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Three retro Disney games are now on GOG with Linux support

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Three retro Disney platformers are now available on GOG and they come with Linux support: The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Jungle Book!

I absolutely love that GOG still has a good focus on bringing back classic games to the PC, and to have Linux support right away is awesome. I don't think I ever got to play these when I was younger, so to have a chance to do it on my favourite platform is something to be thankful for.

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The Jungle Book: https://www.gog.com/game/disney_the_jungle_book

The Lion King: https://www.gog.com/game/disney_the_lion_king

Aladdin: https://www.gog.com/game/disney_aladdin Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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wolfyrion 4 August 2016 at 5:15 pm UTC
10$ for a 90's game is too much!!!

All of these I consider them abandomware and I am not gonna spend a penny on them.
They should have been totally free from Disney or GOG as I can already play them on DosBox.


Last edited by wolfyrion at 4 August 2016 at 5:19 pm UTC
STiAT 4 August 2016 at 5:25 pm UTC
All you need is SDLPoP :-)
Liam Dawe 4 August 2016 at 5:32 pm UTC
wolfyrionAll of these I consider them abandomware and I am not gonna spend a penny on them.
Abandonware is basically a made up term for pirates, it's not a real legal thing.

Also, it wouldn't even fall under that made up term, since it's being obviously sold.
wolfyrion 4 August 2016 at 5:40 pm UTC
liamdawe
wolfyrionAll of these I consider them abandomware and I am not gonna spend a penny on them.
Abandonware is basically a made up term for pirates, it's not a real legal thing.

Also, it wouldn't even fall under that made up term, since it's being obviously sold.

Abandonware is a product, typically software, ignored by its owner and manufacturer, and for which no product support is available. Although such software is usually still under copyright, the owner may not be tracking or enforcing copyright violations.
wintermute 4 August 2016 at 5:42 pm UTC
wolfyrion10$ for a 90's game is too much!!!

Then wait for a sale.
Comandante Ñoñardo 4 August 2016 at 6:01 pm UTC
I want Castle of Illusion. The original and the Remake.
InverseTelecine 4 August 2016 at 6:41 pm UTC
wolfyrionAll of these I consider them abandomware and I am not gonna spend a penny on them.

Abandonware is a product, typically software, ignored by its owner and manufacturer, and for which no product support is available. Although such software is usually still under copyright, the owner may not be tracking or enforcing copyright violations.

Okay. That means they are not abandonware because GOG has them and is offering the really pretty good support that GOG gives all their games. The fact that they've been abandoned by the original publishers is irrelevant. The term "abandonware" is not some sort of status that a game gets and always holds indefinitely; it means it was literally abandoned. GOG fixed that.

5 or 6 years ago I would have agreed with you that this would fall under abondonware, but with GOG and other modern porters taking the time to makes these games run without problems on modern systems, it's just not an argument that makes sense anymore. I've played many non-GOG ported games in Dosbox, and there are a ton of problems you can still run into. GOG fixes those as part of its support, and is providing a service to people like me who don't have the know-how, or time, to fiddle with Dosbox configuration.

And I'm personally very excited to see more older games ported to Linux. I really don't care if they use Dosbox or another wrapper; as long as they work properly on Linux and count as a Linux sale I'm happy.


Last edited by InverseTelecine at 4 August 2016 at 6:42 pm UTC
InverseTelecine 4 August 2016 at 7:01 pm UTC
Does anyone know if the version of Alladin is a PC port of the Sega Genesis title? I mean, was it at the time of the original release; I know GOG can't sell new Genesis ports (how cool would that be! )

I know the SNES and Genesis games were basically two totally different games, and I know this isn't a port of the SNES version because I played that one and he never carries a sword in it. In the screenshots he's carrying a sword, which makes me think maybe it's was a port of the Genesis version.

I was a SNES kid and the television advertisements for the Genesis versions used to taunt me, because it looked better than the SNES game! Ah, the old console wars. Good times! For some reason they never felt repulsive and horrible like modern console wars.
ElectricPrism 4 August 2016 at 8:00 pm UTC
DMPTL;

In the end, Linux is strengthened as a platform, 3 more games that were beloved - 3 more reasons why Steam Machines & Linux will have a draw.

Only thing for me is that I wish it was on steam, I would gladly accept the DRM & the cost $$$ in exchange for not having to maintain my game library.
loggfreak 4 August 2016 at 8:16 pm UTC
liamdaweAbandonware is basically a made up term for pirates, it's not a real legal thing.
well yes and no, abandonware is software/games which aren't being sold anymore. if the company is not selling a product they can not make any money from it, therefor they don't lose any money if you download ( "pirate" ) it.

i would not consider this piracy since you wouldn't steal anything from them. You're not denying them their money. they simply don't give you an option to pay for it.


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