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The mystery is no more, the previous teaser from GOG was for their Winter sale and you can get Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition free.

While Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition is a Windows game on GOG, it was ported to Linux a long time ago. You can find details here on how to install it. If that doesn't work you can always try Wine.

My choice picks:
- Crypt of the NecroDancer - 67% off
- Zombie Night Terror - 15% off
- Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - 66% off
- Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition - 66% off
- Victor Vran - 75% off

Check out this link for all Linux games on sale.

You earn "XP" for every dollar spent, for checking-in daily, and for collecting badges all throughout the sale. That XP goes towards getting free games: Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director's Cut, STASIS.

I was hoping for something more interesting with their teaser, since they only did a big sale a week or so ago. This feels too soon for another. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Game Sale, GOG
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bgh251f2 1 Dec, 2016
There's a Linux installer for Neverwinter Nights https://www.gog.com/forum/neverwinter_nights_series/enfrlinux_install_neverwinter_nights_on_debianubuntumintetc/post1

It's native and done a long time ago.
abelthorne 1 Dec, 2016
While Neverwinter Nights on GOG is a Windows game, there was an official Linux port a long time ago, so it's possible to install it natively. It's a bit complicated, though, as you have to get the installer files manually from Bioware and there are technical issues with outdated libs on modern distros and such but there are porbably a few tutorials out there that explain step by step how to install it properly on Linux with the data files from the Windows version.
Liam Dawe 1 Dec, 2016
I'm aware the original had been ported, but does this version GOG have support for that installer?
Edit: I've popped a note about it in the article.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 1 December 2016 at 11:26 am UTC
rea987 1 Dec, 2016
Great!
Crystal Dagger 1 Dec, 2016
There is indeed a linux version... Here is a how-to for the gog version http://wiki.dotslashplay.it/en/games/neverwinter-nights it works flawlessly I've played the whole game this way.

I've even played it via Haguchi with a friend and in persistent worlds as well.


Last edited by Crystal Dagger on 1 December 2016 at 11:46 am UTC
PublicNuisance 1 Dec, 2016
Kinda disappointed. I already owned Neverwinter Nights Diamond both physical and digital. As for the winter sale I am broke and even if I wasn't none of the Linux games on sale interest me. Oh well, can't win them all.
g000h 1 Dec, 2016
Well, good to know what that teaser was about. Shame that my guess was incorrect (i.e. NWN Enhanced Edition release). Agreeing with Liam, it's a bit soon for another sale. It'll be yet another - the January sale - a couple of weeks after this one.

As someone who follows sales a lot, there aren't many discounts any different to previous discounts - "Same old, same old"

Crypt of the Necrodancer 'DRM free' - currently on GOG for £3.69 (66% off).
- I bought the Steam key version from Steam for £2.74 a couple of weeks ago (75% off).

If there were sufficient discounts on these games, I'd buy them (discounts not good enough for me):

Darkest Dungeon, Soma, Wasteland 2

Also, while observing the discount level on GOG, and sharing my observations:

Enter the Gungeon 'DRM free' - currently on GOG for £9.89 (10% off)
- That game was 50% off in recent sales on Steam.

Finishing off with... I'd be all over Witcher 3 and Shadow Warrior 2 .... if the Linux ports were out.
Liam Dawe 1 Dec, 2016
Quoting: g000hAgreeing with Liam, it's a bit soon for another sale. It'll be yet another - the January sale - a couple of weeks after this one.

As someone who follows sales a lot, there aren't many discounts any different to previous discounts - "Same old, same old"
It's another point about me telling people not to use grey market/dubious websites to buy keys. There's always a sale going on at a proper legitimate website that supports developers. Look how many sales we've had recently!
abelthorne 1 Dec, 2016
Just tried the script from dotslashplay given on the GOG forums (links in comments above) and it doesn't seem to be up-to-date as it's made for specific versions of the GOG installer older than the one currently available. So it stops with an error.

The original installer from Bioware might still work but it includes the data files and we're supposed to register them with a serial key. Not sure we have one with the GOG version.

EDIT: tried to extract the files from the GOG version and add the Linux binaries from Bioware. After fiddling a bit to fix old libs issues, I try to start the game and it stays "stuck" on the terminal, all I can do is kill the nwmain process.
It might be more complicated than expected to run the Linux version on a modern distro. Maybe Wine is the only solution there.


Last edited by abelthorne on 1 December 2016 at 3:04 pm UTC
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