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Will gog.com Ever Support Linux On Its Store?
10 August 2013 at 5:28 pm UTC

Mike FrettBioWare released a port around 2003. There are some installers around but I've never been able to install it without errors on Linux. So I would definitely enjoy a working port.
You can just extract the installer archives yourself, it's not that difficult.
Patching up the original release to 1.69 is a bit more difficult, since you need to apply the correct patches in the correct order, and most of the info vanished when nwn.bioware.com went bye-bye some years ago.
The Diamond release is easier there. The GOG release is even already patched, so you only need to extract the archive.

SpeedsterHave not tried installing it in recent years though; what kinds of errors do you get?
NWN still runs flawlessly. You just need the appropriate 32bit libraries installed and maybe replace lib/SDL-1.2.so.0 with your distro's. Since ffmpeg/MPlayer nowadays even plays Bink files flawlessly, nwmovies (a hacky thing that hooks into the video playing functions that have been disabled in the original binary) can use that instead of the RADGameTools' own horribly inefficient bink player binary.

The Cheapskate's Corner 13 (Aug 9th-15th)
9 August 2013 at 10:39 pm UTC

Well, it certainly isn't a guide in good style. At first glance, I see them being inconsistent in whether tabs or spaces are used for indenting...

The Cheapskate's Corner 13 (Aug 9th-15th)
9 August 2013 at 9:59 pm UTC

Unfortunately, the licenses are very unfree.

Even porting Darwinia is not allowed: "For the avoidance of doubt you may not develop a version of the program for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad or any other platform other than those specifically stated above [MacOS, Microsoft Windows (for the PC) or Linux]".
Neither are translations allowed ("you will not distribute in any format any non-English version" ).

Not that I expected anything else, but it's still a bummer.

The Cheapskate's Corner 13 (Aug 9th-15th)
9 August 2013 at 9:45 pm UTC

Now I got the forum activation mail. And it sends me back my password in plaintext *barf*.

The Cheapskate's Corner 13 (Aug 9th-15th)
9 August 2013 at 9:32 pm UTC

Well, the interesting thing about the Introversion Humble Bundle is that it comes with the sources for their games.
Theoretically, anyway. To register for SVN access, I need an account on their forums (WTF!). Their forums sends out an activation email, which I'm not getting (at least not after now 15 minutes; maybe caught up in the greylisting?). I did get a mail badgering me into subscribing to their mailing list, though...

Funding Crowd the 13th (July 31st - Aug 6th)
7 August 2013 at 8:43 pm UTC

Jacob's Island looks interesting; I just wish it was more of a game, with actual choices, than just a visual novel where all you do is click next.

Wasteland 2 has been delayed but there is still some good news
1 August 2013 at 2:58 pm UTC

Yes, there was a Kickstarter for a new Torment game (not in the Planescape setting, though, but using Monte Cook's new Numenera system): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera

The PayPal store is still open, I think: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/store

7 more titles greenlit on steam for linux
25 July 2013 at 3:19 pm UTC

Yes, also very excited about Among The Sleep and Darkwood!

Wasteland 2 has been delayed but there is still some good news
25 July 2013 at 3:17 pm UTC

I missed the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter too.
It is one of the reward of the Torment Kickstarter for me, though, into which I blew more money than I actually had (me on my shoestring budget); but I just loved PS:T to death. At first, I wasn't that interested about Wasteland 2, but the more I hear/see/read, the more I'm actually getting psyched about that game.

Indie Game The Movie won't be on steam for linux just yet
25 July 2013 at 3:14 pm UTC

I'll join the general "Barf, Adobe Air" sentiment.

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