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Change Log

Added byBlackdrazon's avatarBlackdrazon

With the introduction of so many new patches to GOG, a change log is becoming necessary and would be the best way of communicating these changes immediately to the users.

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Pip-Boy
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Witcher 1 got an update. Have fun figuring out, what has been updated among those ~13 GB! :(

Mar. 24, 2014
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vsr
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Changelog is a must have feature.
Now i see that some games in my library were updated, but who knows what was updated? Game itself? Bonus content? Go figure out...

Mar. 24, 2014
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SpellSword
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I'm always asking on the forum "What just updated?"

This feature would save me a lot of time and a hassle.

Please consider it.

Mar. 4, 2014
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moissac
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+1 to change log

Feb. 14, 2014
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Milamber_Pug
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I so do want a changelog for all games. I recently got update notices for two dos games and found that the new game versions even have identical checksums so want did change?

Feb. 12, 2014
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www.ajordan.org

Feb. 11, 2014
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FlamingFirewire
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Having what version the game is patched to, and whether or not the game is a Win95 or DOS or etc. would be super helpful and informative for people looking for what versions certain games are. It's done for some games, but it would be much nicer to see it done on a more consistent basis with all games.

Feb. 3, 2014
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HypersomniacLive
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Highly time this is implemented for all the reasons Randalator mentioned, especially when the same installer number version is used (which should be dropped altogether).

I'm sad that for all the pride GOG takes regarding their support, they're doing a really poor job at being transparent about what the updates, some times not even informing us of an update (silent updates).

Feb. 2, 2014
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shaddim
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update: JudasIscariot mentioned a site rewrite, maybe this feature is included http://www.gog.com/forum/divine_divinity_series/divine_divinity_french_mac_graphical_issues_fixed/post9

Feb. 2, 2014
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AstralWanderer
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@maddNeal: "Somewhat related, if a game is patched SEVERAL times, I would like the option to download the older versions. "
+1 to this - Witcher 2 being a prime example as the Enhanced Edition requires .NET Framework which I don't want on my system.

Jan. 30, 2014
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maddNeal
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Somewhat related, if a game is patched SEVERAL times, I would like the option to download the older versions. There's always the possibility that newer patches either cause more problems, or even fix things that you didn't think were a problem (or were just fun problems XD )

Just a small link beside the game installer that reveals older versions would be fine. Most people who don't care about older versions would likely never even use it.

Jan. 30, 2014
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jlebel
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Yes, totally. I just wasted time trying to figure out what the recent change to Divine Divinity was. 1.7Gb file to download ... that's your bandwidth.

Jan. 29, 2014
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woolymethodman
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You already provide notifications when games are updated. Let us appreciate your hard work of providing updates - let us know what's changed :)

Jan. 11, 2014
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SpellSword
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Knowing what changed not only in the last update but in all previous updates would be a nice addition.

I'm all for a Change Log/Patch History.

Jan. 6, 2014
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Gamelover73
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Most games I own now come with an update/patch. It would be nice to know what the changes are for. +1 for change log.txt.

Dec. 9, 2013
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Thunderstone
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T-H-I-S. It would be nice to know what has changed and whether it is worth installing. On another note knowing the version of the game gog provides will be useful when I am searching for additional patches. Put the information in a .txt file.

Nov. 19, 2013
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ELFswe
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Do you mean for the games or the website?
If you mean the games, there is a link to the forum at the bottom of each gamecard were they usually post the changelog.

Nov. 12, 2013
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foxchild
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THIS. DEFINITELY THIS.

Oct. 11, 2013
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mayhemrules
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Please do this. It sucks searching everytime to see what changed.

Oct. 9, 2013
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Banedon88
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Oddly, I've only just noticed the lack of change log and as with jforte I just noticed updates for Thief 1 & 2.
It's so odd not having a change log. Most of the programmers I know implement a logging system and are respectful enough of their end users to publish them.

I'd love to see one implemented for each product. If it's a headache to retrospectively add one then don't, but furture updates should be very easy to log.

Go on GOG - you know you can do this and it should be very easy :).

