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Train Valley and Train Valley 2 released DRM-free on GOG with Linux support

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Here's a nice surprise to start your week with, both Train Valley and Train Valley 2 are now available DRM-free on GOG. Both games have supported Linux for some time and thankfully today's GOG release comes with the Linux build ready for both games. Despite being a series, both games actually play quite differently. I'm quite a fan of Train Valley 2 myself, it's quite challenging.

The basic idea of both games is very similar, with you building up a rail network and ensuring your trains don't smash into each other. While the basics and interactions are the same, the goals are completely different.

The first game was more about basic train management, you're simply making sure you get the trains of a certain colour to the correct station. As you progress, more coloured stations appear and you need to manage the signals to ensure they go to the right place. This is wrapped up in a simple yet pleasant style that's some what normal looking, not exactly realistic but nice enough.

The second game is more about production chains. You need to get a resource from one building, onto another and then onto another to create a product. There's more micro-managing involved, so it really is very different. Train Valley 2 also has a completely different style, with a simpler low-poly approach.

Find them here on GOG, with both having a discount too:

Note: The DRM-free version of the original seems to have some issues saving your progress, I have confirmed this and reported it to GOG. Train Valley 2 is fine however. Update 02/08/19: The Train Valley 1 saving issue has been fixed.

From what GOG said, you get a bigger discount when "completing the series" too.

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Klaas 29 July 2019 at 4:38 pm UTC
From the release thread on GOG: It seems that the first game cannot save the progress/settings without Steam. The Humble version is said to have the same problem.
Liam Dawe 29 July 2019 at 4:46 pm UTC
KlaasFrom the release thread on GOG: It seems that the first game cannot save the progress/settings without Steam. The Humble version is said to have the same problem.
I confirmed this and reported it to my GOG contact and posted it in the GOG forum too.
Klaas 29 July 2019 at 4:52 pm UTC
liamdaweI confirmed this and reported it to my GOG contact and posted it in the GOG forum too.
I wonder if they will fix it or just remove the Linux version.

Does the second part work? I'm still not sure if I'll like it. I think I've mentioned my concerns several times already, so I'm will not repeat them.
Liam Dawe 29 July 2019 at 5:12 pm UTC
Klaas
liamdaweI confirmed this and reported it to my GOG contact and posted it in the GOG forum too.
I wonder if they will fix it or just remove the Linux version.

Does the second part work? I'm still not sure if I'll like it. I think I've mentioned my concerns several times already, so I'm will not repeat them.
Train Valley 2 saves fine.
14 30 July 2019 at 2:33 am UTC
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These look pretty cool and I think one of my kids is ready for the first one. I bought both on GOG. I'll have to watch for patch news somehow since Galaxy doesn't exist for Linux! *grumble* Buying the first game was an act of fact due to the mentioned progression problem.

EDIT: I suppose the GOG library shows you when a new build is available, so I can check that every week or so.


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aqeeliz 30 July 2019 at 7:50 am UTC
Not that it matters to people wanting DRM free version, but Train Valley 2 is currently at 6.99 USD on steam.
rustybroomhandle 30 July 2019 at 1:01 pm UTC
I grabbed the first one thinking, "hey this looks relaxing" It is not. It's hard as balls. But fun.
Klaas 30 July 2019 at 7:50 pm UTC
It's definitely not relaxing if you intend to get all the stamps. Quite brutal actually in the levels (e.g. the Frankfurt level of the DLC) where one of the challenges is not using the pause function.

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The developer wrote in the release thread that they are working on a fix.
14 31 July 2019 at 3:30 am UTC
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Oh. That's not what I was expecting either. Hmm... still sounds good though.
Liam Dawe 2 August 2019 at 1:04 pm UTC
Update: Train Valley 1 saving issue has been fixed in the GOG version
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