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GOG Now Have Over 100 Linux Games, New Classics Include Baldur's Gate

By Burt & Ernie - | Views: 19,784
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GOG are becoming more useful for Linux gamers, as in the last week they have hit over 100 Linux games on their store!

New games include (but more probably added since):
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga - first time officially on Linux!
Baldur's Gate 2 Complete- first time officially on Linux!
Planescape Torment- first time officially on Linux!
Broken Age
Brutal Legend
Costume Quest
F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0- first time officially on Linux!
Psychonauts
Stacking
Papers, Please
Eschalon Book I
Eschalon Book II
Eschalon Book III
Realms of Chaos
Silent Service 1 + 2- first time officially on Linux!

See their official announcement on it.

<3 the classic Baldur's Gate games and can't wait to fire them up on Linux, and to actually have it counted as a Linux sale is beautiful. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Von Oct 20, 2014
Infinity engine games use wine. Just in case.
flesk Oct 20, 2014
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Psychonauts is probably my all time favourite game so it's nice to see it finally getting a Linux version on GOG. I already own it both there, on Humble and on Steam though. Would have been nice to get a choice between the classic and modern versions though, but that's probably never going to happen.
EKRboi Oct 20, 2014
F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 <3 Oh man does that bring back some memories! Going to assume it is using dosbox, guess Ill find out here shortly I'm purchasing it now.

EDIT* Silent Service also bring back some memories!
seven Oct 20, 2014
does the multiplayer work in Baldur's gate 2?
sev Oct 20, 2014
Definitely getting Baldurs Gate!!
Xzyl Oct 21, 2014
I was having an impossible time setting up the BG2/IWD2 games in wine due to their installer. This is great news I have been dying to play them again... especially since I own multiple copies of IWD2 I have been looking forward to playing them again. Downloading now will let you know how it installs tomorrow getting too late tonight.
Xzyl Oct 21, 2014
Goodness look at all the Linux games... Man alive have I been sleeping on this.
oldrocker99 Oct 21, 2014
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I downloaded Planescape and Baldurs Gate 2, and both had no sound. Oddly, the same games, run via PlayOnLinux, had sound. Trying to figure this one out.

The specs do say that 14.04 is required; to get the sound working they say to:
sudo apt-get install libasound2:i386 libasound2-data:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386

The earliest Ubuntu release to include libasound-data is 13.10. I'm running Precise on a Chrubuntu Acer C7.

I just tried to install Planescape with PlayOnLinux, and this wasn't the first time I had done that. This time, POL crashed.:><:
ransom1509 Oct 23, 2014
Come on, get your facts right before publishing misleading articles: At least Baldur`s Gate is not a Linux port, it is a standalone Wine installation, wrapping the Windows exe, like PoL. I suspect most of the older games are wrapped this way. Nothing wrong with that, except the term "first time officially on Linux!" implies something like an official Linux port of the game.
svartalf Jan 13, 2015
Quoting: ransom1509Come on, get your facts right before publishing misleading articles: At least Baldur`s Gate is not a Linux port, it is a standalone Wine installation, wrapping the Windows exe, like PoL. I suspect most of the older games are wrapped this way. Nothing wrong with that, except the term "first time officially on Linux!" implies something like an official Linux port of the game.

It's the first time officially on Linux because they're supporting it on it- and you can legitimately purchase it under Linux. Before, you bought it under Windows and did it all of yourself instead of with an install you can purchase and run.
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