GOG.com: Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to GOG.COM on April 16th, 2020 and is now available for pre-orders.
To the GOG & CDP RED teams...
You have actual inconsistency on your store webpage https://cyberpunk.sklep.pl/nasze-produkty/10-cyberpunk-2077-pc-standard-5902367640507.html
On the pictures it is clearly seen that box says DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (only).
While on the text list of things the box contains it says that it DOES contain GAME DISC.
Please fix and clarify!...
GOG.COM users will also receive a set of exclusive goodies when the game is released: a digital booklet about the game (more details soon), an additional set of wallpapers and avatars, and print quality Cyberpunk 2077 posters.
Ok hold on... Hold on...
GOG USERS ( those that have game ACTIVATED on GOG... So ALSO those who bought box version with the GOG key...)
GOG DIGITAL ORDER PURCHASERS
Will only those who digitally order on GOG get that?
Do everybody who will have game ACTIVATED on GOG get it?
OK Also it's not clear if that will be only for preorders or for like everybody. Is this preorder limited?
Sadly, it's a Tux free game...
Wine is miraculous those days so why not?
No Linux - no buy. Sorry.
I'm shocked they didn't plan for/start working on one, tbh. Galaxy I could see as it's not used by everyone/not being sold, but this is one of their major works in development....you'd think they'd want the extra money.
Based on situation with Linux and Witcher 3, I expected they'd fix that - but apparently they (again?) prioritize cost-efficiency, in which case this (and that) will never happen. Would be even funnier if Steam's version supports Linux.
This looks amazing. Strongly hoping for a Linux version at some point, too!
While I'd appreciate a Linux version announcement, I'm sure we'll find a way to play it anyway :)
I am ready to pay higher price for games with proper Linux & Vulkan support.
Win 10 is very controversial platform and many users refuse to install it, so CDPR is risking to lose a notable part of Cyberpunk 2077 possible audience.
I pre-ordered The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3 both on GOG and retail (collector's edition), and gifted numerous GOG keys for both games... however I won't be doing this for Cyberpunk 2077 as I switched to Linux and now use it exclusively. Hopefully there'll be a Linux version at some point in which case it'll be an instabuy; otherwise I'll likely buy it when the GOTY is out & deeply discounted enough to justify playing it using Wine or Proton (retail will most likely be the cheapest option, and you'll still get a GOG key for it).
I'm sure it'll run in Wine+DXVK or Proton, although maybe not immediately (I guess that getting it working would probably be a priority if it doesn't). Even if it runs great in Wine at launch though, I strongly advise against Linux users buying it until either there's a complete edition out & it's been deeply discounted, or an official Linux version is released, in order to give CDPR some incentive to support Linux.
1.I am hoping too that Linux port WILL be a thing...
2.And if the port WILL be a thing then PLEASE CDPR USE VULKAN for Linux!
3.They could still maybe add it later (there is still almost a year until release)...
4.The release would be a great opportunity to make Galaxy Linux native! Please CDRP make it happen! Make Galaxy Linux native!
5.It DEFINITELY will be playable on DXVK unless they use DX12 (but there is something similar to DXVK that is for DX12) or they use some awkward extensions (mfplat says hello) (if you dunno what mfplat is google it with resident evil 2 in the query)...
6.Hey BTW does anybody know if Galaxy achievements work with Lutris? Like when you install Galaxy ON Lutris? Do achievements work then?
The Steam (windows) version will most likely run on Steam Play/Proton alright even if Steam doesn't have a native Linux version. However, people will just buy the Steam version then. Why even bother with the GOG version in that case.
All this no-DRM sounds really hollow to me if a game this big (and being made by the parent company of GOG) doesn't have a native Linux version. If smaller studios can do it, CDPR can as well. If they want 100% of my money on my copy that is.
Game being DRM free and game having native Linux port are COMPLETELY DIFFETENT AND SEPARATE cases! DRM has nothing to do with it and it doesn't matter if the game is free of it or not...
Also Proton is actually SEPARATE from Steam and you can use it outside of Steam. It was DEVELOPED by Valve based on Wine and DXVK as well as some other things and is DISTRIBUTED with Steam by default BUT you CAN get it OFFICIALLY without a problem outside of Steam (actually from official Valve repositories).
Just get it from the repository and run non Steam game with it! Then there is no point in getting it on Steam :P What do you say for that? :P :D :D
Also not to sound mean but does anyone(short of a coder for linux) have FULL control over any OS? :\
It is that on Linux pretty much EVERYTHING is documented in a PUBLIC way... You have actual ROOT access to EVERYTHING (which you don't on Windows AT ALL) and can just ROOT and change EVERYTHING.
So YES you have full CONTROL over your system! Don't mistake CONTROL with UNDERSTANDING!
Basically NOBODY knows EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING in Linux BUT there is a public documentation for basically everything (there are some very small parts which are not documented because somebody was LAZY and not because they don't want to document that), things are open sourse and everybody can check them (that's why Linux is so secure... it's impossible to get away with something on it when everybody can check it)...
Some chips/etc can have backdoors built into them that one might not know about unless they reverse engineer the parts in their systems/etc.....and other things are hard to be intotal control of as well.
OPEN SOURCE CPUs (that would be some POWER architecture ones) and firmware dude!
Unfortunatelly POWER open source CPUs are still SUPER EXPENSIVE (especially mobos for those) and firmware is mostly available only for those mobos...
This is a interesting read: [url=https://www.archive.ece.cmu.edu/~ganger/712.fall02/papers/p761-thompson.pdf]https://www.archive.ece.cmu.edu/~ganger/712.fall02/papers/p761-thompson.pdf[/url]
Reflections on Trusting Trust
Yes, that's an absolute mindblowing classic.
Edit: since few will read it, the (genius) creator of Unix wrote about how a compiler could be modified to produce executable code that cracked security when run, when it recognized that it was compiling certain operating system files, with no need for the source code to be modified.
So the compiler is run on innocent code and produces dangerous code. Then, going meta, the compiler itself can receive this treatment, so there is then no trace in any source code of anything devious.
Seems like an interesting thing to put on to read later ("someday"... dunno... "later"...) list...
Well that is you know infinite circle of making sure everything is secure... You CAN do that but most people just WOULDN'T go that far...
So you'll buy deeply discounted game you may not play due to inecitive to sales
I'll wait for a complete edition + very deep discount before I consider buying it to play using Wine, the same as I do for any other game I'm interested in that does not have a Linux version. I will only consider paying full price for games that officially support Linux.
OK then what if the game has a native Linux port but it is a total trash on some old OpenGL version and that old OpenGL version is making it look WORSE than if you would run the game using DXVK...
What do you do then? Do you run trash Linux port or do you use DXVK with the game?
Well some of us knows what multi-boot it ;)
(Im being super sarcastic)
Well some of us KNOW what is PCIE passthrough...
(Im being super sarcastic)
Does it still screw up the bootloader with some of its update?
Sometime with major updates (i.e. the big new version released once or twice per year), but it's 5 minutes to fix.
Microsoft screws GRUB regularly (Windows 10 just replaces bootloader upon major updates unlike previous versions which did not do such things)
and it is not likely to ever change because Microsoft.
I suggest to everybody that dual boots or considers dual booting to NEVER use the same DRIVE unless you absolutely HAVE TO...
Just use a different one. And I also suggest that when you install another system then before doing that you unplug ALL different drives to make extra sure that the install does NOT put EFI boot file on the wrong EFI partition (like alreay existing ON A DIFFERENT DRIVE after being made by previous system ON A DIFFERENT DRIVE)...