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The GOG summer sale is now live

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It's hot outside, meaning you all want to stay in and play games right? GOG have you covered with their summer sale.

We've once again teamed up with GOG with our own special summer partner page, where I've personally hand-picked some Linux games that are now on sale that I think you might be interested in. We may even be doing another giveaway with GOG later in the week, so stay tuned for that!

If you would rather ignore my picks and head right on over to see all their Linux games on sale, click here. There's a good few hundred Linux games on sale, so you're likely to find something interesting.

Also, Xenonauts is currently going for free for 48 hours, well worth a look if you're a fan of XCOM-like strategy games. You can also bag a copy of Sunless Sea once you spend a small amount too.

Finally, it might be worth taking a look at GOG Connect again to see if you can bring over any more games from Steam to get a copy on GOG free too—handy! Looks like a few good titles going right now like Prison Architect, FTL, Hotline Miami 2 and more.

Before anyone asks, there's no update on GOG Galaxy.

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sa666666 4 June 2018 at 8:10 pm UTC
LeopardThese games are NOT Wine wrapped by default. These are scripts that contains certain Wineprefixes for certain games.

So ; if you buy them you would end up buying a Windows game , not a Wine wrapped game by default.

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Perhaps I'll get a cheap one, and if it works out I'll consider more.
adamhm 4 June 2018 at 8:36 pm UTC
sa666666How reliable are these Wine-wrapped games? I've never bought a Wine-wrapped game before, so I don't know what's involved, or how compatible they are, or how much setup I have to do.

I try to make them as easy to use & as much like playing a native game as possible. As long as you have the dependencies installed it's simply a case of putting the files in one place & running the build script to assemble the wrapper, then once that's done the resulting wrapper can be treated much like a native game - simply move it to wherever you want it & run the start script to play.

sa666666I would consider buying some of the older ones that have no chance of coming to Linux (but I won't buy anything that may have a native port coming).

None of them are likely to come to Linux officially; I don't buy any games for Wine until they're old/discounted enough that an official Linux release is unlikely, and I strongly recommend that others do the same - save the high/full price purchases for Linux titles in order to encourage more official Linux releases.

sa666666Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Perhaps I'll get a cheap one, and if it works out I'll consider more.

Feel free to ask if you need help with any of them
adamhm 5 June 2018 at 3:35 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80Really quick question does the saboteur work with a controller from your script, 3rd person shooters are not that much fun on mouse and keyboard for me.

I've never tried before, but I quickly checked with an X360 controller just now and the game didn't recognise it. It might be possible to get it working with some tweaking but it's not something I have any experience with as I almost exclusively use kb+m.
Whitewolfe80 5 June 2018 at 5:57 pm UTC
adamhm
Whitewolfe80Really quick question does the saboteur work with a controller from your script, 3rd person shooters are not that much fun on mouse and keyboard for me.

I've never tried before, but I quickly checked with an X360 controller just now and the game didn't recognise it. It might be possible to get it working with some tweaking but it's not something I have any experience with as I almost exclusively use kb+m.

No worries thanks for the reply if i get it working i will put up what i did for anyone else that wants it
edit right changed some wine dependcies added xinput buttons worked sticks did not however used the guide over on boiling steam now have controller working perfectly. Thank you for the script.


Last edited by Whitewolfe80 at 5 June 2018 at 6:26 pm UTC
g000h 6 June 2018 at 12:53 am UTC
Whitewolfe80
adamhm
Whitewolfe80Really quick question does the saboteur work with a controller from your script, 3rd person shooters are not that much fun on mouse and keyboard for me.

I've never tried before, but I quickly checked with an X360 controller just now and the game didn't recognise it. It might be possible to get it working with some tweaking but it's not something I have any experience with as I almost exclusively use kb+m.

No worries thanks for the reply if i get it working i will put up what i did for anyone else that wants it
edit right changed some wine dependcies added xinput buttons worked sticks did not however used the guide over on boiling steam now have controller working perfectly. Thank you for the script.

Personally, I am diametrically opposed to your game play preference. For me, I use a gamepad or joystick for driving games, platformers, or fighters. But I'd never ever want to touch such controls for a 3D shooter like DOOM, Xonotic, Painkiller, Serious Sam or a 3D RPG like Witcher 2, Deus Ex, Shadow of Mordor, Mad Max, etc.
HadBabits 6 June 2018 at 4:45 pm UTC
Thanks a bunch, Adamhm I hadn't played F.E.-- er, Fear in ages. And now I can play with Kb+M, previously only played the console version. I also never got to try the sequel, so my week's been filled out :B

(For anyone interested, I've had success with the Mmod for Fear, for those wanting to crank up the experience )


Last edited by HadBabits at 6 June 2018 at 4:45 pm UTC
adamhm 7 June 2018 at 1:17 pm UTC
Shmerl 7 June 2018 at 5:07 pm UTC
Considering Wine, Mafia is on good sale now. For the GOG version you also need to get the missing soundtrack though.
Whitewolfe80 8 June 2018 at 1:48 am UTC
g000h
Whitewolfe80
adamhm
Whitewolfe80Really quick question does the saboteur work with a controller from your script, 3rd person shooters are not that much fun on mouse and keyboard for me.

I've never tried before, but I quickly checked with an X360 controller just now and the game didn't recognise it. It might be possible to get it working with some tweaking but it's not something I have any experience with as I almost exclusively use kb+m.

No worries thanks for the reply if i get it working i will put up what i did for anyone else that wants it
edit right changed some wine dependcies added xinput buttons worked sticks did not however used the guide over on boiling steam now have controller working perfectly. Thank you for the script.

Personally, I am diametrically opposed to your game play preference. For me, I use a gamepad or joystick for driving games, platformers, or fighters. But I'd never ever want to touch such controls for a 3D shooter like DOOM, Xonotic, Painkiller, Serious Sam or a 3D RPG like Witcher 2, Deus Ex, Shadow of Mordor, Mad Max, etc.

Well horses for courses personally mad max is a driving game with action combat so controller anything 3rd person controller so Tomb raider etc basically anything that was built for a console I play on a controller. When it comes to fps games always mouse and keyboard same with flight games, rts games etc
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