So where is the patch? Why even have patches up to 4.0 and from 4.1 to 5.0 if there's one (or more) missing in the middle? What the hell gog? Why are you driving me to use steam or should i just pirate the game? Seems way more convenient.
(I am so tired of hearing this crap everywhere I go on the 'net these days
--I'm really not picking on you guys in this thread specifically
, but the enormous disparity between the Windows gaming markets and the Linux distro gaming markets
is a very real thing. You can either deny
that reality--which is akin to beating your head repeatedly on a telephone pole for all the good it will accomplish--or you can take advantage of the much, much larger Windows presence in all facets of the global gaming markets and make it work for you
. It's your choice--always has been.)
Did you miss the 5.0.0.0040 version of the game somehow--right there under manual patches for Linux? Yes, it's the entire game, but it's there ready for you to download. I guess next you will blame GOG for your choice of Internet-down bandwidth
--it's too slow for your tastes--and you blame GOG for that instead of yourself; and somehow you guys also make GOG responsible for your choice of an OS for running your games
. You guys come storming in here making demands as if running a Linux distro entitles you to carte blanche or the red carpet....;) It doesn't. FYI, as I understand it, GOG receives incremental patches from the game developer--
which GOG incorporates into manually applied patches for backup
. But if Gog doesn't receive an incremental patch from the developer
--guess what? Gog can't materialize the missing incremental patch out of the ether, AFAIK--it doesn't work that way. Sincere Suggestion
: If you tire of second-hand treatment because you are using an OS kernel with extremely limited game support--a second-hand gaming OS
, in other words--a Linux distro is a poor choice for computer gaming
, imo--then get smart and dual-boot Win10x64 for your games.
You'd be amazed at how much easier/better it is for gaming anywhere you want to look, from every online game vendor. The kicker is that even when you get native Linux versions of Windows games they won't look or play any better than the Windows version
--and quite possibly will look or play worse
than the Windows version.
Also, I wouldn't hold my breath, if I was you, waiting for Linux versions of Galaxy for every Linux distro that comes along--'cause you aren't going to get that from Steam or from Gog or anyone else, either! Talk about second-hand support for gaming
, Canonical was so in-tune with Linux Ubuntu gamers that it announced a couple of weeks back that it was dropping Ubuntu's 32-bit support(!)--which then prompted Valve to announce it would no longer be supporting Ubuntu for its Linux games because of that. Just a few days ago, however, Canonical reversed itself and said that because of Steam the company would continue Ubuntu 32-bit support for an indeterminate period of time--which Valve then said in reply would delay its decision to drop Ubuntu as Steam's "most favored" Linux distro. It would seem that Canonical was not even aware that many Steam Linux titles required Ubuntu's 32-bit support! Amazing! Computer gaming is one fish it seems Linux distro devs have little interest in frying!
FYI, as well, Galaxy upgrades and full game installs download at exactly the same speeds
as GOG's manual-page patches and installs do. But like I say--if you want an enormously bigger game library to choose from that is far more backwards compatible, and you want the best treatment you can get from *any* online retailer, dual-boot with Win10x64 and use Win10x64 for your gaming, exclusively--using Linux for everything else if that's what you want. Win10x64 is of late doing some interesting stuff with a Linux kernel--and you might like that, I should think.
Be good to yourself--no Linux distro and no combination of Linux distros will ever command the gaming market that Windows commands--not going to happen for many obvious reasons.