Well, looks like the gog.com guys weren't happy and had to go change their API again.
This new version fixes all the broken API from the previous version.
Your old 0.2.5 (or below) software will not work anymore, install the latest version!
Also this new version is more performant and responsive, way better! :)
List of changes:
- Added support for special games with out-of-order files (like The Witcher 2)
- Installed paths now display properly in GUI
- Fixed new gog.com API protocol
- If the installation/download of a game fails during GUI, it will be reported now
- Added cache for offline game database
- More responsive UI due to proper multithreading
- Random stability fixes
And this is all, folks. Again, make sure to download and install the latest version!
We're back in action, due to some problems and changes with the gog.com API the application was unable to successfully download setup files from gog directly in the last few days.
I have fixed this problem with this release so, I strongly recommend everybody to download this new version if you want to be able to download your gog games again.
List of changes:
- changed some strings around to reflect remote and local repositories
- added support for new gog API when downloading games
- added proper removal of extra setup files after downloading them from gog
There's not many changes in this version, I was forced to release this in a hurry because the old one was broken. There's still a lot to do, new version will have proper GUI support for custom repositories and there's still a lot of bug fixes to release. Unfortunately I haven't been able to tackle the issues yet.
Now development should go on more active than the last few months (I have to apologize for that, it's been a very busy period for me). There's also a pretty big list of games that I will have to release, I'm really looking forward to it.
And we're back with more delicious games. Most of these have excellent support already on Linux so it's really easy to get some good old gaming going.
- Blood (One Unit Whole Blood) - Great splatter gory game, lots of blood, lots of exploding enemies and blasphemy. This one works flawlessly (even at high res!) in dosbox, green compatibility and enjoy the great game!
- Deus Ex GOTY Edition - You know as soon as I mention it there'll be a lot of people re-installing this jewel. Deus Ex is great, this is the very first one and wine supports it perfectly, another green compatibility.
- Divine Divinity - If you like old school RPG, this game is certainly for you, it feels like a mix of Hack and Slash (like Diablo) and Dungeons and Dragons. Works perfectly in wine and gets yet another green compatibility.
- Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) - Horror adventure game, really a must play. If you loved more modern games like Heavy Rain, this one is very similar. Enjoy an amazing story on your Linux computer. It gets yellow compatibility on wine because of some issues with fullscreen mode (virtual desktop works perfectly though).
- Phantasmagoria 2 - Supposedly not as amazing as the first Phantasmagoria (which already runs on Gogonlinux) still a really great old horror game. Gets green compatibility thanks to dosbox, if you're a fan of the series/genre you must play this.
- Shattered Steel - Really old 3D mecha first person shooter. Pilot your robot and participate in a classic sci-fi/mecha videogame. Runs great on dosbox, green compatibility.
- Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri - If you're a fan of turn based strategy games, especially of the Civilization series, then you cannot miss this one. It's basically Civilization in space with aliens. It's a great game and deserves its well earned green compatibility through wine.
And that's it for this week. Enjoy all these new games on your Linux system and feel free to report issues/bugs you encounter (hopefully none).
I would also like to thank all the contributors to the project, each little contribution helps and means a lot to me.
I know there are some other games that still need to be ported (specifically: Quest for Glory 1-5 which has already been ported by one of our users). I just haven't had the time yet to implement them in the project but I promise I'll do this ASAP, I apologize if you've been waiting!
After a long time, new version is out!
This one fixes a number of things and adds some new features which will be really useful for people who want to help us and port games to Linux.
List of changes:
- Updated readme with better dependencies
- Added --force flag to command line installer, this will force a game that is not in the repository (but available on gog.com) to be installed. No patches and actual launch script will be added (obviously, since they don't exist) but users will be able to tweak around with unsupported game data and might be able to get those unsupported games to work (let us know!)
- GUI now shows games installed with --force flag but won't let people launch them automatically
- Added --private-repo flag to command line installer, this allows users to specify an external repository (private user repository) other than the gogonlinux repository of games. This means that users will be able to create their own list of games and patches and that will work even without them being officially added to our database.
- Client supports both local and remote urls for files and repositories
- Fixed some performance bugs in the code
- Database now recognizes official and unofficial repositories
- Added and changed side panel for games using a slightly better (but mostly identical) layout
Development version on git now supports .deb packaging (at least a beginning, still has to be 100% tested). Big thanks to Christian Dannie Storgaard (aka Cybolic) for the help with debian/ubuntu packaging. This means that soon we will have .deb packages ready for an even easier installation of the software on all debian-based distros.
I will be updating the github wiki to reflect the new --force and --private-repo flags to help people port more games to Linux so be sure to give that a read too if you're interested. The GUI at the moment doesn't support installing from private repository (only command line tool works) but it will certainly be implemented in the next version, consider this a pre-release of the feature to help developers.
There is going to be a very brief migration to new web servers, during this time (mostly the time required to change lookup dns) the website might be unreachable and the gogonlinux application might have some issues.
I apologize for any problem.