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GOG have put up some serious classics for Linux, such as Cannon Fodder

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I do love GOG for their classic games, and what a delivery they have for us today, wow! Cannon Fooder 1 & 2, Leisure Suit Larry Greatest Hits and Misses and Sensible World of Soccer 96/97.

Cannon Fodder - https://www.gog.com/game/cannon_fodder
Cannon Fodder 2 - https://www.gog.com/game/cannon_fodder_2
Leisure Suit Larry Greatest Hits and Misses - https://www.gog.com/game/leisure_suit_larry
Sensible World of Soccer 96/97 - https://www.gog.com/game/sensible_world_of_soccer_9697

The Cannon Fodder games were games I absolutely loved in my youth, so you can bet I will be attempting a play-through of them again soon. I never finished either game due to my age when they came out for the Amiga, so hopefully they won't be as difficult now!

Sensible World of Soccer is also a game I sunk hours, more hours and those hours turned into weeks and months in. I look forward to trying it out again! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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kellerkindt 27 November 2015 at 5:34 pm UTC
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Out of curiosity: Are they wine wrapped or native ports?
Faugn 27 November 2015 at 5:45 pm UTC
kellerkindtOut of curiosity: Are they wine wrapped or native ports?

They probably are using DosBox.
JudasIscariot 27 November 2015 at 5:48 pm UTC
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kellerkindtOut of curiosity: Are they wine wrapped or native ports?

They probably are using DosBox.

ScummVM for the Larry games, though

Also, "Cannon Fooder" Ehehehehehhe


Last edited by JudasIscariot on 27 November 2015 at 5:52 pm UTC
flesk 27 November 2015 at 6:01 pm UTC
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I didn't realize LSL 6 was supported by ScummVM. I still have my original copy of that.

I have very fond memories of playing Cannon Fodder, but hadn't actually heard of Sensible World of Soccer, in spite of it being made by the same developer, until earlier this month when one of the founders of Sensible Software launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a spiritual successor.
DrMcCoy 27 November 2015 at 6:12 pm UTC
fleskI didn't realize LSL 6 was supported by ScummVM

Partially. There's a low-res version (which originally ran on DOS) and a high-res version (which original ran on Windows). ScummVM supports only the low-res version, but not the high-res one.

The low-res version was originally released on floppies, and a year later, the CD-ROM release included both versions. I'm not sure which version(s) GOG's release has, though.

You can see screenshots of the different version on MobyGames.


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JudasIscariot 27 November 2015 at 6:18 pm UTC
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fleskI didn't realize LSL 6 was supported by ScummVM

Partially. There's a low-res version (which originally ran on DOS) and a high-res version (which original ran on Windows). ScummVM supports only the low-res version, but not the high-res one.

The low-res version was originally released on floppies, and a year later, the CD-ROM release included both versions. I'm not sure which version(s) GOG's release has, though.

You can see screenshots of the different version on MobyGames.

We have the VGA version of both Larry 1 and 6 as well as the original non-VGA versions
DrMcCoy 27 November 2015 at 6:32 pm UTC
JudasIscariotWe have the VGA version of both Larry 1 and 6 as well as the original non-VGA versions

There's a difference here, though:

Larry 1 was originally in EGA, 320x200 with 16 colors. It used Sierra's AGI engine. It was then completely remade a few years later using Sierra's later SCI engine, in VGA, 320x200 with 256 colors. (And then, there was another, Kickstarter'd remake, in 2013.)

Larry 6, however, was originally in VGA, 320x200 with 256 colors, and was enhanced a mere year later with SVGA graphics, 640x480. Both of these versions use SCI.

So in one case, the non-VGA (EGA) version was the original, in the other case, the non-VGA version (SVGA) was the remake.

EDIT: Narf, completely forgot my actual point: this means you have both the VGA and SVGA version of Larry 6, and the EGA and VGA version of Larry 1, right?


Last edited by DrMcCoy on 27 November 2015 at 6:41 pm UTC
Keyrock 27 November 2015 at 7:10 pm UTC
Still no Linux version for Love For Sail, the best game in the series
JudasIscariot 27 November 2015 at 8:08 pm UTC
DrMcCoyEDIT: Narf, completely forgot my actual point: this means you have both the VGA and SVGA version of Larry 6, and the EGA and VGA version of Larry 1, right?

Please check your private messages
slaapliedje 27 November 2015 at 8:14 pm UTC
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Ah Cannon Fodder. Been playing that a bit here and there on my Amiga 4000D, of course had to stop for a while because my accelerator decided to take a dirt nap Finally got my 060 back in the machine, so maybe it's time for some more
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