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    Default GOG Game Service May Come To Linux

    Phoronix: GOG Game Service May Come To Linux

    No official word has yet to come out, but the GOG.com computer game sale and distribution service looks increasingly likely like it will come to Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEyMTA

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    That's really cool, those Poles are doing an awesome job with both gog.com and cdprojekt, and already proved to really care about their customer's opinions.
    Of course, supporting Linux for a gaming delivery system can be a bit of a jump in the dark, but they already proved to be able to take brave choices (no DRM!).

    Really looking forward to this.

    (also please, Witcher 1 & 2 on Linux :P)

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    OH YES please

    I'd love to play The Witcher 2

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    Great, yes they should build a specific Wine for each game so the user without doing anything will have the game working almost perfectly. Might be quite a big task, test the best Wine version for each game is not a quick thing, but they could increase the price of 2$ for this. I'm sure no one will say anything.

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    WINE unusually works pretty well for their games.

    The old DOS games that use DOSbox would be pretty easy to change. Especially considering that the windows version of DOSbox does not run well with wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorBlux View Post
    WINE unusually works pretty well for their games.

    The old DOS games that use DOSbox would be pretty easy to change. Especially considering that the windows version of DOSbox does not run well with wine.
    But Linux has native DOSBox - so DOS games could be run without wine.

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    WINE doesn't run so well with certain games.

    I try to run The Witcher 1 and it had a lot of visual artifacts and glitches. No, no ATI drivers, but an nVidia GeForce GTS 250 with the nVidia binary driver.

    DosBox games in Linux have another problem, and it's DosBox bad optimization.

    ALso, Linux sound drivers lacking native MIDI support.

    Timidity and fluidsynth have bad performance.

    Try to run, for instance, Ultima Underworld (a game that was released for machines with Intel 386 and 2 MB of RAM) on an Atom N270 1,6 GHz. Impossible.

    No, I don't think GOG would do WINE and DosBox installers. I prefer native Linux games either. Even if there are so very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorBlux View Post
    Especially considering that the windows version of DOSbox does not run well with wine.
    Why would you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    Why would you do that?
    That's exactly my point. The installer is a .exe, so to install you need wine. And once you get it installed, the shortcuts will point to the windows version of DOSbox. If you want to use the native version, you've got to go in and tweak things manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorBlux View Post
    WINE unusually works pretty well for their games.
    Just to note, CDPR are working on native OpenGL port of the Witcher 2, but they are targeting MacOSX. So Linux users should give some feedback to them, that making Linux version of the game would be appreciated too.

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