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I hope you like Anime & Manga styled games, as GOG just added 10 with Linux support
22 May 2018 at 4:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

Connect would be nice for these - I have both Fault games on Steam.

The new GOG profile system is out, looks quite slick
23 April 2018 at 3:55 pm UTC Likes: 4

x_wingThe low to nil involvement of GoG with Linux users has make me stay away from their platform in the last years. Right now it's more a Wine "friendly" store than a Linux one.

I've got 235 Linux native games on GOG. That seems a little more than "Wine Friendly".

I get the frustration about Galaxy. For awhile, I didn't care - I don't plan on using Galaxy anyways. But now that there have been Linux ports not coming to GOG because there's no Galaxy, I care.

On the other hand, Linux users not buying games at GOG because there's no Galaxy isn't helping. GOG's justification that Linux sales are just too low to put any priority into Galaxy is helped by people not buying games at GOG because there's no Galaxy.

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Six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' to release May 31st
23 April 2018 at 3:46 pm UTC Likes: 2

Cyril
QuoteIt will also be on GOG at release.

Great! Fingers crossed!

Me too. I backed it based on the promise of a GOG release. So far, they've done a great job of being DRM-free. Backers have received DRM-free builds throughout, so I'm pretty confident, so long as GOG doesn't do something silly and say no.

Campo Santo, developer of Firewatch has joined Valve
22 April 2018 at 9:17 pm UTC Likes: 1

And this whole discussion is why, on the GOG forums, we refer to these games as "games you can play without the Steam client".

If you call them DRM-free, arguments ensue. Calling them "games you can play without the Steam client" accurately describes them, while avoiding the arguments.

Campo Santo, developer of Firewatch has joined Valve
22 April 2018 at 5:38 pm UTC Likes: 8

[quote=Comandante Ñoñardo]
Purple Library GuyIt is impossible to do the same with Steam games..
Can you move these games to another of your machines using an external HDD?

Yes, yes you can.

In fact, you don't need the Steam client, you need a Steam client. I use SteamCMD, and play several Steam games without even having the client installed on my computer. Neither SteamCMD, nor the Steam client need to be running for the games on that list to work, and you can simply copy the install folder to another computer, and it will still work.

Seafaring strategy game Nantucket now has a beta for Linux
6 April 2018 at 2:34 pm UTC

Cool! I went to check it out on steam ... and I already own it!? I'll have to check out the beta this weekend!

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is now officially out with day-1 Linux support
27 March 2018 at 10:07 pm UTC

I'll hold out for the GOG version. I'd love to see a nice loyalty discount too - I own all of the BeamDog games on GOG.

Heroes of Hammerwatch released on Steam for Linux, no GOG release due to missing Galaxy
3 March 2018 at 3:06 am UTC Likes: 1

Cyril
hummer010
Avehicle7887I don't buy from Steam not because of the client, but because the games need the client and there's quite a difference there. If for example Codemasters told me "Hey, you can play our games without Steam", I'd definitely buy them, same goes for all other Linux games.

There are plenty of games on Steam that you can play without the client:

http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games

I don't currently even have the steam client installed. I use SteamCMD (a terminal based steam downloader from Valve) to download the games, and then play.

So SteamCMD works great without the Steam client installed. Does it works like lgogdownloader ?
I didn't know this was an official tool by Valve, but it's a pity it seems not open-source.
But it's a good point which that exists, i think.

SteamCMD is somewhat like lgogdownloader. It's not open source, and it's a little more cumbersome to use. I've written a little python wrapper to make it more lgogdownloader-like.

Currently I'm only playing three games that I own on Steam: Hollow Knight, Shovel Knight, and Kerbal Space Program. All three of these work perfectly without the client. KSP I've had installed forever, and it was installed with the client. Hollow Knight and Shovel Knight were both installed using SteamCMD - they've never even seen the client.

Heroes of Hammerwatch released on Steam for Linux, no GOG release due to missing Galaxy
2 March 2018 at 11:24 pm UTC

Avehicle7887I don't buy from Steam not because of the client, but because the games need the client and there's quite a difference there. If for example Codemasters told me "Hey, you can play our games without Steam", I'd definitely buy them, same goes for all other Linux games.

There are plenty of games on Steam that you can play without the client:

http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games

I don't currently even have the steam client installed. I use SteamCMD (a terminal based steam downloader from Valve) to download the games, and then play.

Heroes of Hammerwatch released on Steam for Linux, no GOG release due to missing Galaxy
2 March 2018 at 6:14 pm UTC Likes: 3

KimyrielleBut make no mistake, GOG is NOT a Linux friendly company, ...

I disagree. EA is not a Linux friendly company. Bethesda is not a Linux friendly company.

While GOG may not be a champion of the Linux cause, the fact that they sell and support Linux games makes them a Linux friendly company.

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