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For the Star Wars fans who missed it, Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition & Star Wars X-Wing Special Edition are available DRM free on GOG for Linux.

I didn't even realise they put the Linux version of these up, as they don't generally do a lot of announcements for games that get Linux versions. As a big Star Wars fan, I applaud this move.

I have some fond memories of trying to play them both, and being the worst pilot ever. Can't wait to try again now I'm a bit older.

Check Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition, and also Star Wars X-Wing Special Edition on GOG.com.

Will you be checking them out, or are they a bit too retro for your taste buds? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Cheeseness 28 April 2015 at 5:58 pm UTC
I was one happy yabby when I spotted this \o/
BTRE 28 April 2015 at 6:07 pm UTC
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Tie Fighter is my favorite Star Wars game of all time and one of my favorite space games. The 1995 collector's edition Tie Fighter is the definitive version to play. It has better resolution than the original DOS, voiced characters and includes expansions. The 1998 version was a different engine and I felt that the music was subpar. I'm glad to see that GOG included the 1995 version with their Linux release as it had previously been missing from the special edition.

I'd be all over this and buy it if it weren't for the fact that I made a backup of my own disc over a decade ago and still play it every once in a while through DOSBox.

Might pick up X-Wing since I lost the disc for that years ago though.
ricki42 28 April 2015 at 6:33 pm UTC
Nice! Thanks for the heads-up, I had totally missed that when I saw the sale.
Segata Sanshiro 28 April 2015 at 6:34 pm UTC
If the new Battlefront is good when it's released, that would be my dream port on Linux. Shame it's EA though which means it will probably never happen
Liam Dawe 28 April 2015 at 6:39 pm UTC
Steam just released these games too, without a Linux version.
JudasIscariot 28 April 2015 at 9:51 pm UTC
Hi guys,

Judas from GOG here

Just wanted to comment on this part:

Quotethey don't generally do a lot of announcements for games that get Linux versions.


We didn't get too much of a chance to do a HUGE announcement as I've posted an update in our "what just updated" thread ( http://www.gog.com/forum/general/the_what_did_just_update_thread/post7829 ) and we were generally rolling out a slew of updates for other Star Wars games, mostly new language additions

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or in the GOG forums
Waikano 29 April 2015 at 12:36 am UTC
liamdaweSteam just released these games too, without a Linux version.

Why no Linuxy on Steam? That just makes me feel like sad Keanu...
Hamish 29 April 2015 at 1:27 am UTC
Dark Forces is also on sale for Linux:
http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_dark_forces

And while not counting as a Linux sale, you can also get Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy to use in a source port thanks to Raven's source code release:
http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_jedi_knight_ii_jedi_outcast
http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_jedi_knight_jedi_academy

So you can really get your fill of Star Wars games from GOG at the moment.
Shmerl 29 April 2015 at 1:33 am UTC
JudasIscariot
Quotethey don't generally do a lot of announcements for games that get Linux versions.


We didn't get too much of a chance to do a HUGE announcement as I've posted an update in our "what just updated" thread ( http://www.gog.com/forum/general/the_what_did_just_update_thread/post7829 ) and we were generally rolling out a slew of updates for other Star Wars games, mostly new language additions

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or in the GOG forums

Hi Judas, nice to see you visiting GOL Just an idea - I think it would be good to provide more exposure for games which get a version for an OS which wasn't available before (for instance Linux, OS X, etc.). Because for users of that OS it's an equvialent of the full blown release, while such announcment is made only for the initial one (which is often Windows only or Windows + OS X for example). That way all platforms would be treated equally. It shouldn't be hard to add that into the stream of releases on the front page. Right now Linux feels like second class citizen when it comes to release announcements on GOG.

If that stream is reserved for initial releases only, then another idea is to make another stream on the front page, for backlog subreleases. Shouldn't be hard either, but it would improve usability and discoverability immensely. I'll probably make a wishlist entry for that.
darth_penguinista 29 April 2015 at 2:39 am UTC
I loved X-Wing when I was kid. It was the first game I was actually better at than my brothers/dad. Looking forward to wasting many hours on this again.
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