Posted June 15, 2012
Dubious, any patches GOG has made to stock dosbox have been contributed upstream. Otherwise they would need to maintain publicly available source code for all their modifications by the terms of the GPL (maybe such a site exist and I've missed it in the fine print, but I don't think so). The config files GOG ships work. As I said I've always used Linux / stock dosbox to run these games and any problems I've hit have been common problems brought up in the forums.
cogadh: We all know DOSBox and ScummVM run in Linux, however, just providing a zip is not necessarily going to cut it. Several of the DOSBox titles that GOG sells have a custom configured version of DOSBox and use fixes that are not present in the "stock" DOSBox (probably the source of those issues you mention). GOG would need to provide that same kind of packaged install they already provide for Windows, and that's assuming that the fixes they use even work in the Linux version of DOSBox.
You also forget that I've been trying to propose a bare minimal solution, not an ideal one. My counter to every one of these 'but what about these cases scenarios' is going to be 'skip them and move on'. Zip is FAR from ideal, but it's easy, even for Windows folk.
Post edited June 15, 2012 by TheCycoONE