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The itch store client has been updated again, slicker than ever

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The developers at itch.io sure do put the effort in to make their store and client as good as possible and it shows with this latest update.

Reminder: Their client is open source and on github.

This latest update adds in a new library table view, for those of you with a bigger game library, this will be very welcome. So instead of games spread across with big pictures, you can have them sorted into a nice list:
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I really need to take another look at Overland...

They have also added in auto-picking of the right download if a game offers up both 32bit and 64bit for Windows, with Linux support of that feature to come soon too. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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FutureSuture 2 Feb, 2017
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Meanwhile, it has been over a year since Galaxy released for Windows and Mac OS. The folks at GOG sure like to take their sweet time.
Liam Dawe 2 Feb, 2017
FutureSutureMeanwhile, it has been over a year since Galaxy released for Windows and Mac OS. The folks at GOG sure like to take their sweet time.
This is why I personally prefer itch.io, as they have such clear, open and honest communication.
Shmerl 2 Feb, 2017
I'll give a try to their client. Does it allow explicitly setting where the game should be installed?
Sadistic 3 Feb, 2017
Yeah, it allows you to change the default installation directory.




Last edited by Sadistic on 3 February 2017 at 3:00 am UTC
Leopard 3 Feb, 2017
FutureSutureMeanwhile, it has been over a year since Galaxy released for Windows and Mac OS. The folks at GOG sure like to take their sweet time.

Actually i can't see a benefit from buying Linux games on Gog.

They didn't give a shit about Linux(Client is not available for Linux,The Witcher 1 and Witcher Card Game has Windows+Mac support but not Linux),so is the drm free is the only thing?

People says "i buy games from Gog,because it's drm free",why is this such a big deal?

At this point,buying a game for Linux from out of Steam or Itch.io is felt like a treason.They support Linux,so why we buy games from Linux haters?
Shmerl 3 Feb, 2017
LeopardPeople says "i buy games from Gog,because it's drm free",why is this such a big deal?

And why is it a small deal? By using DRM-free distributor, you vote with your wallet. GOG do more than anyone else to push DRM-free gaming forward. For the reference, while Itch have mostly DRM-free games, they aren't strict about it like GOG.

Personally I don't care about client not being available for Linux. Client is a convenience, not a requirement to have a DRM-free game. And I surely don't care about closed clients. Itch are doing a good job by making an open one. I'd be interested in anything from GOG if it will be open as well.


Last edited by Shmerl on 3 February 2017 at 5:53 pm UTC
Leopard 3 Feb, 2017
Shmerl
LeopardPeople says "i buy games from Gog,because it's drm free",why is this such a big deal?

And why is it a small deal? By using DRM-free distributor, you vote with your wallet.

What?!

Valve doesn't point a gun in your head when buying from Steam,you vote with your wallet there too.

If you don't have a purpose like,buy drm-free game and copy them to your friends'ish thing;actually what's the point?And remember,if you do this that's not much different from piracy.

Seriously,when you buy a game from Steam or Itch;mostly you can play it without an internet connection.If you say i'm formatting my system so much and i need these files so often,Steam has a backup option for that.

Literally,i don't get the point of people say "i love drm-free."

If you're buying and using every piece of software original,then what's the point?
Shmerl 3 Feb, 2017
LeopardWhat?!

Think about who affects it more. You as a single user, have a tiny impact. A major distributor has a huge impact. I.e. if you refuse to buy DRMed games, DRM obsessed publishers won't likely notice you alone. But if a major distributor requires all accepted games to be DRM-free, publishers notice. GOG is big, and publishers are losing out by not selling games there, because of their DRMed minds. Some realized it already, and started selling games through GOG DRM-free, because it means more money for them.

If you support such distributors, your impact adds to their other users, and as such helps moving it forward. Now you get the point of preferring strictly DRM-free distributors, vs ones that accept DRMed games?

If you are asking about what's the point of opposing DRM in general, it's a huge topic. I recommend you taking it to the forum.


Last edited by Shmerl on 3 February 2017 at 6:23 pm UTC
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