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To CD Projekt Red - bring Witcher 3 and your other games to Linux please.

Added byshmerl's avatarshmerl

With Linux support coming to GOG in the future, it's good to gather some feedback and show CD Projekt Red (who are GOG's sister company) whether their users want their games to be released for Linux. This is primarily about future titles (such as Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077) since that's what CD Projekt Red are working now at present. But if you want to mention interest in the past titles (Witcher 1 and 2), feel free to comment as well, but don't expect that to be an an easily accepted request, since working on past titles is a less probable event naturally.

If you wonder what's the point of asking this here, GOG has many Linux users, so it's easier to gather feedback here, rather than let's say on CD Projekt Red forums.

Corresponding forum topic:
https://secure.gog.com/forum/general/to_cd_projekt_red_bring_witcher_3_and_your_other_games_to_linux_please

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shmerl
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Should GOG mark this as "in progress" or not?

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debia4ever
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I played Witcher 2 on Windows and I liked a lot. I was waiting for February 24(my birthday) but It was posponed. Now I got a pretty powerful system with Debian Linux, Valve games run pretty well on it. Can you please port your software on this freely available System? I wish I can play Witcher 3 on it.

Feb. 20, 2015
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jalong
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I already pre-ordered, assuming it would be released for linux. I'm shocked to learn that Witcher 3 is not confirmed for linux!

Feb. 19, 2015
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qchto
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as someone who preordered this game (from GOG) inmediatelly after seeing the "SteamOS announcement banner" last year ( http://cdn4.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Thw-Witcher-3.png ) I do hope it finally comes to Linux..
You already have my money, so now I can only hope for you to regain my trust for future releases.

Feb. 17, 2015
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shmerl
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> Wait... Witcher 3 is not officially confirmed for Linux?

Spread the word. Show other Linux gamers this wishlist entry and lets gather more votes. 5402? I'm sure way more Linux users would like to play Witcher 3!

Feb. 17, 2015
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Kallestofeles
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Wait... Witcher 3 is not officially confirmed for Linux?
I have both W1 and W2 on my linux gaming rig. Both completed and are excellent, though W1 running through wine.
I had the impression that W3 would be released on Linux for sure. Now that this is not confirmed, I ain't pre-ordering. When it is confirmed, I would gladly pay extra and get the biggest, the baddest version of it - if only I could play it natively. From the videos and pictures that are out, I know for sure that wine will not do with this title.

CDPR, please, bring the beloved franchise to Linux audiences!
I am not drawing a good parallel here, but UbuntuPhone's second flash-sale happened today and it got sold out in less than 10 minutes... we are willing to pay, to support the titles and franchises which are brought to our platform!

I know that you care due to the massive performance improvement I got with W2's latest patch. Thank you guys! (and ladies, if present)

Feb. 13, 2015
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Shadowsedge117
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Generally speaking, I'd love to see all games playable on Linux. But I know that request is a lot to ask for, so I won't hold it against you ;)

I would like to play the entire Witcher series on Linux - Witcher 1 included - along with any future titles released by you or any other developers that sell their game on GOG. Again, I know it's a lot to ask for. I just wanted you to be certain where I stand when it comes to Linux gaming.

Side note: Is there a deb installer for Witcher 2, or is there just the .tar archive?

Additional side note: Native Linux preferred.

Feb. 4, 2015
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ricki42
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+1. I don't have Windows and would love to play this game.

Feb. 2, 2015
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Kronykus
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no tux, no bucks

Feb. 1, 2015
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YKaelig
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A GNU/Linux port will be welcome, but I will pay the same price only if the port is a NATIVE port, or the price must be lower if not.

How wil buy a Lamborghini with a Fiat 500 engine , mm ?

Jan. 31, 2015
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witchent
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I really would appreciate a port for Linux. But een if you don't do it, could you just clarify if you're doing it or not, so that we can decided if we preorder it or not?

Jan. 30, 2015
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prometeusz84
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CDPR Please make Witcher 3 for linux

Jan. 29, 2015
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ezra-s
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definetly want this game... under Linux and natively!

