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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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g000h 12 Oct, 2017
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 12 Oct, 2017
Quoting: 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 on 12 October 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC
kokoko3k 12 Oct, 2017
I would think twice before allowing Gog to "see" my steam account.
lucifertdark 12 Oct, 2017
Quoting: SalvatosWhat is your proposed alternative?
Pay for it?
lucifertdark 12 Oct, 2017
Quoting: 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 Oct, 2017
Quoting: lucifertdark
Quoting: SalvatosWhat is your proposed alternative?
Pay for it?
Talking about the term "piracy."
Alm888 12 Oct, 2017
Have them both on Humble. GOG is not needed.
Doc Angelo 12 Oct, 2017
Quoting: LeopardI 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.

What if somebody is using OpenBSD? Would that be a good reason to not pay for games - but still play them - if they don't support OpenBSD?


Last edited by Doc Angelo on 12 October 2017 at 7:44 pm UTC
Leopard 12 Oct, 2017
Quoting: Doc Angelo
Quoting: LeopardI 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.

What if somebody is using OpenBSD? Would that be a good reason to not pay for games - but still play them - if they don't support OpenBSD?

If it is not supported , why not?

Why are we paying for products in the first place?

Because by supporting platforms , developers or publishers are guarentee a certain level of compability and performance.

Just because of that ; i'm waiting for Everspace to get official support. I just want to get a solid performance natively and if it is not i want to refund.

You can't do that with buying a product which not supports your system , OS ; because this software is not designed to run on your device in the first place.

If i was excusing that for piracy , i would be pirating supported sofwares too. Which i'm not.

I just don't want to use Windows but there are some apps i want to use designed for Windows first place.

For example ; if one wants to pirate everything then he/she can go with fully Windows versions by using Windows or Wine.

There is nothing stopping them.

Linux is a heaven when you compare piracy to Windows area , there are so few people pirating Linux versions at all.

We want to support devs who supports us , but i can't do that by also buying not supported items too. In this case , i would support Windows ecosystem only for not expecting support and most importantly telling devs " There is no need for Linux support , i'm buying it anyway. "

From my POV , that is disrespectful for devs who cares about supporting and releasing a Linux version of their product.

Also a note ; i'm not a Drm free freak. I'm just buying games from Steam.


Last edited by Leopard on 12 October 2017 at 8:08 pm UTC
DrMcCoy 12 Oct, 2017
Quoting: stretch611When 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."
It's maybe a bit confusing, but they do show the reason why it's unavailable:



See the green "Owned" at the bottom right there? That means the games are unavailable because you already own them on GOG.com. When you don't have the game on Steam, the "Owned" says something else instead (can't remember what now).
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