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Three classics are no longer available for sale on Steam, with nothing announced to say why. However, GOG at least have given a bit of warning that they're about to go.

Speaking on GOG, a staff member posted on their forum:

We'd like to inform you that Disney The Lion King and Disney Aladdin are being delisted from our catalog on July 9th, 2PM UTC, due to the publisher's request.

Everyone who owned the games prior to delisting will still be able to access them through their GOG Library.

Curiously, The Jungle Book was one also removed from Steam but GOG aren't mentioning that being removed. It's quite likely though it will be at some point soon as well.

On GOG, all three games come packaged for Linux with DOSBox enabling you to easily play them, so it's quite sad to see these classics just be taken away. Each of them on GOG also come with a "Commemorative 16-Bit Poster Art".

Want to pick them up before they're gone? Links below:

Hat tip to Mr. Doomguy.

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Tags: DOSBox, GOG, Retro, Steam
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Stoney_Fish 9 Jul, 2019
Sorry, I also used the w/o of G2A just to get these 3 games.

In Ubuntu 19.04 they did not start from Steam.
Went to the game's local files to run ./dosbox.sh in a terminal
Missing libpng12.so.0
Tried a symbolic link to the newer version but it still it complained about the libpng version.
So I installed dosbox
Tried just the command from the games dosbox.sh script :

dosbox -conf ../dosbox_lionking.conf -conf ../dosbox_lionking_single.conf -noconsole -c exit

It worked great but on game exit the screen resolution stayed as the game's resolution and needed to run "Displays" to revert back.

Also in the script I commented out (not sure if it was the right thing) :

#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=libs

This allowed Steam to launch the game with the new dosbox, but still has the exit to resolution problem.

Any ideas what I need to do get the the resolution to drop back to 1920x1080 ?

Thanks
Stoney_Fish 9 Jul, 2019
I needed to google how to quit the Jungle Book game : Alt-Q
Hori 11 Jul, 2019
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: Hori
Quoting: Asug2a to the rescue! feck you disney lol...
So that's why we need sellers like g2a...
In cases like this I have to agree.
I bought them from there as well, yesterday when I first read this article.

I would have bought them from a less shady store, but I don't know of any. And this is a big problem, when there are no better alternatives, of course people are gonna have to use the shady one.

I'd have bought from Steam. I can't, so I'd have bought from a reputable reseller. Didn't know of any good one, so I had to use dirty G2A.

I don't feel bad. They left me no option.

So ok, GoL does not advocate piracy, but I have to lay this out. Consider these two options:

1. Download the Sega or Amiga roms. They are much better quality than what you get to run in DOSBox. Or just grab a pirated copy of the DOS ones. The developer gets no money.

2. Buy from scumbags G2A. They get money they don't deserve. Dev still does not get the money.

I know we're talking about Disney here, so I guess who cares if they get more money, but what you have done is given money to some random scum peddler instead... why? What logic is there in that?

Please, for the love of all things, let G2A die.

The difference is that I own a legal copy. It's not my problem that Disney decided to take away the option for me to give them money instead of a reseller.

I'm not gonna pirate games. I don't have a torrent client, I don't want to manually install games, I want to click a button and play them. And I didn't get those ones to play them, I got them to collect them. And my library is on Steam.

It's not the buyer's job to go around policing who's a scum reseller and who's not, which store is reputable and which not.

I get the idea of what you want to say, but I can't, and I won't go around sacrificing things for any "higher" purpose I find on the internet. I used to be very engaged in the Windows-Linux struggle, and then Steam-Epic struggle. I got tired of it. If I do this every single time, there is no time to actually enjoy what I care about.

G2A isn't gonna go away just because I won't buy things there, Disney isn't gonna sell me those games on Steam no matter what I do. But I wanted to collected them. For me this was the moment when I said "it's enough, fu*k this sh*t".
It's not the consumers' fault this thing got in the state it got into, why should we suffer from it? I'm sick of constantly fighting in wars such as this that are not mine. It's pointless. What can we do, really? We can't solve the real problem that breeds stores like G2A (and other resellers) ourselves.