Jan. 28, 2015
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xpris
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CDPR Please make me and many other Linux users happy and bring The Witcher 3 and The Witcher 1 to Linux!!!

Jan. 27, 2015
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Haventh
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Yes please. I would love a native version of the game on Linux, or a great port if that is not possible.

Jan. 25, 2015
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realkman666
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Back to Linux. Make it happen.

Jan. 25, 2015
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RealmEnder
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I switched over from Windows to Linux when I built a new PC at end of 2014 so unless Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 come to Linux, I won't be playing them. I'm playing Witcher 2 on Linux at the moment and loving it so hope I can continue with Witcher 3

Jan. 25, 2015
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shmerl
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> I'm less cautious of Microsoft since they changed management

You shouldn't be. Windows has built in DRM from the time of Vista and it's not going away. You should never trust it.

Jan. 25, 2015
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MadMan3473
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Linux support would be appreciated. I like having a system under my complete control. I'm less cautious of Microsoft since they changed management; and had they made Windows 8 more like 10 I likely wouldn't be using Linux right now. But seeing where Microsoft went knowing they didn't have to please their customers to keep their business, I'd rather not be forced to support Microsoft just to play games at this point.

Jan. 24, 2015
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@scmerl, thanks...anyways, official requeriments were unveiled last week, and as pc OS, windows is required. Definetly that was an official word for me. Our hopes comes now for a post launch version. I desire them good success on the launch of the game, since I think its going to be the best game of 2015. I just wont be playing it until it comes for linux.

Jan. 11, 2015
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Shiba87
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A GNU/Linux version of Witcher 3 (a real one, not like witcher 2) would be awesome. I won't pay for a non-native game

Jan. 9, 2015
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shmerl
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@r1esg0: Official word about preordering was said already. Basically don't preorder if you want a Linux version.

If you missed it, see details here: http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-witcher-3-for-linux-remains-officially-unconfirmed.4167

Jan. 9, 2015
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blackgolddragon
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I use linux as my primary operating system for this simple reason:

I hate windows.

I can't stand windows, so I have become accustomed to using Ubuntu and playing games on it; either through wine or a offical release.

When The Witcher 2 was released for linux, I was excited and bought it as soon as I could. I had no issues playing the game apart from artifacts which were a hardware problem. I don't care that it uses eON, I'm just happy that it runs on linux.

When that ad for The Witcher 3 came up on the steam store saying that it was coming to Steamos, I preordered it as soon as I could. Then later I noticed that the ad no longer said coming to steamos. I started to do research and serveral articles said that it had been confirmed, which serveral months later after reading the forums I found that this information was false and that it wasn't comfirmed and that CDPR would consider releasing it after the initial release.

I still have not canceled my preorder, nor do I intend to. I wish however for the game to come to linux. even if it uses eON instead of being native. As long as it is playable, I'm happy.

So please, bring The Witcher 3 to Linux, this is all I'm asking you to do.

Jan. 7, 2015
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hurururu
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Yep, what the last commenter said. I would love to play this game natively!

Dec. 26, 2014
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r1esg0
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Dear CD project, a lot has been said about the avability (and unavaibility) of this game in Linux/SteamOS, and still its not clear if the game will come out for linux in a future. Since there is a good discount I can benefit from, for prepurchasing Witcher 3, I'm anxious for pre purchase it. But I cannot do, since is not clear yet if the game will be available for my OS (ubuntu). Please, try to make clear this point with an official word, BEFORE the pre-purchase limit time ends, so people that are in my same condition can choose to pre-purchase the game, or not.


(written from a windows machine, from my working place)

Dec. 16, 2014
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YKaelig
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Hellu,

First: I want and will buy only for a NATIVE support of Witcher3 for GNU/Linux.
Second: I'm totally disagree with the idea to support only steamOS. This is really a bad strategy. It is a really bad vision to thing that GNU/Linux user could switch from their prefered OS to SteamOS just for a game.

