Oh, that seems to be a bit much. :-(
Please tell me it asks me before going ahead before installing a new one.
I don't think it's a bit much... especially when you consider that a Windows install uses around 10GB. The scripts download the specified Wine version automatically. Otherwise, it will only let you choose between the system's version of Wine & what you've already got downloaded.
I have repurchased several games on GOG. I do feel that it is a somewhat stupid thing to do, but if I like the game and it is not expensive, I often times do it. But SEGA and Blizzard?
There's nothing stupid about re-buying games here IMO. I do it for several reasons:
- The convenience of not having to mess about with loads of game discs (and often numerous patches) & being able to free up the physical space occupied by said game discs
- To have a complete & fully updated DRM-free version and not having to mess about with cracks
- More likely to run well in Wine
- To support GOG & encourage more DRM-free releases
(the extras GOG often provides are also nice to have)
That said, I almost never buy games with DRM & those that I do buy I only buy as complete editions at a steep discount or for next to nothing in bundles (and I will only tolerate Steam's DRM - UPlay, Origin, Denuvo etc are total deal breakers & I won't tolerate those even at free). And I generally don't buy newer games unless they have Linux support.
If publishers/developers don't bring their game here then they won't get much from me, if at all.
I recall using DaemonTools with success some times on my laptop (great tool). This time it seems I'll have to spend a few weekends ripping my legally purchased
game disks and testing them out. (using what? I doubt dd would be enough) :-(
Or I could simply torrent a cracked version of the game and try it out on a safe sandbox environment (wich provides a larger surface to hide nasty things). Thanks a lot, copy-protection!
For my DRM'ed games I install them, then apply cracks & sort out any registry keys etc. they need and then zip the whole thing up for archival & easier installation in future.
I wish the publishers would be forced to mention the presence of such measures on the box, but I don't even see them mentioning Steam
I don't often buy retail games any more, as they're almost always little more than a Steam/UPlay/Origin key plus an instruction leaflet with the game code & "manual on disc" text (or something along those lines) and an advertisement for DLC/"Season Pass" for the game and/or other games from the publisher.
Bringing the post back on topic, I wonder if Linux or Wine may choke on those SafeDisc or SecuROM tricks, even if running from the disc.
I'm certain that the variants that rely on installing system drivers & services won't work, and even if they do they'll most likely cripple performance due to the methods used to hinder attempts at cracking them.