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50 games for the free OS available right NOW!

A while ago, [url=]we've announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We're still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we've decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It's not about them, after all, it's about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on!

The first 50+ titles we've have in store for you come from all the corners of our DRM-Free catalog. Note that we've got many classic titles coming officially to Linux for the very first time, thanks to the custom builds prepared by our dedicated team of penguin tamers. That's over twenty fan-favorite classics, like &[url=]Flatout 2, , <a href="">Darklands, or Realms of the Haunting we've personally ushered one by one into the welcoming embrace of Linux gamers. That's already quite a nice chunk of our back-catalog, and you can expect more from our dedicated Linux team soon!

Now, for the recent titles. We've got some indie games with native Linux versions that finally find their well-deserved spot in our store. Among them, debuting on Linux, - a well received original comedic Sci-Fi puzzler. On top of that, be on the lookout for two new additions to the catalog: [url=]Gods Will Be Watching (coming in a couple of hours) and Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build coming right up!), both of them very fresh and intriguing. This is the very first time we can provide you with all the PC versions of a premiere game, and we will continue to do so in the future. If there's a Linux version of a title we're releasing, our aim is to deliver it to you Day-1. But enough about us, let's talk about the games. Here's what you can be playing on Linux today:

Anomaly Warzone Earth
Bionic Dues
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold - first time on Linux!
Blake Stone: Planet Strike - first time on Linux!
Bloodnet - first time on Linux!
CLARC - first time on Linux!
Darklands - first time on Linux!
Don't Starve + DLC
Dragonsphere - first time on Linux!
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
FlatOut - first time on Linux!
Flatout 2 - first time on Linux!
Fragile Allegiance - first time on Linux!
Gemini Rue
Gods Will Be Watching
Hocus Pocus - first time on Linux!
Kentucky Route Zero
The Last Federation
Legend of Grimrock
Litil Divil - first time on Linux!
Long Live the Queen
Normality - first time on Linux!
Pinball Gold Pack - first time on Linux!
Pinball World - first time on Linux!
Pirates! Gold Plus - first time on Linux!
Realms of the Haunting - first time on Linux!
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender - first time on Linux!
Rise of the Triad: Dark War - first time on Linux!
Shattered Haven
The Shivah HD
Sid Meier's Colonization - first time on Linux!
Sid Meier's Covert Action - first time on Linux!
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Slipstream 5000 - first time on Linux!
Space Pirates and Zombies
Stargunner - first time on Linux!
SteamWorld Dig
Super Hexagon
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Sword of the Samurai - first time on Linux!
Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build on the way!)

As if this wasn't exciting enough, we've put more than half of these titles on a special promo! Head out to the promo page and find out which of them you can get up to 75% off until Tuesday, 9:59AM GMT. Of course, all of the games from the list above that you already own will be updated with Linux versions with no additional cost for you, just as you might have expected from

"OK, but how will Linux support actually work on" - you might ask. For both native Linux versions, as well as special builds prepared by our team, will provide distro-independent tar.gz archives and support convenient DEB installers for the two most popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu and Mint, in their current and future LTS editions. Helpful and responsive customer support has always been an important part of the gaming experience. We wouldn't have it any other way when it comes to Linux, and starting today our helpdesk offers support for our official Linux releases on Ubuntu and Mint systems.

Diversity and freedom of choice have always been an important part of the way. We're very glad that we could improve our service with the addition of the free (and DRM-Free) alternative to the commercial operating systems. Talking with gamers is just as important, so we're counting on your feedback! If you've got any questions, suggestions, or run into any trouble, just tell us in the forum thread below this post. Just please be gentle, this is [url=" target="_blank]our very first time[/url] with Linux. Happy launch day, everyone!
Good news indeed!
I was going to go ranting here about Duke and Stargunner, whose tarballs do not have some libs ( from speex, needed for dosbox games, something from pulseaudio and json-c), required to run it, but, anyway, it's just a launch.
Congrats. :)

