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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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Pit 7 Jun
I would definitely give it a try. The major point is that dosbox-staging uses SDL2 that is much smarter in that respect. You might have to compile it yourself, though.
Hamish 7 Jun
Quoting: PitI'm BTW always unwrapping the GOG dosbox games to use my systems dosbox. Not to save disk space, but I use dosbox-staging which is much better in handling fullscreen and non-standard screen resolutions...
In my case I built DOSBox Staging and then just dropped it over the DOSBox binaries provided by the GOG.com installers which also works seamlessly. DOSBox Staging gives a huge performance improvement in Build engine games like Blood, so it is something GOG.com themselves should really consider adopting. Yes, I know, BloodGDX, NBlood, and Raze are a thing, but I am becoming more and more of a purist with age...
Regarding Alien - Isolation. I've already sunk 2hrs with the Windows version from GOG.

No issues so far, ingame videos work and great performance with dxvk (limited the game to 165fps manually).

t3g 8 Jun
After getting a Steam Deck, it is inconvenient to run GOG games even if they are installed via Lutris/Bottles. I have no problem on the desktop but for handheld, the extra step isn't fun.
Pengling 8 Jun
Quoting: PitI would definitely give it a try. The major point is that dosbox-staging uses SDL2 that is much smarter in that respect. You might have to compile it yourself, though.
Ahh, that might do the trick, then. I've got no issues with compiling stuff myself (it's not difficult even for a non-programmer like me), so it's all good.

EDIT: Looks like it's available as a Flatpak. I'll get that installed shortly!

EDIT 2: It solved the problem - thanks so much for the heads-up on DOSBox Staging!

Quoting: HamishIn my case I built DOSBox Staging and then just dropped it over the DOSBox binaries provided by the GOG.com installers which also works seamlessly.
Ooh, that's handy to know - thanks for that!


Last edited by Pengling on 8 June 2022 at 8:07 am UTC
chomwitt 8 Jun
About Alien Isolation.
You have an excellent game with linux port and you release it drm free in windowsonly !? Does that makes sense ?.In my view that is news that should be investigated.
What is the logic in Feral's policy. Does feral see steam as its only income stream ? (steam stream )

In GOG forum on the Alien Isolation Windows only release it is mentioned that Feral has a proDRM policy.
https://www.gog.com/forum/alien_isolation/linux_version.
I think it a proSteam mostly policy because steam can reliable monetize linux users.

But... if a linux gamer feels comfortable using wine .. then Feral seems gets empty handed here and windows as gaming platform stronger. (well that could be a wish for those who want linux as a productive platform!)


Last edited by chomwitt on 9 June 2022 at 5:45 am UTC
Ehvis 8 Jun
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Quoting: chomwittI think it a proSteam mostly policy because steam can reliable monetize linux users.

That seems to be the case. On GOG, Sega would be the sole publisher and would have to make an effort for the Linux/mac builds and separating the income. It doesn't look like they are willing to do that. I don't even know if gog can clearly separate the sales by platform.
chomwitt 8 Jun
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: chomwittI think it a proSteam mostly policy because steam can reliable monetize linux users.

That seems to be the case. On GOG, Sega would be the sole publisher and would have to make an effort for the Linux/mac builds and separating the income. It doesn't look like they are willing to do that. I don't even know if gog can clearly separate the sales by platform.
How steam does it? It doesnt look hard. You pay for the version you want and you get only that version.
chomwitt 8 Jun
Now that i checked my GOG collection the same happened with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
GOG sold it in great discount only for windows. I bought it, but thinking that dilemma again for Alien Isolation i think i'll pass. It's a windows sale and that how i see it. If we see that each windows sale is a wine - linux sale then i think we put very little weight in linux platform and the port - native efforts. And when ports do exist..
sourpuz 8 Jun
Quoting: GuestJust 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.

That's actually a great idea! How do you manage with a Pi as your desktop? Are you running your OS from a SD card or USB 3? Sadly, I never got the latter to work.
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