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GOG celebrates 14 years with big sale, game giveaway and Skyrim release

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GOG are celebrating 14 years of existing with a big sale on lots of games, plus you can get a free copy of Master of Magic Classic.

For the giveaway, simply be logged in to GOG and scroll down to find the giveaway banner. They only have a build up for Windows but since it uses DOSBox you can easily run it nicely on Linux too. You can claim that game free until Sunday October 2nd, 10 PM UTC.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has also now landed on GOG with the Anniversary Edition and Special Edition. GOG said in their email that their version has been tweaked so you can get the Anniversary Edition content without the need for Creation Club access and naturally it's fully playable offline.

As for modding it GOG said:

As the game is recognized as one of the most modded titles in the history of video games, support for community-created content in Skyrim was one of our top priorities. The GOG version is compatible out of the box with most modifications mods via Nexus Mods Vortex v1.6.12 and newer. Support for mods requiring Skyrim Script Extender will be added later today. Additionally, GOG is preparing something special to provide an even smoother modding experience – expect more details soon.

The game has long worked in Wine / Proton so it's another option for you and good news for GOG fans.

As for the sale there's 900+ discounted so do let us know if you find a good deal.

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Purple Library Guy 29 Sep, 2022
Quoting: StoneColdSpider
Quoting: BlackBloodRum
Quoting: ShmerlOh, Skyrim? It took them forever but good to see a DRM-free release for it.
To be fair

GOG; Good Old Games

Anyway, glad to see GOG still going but.. I've promised myself I won't spend any more money on games for the time being.. so must.. not.. look.. at .. gog... website..

Just do what I do..... go there get the free game and leave and forget GOG exists till the next free game rinse and repeat......
I thought that was Epic.
Cyril 30 Sep, 2022
Damn, finally!
Shmerl 30 Sep, 2022
A question to experts:

I tried installing Skyrim (Wine+dxvk) but it was capping framerate at 60 fps or even 30 on ultra settings (like what?).

I added script extender and Havok fixes:


But that didn't help and configuration for the latter has no effect. Any idea if anything else is needed or is Linux specific?

Last edited by Shmerl on 30 September 2022 at 5:05 am UTC
denyasis 30 Sep, 2022
I won't lie on this one though.... I'm not sure how many get emails from GOG, but the title of this one was something like:


I totally thought they were giving away Skyrim!! I want until I opened the email that I realized they were meant to be separate titles.

Haven't felt that silly and disappointed in a while, lol
mrdeathjr 1 Oct, 2022
Anno titles stay in discount, according this:


last discount appear around 3 years, for case anno 1701

Cheapest Ever: $1.29 on November 28, 2019

Last edited by mrdeathjr on 1 October 2022 at 4:19 am UTC
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