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Better late than never, GOG now has the Linux version of Dust: An Elysian Tail

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Dust: An Elysian Tail released for Linux a few years ago and now GOG finally have the Linux version available too.

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You could already get the DRM free version from Humble Store, but I know a lot of you love GOG and like to keep your game library in one place as much as possible.

The version from GOG thankfully includes a 64bit too, so no hunting down 32bit libs to install.

I still find it a little odd loading up a game and seeing a "Microsoft Studios" splash screen on Linux, a little amusing, but it's nice to know that Microsoft don't get in the way of ports for games they originally published. I tested out the GOG build and encountered no issues, truthfully I've never actually played Dust: An Elysian Tail before GOG themselves sent me a copy and wow, what a beautiful game!

The character design is amazing, I think Fidget might be the cutest character I've ever seen in a video game paired up with the great voice acting. The music is beautiful and I think I might be a little hooked. If you've also not checked it out before, be sure you do, like right now.

About the game
QuoteImmerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.
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Randall_Linux 3 August 2017 at 12:33 pm UTC
yeah, I do have this on humble, and yes I do like my games in one place, so I'll be purchasing this when it's on a good enough sale. but seriously GOG, give us Torchlight.
Areso 3 August 2017 at 1:00 pm UTC
It's great game, I personally recommend it to any gamer.
There are great story, nice Fidget minion, and easy gameplay.
And it works good even on laptop's Celeron CPU without any discrete graphic card.
Runs wonderful in Ubuntu.
P.S.: I bought mine in Steam, while it was on sale.
Areso 3 August 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC
Randall_Linuxyeah, I do have this on humble, and yes I do like my games in one place, so I'll be purchasing this when it's on a good enough sale. but seriously GOG, give us Torchlight.
Torchlight 2 Already in Humble store with Linux support.
elbuglione 3 August 2017 at 1:46 pm UTC
Stop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Liam Dawe 3 August 2017 at 1:51 pm UTC
elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.
elbuglione 3 August 2017 at 1:55 pm UTC
liamdawe
elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly
scaine 3 August 2017 at 2:04 pm UTC
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elbuglione
liamdawe
elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly

You've got to be kidding. Nearly every article written on this site about itch.io screams its praise. Despite being a tiny store selling mostly indie games, everyone here raves about it, but you somehow you see "dedication" to GOG instead??

What are you on?
emphy 3 August 2017 at 2:06 pm UTC
elbuglione
liamdawe
elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly

I'd classify itch.io as pro-linux, one step up from linux friendly.

To be non-linux-friendly, imo, they'd have to actively put in barriers to prevent non-supported games from downloading and/or running in linux (either via wine, dosbox or using an interpreter)


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elbuglione 3 August 2017 at 2:14 pm UTC
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scaine
elbuglione
liamdawe
elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly

You've got to be kidding. Nearly every article written on this site about itch.io screams its praise. Despite being a tiny store selling mostly indie games, everyone here raves about it, but you somehow you see "dedication" to GOG instead??

What are you on?

In the last 10 pages of GamingOnLinux, compare:
How many notes titled with GOG or itch.io you find?

Count them, and take your own objective conclusions.

Anyone who does not know Linux, could believe that GOG is more "Linux friendly" than itch.io... but is not.


Last edited by elbuglione on 3 August 2017 at 2:15 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 3 August 2017 at 2:25 pm UTC
elbuglioneCtrl+F
scaine
elbuglione
liamdawe
elbuglioneStop GOG advertising!!!

They are not Linux friendly
Yes, they are. Just because they haven't put out Galaxy yet, doesn't make them hostile to Linux. Don't be a moron.

In all your notes, I do not see the same level of dedication for itch.io as for GOG.
And itch.io is REALLY Linux friendly

You've got to be kidding. Nearly every article written on this site about itch.io screams its praise. Despite being a tiny store selling mostly indie games, everyone here raves about it, but you somehow you see "dedication" to GOG instead??

What are you on?

In the last 10 pages of GamingOnLinux, compare:
How many notes titled with GOG or itch.io you find?

Count them, and take your own objective conclusions.

Anyone who does not know Linux, could believe that GOG is more "Linux friendly" than itch.io... but is not.
GOG specifically email me updates about their titles including game keys, itch do not. It's simple time management for me, given the increasing workload I have. itch also have far, far less noteworthy releases, believe me, I look at itch almost every day.
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