GOG have a huge sale going with giveaways, flash deals

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GOG are making a big splash with "The GOG Sale" which is live now until September 5th, 10 PM UTC. Time to pick up a bunch of DRM free goodies?

You can also grab a free copy of STASIS, one of the earlier games from The Brotherhood before the likes of CAYNE and BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION. You've got around 50 hours left at time of publishing to grab STASIS. No Linux build of it on GOG though but you can try with Wine.

Every hour a new big deal will also appear on the GOG homepage, so you might want to check back often.

Here's a bunch of useful lists they've put up for the sale too:

STASIS isn't the only giveaway though, they said there will be at least 3 more giveaways until the sale ends. There's also a number of new to GOG landing over the sale too like Dink Smallwood HD for free and the Mafia Trilogy.

If you're going to try some of their Windows games with Wine you can try the Heroic Games Launcher.

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Oh nice..... I will get some free games and then forget GOG exists again like usual......
scratchi 23 Aug
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderOh nice..... I will get some free games and then forget GOG exists again like usual......

Yes, thats pretty much how it works for me too. And I only find out about these give aways on this site :)
eroldru 23 Aug
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderOh nice..... I will get some free games and then forget GOG exists again like usual......

honestly that's sad. I love gog's concept and the drm-free stuff, but they don't give out a Linux launcher, have no controller support for their own gog launcher and are (seemingly) not doing anything to be a bit more steam deck friendly. I've had my SD since Q1 and have yet to play any gog games.
sourpuz 23 Aug
I think they simply lack the money, Linux gaming just isn't a big enough market (yet). They're doing sale after sale recently, I think the platform is on the way out. Which is sad, I've always kinda liked GOG.
I tend to buy older games that work via emulator/ScummVM, then it doesn't matter that there's no Linux support out of the box. I used to use Lutris with GOG windows games, but I've become a bit suspicious of some of those Lutris install scripts.
Grogan 23 Aug
Quoting: sourpuzI used to use Lutris with GOG windows games, but I've become a bit suspicious of some of those Lutris install scripts.

I don't use those, I just "Add Game" and choose a wine runner, create the prefix, install the game through "Run Exe in Wine Prefix" then fixed up the paths etc. after. That should work for the standalone GoG installers (it does for all of mine). I read the Lutris forums and I see those lutris installer scripts in disrepair a lot.

One exception, years ago when I installed EA Origin I used their install script because it wasn't possible to run the installer successfully. The install script manually extracts files from the downloaded Origin installer, and it also provides an ./updateorigin.sh script that does the same if it gets broken, for example on a failed update. I've still got that same Origin install and have not had to do that in years though with current Lutris wine runners, the updates seem to work even if they occasionally fail once (bombs out on writing to a file or something) and succeed the second time. I haven't seen that happen in some time either.


Last edited by Grogan on 23 August 2022 at 6:29 pm UTC
Kalua 23 Aug
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderOh nice..... I will get some free games and then forget GOG exists again like usual......
Haha. For me it's the other way round. I only grab the giveaways on Steam and then forget that Steam exists
BlooAlien 23 Aug
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderOh nice..... I will get some free games and then forget GOG exists again like usual......

That's how I am with Epic (Heroic) games, too…
lostjohnny 23 Aug
Ooh - Ironstorm for 39p. Been a while since I played this, but definitely a favourite and a (mostly ignored) classic.

Graphics were crappy even then (2002) and haven't improved with age, but the gameplay/story are great.

Installed and playing via Gamehub and seems to work fine (actually better than I remember it running on Windows, though, to be fair, my hardware's a bit better than it was 20 years ago.)
I grabbed a bunch of cheap things on my wishlist. I’ve been slowly expanding my game library away from Steam. More stores like GOG would be welcome.
shorberg 23 Aug
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Dink Smallwood!

Man that takes me back... Used to love that game as a kid.
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