Jul. 28, 2013
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jsjrodman
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I will pay you 100 dollars of my money to work on this feature. Yes it's only an hour of work or so, but still. Let me know and I will send you the monies!

Jul. 23, 2013
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jforte
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I just found that Thief and Thief 2 have updates. Do they make the games run better on modern systems? Is it something minor? Who's to know?

GOG, please do this. You do such a wonderful job of distributing these games, but this one thing should be industry-standard.

Jun. 21, 2013
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Randalator
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Please add a changelog for each individual game. It's really not okay to have users download gigabytes of installer files on blind faith, only to have them find out that all was changed was the installer itself. Or that a mod toolkit was added that they probably won't need. People need to know if a download is worth their time and bandwidth (be it for backup reasons or existing installations). Please don't leave us in the dark about something so vital.

Besides, a comprehensive changelog also shows that you don't just abandon your games after they're released but continue to improve them. That improves customer loyalty and general trust in your service.

Jun. 21, 2013
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ShedoSurashu
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I hope this gets implemented.

Jun. 20, 2013
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Kamamura
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I think it is absolutely necessary. Transparency is a number one rule. I hate Steam sneak patches, I hate losing control over what is changed with the applications I have licensed. Thx.

Jun. 9, 2013
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drallim
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A sticky in each game's respective forum would be enough.

May. 2, 2013
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HellDunkel
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An update-notification without a notification about the changes is nearly useless.
Come on GOG, just do it.

Apr. 10, 2013
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shaddim
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Yeah, it's about transparency for the users. Connected to this, GOG should implement a transparent version numbering system: http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/add_version_number_to_gog_releases_eg_earth_2140_release_12

Apr. 2, 2013
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holiveros
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It's so unprofessional to NOT have a changelog. Practically no one knows what changed. This is a must.

Apr. 1, 2013
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FlamingFirewire
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We need it!

Mar. 16, 2013
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vulchor
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Since GOG uses their own version numbers for games, you need to give us a change log so we know what was updated. We cannot go to the office web site of most of the games to find out what is contained in your patches. This information is vital and you need to communicate that to your customers.

Mar. 13, 2013
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wobak
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I agree, the game pages should atleast contain information about changes from the original version - which bugs were fixed etc. That would clear things up and maybe even convince more people to buy the game here rather than on steam or somewhere else.

Mar. 8, 2013
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Tagave
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Absolute necessity. That cat and mouse game in the forums 'Is bug X fixed?' - GOG staff: 'We fixed it' is really absurd.

Feb. 17, 2013
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TheAncientOne
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We want it!

Feb. 3, 2013
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JohnnyDollar
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We need this without a doubt. Notifying me that the game has been updated is nice, but it's practically worthless unless I know what was changed.

Feb. 1, 2013
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micartu
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Gog it's the only place in the world where you must to ask for a feature that they HAVE to implement XD

Jan. 30, 2013
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Midville
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Agreed. A change long would be the perfect way to track changes to files, as well as changes to what's available via download. Ideally each game should have a change log that anyone can access via a link from the catalog page. This would make the changes visible not only to people who have purchased the game, but also people who are thinking about buying. The availability of this info may actually prompt people to buy a game that they've been putting off.

Jan. 30, 2013
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Firebrand9
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I had recommended this to their team months ago, far before I knew this "wishlist" existed. This is a standard feature in software and game development. Even a link to a text file on each game page with the versions and changes would be enough. And it would alleviate the need for the staff to actively reply to the customers in the forums on what the changes were each time.

Jan. 23, 2013
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niriddiki
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A patch MUST have a changlog - end of chat! (1) Seriously - it isn't so hard..

Jan. 23, 2013
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gammaleak
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A change log is a basic necessity for patches. I know you'll come through with this for us, GOG!

Jan. 22, 2013
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DrTeeth
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I expect better from GOG.com. A patch MUST have a changlog - end of chat!

Aug. 8, 2012
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F4LL0UT
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Totally agree on this one. At least a sticky in the forum belonging to any game that received an update would be a good idea.

Jul. 31, 2012
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spillblood
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Absolutely. The patching system could be a bit more transparent than currently.

Jul. 31, 2012
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crewmate
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Damit, this needs more votes.

Jul. 26, 2012
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