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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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Doc Angelo 12 October 2017 at 7:43 pm UTC
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?


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Leopard 12 October 2017 at 7:59 pm UTC
Doc Angelo
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.


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DrMcCoy 12 October 2017 at 8:35 pm UTC
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:

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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).
jens 12 October 2017 at 8:37 pm UTC
LeopardWhy 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.

Thank you for being honest and speaking out on this, but sorry, this is just nonsense and a very bad excuse. If you use commercial software without paying for it then this is called theft. There are developers and companies that invested into a piece of software and you decided to not honor their contracts. It doesn't matter at all how honorable your arguments are for the Linux community, if you are using a supported platform or if it perform well or not on your hardware etc.

Edit: Replace "piracy" with "theft".


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Hori 12 October 2017 at 8:47 pm UTC
jegmancsCan 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.

About the above method: why not buy on GOG directly then? I "bought" (khm. they offered freely) Torchlight I, and it works through Wine.

The term piracy was invented because browsing the internet was called in the past as "Navigating the web", or similar things. Who are the "thieves" who navigate? The pirates. Hence, internet piracy.


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Salvatos 12 October 2017 at 11:26 pm UTC
DrMcCoyWhen you don't have the game on Steam, the "Owned" says something else instead (can't remember what now).
It's grayed out with an X.
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predator8bit 12 October 2017 at 11:30 pm UTC
kon14iirc you have to have purchased the game 14 days in advance to be able to redeem a game through Connect

I just used my key which I got through a prior Humble Bundle and it let me connect the 'brand new game'.

Alm888Have them both on Humble. GOG is not needed.

I mean on Humble you get Steam keys so you can easily claim it on GOG too, so why not? I think its a good idea to have a 'backup'.


Last edited by predator8bit at 12 October 2017 at 11:31 pm UTC
damarrin 13 October 2017 at 5:40 am UTC
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Hori
jegmancsCan 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.

About the above method: why not buy on GOG directly then? I "bought" (khm. they offered freely) Torchlight I, and it works through Wine.

The term piracy was invented because browsing the internet was called in the past as "Navigating the web", or similar things. Who are the "thieves" who navigate? The pirates. Hence, internet piracy.

The term piracy as pertains to copyright infringement has been in use long before the internet came about. Some 400 years before.
lucifertdark 13 October 2017 at 6:09 am UTC
Salvatos
lucifertdark
SalvatosWhat is your proposed alternative?
Pay for it?
Talking about the term "piracy."
Ah misread it, just call it theft.
kon14 13 October 2017 at 6:56 am UTC
predator8bitI just used my key which I got through a prior Humble Bundle and it let me connect the 'brand new game'.

I'm not sure what you meant by this tbh.

What I said was you have to have bought the game 14(?) days before it shows up on connect in order to redeem it and therefore you can't just buy stuff that shows up on connect from steam sales and redeem.

I think that restriction wasn't always there either so in case you meant you had previously purchased a different game through humble and instantly redeemed that would be understandable too.
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