Powodzenia

Dec. 15, 2014
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docjuhnk
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+1
I would instantly pre-order a linux version. But with the course Microsoft is taking, I stopped spending money on Windows games.

Dec. 4, 2014
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Andreus
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Dear CDProject:
Please make it clear if Linux will be supported before the chance to preorder is gone. I would buy or preorder instantly if its coming to Linux and I also want to get all you preorder-bonus-Stuff like NWN... (which runs in LInux with some extra work afaik).

Nov. 30, 2014
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bigpine
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Just played Witcher 2 on Linux. I hope my saved game can be exported to Witcher 3, regardless of Version. But please, Witcher 3 on Linux!

Nov. 30, 2014
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elbuglione
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+1

Nov. 28, 2014
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shmerl
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@nstgc: Witcher 1 works very well in Wine.

Nov. 26, 2014
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lufu
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ditto @ Ceipheed

Nov. 23, 2014
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Ceipheed
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Please make a native Linux release! It's all that's holding me back from pre-ordering

Nov. 18, 2014
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nstgc
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I am increasingly buying games only if they run well in Linux, either with Wine, or natively. I don't care, so long as it works. The Witcher 1, in its current states, doesn't work well at all in Wine or CrossOver (the commerical version of Wine). I don't know about the state of W2, but I can't see myself buying W3 unless it runs natively in Linux since DX11 means that there isn't a chance of it running in Wine.

Nov. 17, 2014
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I am really waiting for The Witcher 1 and 3 for Linux, I only use Ubuntu and don´t like to play on wine. I only buy games if they have Linux support. Already have multiple Linux games in steam and is nice that GOG is supporting Linux too.

Nov. 14, 2014
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mirkobern
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i'm still finishing witcher1 on linux with wine, and have already buyed the 2 to support gog and cdproject, but would immensely appreciate a linux binary (native possibly) of both.

i'm really uncertain on the withcer3 preorder because no linux support certainty here (but announced in steamOS ).
seeing i don't own nor plan to have any windows machine, and at most could loan an old win laptop :)

Nov. 13, 2014
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tezas87
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I will only purchase cross-platform games.
Closed systems support must end.
We, the users, end up winning.
+1

Nov. 2, 2014
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PyGuy
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I have a perfectly-working Windows machine at home, but I'll take the "no Tux, no bucks" route here.

Oct. 20, 2014
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ruudschmahinda
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It will only be a buy for me if it will come to linux. But if it does, it's a definitive buy!!!

Bring it CDPR!! :)

Sep. 17, 2014
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shmerl
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Aspyr*

Sep. 5, 2014
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shmerl
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Aspys are good candidates, but I think CDPR should build their own expertise in Linux and OpenGL development.

Sep. 5, 2014
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coryrj1995
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Aspyr Media anyone?

Sep. 1, 2014
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johndoe7000
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I already bought Witcher 2 on Steam and will definetly buy Witcher 1 and 3 if they get a Linux (native preferred!) port.
How about hiring "Ryan C. Gordon" for doing the ports?!

Aug. 18, 2014
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2h
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Hm, if a real native version was confirmed I would definitely pre-order, but with the sad state of the Witcher2 port and it not even being available here, only to the steamers, I am skeptical.

Aug. 18, 2014
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If Witcher 3 comes to Gnu/Linux, the i'll buy it. If it's only-Windows, not.
So please, add a penguin to the supprted platforms. ; - )

Aug. 18, 2014
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wolversc
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Please release witcher 3 on linux, or else i cant throw my money at you :(

Aug. 18, 2014
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dawidr83
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Chyba nie trzeba Polskiego studia prosić o swparcie systemu linux. Linux is the future! Więc, Panie i Panowie... bierzcie sukces we wasze ręce!

Aug. 18, 2014
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hero1900
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waiting or that :)

Aug. 18, 2014
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Ampheus
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Bought and love Witcher 2 and will also instantly buy Witcher 3 when it comes out for Linux.

Aug. 18, 2014
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