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King of Fighters 2002 is currently free on GOG, plus a bunch of titles on sale

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GOG is currently doing a 'Chinese New Year Sale' which includes a free copy of King of Fighters 2002 for anyone to grab.

On top of that, they've also enabled a bunch of new games for GOG Connect, the service that allows you to get a free copy of certain games on GOG, if you own them on Steam. The titles showing up for me that support Linux are: AI War Collection, Orwell, Pirates! Gold Plus and HuniePop.

As for games on sale, GOG currently has quite a lot that support Linux, some really good choices too! They're also doing "Flash Deals", extremely time-limited sales you need to keep checking for. I won't link any of them, since they will come and go quite quickly. However, here's my choice picks for you:

If you've picked up anything good, feel free to have a chat about it in the comments. There's plenty more on sale, those are just a few of my favourites. You can see all sales for Linux directly on GOG right here. The sale ends February 20, 11 PM UTC.

As a reminder, you can see sales from many different stores any time on our Sales Page which updates regularly.

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adamhm 15 February 2018 at 6:06 pm UTC
meggermanWhat's the difference between your method of wrapping and say for example a Lutris install ? Could the two be merged or am i missing something.

Wouldn't it be great if at least older GOG Linux titles shipped as flatpack with your script work having set the correct wine version, configs and other libs. That way games could be bought and run with one click without the need for as much external work and user input.

I've never used Lutris before so I can't really comment on how they differ, but my wrappers are largely standalone & I try to have them offer an experience that's as close to playing a native Linux game as possible.

Each game uses its own copy of Wine and Wine prefix/Wine settings, saves are kept in each game's own directory under ~/.local/share (or optionally in the wrapper's directory if you create a directory there named "userdata" ) so they don't pollute your home directory, I have the start scripts perform some initial setup & try to avoid letting the games make unwanted changes to your desktop resolution etc. and I also try to provide as much user choice/customisation & flexibility as possible to help with things like using mods & running related tools.

My wrappers already don't require much user input to use: just put all the files in one place and run the <game> script to assemble the wrapper; then just move the resulting wrapper directory to whereever you want it installed to (if it isn't there already) and run the script to play. Some dependencies may need to be installed if they're not already provided by your distro though.

appetrosyanActually, I was going to ask, is there any chance that we could make this somewhat official? I mean we all know you have those wrappers because you've posted on this forum, but nobody else.

I was just thinking, since the game developers often times use SDL to port games to Linux natively, maybe they'd agree to host those wine wrappers on Steam or on Have you tried contacting them, and making it so that games that work on Linux actually count towards the statistics?

I've said before that GOG are welcome to use any of my wrappers as the basis for official releases; this goes for the respective publishers too. My wrappers and the additional tools I've created for some of them are all MIT licensed to make it easier for them to do this.

It's not necessarily a straightforward thing to do though. If GOG were to do it themselves they'd need the permission of the respective publishers. Also where certain native libraries & other components are required there may be licensing issues (and for obvious reasons this is especially the case if the required components are made by Microsoft). The same is true for third party enhancements I've used for some wrappers.

Anyway I released all of the planned updates today A day earlier than planned as there weren't any unexpected issues.
adamhm 16 February 2018 at 12:09 am UTC
Whitewolfe80nice how does dragon age run ?

I wouldn't have made a wrapper for it if it didn't run well :p
Linuxpunk 25 February 2018 at 3:18 pm UTC
RugalizThe rom that comes with KOF2002 in gog works with MAME 0.194. Its a way better way to play the game.

Indeed, not only it runs better, you can run other KoF games and the controllers work.
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