Last edited by Hori on 11 July 2019 at 7:55 am UTC
Mal 13 Jul, 2019
slaapliedje 14 Jul, 2019
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Quoting: Malhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/1118310/RetroArch/

Coincidence? ?
Wtf? Windows Only?

Also, WTF? RetroArch on Steam? Only thing weirder to me would be it on an Apple device.

Though I guess it sort of makes sense if they integrate it with BPM. That and they already have a close equivalent in Neo RetroArcade.
vector 15 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Hori
Quoting: Asug2a to the rescue! feck you disney lol...
So that's why we need sellers like g2a...
In cases like this I have to agree.
I bought them from there as well, yesterday when I first read this article.

I would have bought them from a less shady store, but I don't know of any. And this is a big problem, when there are no better alternatives, of course people are gonna have to use the shady one.

I'd have bought from Steam. I can't, so I'd have bought from a reputable reseller. Didn't know of any good one, so I had to use dirty G2A.

I don't feel bad. They left me no option.
Sorry, belated post.

Sega and Ubisoft maintain lists of authorized retailers of their games, which are good resources in general to avoid the gray market.
https://www.sega.com/sega-approved-partner-list
https://support.ubi.com/Faqs/000023753/List-of-authorised-Retailers

Some additional retailers have been vetted by IsThereAnyDeal and /r/GameDeals.

For anyone still looking to buy these Disney games, I am providing URLs to several retailers who are currently selling Steam keys as of the date of this post. A couple of the retailers (GameBillet and Games Republic) below are not on one of lists compiled by Sega and Ubisoft (but are included on IsThereAnyDeal or /r/GameDeals). For these two, I quoted from their FAQs.

Dreamgame
https://www.dreamgame.com/disney-s-aladdin
https://www.dreamgame.com/disney-s-the-jungle-book
https://www.dreamgame.com/disney-s-the-lion-king

GameBillet
Quoting: https://www.gamebillet.com/about-usAuthorized? Legit? Where are the keys coming from?
All of our digital products come directly from the Publishers. We do not support grey market and code stripping practices. A great portion of the payments will go to the Publishers. With us, you never have to use VPN's to activate your game, and will never get Steam gifts. Therefore you don't need to worry that your key will be revoked. There is zero risk when activating your games from GameBillet.
https://www.gamebillet.com/disneys-aladdin
https://www.gamebillet.com/disneys-the-jungle-book
https://www.gamebillet.com/disneys-the-lion-king

GamersGate (UK)
https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-DISNEYS-ALADDIN/disney-s-aladin
https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-DISNEYS-THE-JUNGLE-BOOK/disney-s-the-jungle-bok
https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-DISNEYS-THE-LION-KING/disney-s-the-lion-king

Games Republic – However, be aware of this GoL article and this reddit thread. All game listings on this site now mention, "No key shops, no shady deals. Only official distribution!"
Quoting: https://gamesrepublic.com/page/faq7. Can I sell digital versions of video games in your store?
If you're a game developer or publisher, we are open to cooperation. Otherwise: no, as we're not a marketplace.

21. You're saying that you have the best deals, but XYZ is cheaper!
Our goal is to give you the best deals available on the official market. Because of that, we decided not to include e.g. second-hand offers from unofficial marketplaces.
https://gamesrepublic.com/disney-s-aladdin-steam-key
https://gamesrepublic.com/the-jungle-book-pc-digital
https://gamesrepublic.com/the-lion-king-pc-digital

Indiegala
https://www.indiegala.com/store/product/disneys-aladdin/561100
https://www.indiegala.com/store/product/disneys-the-jungle-book/561110
https://www.indiegala.com/store/product/disneys-the-lion-king/561120


Last edited by vector on 26 May 2020 at 12:14 pm UTC
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