Darksair: Unfortunately we are unable to release Linux versions of our games, so the installer will only work on a Windows system. If you wish to try playing a GOG.com release on Linux, the best workaround (aside from setting up a dual-boot Windows XP system) would be to install and run it through some virtual machine software, though I can't guarantee that these will work. You could check our forums for instructions on running many of our games on non-Windows platforms as well, since manyof our customers are Mac/Linux users. > Hi. I bought this game. But I found that Mac and Linux version are not provided. Could you provide them so that I can play...? > Thanks. kleinhenz:
I would bet they didn't understand what you mean. From the question, someone not aware of native Linux and Mac versions of FTL could think you just want to run the games on those platforms.
As the developer himsel offers multiplatform, it should be easy for GOG to upload the installers provided by the publisher to their site. They sell FTL tru humble store which also just gives out installer files. No client installer like steam or something there.
Sounds about right, the way it was phrased. GOG games come with their own Windows installer, and it sounds like the tech response is centered around getting a Windows version with the GOG installer running under Linux/Mac, rather than just offering an extra download option of the developers own Linux/Mac versions without any emebelishment (or guarantee).
Along this line, I've often wished to be able to download the DOSBox games just as the DOS game itself, since I'll usually just use that to run the game under Linux (or even Android nowadays) under a seperate DOSBox installation. Of course I always grab and use GOG's DOSBox settings file for the game as well.
I can understand them not wanting to support more platforms, but offering extra downloads of the developer's own Linux/Mac versions, with no embellishments gaurantees still seems an easy way to at least cover their bases with virtually no extra expense.