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Super happy to see Botanicula on GOG! It'd be an instant buy, but I'm not sure if the linux version will be available here? Otherwise, I might have to get elsewhere. Let us know :)
GOG hasn't officially announced support for any other OS aside from Windows (WinXP and newer), but there is a post in the Machinarium forum detailing how to run it on GNU/Linux. My guess would be getting this game to work under GNU/Linux would involve the same steps.
_If_ the game is a flash file embedded in a flash interpreter we can be reasonably sure it will work with few simple steps:

- extract the .swf file
- make a bash script that
-- creates a savegame folder
-- changes the HOME environment variable to points to the savegame folder
-- starts flashplayer

I think I will make my usual Linux Playability thread once the game is out, but you can try this command to extract the swf (assuming the main executable is called Botanicula.exe):

$ dd if=Botanicula.exe of=botanicula.swf bs=1 skip=$(grep -abo 'CWS\|FWS' Botanicula.exe|cut -f1 -d:|tail -1)
Post edited April 08, 2012 by etb
Amanita says on their Blog that "The game is coming to all Windows, Mac and Linux users" at least on botanicula.net.

See: http://amanita-design.net/blog/2012/04/04/botanicula-official-trailer-and-release-date/

Hey GOG: I bought a lot of Games on GOG.com that run perfectly on ScummVM and DOSBos under Linux. I also bought some Windows Games and start my PC under Windows to play them. But when there is a "native" Linux client i prefere this option.

Could you add the Linux (and MacOS) Client as an additional Download on gog.com? Please!

It would be nice to here an official statement from you.
I am afraid that everything official is: ``We do not support anything different than WinXP, Vista and Win7.''
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etb: I am afraid that everything official is: ``We do not support anything different than WinXP, Vista and Win7.''
1. This is a new Game. So the original Sourcecode and the original devolopers are available .
2. This means that GOG.com has no need to fiddle with the codebase for them selves.
3. It's legally ok to add the Linux port as a free goody with no warranty to the Windows game.

So there are no big issues for GOG.com to add the Linux port as a free goodie, right?
You points are correct, but it does not change that I am afraid that everything official is ``We do not support anything different than WinXP, Vista and Win7.''

Think about it, we got no linux support even for scummvm games. Where supporting is just...

#!/bin/bash

cd "`dirname "$0"`"
SCUMMVM="`which scummvm`"
#add an error message if scummvm is not found.
"$SCUMMVM" -p . sky

end of support. (the example is for `Beneath a Steel Sky')
Post edited April 11, 2012 by etb
You guys are right. There's not technical or legal reason why the linux port shouldn't be here. But GOG's track record tells me it just won't happen.

As far as I'm concerned, I'll get the game from Amanita directly.

Thanks for the chat.
Hm. ok....

I've bought the game with the current "Humble Botanicula Debut" Bundle.
I choosed to pay $25 for the Pack just to say "Thank You!"
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clapbedon: You guys are right. There's not technical or legal reason why the linux port shouldn't be here. But GOG's track record tells me it just won't happen.
... which is why some people still live in the past century. Democracy is: stand up to make the change! If enough people tll GOG, it might be a brighter future for Linux users. At least for so simple adjustements as little start scripts. Yes, we can! :-)
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clapbedon: Super happy to see Botanicula on GOG! It'd be an instant buy, but I'm not sure if the linux version will be available here? Otherwise, I might have to get elsewhere. Let us know :)
It's here as of today :)