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I really wish the GOG team didn't have such an absolutist attitude. Yes, I love them for their hard-line stance on DRM, but their refusal to consider perfectly reasonable features is very frustrating. For example:

Their responses to requests for Steam-like automated library browsing and batch install/update support in the GOG downloader gave the impression that they believe it's impossible to do anything even remotely Steam-like without forcing DRM on the users. (Apparently Desura and its open-source, DRM-free Desurium client are figments of our collective imagination)

It's more frustrating to Linux users to have to re-buy their GOG games and still get "worse than GOG" support for the Linux version than to have the option of checking a ToS-like "I understand what 'unsupported' means. Show unsupported content." checkbox in the account preferences, revealing Linux download links for stuff that has already been ported with a white-on-red [Unsupported] badge beside each link.

(It also frustrates developers, such as the guy I talked when asking whether Megabyte Punch was offered through any seller with GOG-like e-mail notification of sales and Linux downloads. The short answer is "probably not". No seller with Linux offerings seems to offer both clearly-marked DRM-free stuff and e-mail sale notifications.)
Post edited January 10, 2014 by ssokolow
"Their responses to requests for Steam-like automated library browsing and batch install/update support in the GOG downloader gave the impression that they believe it's impossible to do anything even remotely Steam-like without forcing DRM on the users. "

When/where has GOG said this?
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Kristian: "Their responses to requests for Steam-like automated library browsing and batch install/update support in the GOG downloader gave the impression that they believe it's impossible to do anything even remotely Steam-like without forcing DRM on the users. "

When/where has GOG said this?
Id like to know this as well. Some people would like to have such features .
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shaddim: Another example is GIMP which is functional a fine software, but it also has the most horrible UX (taken out software which has bad functionality too).
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ssokolow: No argument. It's not as bad now that they finally gave in and implemented single-window mode (especially with some fine-tuning by someone who knows good UI design principles), but it could still use improvement and Synfig Studio (a Flash-like animation tool) still follows the horrendous mistakes made in GIMP's multi-window mode and actually does worse.

(Though, in GIMP's case, last I checked, part of the problem was that they still made the same mistake Firefox used to make. Long, heavy, slow release cycles with inefficient merging based on Subversion.)
For a long time, I had the same feeling about GIMP's multi-window mode.
And then I saw peoples working either
- On dual screen
- With a graphic tablet
- Using every shortcuts
And then I understood that if you're in at least one of these cases, multi-window mode can be very very very powerful.
So, offer single-window mode to peoples which like it (like me, like you and lots of others) is a good idea. But keep multi-window mode is a good thing too as it can be very powerful depending on context and usage.
(Btw, one guy I knew using it in multi-window mode was working on a 10" netbook, with a graphic tablet and shortcuts. The very rare times he needed interface, he was using "tab" to hide/unhide these interfaces parts and was working a very efficient way).
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Kristian: "Their responses to requests for Steam-like automated library browsing and batch install/update support in the GOG downloader gave the impression that they believe it's impossible to do anything even remotely Steam-like without forcing DRM on the users. "

When/where has GOG said this?
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Niggles: Id like to know this as well. Some people would like to have such features .
It's been a while so I don't have direct citations, but I know one of the places I saw that viewpoint expressed was in a staff comment on one of the wishlist entries requesting an optional Steam-like client.
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ssokolow: No argument. It's not as bad now that they finally gave in and implemented single-window mode (especially with some fine-tuning by someone who knows good UI design principles), but it could still use improvement and Synfig Studio (a Flash-like animation tool) still follows the horrendous mistakes made in GIMP's multi-window mode and actually does worse.

(Though, in GIMP's case, last I checked, part of the problem was that they still made the same mistake Firefox used to make. Long, heavy, slow release cycles with inefficient merging based on Subversion.)
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Porkepix: For a long time, I had the same feeling about GIMP's multi-window mode.
And then I saw peoples working either
- On dual screen
- With a graphic tablet
- Using every shortcuts
And then I understood that if you're in at least one of these cases, multi-window mode can be very very very powerful.
So, offer single-window mode to peoples which like it (like me, like you and lots of others) is a good idea. But keep multi-window mode is a good thing too as it can be very powerful depending on context and usage.
(Btw, one guy I knew using it in multi-window mode was working on a 10" netbook, with a graphic tablet and shortcuts. The very rare times he needed interface, he was using "tab" to hide/unhide these interfaces parts and was working a very efficient way).
I know what you mean and I used to do something similar using my dual-screen setup but then I got a graphics tablet to play around with and, since my desktop is much wider than my tablet, I can't really use my second monitor anyway.

