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GOG staff state that Galaxy for Linux is being worked on, but still no ETA

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I see people annoyed with GOG a lot in our comments for how long it's taking their Galaxy client to land on Linux, the good news is that it's being worked on.

From their forum:
QuoteThe Linux version is very much still planned, but we don't have an ETA or any kinda timeline for it at this moment in time. We are, however, working on it. I suppose this won't really satisfy many of the Linux users here but I figured I'd at least let you guys know that it's not been ditched by any means.

A very clear statement.

It will be really nice to have Galaxy on Linux, as I really personally hate keeping track of each individual download. I do have a number of games from GOG installed and going through them one by one to see if they need an update is not something I have time to do.

The fact that Galaxy is optional is also a really nice feature.
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coeseta 28 April 2017 at 8:36 am UTC
So far I stopped buying games from gog and won't buy any new ones until the galaxy client is out and on a level with the windows client.
throgh 28 April 2017 at 8:37 am UTC
And GOG shows clearly that it won't stay optional as there are so-called wishes ignored from the community. A client for DRM-free downloads? People should better learn having their installations managed and it is easy under Linux, because there is no registry or component written if the user is following the normal concept of the HOME-folder. Simple unpack the downloaded data and overwrite the own, local folder. There is nothing more to do! I don't trust any client and I don't want a client having my local system managed. So GOG can keep this for their own!

Believing some nice lies from marketing? Better not.
By the way: They clearly have not much interest within Linux as they are treating customers and users of this system as second-class. The games Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light are not available until today for Linux (source) for example. The thing is: They don't communicate with the users, even when writing a question to the support. It's always the same! And the client for MAC-OS was fast delivered after WINDOWS. But LINUX? Nothing seen for years now. And I should trust this platform? Good joke. They'll get money when having a DRM-free download / release for Linux, perhaps a classic or interesting game? But when this is not possible any longer, goodbye GOG.


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Zlopez 28 April 2017 at 8:47 am UTC
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I personally hate to manage the downloaded games. I forgot any game, that I don't see in Steam. Also automatic updates to keep game up-to-date is fine.
But I will prefer something like central linux repository instead of many different clients. Flatpack FTW!
Althorion 28 April 2017 at 9:17 am UTC
ZlopezI personally hate to manage the downloaded games. I forgot any game, that I don't see in Steam.
You can manually add non-Steam games to Steam to be able to see them.


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KuJo 28 April 2017 at 9:47 am UTC
https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/release_the_gog_galaxy_client_for_linux

The wish for a linux-client is one of the most voted wishes, but there is happening ... nothing!

I do not interpret a piece of paper with the text "We will develop a Linux client" to hang on the wall as a development of something. And there seems to be no more at GOG. These are dreams and illusions, if not utopias.

I won´t buy any game at GOG until the galaxy-client for linux is released. That´s my personal decision, because i don´t want to keep track of game-updates of my own instead of using an integrated system like the steam-client, which is available for linux. And that's what I wrote in the comments there.
ajgp 28 April 2017 at 9:58 am UTC
I would like to see Gwent come to Linux (after all Gwent is a Unity game), but that wouold seem to require Galaxy at the minute.
g000h 28 April 2017 at 10:06 am UTC
Althorion
ZlopezI personally hate to manage the downloaded games. I forgot any game, that I don't see in Steam.
You can manually add non-Steam games to Steam to be able to see them.

I didn't know about this. Thanks for mentioning it. Seems there are a number of things you can use it for (other than having a single launcher for your entire game library):

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/9616/is-there-any-point-in-adding-a-non-steam-game-to-steam
Erwhann 28 April 2017 at 10:20 am UTC
I use Lutris to manage my games and to have a single launcher for my game library, but it lacks auto-update feature.

As for GOG, we asked them several time to actually « prove » that they're really working on a Linux version (by maintaining a dev blog for exemple). But their answers are always : "We are working on it, keep waiting".

They can make all the PR statements they want, I don't trust them anymore. Their multiple fails (No Dying Lights, no Saint's Row, etc…) are sufficient proof that they don't « love » linux gamers. They only sometimes offer DRM-free comfort.

On the other side, Itch maintains a client perfectly working on Linux with almost 1 contributor… well, guess where I get my gaming fix from.
ValamirCleaver 28 April 2017 at 10:46 am UTC
What exacerbates this issue is that there is no long any notifications of any kind in the web browser while signed in the website.
Cecco_d_Ascoli 28 April 2017 at 11:15 am UTC
ajgpI would like to see Gwent come to Linux (after all Gwent is a Unity game), but that wouold seem to require Galaxy at the minute.

Got Gwent via Galaxy running under wine 2.5 staging a few days ago and have played a few dozen of casual matches since.

Please note: Installed BEFORE yesterday's major update of Galaxy.

Posted my results HERE on Winehq


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