Originally Posted by Zloth
Of those 4500 people, how many of them have a working version of Windows XP or Windows 7 that could run the game just fine? I'm betting 4000 plus.
If they do the work to set up DOSBox (or whatever) so that a game can install and run under linux as well as Windows then they need to get compensated for it. That's not going to happen if they lose one Windows-side sale for every linux-side sale they make.
That's the thing. Many just keep Windows around to game. If they could game on Linux more, they would ditch Windows entirely. Others don't bother with Windows at all but would still like to game more on Linux.
Apparently it isn't just difficult. Heck, according to those more knowledgeable than I, all GOG would have to do is remove a few things to make the games more platform agnostic.
It isn't just the old games, though. GOG sells newer games as well as indie titles these days. Kickstarter titles and the Humble Bundle as well as the developers themselves give you all three versions at once when you buy a game.