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A few of the games I own also have linux versions and it would be nice if GOG also provided installers for those. They support MAC OS which is Unix so why not other Linux OS's. I think that's my main complaint about GOG, I love the service, but they need to open it up for Linux.
https://secure.gog.com/forum/general/linux_support_on_gog/post14
Hopefully they will, I mean they are expanding into Mac so I dont see why it isnt possible at some point in time, just not yet (TM)
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runyonave: A few of the games I own also have linux versions and it would be nice if GOG also provided installers for those. They support MAC OS which is Unix so why not other Linux OS's. I think that's my main complaint about GOG, I love the service, but they need to open it up for Linux.
They only just expanded into Mac. Linux is probably coming, but it'll just take a while.
Vote here, brother:
http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/add_linux_versions_of_games

We also need an official Linux downloader, vote here:
http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/downloader_linux
This downloader wouldn't be necessary if GOG only supported resuming downloads. Probably a security measure, but an extremely annoying one. GOG needs to get in it into their heads that not everyone uses Windows or Mac. Being able to resume downloads works universally, even when I want to download it to my fridge running a 67 bits operating system. It comes down to one question: does the FTP client on that client support the FTP standards, including those functions necessary for resuming downloads? Than it should be able to download those files.
Post edited May 20, 2013 by jorlin
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jorlin: This downloader wouldn't be neccessary if GOG only supported resuming downloads. Probably a security measure, but an extremely annoying one. GOG needs to get in it into their heads that not everyone uses Windows or Mac. Being able to resume downloads works universally, even when I want to download it to my fridge running a 67 bits operating system if the FTP client on it supports the FTP standards.
You fridge is running a 67 bit operating system? Wow! Mine has only 25.3 bit. :-)
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jorlin: This downloader wouldn't be necessary if GOG only supported resuming downloads.
It does support resuming. You just need to pass the session id along the line. So don't use the direct link, use the one from "My Account" page. For more info, see the LGOGDownloader thread.
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jorlin: This downloader wouldn't be neccessary if GOG only supported resuming downloads. Probably a security measure, but an extremely annoying one. GOG needs to get in it into their heads that not everyone uses Windows or Mac. Being able to resume downloads works universally, even when I want to download it to my fridge running a 67 bits operating system if the FTP client on it supports the FTP standards.
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Lifthrasil: You fridge is running a 67 bit operating system? Wow! Mine has only 25.3 bit. :-)
Ha! I got you both beat, mine was upgraded to the latest 126.7bit OS. ^_^
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jorlin: This downloader wouldn't be neccessary if GOG only supported resuming downloads. Probably a security measure, but an extremely annoying one. GOG needs to get in it into their heads that not everyone uses Windows or Mac. Being able to resume downloads works universally, even when I want to download it to my fridge running a 67 bits operating system if the FTP client on it supports the FTP standards.
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Lifthrasil: You fridge is running a 67 bit operating system? Wow! Mine has only 25.3 bit. :-)
Time to upgrade brother. Since it is probably a proprietary OS, you'll need to break the ICE protecting the kernel first. I suggest a Cyberspace VII since it's a fairly primitive one. Try visiting Asano at Chiba city if you want one.
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jorlin: This downloader wouldn't be necessary if GOG only supported resuming downloads.
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JMich: It does support resuming. You just need to pass the session id along the line. So don't use the direct link, use the one from "My Account" page. For more info, see the LGOGDownloader thread.
I will, thank you for the suggestion !
Post edited May 20, 2013 by jorlin
AGGGGHHH!!!

THERE...ARE...FOURR...LIGHTS!!!
Unfortunately GOG are a little slow with the Linux support. The key thing to remember is that they offer much more support then just selling the games.
If you have an issue and send them a ticket about a game problem they will usually get back with a response within the week, but they must know the games and the systems. Here is their biggest problem, they do not know Linux all that well there yet and as such offering the Linux down-loaders would be for them counter productive, as they could offer no support. Without the support for their customers they would be leaving one of their biggest advantages over their competition utterly useless to a large section of customers.
GOG is not slow with Linux support. It is non-existent.
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niniendowarrior: GOG is not slow with Linux support. It is non-existent.
Yeah, at this point, it's my main annoyance with them, especially for the games that are Linux compatible already.

I can understand them being reluctant to add Linux compatibility to a game that has none, but it doesn't take a lot of work to support what is already there.

I can't see developers not being on board with this, they usually want to sell their games.
Post edited May 20, 2013 by Magnitus
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Magnitus: I can understand them being reluctant to add Linux compatibility to a game that has none, but it doesn't take a lot of work to support what is already there.
That might be true technically but not legally. A lot of the time distibution licences are based on the platform, and some times specific ports have different ownership. Try getting Loki versions of games.