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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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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
jegmancs... 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.
g000h 12 October 2017 at 4:41 pm UTC
My Steam account is correctly linked to my GOG account. I visited www.gog.com/connect/ and the two Steam Torchlights were available. I clicked and added them both to my GOG account.

Like someone else has already mentioned, I deliberately bought "Torchlight" from Humble store to get the LINUX DRM-Free download version that is hosted there. They don't like making it available because I believe it is buggy and they don't like dealing with Linux support calls. Your mileage may vary, as they say.
Leopard 1 years 12 October 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC
stretch611As 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.

At least i will speak to my behalf.

I do piracy. But how and which products that i use cracked versions?

Not Linux supported ones. I think paying for a product that not support Linux is abysmal to my usage case. I try to run them via Wine , sometime with success , sometimes not.

I'm buying every product legally , which supports Linux.

Paying for a product is equal to me , expecting support. Since i can't expect support for a title i ran through Wine ; i'm not buying them.

If someday they start to support Linux , i will gladly buy them too. But until then , no Tux no bucks. Since running that piece of software is not guarenteed , therefore i don't need to pay.


Last edited by Leopard at 12 October 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC
kokoko3k 12 October 2017 at 5:01 pm UTC
I would think twice before allowing Gog to "see" my steam account.
lucifertdark 12 October 2017 at 5:30 pm UTC
SalvatosWhat is your proposed alternative?
Pay for it?
lucifertdark 12 October 2017 at 5:32 pm UTC
LumumbaSo one could buy it on steam, claim it from gog and then refund it on steam?
As the steam account needs to be linked to GOG for the system to work I reckon a refund on Steam would show up on GOG & you'd lose the game on there as well, I'm guessing that's what would happen as I haven't tried it myself & I don't know of anyone who has either.
Salvatos 12 October 2017 at 5:52 pm UTC
lucifertdark
SalvatosWhat is your proposed alternative?
Pay for it?
Talking about the term "piracy."
Alm888 12 October 2017 at 7:06 pm UTC
Have them both on Humble. GOG is not needed.
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