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Hello everyone, it’s been quite some time since we last asked directly for support and now we have a few more options for you. We don't really like doing posts like this, but we haven't asked directly since October last year!

First of all, to all past and present supporters—thank you! The amount of support we continue to receive is heart warming!

Based on suggestions, we now offer Paypal, Patreon, Liberapay and Flattr where you can support us directly. We hope at least one of them is a good option for you! Also, you can use this link to buy games on GOG, as we're a GOG affiliate.

It’s only March, but we’ve already put out well over 400 articles. There’s been plenty of fun news and more coming in every day—Linux gaming is well and truly alive! We also livestream nearly every single day on our Twitch channel (you can also support us there as we're a Twitch affiliate), for those who like to chat to others and watch our failure. It’s quite fun helping users in real time with issues in their games, while you’re playing a game as well.

We’ve also recently upgraded our server, since traffic has been increasing the previous one was struggling to handle the load, hopefully now SQL errors when it kept getting knocked offline will be a thing of the past. It costs a bit more, but remaining smooth is essential as we continue to grow. We've also done a few site-wide optimisations recently to also help with this, with more on the way.

If you’re not able to support us directly, not a problem, please don’t ever feel pressured.

If you know a developer who needs an extra hand at testing their Linux builds directly on both SteamOS and Ubuntu, do feel free to send them our way day or night. We test builds of Linux games across both practically every day and offer direct advice to developers putting out Linux builds all the time. It's not something people see us do in public, but it's something we're happy to do, especially for smaller developers who don't have many machines handy.

Happy Gaming!

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slaapliedje 18 March 2018 at 6:23 pm UTC
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No, screw you Liam, you're a dick!

Just kidding, I already give you money through Patreon, you're doing an awesome job here.

Curious, how feasible is it to just set up a shop that sells GoG/Steam keys? That'd be kind of cool.
liamdawe 18 March 2018 at 6:33 pm UTC
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Comandante ÑoñardoHow the GOG's link work?

Same idea as most ads use. You click on it, GOG registers the click and pays to the publisher site (in this case GOL) some rate for certain amount of clicks. I suppose they track unique visitors per certain period.

So is it actually persisting, even when not displayed? If I follow the link, the code is displayed in the address line. As soon as I follow any link from there it's no longer part of the address/options. Made me a bit unsure.

But yes, I checked my cookies from GOG, and there's pp:
Expires: 2018/4/1 19:09 ..... Value: b2a10a6c3dcadb10c8ffd734c1bab896d55cf0ec
Yes it will use sessions and cookies to track, so we earn a small amount per-purchase. GOG hasn't paid us yet, but we're closing in on the threshold for a first payment from them (so it seems worth it, even if it only pays us once a year).
MayeulC 18 March 2018 at 7:25 pm UTC
TcheyHo nice ! I will cancel my Patreon and give via Liberapay instead. You will get more even if i pay the same amount.

Yes, less transaction fees, plus Liberapay is a nonprofit, which is a much better fit, IMHO.
Comandante Ñoñardo 18 March 2018 at 8:53 pm UTC
liamdaweYes it will use sessions and cookies to track, so we earn a small amount per-purchase. GOG hasn't paid us yet, but we're closing in on the threshold for a first payment from them (so it seems worth it, even if it only pays us once a year).

Silly stupid dump question. They pay you per Linux game purchased or per general game purchased? I ask this because GOG know if you are making a purchase using a Linux machine or a Windows machine.

Anyway, I'm gonna buy Lumo Deluxe Edition and Silence (and DLC's) right now.
liamdawe 18 March 2018 at 9:14 pm UTC
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liamdaweYes it will use sessions and cookies to track, so we earn a small amount per-purchase. GOG hasn't paid us yet, but we're closing in on the threshold for a first payment from them (so it seems worth it, even if it only pays us once a year).

Silly stupid dump question. They pay you per Linux game purchased or per general game purchased? I ask this because GOG know if you are making a purchase using a Linux machine or a Windows machine.

Anyway, I'm gonna buy Lumo Deluxe Edition and Silence (and DLC's) right now.
Any purchase on GOG using our link.
KuJo 18 March 2018 at 11:36 pm UTC
TcheyHo nice ! I will cancel my Patreon and give via Liberapay instead. You will get more even if i pay the same amount.
@Liam:
Is that correct? If so, then I would think about it, too. I want to use my money to support the website and not an intermediary that I do not need otherwise.

What else happens if I change that? Can I no longer receive the patreon news for supporters? So, for example the news about the new hardware a few days ago.
mylka 18 March 2018 at 11:36 pm UTC
im telling you: go to steemit and post a summary every day. all we need to support you is a steemit account, which is free
liamdawe 18 March 2018 at 11:43 pm UTC
mylkaim telling you: go to steemit and post a summary every day. all we need to support you is a steemit account, which is free
Sorry, we don't have any plans for that right now. We're busy enough as it is, to add in posting summaries to another site on top of that.
liamdawe 18 March 2018 at 11:45 pm UTC
KuJo
TcheyHo nice ! I will cancel my Patreon and give via Liberapay instead. You will get more even if i pay the same amount.
@Liam:
Is that correct? If so, then I would think about it, too. I want to use my money to support the website and not an intermediary that I do not need otherwise.

What else happens if I change that? Can I no longer receive the patreon news for supporters? So, for example the news about the new hardware a few days ago.
Liberapay is a reasonably good option (especially as it allows you to store money each time), however, it's 100% anonymous. Anyone using it won't see any kind of updates or behind the scenes information, because for me it just isn't possible to see any user details. It's only for people who want to regularly support us, but don't care about any special extras.
razing32 19 March 2018 at 12:00 am UTC
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Hmm , I do support Patreon.
I was looking at Flattr but that rings a lot of alarm bells.
Do they track your internet activity ? What guarantee do I have they will respect my privacy ?
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