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GOG Summer Sale now live with new releases from SEGA

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For readers who prefer to shop over on GOG, their Summer Sale has just started along with some new releases.

To go along with it, more SEGA titles are joining GOG with the first being Alien: Isolation Collection. Plus Two Point Hospital and Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine are coming soon. All for Windows though but you can try with Wine if you wish.

GOG has a few fun collections up to browser through including:

Their full sale page is here.

Personally, I'm tempted by Metal Gear Solid. An absolute classic I remember fondly blasting through on the original PlayStation and would love to sit in bed with that on the Steam Deck. It's only 29% off though so not a big discount but should be easy to get going with the Heroic Games Launcher.

Additionally, GOG are giving away Sanitarium for 48 hours. Scroll down the homepage to find the banner to click.

Let everyone know in the comments if there's a particularly good deal you're going for.

Their sale runs until June 27th, 2022.

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Tchey 6 Jun
I used to love GoG, until i didn’t.
Zlopez 6 Jun
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Although I like the DRM free games that the GOG is selling. I had issues with plenty of them and wasn't able to even make them running on Linux. So I decided to rather not buy anything on GOG anymore and instead support Valve with their love for Linux and their much more Linux friendly service.
mirv 6 Jun
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Although I like games games running on GNU/Linux, I really prefer not to have 3rd party management utilities required for me to even download the game that I paid good money for.

So I support GOG for their stance of not getting in the way of me obtaining and playing the games I want.
anyways youre often buying games and supporting the developer/publisher which released the game for dos & windows. neither of those support linux - at all, in no way.

sure, many of these games can be played in open source projects for modern os (linux) and dont require the involvement of GOG at all other than to download the game.

i would still rather have a DRM free version of old games
and i would still rather have steam linux proton help me play the games
while true i can also run my own Wine + DXVK installed and manage it all myself
i do most Dosbox games in my own installation folder for all Dosbox games.
i play most adventure games in Scummvm.

there are dozen ways the slice the pie, you just play whatever game you like in whichever way you like on whatever platform or OS you like.
Cyril 6 Jun
nobody:
Linux gamer: sees a GOG news -> "music" on repeat mode.
mirv 6 Jun
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Just as something relevent to current energy prices, my main daily system is no longer x86_64. It's AArch64, specficially a Raspberry Pi 4. Steam is not supported there at all, so I simply cannot use Steam games for daily casual gaming right now. Instead I turn to dosbox for a lot of my gaming needs - and there are a lot of old games running through dosbox! (side note: I just found out Aliens vs Predator, the 1999 game, will run on it too, nice!) This is where GOG really shines, and while true I need to unpack a few things, it's still less hassle than if I were forced to use some game management tool.

I do boot the x86_64 desktop on occasion, but never leave it on for long. The cut to the energy bill of using a Pi4 instead has already paid for the Pi4 itself.
Vishar 6 Jun
I like gog but not all part of it
I like steam and Valve but not all part of it
I like Itch but not all part of it

So i Use all these 3

And i like GOL but not all part of it: one part I Like is that I don't need to go to gog/steam/itch homepage everyday looking for sale, I just look here :)

So thanks Liam for your work :)


Last edited by Vishar on 6 June 2022 at 9:28 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 6 Jun
Quoting: mirvJust as something relevent to current energy prices, my main daily system is no longer x86_64. It's AArch64, specficially a Raspberry Pi 4. Steam is not supported there at all, so I simply cannot use Steam games for daily casual gaming right now. Instead I turn to dosbox for a lot of my gaming needs - and there are a lot of old games running through dosbox! (side note: I just found out Aliens vs Predator, the 1999 game, will run on it too, nice!) This is where GOG really shines, and while true I need to unpack a few things, it's still less hassle than if I were forced to use some game management tool.

I do boot the x86_64 desktop on occasion, but never leave it on for long. The cut to the energy bill of using a Pi4 instead has already paid for the Pi4 itself.
You can with the likes of box64 though?
mirv 6 Jun
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: mirvJust as something relevent to current energy prices, my main daily system is no longer x86_64. It's AArch64, specficially a Raspberry Pi 4. Steam is not supported there at all, so I simply cannot use Steam games for daily casual gaming right now. Instead I turn to dosbox for a lot of my gaming needs - and there are a lot of old games running through dosbox! (side note: I just found out Aliens vs Predator, the 1999 game, will run on it too, nice!) This is where GOG really shines, and while true I need to unpack a few things, it's still less hassle than if I were forced to use some game management tool.

I do boot the x86_64 desktop on occasion, but never leave it on for long. The cut to the energy bill of using a Pi4 instead has already paid for the Pi4 itself.
You can with the likes of box64 though?

In theory, but last I looked into such things it was a messy, crashtastic experience. I can of course temporarily boot my x86_64, download a game, then copy the files out (presuming steam isn't required to run the game), but it's generally fewer hoops to jump through just going the GOG/itch.io route.

Being said, I have played a few things through box64, and that can work well enough. Sunk far too many hours into the bonesweeper demo/prototype that way.
Quoting: mirvIn theory, but last I looked into such things it was a messy, crashtastic experience. I can of course temporarily boot my x86_64, download a game, then copy the files out (presuming steam isn't required to run the game), but it's generally fewer hoops to jump through just going the GOG/itch.io route.

Being said, I have played a few things through box64, and that can work well enough. Sunk far too many hours into the bonesweeper demo/prototype that way.

as painful as it was to setup steam using box86
it does work.

i did not test it greatly beyond the "default steam anonymous" account
which has some basic games

considering my raspberry pi 4 could barely play 0 A.D. at 30fps, i wasnt going to spend much time testing out steam x86 games through box86

i do use box86 for other things however. so it mostly works!

yeah if you have the 64bit OS on your pi, you can use box64
ive chosen to stay with the 32bit OS & libraries for now.


atleast with GOG you can simply use innoextract to unpack their setup packages.

yes itchio is a bit of a loop, many games are windows packages (especially .rar files)
all the effort to setup a wine/proton environment for a free 15 minute tech demo. ive avoided mostly playing the itchio games ive claimed or downloaded....
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