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Wadjet Eye Games => The Blackwell series => Topic started by: winston on August 06, 2015, 11:27:34 PM

Title: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: winston on August 06, 2015, 11:27:34 PM
Hello,

GOG.com lists Blackwell Epiphany and the Blackwell Bundle (1-4) as being supported on Linux:

http://www.gog.com/game/blackwell_epiphany_the
http://www.gog.com/game/blackwell_bundle

Did these really get ported, or is is just a mistake at GOG because the first three games have Linux ports?
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: jeremywc on August 08, 2015, 12:57:53 PM
I noticed that they had Linux packages when I bought games during GOG's summer sale. My suspicion is they took it upon themselves to get the games working on the Linux version of AGS.
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: DaveGilbert on September 09, 2015, 09:09:19 AM
Huh. Dunno why I didn't see this thread before.

The story behind this is a bit complicated. In a nutshell, the Linux versions on GOG are merely emulations using the WINE wrapper. They aren't native Linux games. They do the same thing for the Mac versions that are on their website. The Linux/Mac versions are not available anywhere else because 1) Steam doesn't accept emulated ports and 2) I don't feel comfortable selling something on my website that I can't personally support.

That said, we are veryyy slowwwlyy porting our back catalog. Progress has hit a snail's pace this year because my wife, who handles the ports, has had numerous health issues that prevents her from working as much as she should. She's doing better now, but it's slow going. We appreciate your patience. We are a tiny shop and can work only so fast. :)

-Dave
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: madgodofmagic on December 09, 2015, 04:45:59 PM
Great to know those are under way! I've just finished the first three parts, will keep an eye out for updates on Steam. I really hate the idea of buying Windows-only games and running them through wine. In the meantime I think I'll try the other series/titles from your catalogue.
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: tux on November 02, 2016, 05:23:21 PM
Hi Dave,

could you please give us an update on the current situation?

It's just that we penguins would really like to continue with the saga...
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: Yohmi on November 29, 2016, 02:32:14 AM
Same here from the fruit side  ;D Hope to hear about the ports soon  :)
And thank you about the disambiguation, I almost bought those GOG wrappers, what a shame from them to market these as "available for MacOS"…
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: DaveGilbert on December 01, 2016, 09:28:36 AM
We are still working on it. Sorry it's not coming any faster. :)
Title: Re: Did the last 2 games just get released for Linux?
Post by: Yohmi on November 24, 2017, 07:35:49 AM
One year after your last reply on the topic, are there any news to share about the status of the linux/macos port ?
If I'm not mistaking, Blackwell Deception was released 6 years ago already… :-\
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