I can access a small strip of it, since I have a 16:9 tablet and two 5:4 monitors, but it's easy to take advantage of that just by maximizing GIMP in single-window mode and then dragging it wider so the layers/options/etc. column sits on the right monitor.

As for using Tab to hide/unhide, yeah. I do that too. It works in single-window mode with the added benefit that tiling window managers or sloppy floating (traditional) window managers can't muck up my layout. (It also has the added benefit that any unused space is filled with gray so I don't see distracting glimpses of my desktop below)

I am pissed at the recent GIMP update though. I used to be able to drag the palette editor narrow enough to have my toolbox in two columns and a palette below it. Now, they added a minimum width to dockable dialogs, so I have to just leave the space under the toolbox blank if I want it that narrow.
DRM-free Linux versions of Trine and Trine 2 on sale: https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
The Humble Store has lots of goodies to the games too and offers all ports available with each purchase (including Android).
I recently was angry at myself having baught Hammerwatch here, while for the same prize I would have gotten the Linux+Windows version from HB too. :/ Now I always have to start my dusty WinXP-Partition for the game.

I don't think, that I will buy another game from gog.com, as long as they treat Linux like that, because I switched to Linux Mint a few months ago and it's great. There even are ready to go Linux ports out there of many games that are sold here by now, nobody would lose anything if they had them on the servers here.
Post edited January 13, 2014 by Klumpen0815
It would probably be nice to have a list of games available on Humble Store DRM free and compatible with Linux and also available on GOG.

Users who prefer to have the Linux versions of these games too, should then buy at the Humble store instead.

Race the Sun, Trine 1,2, Shadowgrounds, Shadowrun returns, Surgeon Simulator, Botanicula, Capsized, Machinarium, Worms, Legend of Grimrock, others maybe?

Add the Dosbox and ScummVM games and you should have about 30 relatively low amount of effort Linux versions to start with - if you wanted that.
Post edited January 13, 2014 by Trilarion
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Trilarion: It would probably be nice to have a list of games available on Humble Store DRM free and compatible with Linux and also available on GOG.

Users who prefer to have the Linux versions of these games too, should then buy at the Humble store instead.
At least I've in mind VVVVVV, Dust: An Elysian Tail, FTL, Don't Starve, Incredipede, Super Hexagon, Megabyte Punch (isn't on the store directly but is sold with the Humble Bundle widget on developer's website and have Linux version), Ittle Dew, Torchlight, Trine, Botanicula, Psychonauts, Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers, Shadowrun and Shadowrun returns. Warsow exists for free elsewhere on Linux.

And probably I forgot games…

EDIT: Imho, you shouldn't consider emulated games with ScummVM and so on.
Post edited January 13, 2014 by Porkepix
I don't think it's fair to loudly advertise in something like: "Hey Linux users! Stop buying your games here, go buying your games [in another store]!!!"

Yes, I know that there are already other threads about deals, but not necessarily about games already available here.

I don't think that it would be a good idea regarding the linux community.
If people don't want to purchase here, well, they can go outside. But aggressive advertising?

My 2 cents.
I don't think a thread or a post listing games that have native linux binaries is aggressive advertising.
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Huinehtar: snip
What exactly you do not see as a good idea regarding Linux community?
And why is that?
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Huinehtar: I don't think it's fair to loudly advertise in something like: "Hey Linux users! Stop buying your games here, go buying your games [in another store]!!!" ... Yes, I know that there are already other threads about deals, but not necessarily about games already available here. ... But aggressive advertising? ...
I think it's still okay because it isn't very agressive and also because GOG doesn't support Linux. In the best case Linux users here can find Linux versions of their games easier.
Post edited January 13, 2014 by Trilarion
I think it is fair to say - buy DRM free games elsewhere if you are getting native Linux versions. If GOG cares about Linux users, they should stop ignoring them. If they don't care, then they are indifferent to Linux users buying elsewhere as well.