Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I am curious why some DosBOXed games won't run natively on Linux?
DOS games can't run natively on Linux to begin with. But you can run them with DosBox.
But if you are asking why GOG don't release all their DOS games for Linux with DosBox like they do for Windows, most of the time it's licensing issues, nothing to do with technical reasons. So just take the game and run it in DosBox yourself.
thanks for your reply - yes, why aren't all Dosbox based games available for LINUX was my question.
Shame that, Linux can use all the support it can get from game developers/vendors. It's getting better slowly and GOG has been fantastic in this regard, kudos where it is due.
Though licensing as the main reason seems a bit odd to me, since I would've thought if a a game runs under DosBox it does not really matter what does Dosbox itself runs on it, or does it? Also, most of the games are 20+ years old, who still enforces the licenses on those? Don't they expire at some point?
Not complaining, just curious.