PS: nah, i'll rant anyway - when we asked for tarball versions, we meant not that we need converted to tar.gz deb's. It should include libs, that may be not present on end-users os. Also, publishers should understand that when you are providing required libs in tarball, you are making your game future-proof, resistant to code rot. Just make sure your clients will experience minimum possible problems.
I know some guys just rip libs from Steam, but i think this is bad practice and should be avoided.
I understand that it's not GOG's fault, but GOG communicates with publishers, and i hope this feedback will reach them.
yaster: You need to add filters to the Library (My Games). It's nightmare to navigate and search doesn't works with linux keyword...
Venom: We've added this option. You can now type "linux", "ubuntu", "mint", "mac" or "osx" in the search field on My Account and the list will be filtered accordingly.
The search term linux worked like a charm here, thanks!
jonnan001: Any chance GOG will setup a debian repository? The sheer coolness that is synaptics/apt-get is the biggest thing that keeps me off windows - would love to see GOG use it.
Post edited July 26, 2014 by skirtish
Nesoo: Edit: I'd probably just switch to Mint now, but Linux-based OSes don't like my wireless network card (no card = no internet) and I don't feel like going through all the hassle to maybe possibly get it to work. So, I'm just going to wait until I build a new computer, and I'll make sure Linux is happy with all my parts when I do so.
I've installed Mint 13 through 17 and various laptops, and have never has a problem with the wireless NIC. With Ubuntu, I have has a problem once or twice, but that was usually resolved by connecting a network cable to access the internet. A notice would pop up about proprietary drivers, which would then installed the wireless driver. That was some time ago though.

JudasIscariot: Duuuuuuuude :D
lcatlnx: They will not get my quake 3 linux steelbox edt. This one i take to the grave. :p
I have one also.
Post edited July 25, 2014 by jalister
lcatlnx: They will not get my quake 3 linux steelbox edt. This one i take to the grave. :p
jalister: I have one also.
I'd have one, but I missed the in-store copy by a week back in the day and, now, I can't find a place that'll sell them to Canada for a reasonable price.

(Amazon Marketplace sells them to the U.S. for prices in the $7 range but all the places I've seen that sell to Canadian buyers want at least $50)
Grargar: Are you using shelf view or list view? The search field is bugged on list view.
We've also fixed the list view search.
Very happy. :)

I was disappointed to observe that my GOG games did not install on WINE but i did not ask for a refund. I then decided not to buy games anymore. Now that i am guaranteed they'll work on linux i can shop again.

And since i got a cool game for free because of the glitch, i wont rant for my two other useless games.

What version of Linux Mint 17 do you guys recommend?
I just want to say thank you to GoG and all the publishers who agreed to release Linux versions of their games (I have no problem with using WINE for old games)

It will be interesting to see what is released next.
Crosmando: I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/LInux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
archy2: Sigh.

You GNU crusaders never stop, do you?

The thing is, your axiom that "the operating system" consists of the kernel plus all the tools you need to work in a text terminal, is totally outdated and arbitrary.
Modern computer users don't even use a text terminal, they use a graphical desktop environment, and they would consider that a part of the operating system too.
So if your idea of "all major components must be represented in the name, and those with bigger code size first" were actually applied consistently to modern Linuxes, you would have to call them something like "Gnome/Xorg/Systemd/Gnu/Linux". Have fun saying that monstrosity of a name every time instead of short and sweet "Linux"... :P

Or, you could stop and realize that semantic nit-pickery crusades do nothing to benefit the Linux community, and only harm its outside perception.
Just friggin' accept that "Linux" has become the established brand name for the whole operating system; put your energy to better uses. Mkay?
I predicted someone would bring up the GNU topic earlier in the thread when someone else pointed out that Mint is really Linux Mint. I just call it Linux. Look at all the magazines and books. How many just call it Linux?
MartynD88: What version of Linux Mint 17 do you guys recommend?
I personally use KDE, but I know plenty of people who like the Cinnamon version.
MartynD88: What version of Linux Mint 17 do you guys recommend?
Cinnamon, but it's easy enough to install MATE or KDE without reinstalling if you change your mind. I tried MATE and wound up installing Cinnamon on it anyways.
MartynD88: What version of Linux Mint 17 do you guys recommend?
I'm currently using Fedora 20 with Cinnamon, just because Cinnamon is nearly as useable Gnome 2. I tried using Unity (Ubuntu only), KDE (a little bit too "shiny" and "bling bling* IMHO), and Gnome 3 (I have no clue why they removed nearly everything that made Gnome 2 great to work with...).

I guess it depends on your equiptment (bleeding edge hardware or "rusty old stuff") and on your preferences. I really dislike the tablet-like GUI from Gnome 3 and the removal of useful menus. You should install Mint into a virtual machine and then try the most common desktops for a while.
ssokolow: I'd have one, but I missed the in-store copy by a week back in the day and, now, I can't find a place that'll sell them to Canada for a reasonable price.

(Amazon Marketplace sells them to the U.S. for prices in the $7 range but all the places I've seen that sell to Canadian buyers want at least $50)
What about a service like Borderlinx?
MartynD88: What version of Linux Mint 17 do you guys recommend?
I just got Cinnamon, but I regret not getting KDE. It seems to have better applets and add-ons support. I just couldn't stand whatever Ubuntu uses now. There are several comparison articles here and there.

Cinnamon is fine, though, and a bit lighter.