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post #11 of 51
How do they plan to do that ?

I'm at work so I can't really check what the link says, but gog ain't really "steam like", it is just a website that provides games, so unless they play to get in touch with the game studios they are working with to make the games themselves multi platform I don't know what they mean by that.

Or is it just that they plan to add linux support for the games that already support it (which I though was already the case)
post #12 of 51
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How do they plan to do that ?

I'm at work so I can't really check what the link says, but gog ain't really "steam like", it is just a website that provides games, so unless they play to get in touch with the game studios they are working with to make the games themselves multi platform I don't know what they mean by that.

Or is it just that they plan to add linux support for the games that already support it (which I though was already the case)

They're more than just a website - they provide a standard way to install games (just like Steam does).

A lot of the games for Windows are really just DOS games that run under DOSbox emulation. So porting those to Linux would be easy.
post #13 of 51
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A lot of the games for Windows are really just DOS games that run under DOSbox emulation. So porting those to Linux would be easy.

Makes sense, but I guess they could just provide the game files for dos, then everybody would be able to use them regardless of which OS they use.
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Makes sense, but I guess they could just provide the game files for dos, then everybody would be able to use them regardless of which OS they use.

They could, but that wouldn't be very user friendly.

For what it's worth, there are 3rd party patches for some GoG games to enable them to run on other OSs (eg the libraries of patches provided by Play On Linux)
post #15 of 51
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not to pick on you, i'm not always so good with words but, what i meant was hardware that old shouldn't be able to load it at all or at least not in a timely manner, so the fact such an old machine can load it in say 20 seconds or so, shows how much better it may be than before.

I'm really confused about this test. Surely you can't be running the latest version of Firefox? Websites must look terrible in it. Plus how come you're still using that machine for surfing the web? Is it just for benchmarking or is that your normal browsing desktop? Or was this just a practical experiment (like those who used to hook 64k micro computers -like the Commodore 64- on to the web)?

None of this is meant as criticism - I'm just confused why you have a machine of that spec wired up, let alone in use.
post #16 of 51
Plan9 => If you have trouble accessing the main page quickly enough can't you just disable the scripts it is running or block images for this particular url ? That should help out a bit
post #17 of 51
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Plan9 => If you have trouble accessing the main page quickly enough can't you just disable the scripts it is running or block images for this particular url ? That should help out a bit

I have since, but the landing page is pointless for me anyway as I only care about a couple of forums.
post #18 of 51
gog.com isn't like Steam at all. It seems to me, they even consider it as an insult to gamers if you call them a DRM.
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DRM, also called copy protection, tries to control you and your games. We don’t believe in that - all of the games on GOG.com come without any DRM at all!
post #19 of 51
Yeah, I think he meant that as "Steam-like, minus the drms". He just made a small jump because it was easy to explain that way smile.gif
post #20 of 51
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gog.com isn't like Steam at all. It seems to me, they even consider it as an insult to gamers if you call them a DRM.
Oh don't be so melodramatic. We both know Steam isn't literally DRM.
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