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DRM-free GOG fans rejoice, you can now join the space race as Egosoft have put X4: Foundations for Linux up.

Previously released on Steam, along with a little Beta period the latest space sim will take some time to learn, but it's a thoroughly interesting (and at times quite beautiful) experience. An incredibly detailed game in many ways, although I still often have to look things up as it can be pretty confusing.

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In X4, you can start your journey from a number of different gamestarts and as a number of different characters, each with their own role, set of relationships and different ships and technologies to start with. No matter how you start, you are always free to develop in any other direction. Focus on exploration, make money with illegal trading and theft, command large battle fleets or become the greatest entrepreneur ever. It's all up to you to decide.

Fly on over to GOG for your copy.

If you've been playing it, do tell us about your space adventures in the comments.

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Jahimself 6 Jun, 2019
gog + linux, always a pleasure :)
Ardje 6 Jun, 2019
It was fun until my zotac died :-(. I hope it will run on the Smach Z :-).
Termy 6 Jun, 2019
Jahimselfgog + linux, always a pleasure :)
If only they would finally build Galaxy for Linux, too :(
I honestly don't want to miss the comfort of autoupdates and cloudsaves anymore...
marcelomendes 6 Jun, 2019
Sad to say but I'm done with buying on GOG until they release Galaxy on Linux. Manual download and updates are things of the past. Yes, I know about lgogdownloader, and no, it isn't a replacement.


Last edited by marcelomendes on 6 June 2019 at 12:28 pm UTC
Creak 6 Jun, 2019
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That video thumbnail... :D
Liam Dawe 6 Jun, 2019
CreakThat video thumbnail... :D
Space Phallus.
Shmerl 6 Jun, 2019
I'll probably buy it. The game is supposed to be using Vulkan by the way.
Swiftpaw 6 Jun, 2019
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CreakThat video thumbnail... :D
Space Phallus.

Damn, you both beat me to it.

For srlsy though, this game has too many negative reviews and reports of bugginess to make me even want to try it.
Shmerl 6 Jun, 2019
SwiftpawFor srlsy though, this game has too many negative reviews and reports of bugginess to make me even want to try it.

From what I've read, they are also continuously working on fixing it, and plan to support it long term. So check if any of the issues you've seen mentioned were already fixed. I.e. old bug reports could be outdated.


Last edited by Shmerl on 6 June 2019 at 3:20 pm UTC
cprn 6 Jun, 2019
I personally don't like GOG but wherever the Linux games grow it's good, even if it was Epic store.
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