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GOG have revived another set of classic games today as the platformer series The Humans joins their shelves. The Humans Bundle contains Humans 1-3!

With the first title originally released in 1992, you could have found it on systems like the Amiga and it certainly looks like something I remember.

Great to see me classic games revived thanks to both GOG and DOSBox, especially nice to see them easily playable on Linux. As usual, all three titles come with the GOG installer for a hassle-free setup on Linux. I've personally tested them and they all seem to install and work fine.

About the bundle:
QuoteThree games, one bundle, countless dumb ways to die: Cheat Darwin's laws in creative ways to keep your persistent primates stumbling through the ages, as they outlast prehistoric and futuristic threats alike. They may be awkward, stupid, and completely unfit for survival, but at least there are a lot of them!


Find The Humans Bundle on GOG.

Anyone have fond memories of these?
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razing32 13 July 2017 at 3:46 pm UTC
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Didn't even know there was more than one Humans.
Only saw the first one on an abandonware site as something "related" to Lemmings.
Ketil 13 July 2017 at 4:03 pm UTC
I'm glad they add linux support to the dosbox games, but there is still plenty to left to add support for. I still buy them if they don't but it is less convenient as I often have to modify the dosbox config myself, and extract either with wine or innoextract.
Apopas 13 July 2017 at 4:49 pm UTC
Just bought them!
TheBard 13 July 2017 at 6:35 pm UTC
When it's about getting easy money from us, gog is very good (a DOSBox wrapper is not a hard thing at all). But to port a client that is sometimes required for multiplayer (Zombasite) then they ignore us. I'm looking forward when Itch.io is the main DRM-Free store. At least they treast us well.
slaapliedje 13 July 2017 at 6:55 pm UTC
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Nice, I have the first one (known as Evolution: Dino Dudes) on the Atari Jaguar. Apparently it is called that for the Falcon as well, and it's Dinolympics for the Atari Lynx. Wonder why the name change for all the Atari versions?

From looking at the screenshots on moby games, for once the Jaguar version looks the best out of all of them. There are a few that are that way. Sadly underrated system.

I was aware of the second Humans, but wasn't aware they made a third one.

Second Edit: apparently there is a 4th one as well, The Humans: Meet the Ancestors! for Nintendo DS and Windows.


Last edited by slaapliedje at 13 July 2017 at 6:58 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
liamdawe 13 July 2017 at 8:16 pm UTC
TheBardWhen it's about getting easy money from us, gog is very good (a DOSBox wrapper is not a hard thing at all). But to port a client that is sometimes required for multiplayer (Zombasite) then they ignore us. I'm looking forward when Itch.io is the main DRM-Free store. At least they treast us well.
I don't get the issue? Zombasite is on GOG with a Linux version.

Also, it's not up to GOG to get Linux versions on the store, that's up to the original developer. DOSBox games are entirely different.
Ketil 13 July 2017 at 9:24 pm UTC
liamdawe
TheBardWhen it's about getting easy money from us, gog is very good (a DOSBox wrapper is not a hard thing at all). But to port a client that is sometimes required for multiplayer (Zombasite) then they ignore us. I'm looking forward when Itch.io is the main DRM-Free store. At least they treast us well.
I don't get the issue? Zombasite is on GOG with a Linux version.

Also, it's not up to GOG to get Linux versions on the store, that's up to the original developer. DOSBox games are entirely different.
I thought it was gog providing the dosbox configs. Games like theme hospital and little big adventure 1-2 works nicely in dosbox on linux if I modify the bundled config a little bit, but isn't marked as supporting linux. Dosbox even have builtin ipx-tunneling so you can play dos ipx games over an udp/ip network, but I never tried it.
JudasIscariot 13 July 2017 at 9:38 pm UTC
liamdawe
TheBardWhen it's about getting easy money from us, gog is very good (a DOSBox wrapper is not a hard thing at all). But to port a client that is sometimes required for multiplayer (Zombasite) then they ignore us. I'm looking forward when Itch.io is the main DRM-Free store. At least they treast us well.
I don't get the issue? Zombasite is on GOG with a Linux version.

Also, it's not up to GOG to get Linux versions on the store, that's up to the original developer. DOSBox games are entirely different.

Zombasite also doesn't require a client for multiplayer since it uses Soldak's own implementation thereof.
liamdawe 13 July 2017 at 9:48 pm UTC
Ketil
liamdawe
TheBardWhen it's about getting easy money from us, gog is very good (a DOSBox wrapper is not a hard thing at all). But to port a client that is sometimes required for multiplayer (Zombasite) then they ignore us. I'm looking forward when Itch.io is the main DRM-Free store. At least they treast us well.
I don't get the issue? Zombasite is on GOG with a Linux version.

Also, it's not up to GOG to get Linux versions on the store, that's up to the original developer. DOSBox games are entirely different.
I thought it was gog providing the dosbox configs. Games like theme hospital and little big adventure 1-2 works nicely in dosbox on linux if I modify the bundled config a little bit, but isn't marked as supporting linux. Dosbox even have builtin ipx-tunneling so you can play dos ipx games over an udp/ip network, but I never tried it.
Like I said DOSBox wrapping is entirely different. GOG can do that with permission, but they arent going to go and hire developers to port Linux games.
Leopard 14 July 2017 at 7:18 am UTC
liamdawe
TheBardWhen it's about getting easy money from us, gog is very good (a DOSBox wrapper is not a hard thing at all). But to port a client that is sometimes required for multiplayer (Zombasite) then they ignore us. I'm looking forward when Itch.io is the main DRM-Free store. At least they treast us well.
I don't get the issue? Zombasite is on GOG with a Linux version.

Also, it's not up to GOG to get Linux versions on the store, that's up to the original developer. DOSBox games are entirely different.

I think he means GoG Galaxy Client , Witcher Card Game ( Unity Engine ) , Witcher 1 etc.

Games or programs Gog and Cdpr can decide about Linux and Mac versions.
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