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GOG adds a bunch of NEO GEO classics, some have Linux support

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GOG have just added 15 NEO GEO classic titles and some of them have Linux support, here's a run-down for you.

Out of the 15 they now have, 7 have "official" Linux support:

  • FATAL FURY SPECIAL
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN 2
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN V
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 CLASSIC
  • BLAZING STAR
  • KING OF THE MONSTERS


All the others, like the Metal Slug series weirdly have unsupported Linux versions included as "bonus" content.

See the GOG news about it here.

Worth noting, there was a Humble Bundle that had these and more back in 2015, so it's likely Humble had some sort of exclusive deal on them for a while. Hopefully they will add more in future!

Will hopefully please some of you that missed the previous Humble Bundle with them in. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Avehicle7887 30 May 2017 at 9:17 pm UTC
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It is worth adding that despite there's no Linux icon, the Metal Slug games also come with Mac and Linux installers.

There's a small note in each of the Metal Slug game pages:

"Please note: macOS and Linux versions are provided as unsupported bonus content."

I can only guess unsupported means that if these versions don't work, support may not be able to help you if you run into a problem. For the record I bought all 4 and tested them and besides the well known stuttering from the DotEmu port, the games run fine and are perfectly playable on Linux.


Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 30 May 2017 at 9:17 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80 30 May 2017 at 9:29 pm UTC
Cool i guess good to support the original games but i have been playing all those games on emulators for a while now hopefully they have added some features or enhancements
iplaygameswearingatux 30 May 2017 at 9:32 pm UTC
Could anyone please confirm whether the games are playable in MAME?


Last edited by iplaygameswearingatux on 30 May 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC
Hamish 30 May 2017 at 9:43 pm UTC
Avehicle7887"Please note: macOS and Linux versions are provided as unsupported bonus content."
I am honestly surprised that GOG.com allowed that, knowing how anal they used to be about providing support for every one of their products.

What I would love to see is for games on GOG.com with source ports to include just the relevant game data files as unsupported bonus content like this, so that you do not need to download Windows installers and binaries in order to play them on Linux or macOS (or indeed even on Windows).

Maybe they would consider it now.


Last edited by Hamish on 30 May 2017 at 9:48 pm UTC
Faalagorn 30 May 2017 at 9:49 pm UTC
Actually they all have linux version, either officially or as unsupported bonus content, so it seems they all should work, just some without 3rd party support given . Thanks for mentioning Avehicle7887!


Last edited by Faalagorn on 30 May 2017 at 9:49 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 30 May 2017 at 9:54 pm UTC
Strange, have updated the wording in the article to reflect that.
ProfessorKaos64 30 May 2017 at 10:31 pm UTC
Nice! I'll have to fire up lgogdownloader and add shortcuts in SteamOS.
RafiLinux 30 May 2017 at 10:44 pm UTC
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iplaygameswearingatuxCould anyone please confirm whether the games are playable in MAME?

If these are the same as the ones present in humblestore then i can confirm they work with MAME

Correct these are. They all work on Linux. They come with a MAME wrapper.
Guest 30 May 2017 at 11:08 pm UTC
Bit of a shame these aren't all available in steam, they would make good SteamOS titles for local multiplayer. Still it's good that there available from GOG.
elmapul 30 May 2017 at 11:11 pm UTC
this is nothing new.
those games are avaliable on humble bundle too.
and buying on humble bundle, allow you to play on android or pc (windows, mac, linux)
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