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Shaolin_sKunk: The only game I've really had problems with is Interstate '76 but we've all known that one to be problematic for a while now.

I've had a few problems with other games but the only ones I can think of that were not solvable by simply running as administrator were Commandos and its conflict with a codec or something of that nature and Blitzkrieg for the same reason.

Oh and Great Battles has crashed on me more than once.

There's another portion that can't run due to hardware limitations but I don't count those.
http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/nglide

I think nglide is meant to help with a lot of the problems with Interstate, through magic and science I hear.
I haven't had any problems and that is good because I lack the patience to fix any I might encounter!
Thanks for the input, everyone.

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Shaolin_sKunk: The only game I've really had problems with is Interstate '76 but we've all known that one to be problematic for a while now.

I've had a few problems with other games but the only ones I can think of that were not solvable by simply running as administrator were Commandos and its conflict with a codec or something of that nature and Blitzkrieg for the same reason.

Oh and Great Battles has crashed on me more than once.

There's another portion that can't run due to hardware limitations but I don't count those.
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jumbalia: http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/nglide

I think nglide is meant to help with a lot of the problems with Interstate, through magic and science I hear.
I haven't had any problems and that is good because I lack the patience to fix any I might encounter!
I wonder why GOG wouldn't have implemented that by now! (unless they have)
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tfishell: Perhaps. What should I be asking, then?
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tinyE: I'm sorry that came out wrong. :D It's a great thread and I just meant to cut off people who might insinuate that it was a 'bash GOG' thread. You, the OP, know it isn't, and I know it isn't, and I'm sure the bulk of the people know it isn't but I just know someone who had a bad experience with an install is going to chime in here using the thread as an excuse to chide GOG for "shitty programming". My bad on the my post being a little unclear.
I see what you're saying. That may be true, but unfortunately bad experiences happen that may give people a bad idea about GOG. We can try to change that.
Post edited June 01, 2013 by tfishell
I had problems getting these games to play:

The Guild
I-War 2
Space Rangers 2
Eador
Red Baron 3D
and probably another one or two with minor matters.

Fixed The Guild and I-War 2. Bought the updated version of SR2 elsewhere (and then gOg got the same version later). Eador is hopeless. Didn't bother with RB3D. This is out of 91 titles. Granted, easily half are backlogged and I haven't even installed them, let alone tried to play them.

The thing is, other people ARE able to play those titles with no installation problems so it's clearly something specific to my setup. Without shipping my laptop to gOg every time I want to buy a game, despite their best efforts there are no guarantees anything will work. Personally, I can accept a 10% loss rate.
All of them except Zork: Grand Inquisitor.
I never had a problem so far. Admittedly, I haven't tried all of my collection, though.
Could be lucky, but things have always worked out of the box for me.
Out of 146 games I can only think of a few I had a lot of trouble with and only on my laptop.

Commandos 3
Red Baron 3D
Sacrifice
Sacred
Arx Fatalis (Anyone that owns this should use Arx Libertatis anyway)
King's Quest 8

But all of the above work fine on my main rig. I think they are doing just fine making sure the games work on the majority of systems.
Every single one of it. I only had to tweak Blood 1 a bit to increase FPS on my machine.
I tweak all my GOG DOS games because I like playing in a window and with several different options.
Post edited June 02, 2013 by keeveek
The only game I had an issue with was Thief, and maybe a couple others I don't remember. But in every case the problem was fixed just by running the game as administrator.

EDIT: Remembered another one: Cryostasis, full of bugs, most of which I fixed, except for a constant clicking in the audio that made it really annoying to play and eventually made me give up. To GOG's defense though, that game is notorious for how broken it is.
Post edited June 02, 2013 by DaCostaBR
The only games that didn't work from GOG are Dungeon Keeper 2 and XIII. DK2 would refuse to display properly and XIII had that "slow" bug that simply everybody seems to have.
Counting only older titles, I've played completely through the GOG versions of ten of them, and have had issues with three (counting only system-compatibility type issues - I am ignoring bugs that are inherent to the game itself). So that would be a 70% 'success' rate based on classics I've finished so far.

The three games I had problems with were:

-Wing Commander 1: has some problems with the way DOSbox emulates the CPU speed, causing combat to be much slower than it should be. The game is still playable, but the fact that you can't really burst-fire (since the game can't render the shots quick enough) does completely change the strategy you need to adopt. Probably applies to Wing Commander 2 and Privateer as well, though I haven't tried those yet. [EDIT: Just tried WC2, and I'm wrong - runs like butter. Hooray!]

-Gorky 17: Has some weird graphical glitches that initially caused the game to crash all the time, though with enough fiddling I was eventually able to get the game running stably.

-Chaos Overlords: Entirely playable, but some weird sound issues remain (the most annoying being that only a single music track plays in-game). Frankly, I'm impressed that GOG managed to get the game running as well as they did, and since it was just released I'm hopeful that further bugs will be fixed in the near future.

There's also an odd bug that's unique to the GOG version of Sam and Max Save The World, where a particular character won't appear in a particular scene. There's a workaround (the character is in the room, they're just invisible and localized entirely within a small doorknob), but unless you know this you can't progress in the game.

Edit: I should add, though, that GOG support staff have always been polite and helpful, and I have never yet felt "burned" by any of my purchases even when they had problems.
Post edited June 03, 2013 by Azilut
Two answers:

All of them. / None of them.


All games have run after installation and been playable, so no problems there.

Of course, I really don't like the way they are set up by default, so I end up tweaking practically everyone of them. For instance, all DosBox games have been configured to full screen, and I want them windowed. ScummVM games are using bundled ScummVM, but I want them to use my own installation.

etc. etc. etc.
Out of 175 games I own I had problems only with 2: Wing Commander 4 (had no AC3 codec installed) and The Longest Journey. (nvidia gfx bug).
Of all my GOG games, I only had problems with Beyond Good & Evil (the graphics required some tinkering) and Thief (the cutscenes that didn't work). The first versions of Faster Than Light worked very good, but in the last versions, I'm unable to play it because the star map doesn't show up when I want to jump.
99%. I had no luck with Severance: Blade of Darkness.