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GOG Officially Confirm Their Galaxy Client For Linux, Plus More News

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GOG ran a Twitch live stream where they talked about the future of GOG and their Galaxy client. The main news is that they officially confirmed a Linux version!

Linux version of GOG Galaxy confirmed!
http://t.co/kDEFgFhA0K

— GOGcom (@GOGcom) October 14, 2014


They are also now giving away Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 to anyone who signs up, but that's not likely for Linux. This will be a stress-test for the online component of Galaxy. It may be worth trying it out in Wine if you can't hold off for a Linux-compatible game to come out with Galaxy support.

Another tidbit is this:

On-line multiplayer support for classic games planned as GOG Galaxy feature- confirmed on http://t.co/kDEFgFhA0K

— GOGcom (@GOGcom) October 14, 2014


It will be interesting to see what Linux-compatible classics are able to use this when Galaxy launches and I can't wait to see!

They also reached 100 Linux games on their store, woo! They added a bunch of new and classic games to the collection with Linux support, nice. I look forward to re-playing the classic Baldur's Gate 2 Complete.

<3 GOG

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Guest 15 October 2014 at 1:47 pm UTC
I doubt AvP will be for Linux any time soon (if ever); quoting the AvP page ( http://www.gog.com/game/aliens_versus_predator_classic_2000 ):

QuoteAlien Versus Predator Classic 2000 has been updated to run on modern PCs and laptops using DirectX 9.
kido 15 October 2014 at 2:51 pm UTC
I have one question: if I buy the game on GOG I can get a key for Steam?
sonic 15 October 2014 at 3:26 pm UTC
kido: No, it is not like Humble Bundle. But with Galaxy you should be able to play with your Steam friends:
"...GOG Galaxy will allow gamers to play with their buddies who use Steam, without any need to use any 3rd party client or account, nothing, nada."
PublicNuisance 15 October 2014 at 4:21 pm UTC
Thanks for the heads up. Got my free copy of AVP. I already had it on Steam but wanted a DRM free copy of it.
GoCorinthians 15 October 2014 at 4:45 pm UTC
Tnx, but STEAM FTW! I dont really like patching games by myself!
Xodetaetl 15 October 2014 at 6:37 pm UTC
GoCorinthiansTnx, but STEAM FTW! I dont really like patching games by myself!
Er.. Auto-patching games is precisely a feature of GOG Galaxy.
dude 15 October 2014 at 7:00 pm UTC
GoG is getting more and more interesting.
Shmerl 15 October 2014 at 7:12 pm UTC
An important piece of news is that they are going to document the Galaxy protocol and they are supportive of community alternative open clients. See in the video at 49:40: http://www.gog.com/news/ask_us_anything_on_twitch
Baggypants 15 October 2014 at 7:49 pm UTC
The irony of GOG having a givaway promoting a linux compatible client but not having AvP for linux when the source code is available on Github.
Shmerl 15 October 2014 at 7:51 pm UTC
BaggypantsThe irony of GOG having a givaway promoting a linux compatible client but not having AvP for linux when the source code is available on Github.

Feel free to comment to them about it here: http://www.gog.com/news/ask_us_anything_on_twitch
I'm not familiar with that game. Was the engine open sourced?
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