve finished any of those four games.

Agreed. I've done Fallout and Freespace 2 (I owned 1 on CD). Great games.

If you decide to give Freespace a try, there is the superior open source engine. Just uses the data files. They even ported Freespace 1 to the engine and it plays much better. They even have some very good fan campaigns as well.

Probably better than TIE fighter if it weren't for TIE Fighter's source material.
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