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Chain reaction.

Opus Magnum is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% discount until February 7, 2PM UTC.
Alchemy is an esoteric science that fuses artistry with practical engineering in fascinating ways. Anataeus Vaya is a master in the field but when dark secrets start crawling out of the woodwork, he must face the ultimate puzzle: how to assemble and modify his transmutation devices to prepare miraculous concoctions in the fastest, most efficient manner possible. Tick tock, Anataeus. Tick tock.
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eiii: After all it still arrived here. But maybe too late, at least the initial sales went elsewhere...

And they probably never will tell us more about the story behind this release. ;)
We got enough info. They admitted fault, said they listened to our complaints, and released it here.
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Experiment513: Now where is Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Mad Dog McCree, Who Shot Johnny Rock? etc? ;)
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Konrad: Uhh, umm. Huh. Okay, well... (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Yeah, PLEASE bring on those classics. You already brought us "Tender Loving Care", that one is just an interactive movie, too.

There is no reason to reject those classics from Don Bluth or American Laser Games...
Post edited February 01, 2018 by Anime-BlackWolf
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Konrad: Uhh, umm. Huh. Okay, well... (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
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Anime-BlackWolf: Yeah, PLEASE bring on those classics. You already brought us "Tender Loving Care", that one is just an interactive movie, too.

There is no reason to reject those classics from Don Bluth or American Laser Games...
And how would they port the light gun games?
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Anime-BlackWolf: Yeah, PLEASE bring on those classics. You already brought us "Tender Loving Care", that one is just an interactive movie, too.

There is no reason to reject those classics from Don Bluth or American Laser Games...
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pmcollectorboy: And how would they port the light gun games?
use DOSbox as almost all of them had PC DOS releases?
Hmm, looks like a 2D version sorta of the Infinifactory.

VERY stylized...
Oh my god, it really happened! :D

Now we will need another game that the community simply won't shut up about... ;)


[Edit:]
Excited typos
Post edited February 01, 2018 by HeartsAndRainbows
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I bought it yesterday. Very nice game, it was hard to switch off the computer and not play "just another one".

I must say that at first I was FURIOUS when I realised that GOG, sneaky little bastards!, made me install GOG Galaxy with that game.

I immediately removed it but still, if I don't want it, don't try to sneak if behind my back. When I say I was furious, I really mean it. I don't know if I will buy another game from them again.

When installing the game, on the EULA screen, be sure to go in Options and uncheck Install GOG Galaxy if you don't want that thing on your device.
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BGil: When installing the game, on the EULA screen, be sure to go in Options and uncheck Install GOG Galaxy if you don't want that thing on your device.
You dont need to do that. When you use gog website you go to Library > Opus Magnum > Click on More > Click on Classical Installers and you get installers without the Galaxy. I know its not ideal but thats how gog made it for people who dont use Galaxy.
Post edited February 01, 2018 by Matruchus
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OdanUrr: Opus Magnum has released? There's hope for Celeste yet!
Certainly looks like it! :-)

https://twitter.com/GOGcom/status/959005255395692544
Wouldn't it be much easier to offer Galaxy as a free program in the store - instead of bundling it with about 25% of their library?
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BGil: When installing the game, on the EULA screen, be sure to go in Options and uncheck Install GOG Galaxy if you don't want that thing on your device.
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Matruchus: You dont need to do that. When you use gog website you go to Library > Opus Magnum > Click on More > Click on Classical Installers and you get installers without the Galaxy. I know its not ideal but thats how gog made it for people who dont use Galaxy.
Thanks. Good to know. However it's barely faster than unchecking it in the Options.
Anyway, it should be opt in not opt out.
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Matruchus: You dont need to do that. When you use gog website you go to Library > Opus Magnum > Click on More > Click on Classical Installers and you get installers without the Galaxy. I know its not ideal but thats how gog made it for people who dont use Galaxy.
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BGil: Thanks. Good to know. However it's barely faster than unchecking it in the Options.
Anyway, it should be opt in not opt out.
Hello and welcome to the forum!

Since you seem to be new to the forum, you might have missed that these new installers that come bundled with Galaxy caused quite a stir. You can read all about it here => https://www.gog.com/forum/general/offline_installers_with_an_option_to_install_gog_galaxy
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fronzelneekburm: Oh...

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I just compared the Steam description with the gog description. If these are to be trusted, gog is missing the following features:

- Achievements
- Workshop
- Cloud
- Leaderboards
- Includes level editor

Also, the following bullet point is missing from the gog description:

Steam Workshop - Make and share your own puzzles with full Steam Workshop integration and an easy-to-use puzzle editor. Play the top user-submitted puzzles in the prestigious Journal of Alchemical Engineering, curated by Zachtronics!
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fronzelneekburm: I can live without stuff like achievements and cloud saves, but a missing editor would be a deal breaker for me. Is it included or not?
I think this is the real reason why the game was originally rejected by GOG. Zachtroncs didn't want / have the resources to implement these features, and in fact we now have an incomplete title compared to the steam counterpart, however useless these features are (except for achievements, I think now there is no longer any excuse to not to take them on GOG Galaxy).
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HeartsAndRainbows: Wouldn't it be much easier to offer Galaxy as a free program in the store - instead of bundling it with about 25% of their library?
That's the way it used to be. GOG decided to change the implementation in a very annoying way for the non-Galaxy consumer. We had to create a pretty big uproar to get the current system, where you can at least manually locate and download the non-Galaxy installer, as a compromise.
Post edited February 01, 2018 by Luned
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fronzelneekburm: Oh...

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I just compared the Steam description with the gog description. If these are to be trusted, gog is missing the following features:

- Achievements
- Workshop
- Cloud
- Leaderboards
- Includes level editor

Also, the following bullet point is missing from the gog description:

I can live without stuff like achievements and cloud saves, but a missing editor would be a deal breaker for me. Is it included or not?
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Alexim: I think this is the real reason why the game was originally rejected by GOG. Zachtroncs didn't want / have the resources to implement these features, and in fact we now have an incomplete title compared to the steam counterpart, however useless these features are (except for achievements, I think now there is no longer any excuse to not to take them on GOG Galaxy).
- I don't personally care about achievements but I can see why people would be upset they're not supported
- No workshop is to be expected, GOG doesn't give an option for that
- Cloud saves are supported
- What kind of leaderboards? I played a bit last night and it definitely supports the histograms
- The level editor is there too

As far as I can see the only real absence are the achievements. Not a big deal in my opinion.