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GOG Connect is back and it brings with it the chance to redeem Torchlight II if you have it on Steam.

I did ask about the status of getting the Linux build of the original Torchlight onto GOG, they replied, but they couldn't give me an answer on it. Still, a DRM free copy of Torchlight (if the Linux build eventually comes to GOG) & Torchlight II from GOG is a pretty sweet deal.

You've got two days left to redeem them according to the page.

On top of that, if you own either title from Runic Games purchases directly, you can input your key here, to redeem it on GOG too.

If you don't own Torchlight II, GOG currently have it on sale with 75% off so that's a pretty slick deal for Linux gamers.

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Lumumba 12 October 2017 at 2:23 pm UTC
So one could buy it on steam, claim it from gog and then refund it on steam?
stretch611 12 October 2017 at 2:26 pm UTC
GuestWhen this connect thing was launched I signed up but to this date nothing I see reported as available IS available. Right now when I check it shows Torchlight 1 & 2 both as unavailable and I can't help but feel like this was all a scam by a reputable site/company to try to encroach on a competitors client base.

I went and tried this as well. It said that Torchlight was "unavailable" but it added Torchlight II fine. When I reloaded the page it listed both as unavailable. However both were in my account. I assume that "unavailable" was their poor choice of words for "you have this in your account already."
kon14 12 October 2017 at 2:29 pm UTC
GuestWhen this connect thing was launched I signed up but to this date nothing I see reported as available IS available. Right now when I check it shows Torchlight 1 & 2 both as unavailable and I can't help but feel like this was all a scam by a reputable site/company to try to encroach on a competitors client base.

You should contact GOG support, some users have been experiencing issues ever since the lauched Connect, but their support has always helped resolve such cases (according to my experiences in /r/GOG).

Connect has been working properly for me ever since launch day, but I recall having to refresh the page twice or thrice the first time I used it.
iniudan 12 October 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC
Thank for the warning.
cRaZy-bisCuiT 12 October 2017 at 3:04 pm UTC
LumumbaSo one could buy it on steam, claim it from gog and then refund it on steam?

Most likely one could do it. It's actually stealing from the publisher then because he won't get paid. Why don't you just pirate it then?
Avehicle7887 12 October 2017 at 3:45 pm UTC
https://www.gog.com/connect = For Steam users who want to Redeem on GOG (It's important that you link your Steam account with the GOG one for this to work).

https://www.gog.com/reclaim = This is for those who bought the game through the official Runic Website.
Salvatos 12 October 2017 at 3:47 pm UTC
GuestCan we as Linux users forget about "piracy"? Illegal downloading is not equal to taking a ship violently (and likely killing everybody/taking hostage on board)! I really don't like that we still use the Microsoft (Ballmer/Gates) lingo.
What is your proposed alternative?
kon14 12 October 2017 at 4:21 pm UTC
LumumbaSo one could buy it on steam, claim it from gog and then refund it on steam?

iirc you have to have purchased the game 14 days in advance to be able to redeem a game through Connect, and with "connectable" games changing over time I assume it would be pretty hard to pull such a thing off intentionally.
stretch611 12 October 2017 at 4:25 pm UTC
Guest... Torchlight I, and it works through Wine.
There actually is a version that works with Linux natively. However, it is only available through Humble. At this point I am guessing that they did the porting themselves back in the early days of the Humble Indie Bundle.
stretch611 12 October 2017 at 4:29 pm UTC
As for piracy...

It would be nice to avoid it, but sadly human nature is ugly.

With all the technical people that use linux... and the majority of linux users do have technical backgrounds. It is pretty much biting off the hands that feeds us. And with the amount of public domain and open source programs including games, it is sad that it still happens in this community.
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