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Old 05-29-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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LXer: GOG.com Linux Games to Use Wine, but That's a Good Thing


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GOG.com is a digital distribution platform that is specialized mostly in old games, but the company that owns it, CD Projekt Red, wants to also extend the support to include Linux. They are now looking for people to help them with Linux ports, although it seems that some of them will be distributed in Wine wrappers.

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Old 05-29-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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At least it's not an ODE wrapper.

And I see nothing wrong with porting with Wine, so long as adequate testing and QA are done.

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:12 PM   #3
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Indeed, when it is done right porting with Wine works, especially for older games, where native ports are commercially not viable.
 
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aggh, wine means multilib
 
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aggh, wine means multilib
Not necessarily. A 64-bit Windows EXE would need a 64-bit Wine.
 
Old 06-01-2014, 01:35 AM   #6
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Will it affect the performance? I hope the games won't become more demanding. They did similar thing with The Witcher 2 and it runs terribly on linux.
 
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Will it affect the performance? I hope the games won't become more demanding. They did similar thing with The Witcher 2 and it runs terribly on linux.
Depends on a few stuff not every wine based port is a terrible port.
 
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Will it affect the performance?
Not necessarily. Hence my comment above about adequate testing and QA.

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They did similar thing with The Witcher 2 and it runs terribly on linux.
Witcher 2 is known to run much better under Wine than it does under the proprietary wrapper that the porting house used. This was part of the reason for the outrage. I hope that GOG.com advertising for an in-house Linux games porter so soon after Witcher 2's release means that CD Projekt (which owns both gog.com and Witcher 2) has fired the porting house.

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