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Are you in need of a new game but don't have a lot of cash? GOG are here to save your week with a rather early sale for St. Patrick's Day.

Their selection of Linux games on sale this time isn't huge, so here's five random picks of games that I believe are good and worth your money and attention:

They're also doing a mystery hat deal, where you pay £2.29 and you end up with a random game. Not that such a thing makes sense for Linux gamers, since it may give you Windows-only games. You can see the full list here and the GOG sale ends March 19th.

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Pit 13 March 2018 at 1:54 pm UTC
QuoteThey're also doing a mystery hat deal, where you pay £2.29 and you end up with a random game. Not that such a thing makes sense for Linux gamers, since it may give you Windows-only games.

You might initially get one, yes. But you can change it in such a case, see their FAQ. Was the same in their last campaigns where you bought 'stars'.
Guest 13 March 2018 at 5:09 pm UTC
Well wouldn't advise touching the mystery hats going by what I got on my two. Granted I have a 100 got games on my account so that may have something to do with the selection.

Wish I didn't already own Yooka on console. Pretty good deal even if it isn't quite as good as the old Banjo games. They have done a good job of supporting it after release compared to most companies.
Hamish 13 March 2018 at 7:57 pm UTC
HendrinMckayI'm the reverse to be honest, I hate regional pricing. Why? In most cases if I pay in US funds, it is cheaper for me than paying in CDN funds. This goes for both Steam and GOG. Hence why almost all of my purchases as of late are via Itch.io or the odd Humble Bundle purchase.
I am Canadian, and I really appreciate GOG.com letting me pay using Canadian dollars. For instance, when I bought Ion Maiden from the 3D Realms store it was in USD. I go to pay off my credit card, see the pending charge, and transfer over the proper amount. I check my balance a week later and I see I still have a charge of ¢11 because by the time the charge was processed the value of the Canadian dollar had dropped compared to the American dollar. When I pay using Canadian, I can just pay off my card and not worry about currency conversions.

See also what happened to me with edX, where my refund was not enough to cover the entire charge for a course I cancelled because of the drop in the Canadian dollar. Ten years ago my father was doing contract work for a man in Massachusetts, and as such was getting paid in American dollars. Back then the Canadian dollar was worth more than the American, so the value of his pay was actually less than if he was working for a Canadian.

You can both win and lose here, but personally I just don't want the hassle.
Guest 13 March 2018 at 8:46 pm UTC
Hamish
HendrinMckayI'm the reverse to be honest, I hate regional pricing. Why? In most cases if I pay in US funds, it is cheaper for me than paying in CDN funds. This goes for both Steam and GOG. Hence why almost all of my purchases as of late are via Itch.io or the odd Humble Bundle purchase.
I am Canadian, and I really appreciate GOG.com letting me pay using Canadian dollars. For instance, when I bought Ion Maiden from the 3D Realms store it was in USD. I go to pay off my credit card, see the pending charge, and transfer over the proper amount. I check my balance a week later and I see I still have a charge of ¢11 because by the time the charge was processed the value of the Canadian dollar had dropped compared to the American dollar. When I pay using Canadian, I can just pay off my card and not worry about currency conversions.

See also what happened to me with edX, where my refund was not enough to cover the entire charge for a course I cancelled because of the drop in the Canadian dollar. Ten years ago my father was doing contract work for a man in Massachusetts, and as such was getting paid in American dollars. Back then the Canadian dollar was worth more than the American, so the value of his pay was actually less than if he was working for a Canadian.

You can both win and lose here, but personally I just don't want the hassle.

True enough. Guess I'm just bitter that most of the games I want are more expensive now than they were a year or two ago.
Tchey 16 March 2018 at 3:49 pm UTC
adamhmOlder/classic games currently on sale on GOG that I've made Wine wrappers for:

Freedom Force vs the Third Reich

Hi, any hint how i can play this full screen and in 1920*1080, or at least in a good ratio so it's not stretched ?

It works well in fullscreen, but if i change resolution to fit my (standard i think) screen ratio, my screen is "destroyed" (weird size and unplayable, with the picture "out of the screen", hard to explain...).
adamhm 16 March 2018 at 4:50 pm UTC
TcheyHi, any hint how i can play this full screen and in 1920*1080, or at least in a good ratio so it's not stretched ?

I'll be adding an option to the start scripts soon to select the aspect ratio & apply the required hacks as detailed at WSGF:

http://www.wsgf.org/dr/freedom-force
http://www.wsgf.org/dr/freedom-force-vs-3rd-reich/en

TcheyIt works well in fullscreen, but if i change resolution to fit my (standard i think) screen ratio, my screen is "destroyed" (weird size and unplayable, with the picture "out of the screen", hard to explain...).

This is an issue with Wine itself AFAIK, it's always seemed to have issues with switching display resolutions in my experience. It's one of the reasons why I always try to have my wrappers detect the system's desktop resolution & set that on first run before starting the games (the other reason is that some desktop environments really hate when the desktop resolution is altered by something & it can cause big problems for them). One possible workaround is to set a virtual desktop.


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Tchey 16 March 2018 at 5:07 pm UTC
adamhmI'll be adding an option to the start scripts soon to select the aspect ratio & apply the required hacks as detailed at WSGF:

http://www.wsgf.org/dr/freedom-force
http://www.wsgf.org/dr/freedom-force-vs-3rd-reich/en

Thanks,

I tried to understand the hex stuff, and installed GHex to edit the ffvt3r from /gamedir/ folder
There, i can't find the offset 013A50, but i do find 013A58. As i don't know what i am doing, i prefer not to do more, yet...

However, looking at some screenshots, it seems the weird cursor shape and some portraits ratio are from the base game ? How is it possible ?


Last edited by Tchey at 16 March 2018 at 5:09 pm UTC
adamhm 16 March 2018 at 11:54 pm UTC
The offsets given at WSGF aren't exact... anyway I updated the wrappers with the aspect ratio options earlier, so if you use the updated version you'll now be able to apply/revert the hacks without needing to edit the executables manually.
adamhm 16 March 2018 at 11:56 pm UTC
adamhm[users-only]Here's a code for Deus Ex GOTY Edition for whoever's fastest (it's not currently in the sale but I have a spare key):

EB[GREEN]F[VIOLET]-ADEF[YELLOW]-[GREY][BLUE][YELLOW][GREY][RED]-[VIOLET][WHITE]A[YELLOW][WHITE]

Wrapper link: Deus Ex for Linux
[/users-only]

Still available...
Tchey 17 March 2018 at 8:57 am UTC
adamhmThe offsets given at WSGF aren't exact... anyway I updated the wrappers with the aspect ratio options earlier, so if you use the updated version you'll now be able to apply/revert the hacks without needing to edit the executables manually.

I think i need to delete somehow my previous configuration, because when i start the game, i still have the "destroyed view" with a huge zoom and partially out of screen, without possibility to move it around. Not sure if it makes sense...

The game was going well the first time, then i played with the ingame options to find a good ratio. First i played a few missions with a stretched screen (but odd enough it was my screen size HD1080 : 1980*1080), then i changed to something smaller (HD720 : 1280*720) thinking i could play windowed, and i destroyed the settings. Since that, when i start the game, the image is "out of the screen".

I don't find any files i may delete without loosing my saved game to "fix" my issue.
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