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    GOG.com The Digital distributor Good Old Games (GOG.com) announced plans to begin supporting Linux back in March. GOG has begun supporting Linux and added an initial 50 games for the free operating system to its library. With the several of the titles added are the first time for Linux which includes Priates! Gold Plus, Sid Meierís Colonization, Flatout and Flatout 2, Darklands and Fragile Alegieance. The initial plan was for a winter launch with 100 games, but settle with 50 games all are available in Linux versions and will be distributed in tar.gz archives and also support DEB installers for Ubuntu and Mint Linux OS distributions.

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    Re: Good Old Games - The biggest DRM-Free online distribution platform Supports Linux

    Originally posted by George Anderson View Post
    GOG.com The Digital distributor Good Old Games (GOG.com) announced plans to begin supporting Linux back in March. GOG has begun supporting Linux and added an initial 50 games for the free operating system to its library. With the several of the titles added are the first time for Linux which includes Priates! Gold Plus, Sid Meier’s Colonization, Flatout and Flatout 2, Darklands and Fragile Alegieance. The initial plan was for a winter launch with 100 games, but settle with 50 games all are available in Linux versions and will be distributed in tar.gz archives and also support DEB installers for Ubuntu and Mint Linux OS distributions.
    That's great.. Now game lovers like me can have Linux games on my cart as well.

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      Re: Good Old Games - The biggest DRM-Free online distribution platform Supports Linux

      Linux support for games is always great, Steam has been doing it for a while too. Id love to see Linux ports for new games like they do with Windows one day. The only thing that has been keeping me on Windows is my games.


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        Re: Good Old Games - The biggest DRM-Free online distribution platform Supports Linux

        Originally posted by Brian View Post
        Linux support for games is always great, Steam has been doing it for a while too. Id love to see Linux ports for new games like they do with Windows one day. The only thing that has been keeping me on Windows is my games.
        So you are saying as soon as your favourite games are on Linux you'll switch?

        I wish I could say the same but graphics performance on Linux is still extremely poor. Yes, I know, it depends what type of card you have - I've heard it is best to have all-Intel for best performance without having to resort to proprietary drivers. I have a desktop computer with a reasonable AMD Radeon HD 7560D which, on Windows, runs games like Counter-Strike just fine. On Ubuntu, the performance is poor even on low settings. Ironically, the open source Radeon driver seemed to do a better job than the proprietary fglrx driver. On Linux, AMD's drivers are rubbish beyond belief. Either way, the poor performance forced me to install Windows - albeit with reluctance.

        To be honest I am starting to sway more towards trying out Linux Mint more. I've tried it before but didn't really commit myself. Ubuntu feels a bit too... consumerised/commercialised nowadays.

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          Re: Good Old Games - The biggest DRM-Free online distribution platform Supports Linux

          Definitely, if Linux supported games then I would. Windows does not exceed Linux in any of my requirements except for gaming. I would much rather try all flavours of linux till I find what I really like and donate to the cause vs purchase Windows.

          SteamOS and Steam for Linux is going to open a whole other world and I think major game dev's will have no choice but to port to it or at least Steam Linux have some sort of built in emulation that is seemless. Its a win for the PC game, which is already the biggest gaming market currently.


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