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Ready to face a challenge? Good! As the updated version of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive is now on GOG.

As a reminder, the updated release from THQ Nordic doesn't just add Linux support. It also adds language support for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and English to the main game. It also adds in the lost demo level, with more limited language support.

As usual, the Linux release on GOG has gone through their internal testing (as they always do) and comes packaged with their handy MojoSetup-based installer.

  • Based on the successful tactical combat mechanics from the Commandos series with an even more challenging difficulty level
  • A great atmosphere straight out of classic Westerns with beautiful hand-drawn levels
  • A wide variety of scenarios and an impressive number of ways to accomplish each assignment

GOG actually sent us a copy of it and I can confirm it does work really damn nicely. As someone who never got to play it originally, I am especially appreciative of the work THQ Nordic do to update old titles.

Find it on GOG here where it's also on sale for super cheap!

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toor 12 July 2018 at 6:16 am UTC
Same price on Steam and Gog? Buying it on Steam. I'm done with gog, I've been waiting for their galaxy client for way too long, I give up.
It's the most wanted feature on the user wishlist https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy#order=recent for now a long time
Eike 12 July 2018 at 7:44 am UTC
toorIt's the most wanted feature on the user wishlist https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy#order=recent for now a long time

For sake of sorting:
https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy#order=votes_total
Pit 12 July 2018 at 10:16 am UTC
g000hQuestion to self:

Do I buy it on Steam or GOG? Hehe.

Well, the article is tagged 'DRM', so you should buy it on Steam....

SCNR (I have just bought it on GOG...)
F.Ultra 12 July 2018 at 10:54 am UTC
mylkadoes anyone know how much it cost to make a linux version of this game?
im sure they wanna sell some copies, but how much can they make, when its now just 1€

or are they planning a 3rd title and use this as commercial

Probably more or less came included when they updated the game, i.e whoever made the update made the game cross platform as part of the update so there where no additional cost (or atleast it cannot be broken away from the cost of the update).
Jollt 12 July 2018 at 12:08 pm UTC
lordheavyLet's hope that we will see Titan Quest on Linux one day!

That one I already have and love to play it on Wine! It's one of those games like Vampire Masquerade Bloodlines that you can't miss and even if you don't like buying Windows games and play on Wine you will be missing out for no reason. Titan Quest on Linux damm that would be amazing. It runs really good on Wine too.
fabertawe 12 July 2018 at 3:09 pm UTC
I'm not familiar with this title but it's a steal at that price, so welcome to my library! I'm sure I can recompense Nordic with a future purchase.
Eike 12 July 2018 at 3:31 pm UTC
fabertaweI'm not familiar with this title but it's a steal at that price, so welcome to my library! I'm sure I can recompense Nordic with a future purchase.

It was a very good game back then, and I would think it's a kind of game (and graphics) that ages well.
stan 12 July 2018 at 5:52 pm UTC
Are there difficulty levels so I can play on easy?
beko 12 July 2018 at 8:01 pm UTC
stanAre there difficulty levels so I can play on easy?
Nope. It has a nice learning curve tho. Just the DEMO is really hard.
beko 12 July 2018 at 8:11 pm UTC
QuoteAs a reminder, the updated release from THQ Nordic doesn't just add Linux support. It also adds language support for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and English to the main game. It also adds in the lost demo level, with more limited language support.

@Liam: That's not all. I dunno what the original used but the Linux build (and probably other systems as well) links to SDL2. I *assume* it used SDL and I gathered that it was tricky to get it to work on anything over WinXP.

SDL was released 1998.
Desperados was released 2001.
SDL2 was released 2013.

Even when this started out as SDL project porting it to SDL2 was probably quite a task for such an old game. Even to still have the source around is something other companies don't manage (Looking at you here, Interplay!). I remember that the switch from SDL to SDL2 was really something.
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