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You may or may not remember that I recently broke the news that Two Worlds II was finally coming to Linux & SteamOS along with major engine upgrades. The better news is that it's going to be on GOG for Linux, and have less annoying restrictions.

Talking about the release date, as the PR and announcements only said Q2 (Source):
Quotesee today's announcement. You can expect a native Linux version around June 2016.


In reply to a user asking about Linux + GOG (Source):
QuoteIt will come to GOG and because of DRM/DLM you can enter the serial key at GOG and do not need to purchase the game again.


When explaining the new DRM to DLM switch over (Source):
QuoteDLM means Digital License Management. It does not require activation or registration, but a serial key is provided, which is a proof of license ownership. This key allows independent from the store, where the game is purchased to receive updates or crossgrades (e.g. move the game from Steam to GOG or move a retail version into the steam account). This serial key also grants the account on the Multiplayer Servers and to sell the game.
The difference to the old DRM system is that no activation is required and the serial key does not need to be entered manually.
As long as someone does not want anything beside playing the game, it is not required to do anything. The DLM is only visible, because the serial key is shown by the steam client while game starts.
We recommend to (optional) register the game, because if the key gets lost or simply everything gets lost, we offer registered users to restore everything. - Please imagine an eMail "I purchased 2005 the game Earth 2160 in Russian Retail. Can you please enable the Linux version released 2 weeks ago in my Steam account? - in this case we need the serial key, or if the customer registered the game, we need nothing, because we can ask him for his Birth Date or something else. But as said - this service is optional.

So, essentially, they are moving from activations to cd keys. Far less annoying that's for sure.

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Linas 28 March 2016 at 6:59 pm UTC
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So you get both Steam and GOG versions with a single purchase, do not have to activate it or type anything in, it is coming to Linux, and you can actually sell the game? The force is strong with this one.
slaapliedje 28 March 2016 at 7:07 pm UTC
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LinasSo you get both Steam and GOG versions with a single purchase, do not have to activate it or type anything in, it is coming to Linux, and you can actually sell the game? The force is strong with this one.

Wow, you mean someone finally learned? I actually already have these games, I believe 1 and 2 are both on GOG. Would buy again if they keep doing things like this. Of course there is the problem that I thought at least the first one was horrible, I haven't had much time to play the second one.
Kimyrielle 28 March 2016 at 7:30 pm UTC
Wow, I am impressed. Someone figured out that DRM sucks.

I never bought the game before because of their garbage DRM. Now I will.
Comandante Ñoñardo 28 March 2016 at 7:44 pm UTC
Weird... GOG is not Linux friendly.
micha 28 March 2016 at 7:46 pm UTC
KimyrielleWow, I am impressed. Someone figured out that DRM sucks.

I never bought the game before because of their garbage DRM. Now I will.

Well, more than half of their negative steam reviews are about DRM not the gameplay. Appreciate, the revert on their mistake. :-)
GustyGhost 28 March 2016 at 7:48 pm UTC
Comandante oardoWeird... GOG is not Linux friendly.

The only thing Linux-unfriendly about GOG is their extreme slowness to bring anything to Linux. We're still waiting on Galaxy and there are a ton of games they still need to update with the Linux version. I'm personally waiting on Knights of the Old Republic and several of their DOSBox enabled games.
Linas 28 March 2016 at 8:05 pm UTC
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michaWell, more than half of their negative steam reviews are about DRM not the gameplay. Appreciate, the revert on their mistake. :-)

Not surprising. DRM only punishes actual customers, not freeloaders.

When I was a student, my dorm mates were always playing the latest and the greatest video games, and did not pay for a single one of them. They did not have to worry about activations, serial numbers, authentication server outages, etc., because all of that was removed in the cracked versions. Heck, they even had their own servers for subscription-based games, where they could play with other freeloaders from all over the world.

Once in a while there would come a shiny new game with a brand new bend-over-please DRM that was not cracked yet. Would they pay for the game then? No, of course they would not. They would wait a week or two before it is cracked, and then download it. And to protect themselves from malware in cracked games they would use cracked antivirus software running on a cracked operating system. For them all software was free.

Luckily the game industry seems to be slowly realizing this. Slowly.
throgh 28 March 2016 at 8:32 pm UTC
Am I dreaming? o.O Finally someone learned that DRM is for nothing, only external control?
Lakorta 28 March 2016 at 9:14 pm UTC
I guess they didn't manage to port their DRM system to Linux xD
But jokes aside, that's really nice of them
sbolokanov 29 March 2016 at 12:46 pm UTC
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Comandante oardoWeird... GOG is not Linux friendly.

The only thing Linux-unfriendly about GOG is their extreme slowness to bring anything to Linux. We're still waiting on Galaxy
Galaxy is not ready yet. It's still in beta.
They have said that they will do it once Galaxy hit stable.

From Galaxy FAQ:
9. Will you release a Linux version of GOG Galaxy?

A Linux version of our client is planned eventually, but we don't have an expected release date right now. Stay tuned for future announcements! 



Last edited by sbolokanov on 29 March 2016 at 12:48 pm UTC
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