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X3: Reunion, X3: Albion Prelude And X3: Terran Conflict Now DRM Free On GOG

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GOG don't just do classic games remember, they also do big space games too! X3: Reunion, X3: Albion Prelude and X3: Terran Conflict are now on GOG for Linux

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They are all highly rated games, and it's great to see a Linux release now available DRM free for them too. This should allow many more people to pick them up and enjoy getting lost in space.

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Robert 11 November 2015 at 11:06 am UTC
Indeed. I got the X3: Terran War Pack and that purchase unlocked the Banished bonus, so I hope the Linux port becomes a reality. It's much cheaper if you get the full pack, but X3: Reunion is the only other Linux game and I already own it from Linux Game Publishing (along with X2: The Threat).

X3: Reunion is the only game I've played so far, but I really enjoyed it. Building an empire takes a lot of time but it's satisfaying, and the Extended Mods make the X series even better.
pd12 11 November 2015 at 1:36 pm UTC
I'd love to have it in my GOG library, but I already have it on Steam ... and I'm a cash-strapped student so I don't want to buy it again. =(

Also they should make Galaxy easier to install on Linux (can't find the client from their website).
pete910 11 November 2015 at 2:14 pm UTC
I'll just point out that the steam versions are DRM free too. you can run them without steam running/starting
stan 11 November 2015 at 3:11 pm UTC
I tried one of the X3 games during a free week-end on Steam, but had problems playing it… I don’t remember exactly, probably a bad tutorial or one thousand key bindings to set/remember. IIRC it took me quite a while to find out how to make my ship accelerate.
liamdawe 11 November 2015 at 3:26 pm UTC
pete910I'll just point out that the steam versions are DRM free too. you can run them without steam running/starting

You still need the Steam client running to download them, there's been debates on this but that's still a small form of DRM to some people.

Anyway, let's not turn this into a DRM war heh.
Shmerl 11 November 2015 at 3:43 pm UTC
That's a great release. I was waiting for a long time for them to be released on GOG. X3 Reunion has the common big partitions bug (which comes up on XFS partitions), since it's a 32 bit version. The common workaround with using a small loop image helps.

I put a list of some affected (and still unfixed) games here: https://www.gog.com/mix/linux_games_with_large_xfs_partition_bug

If you know more of these, please let me know - I'll update the list (or may be even move it to the Wiki).


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Keyrock 11 November 2015 at 4:28 pm UTC
Really great games with a STEEP learning curve (well worth it in my opinion, though). Feel free to play through all 3, but Albion Prelude is the only one you really need as they're all essentially the exact same game, Albion Prelude just improves upon its predecessor (Terran Conflict), which improved upon its predecessor (Reunion). Each game has its own story but the stories are throwaway and the only reason to play through them is for some cool ships and stations that unlock by completing the story. The games are giant sandboxes and you can play them as you please. You can be essentially whoever you want, pirate, merchant, defender, fleet captain, whatever you choose.

I still play Albion Prelude all the time, partially because it's so good and partially because X: Rebirth was such a bitter disappointment. I must have over 1000 hours combined between Reunion, Terran Conflict, and Albion Prelude.
pete910 11 November 2015 at 5:16 pm UTC
liamdawe
pete910I'll just point out that the steam versions are DRM free too. you can run them without steam running/starting

You still need the Steam client running to download them, there's been debates on this but that's still a small form of DRM to some people.

Anyway, let's not turn this into a DRM war heh.



I guess when you buy it off GoG then it just appears on your system...
ricki42 11 November 2015 at 8:47 pm UTC
RobertBuilding an empire takes a lot of time but it's satisfaying, and the Extended Mods make the X series even better.

Noob question: are those Extended Mods already part of the game as released on GOG, or do I need to add something? If they are separate, do they work on Linux? When playing for the first time, should I play without the mods first to get the original experience, or would you recommend playing with the mods right from the start?
Keyrock 11 November 2015 at 8:58 pm UTC
ricki42
RobertBuilding an empire takes a lot of time but it's satisfaying, and the Extended Mods make the X series even better.

Noob question: are those Extended Mods already part of the game as released on GOG, or do I need to add something? If they are separate, do they work on Linux? When playing for the first time, should I play without the mods first to get the original experience, or would you recommend playing with the mods right from the start?
I don't think they are included in vanilla Reunion (it's been a long time since I played that game) but they're easy to install. With that said, a lot of the stuff in the X-Tended Mod for Reunion found its way into vanilla Terran Conflict and Albion Prelude (both those games have their own X-Tended Mods too).
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