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Steam like Client program for GOG DRM free games and bonus content !!!in progress

Added byFiatLux's avatarFiatLux

To make GOG.com more accessible to those with less tech understanding and easier to use for everybody then I suggest a Steam like feature "downloader, install and overview" "local interface client program". I suggest that you make a program that people can install on their computers , so they can just start the program , get an overview of what they have presently installed and what they got in their game library and then with a click on a button be able to control the delete and install of games (+bonus content) (Program must ofcpurse be GOG.com. aware and be able to determin if the game will run on the GOG.com.). I think that Steams greatest advantage and their reson for their success to some degree is because it is so easy to use once people have installed the Steam Client. The Steam Client is a DRM control App also (As far as I am concerned) but that does not mean that a site like GOG could not make something Steam Client like for their customers and the DRM free games.... I mean people could log in to a GOG client program (Steam Client like) and then right click game name to choose "automated operations" such as install (incl. bonus content) and so on (this could also be used to patch games and keep them up to date by a simple presetting in the local client....). Ref : http://store.steampowered.com/about/

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zdeno84
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it sure will support in-home streaming just as Steam, right? I need that feature for my GOG account! thanks

3 days ago
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kar82
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I'm really happy because the client is coming soon:

http://www.gog.com/galaxy


and e.g.:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2360208/gog-com-releasing-a-steam-like-launcher-client-except-its-entirely-optional.html

Mar. 21, 2015
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mikesla
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Folks, they have already implemented it meaning they could care less what you have to say about it. Mark my words here guys, this will be very much like Steams DRM. It's about money, and believe me they will say "well we are worried about piracy", and so on just so you can get on board with this. Trust me, this is the first step toward full DRM folks, so kiss what little freedom you have on GOG.com.

Mar. 3, 2015
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OldAndHappy
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Would definitely like an optional client for easier game organization, download/install, and what not. The current GOG account library actually has much of the great features of steam with an easy search bar for finding specific games. There's also a forum and help link when a game is selected! It just needs like an ability to make a favorite shelf to prioritize games we currently like to play, then the easier direct download/installing and a launcher but in client form so we don't have to access this website every time to easy launch our games, though that might actually be easier then looking through the current mess of shortcuts on my desktop.

I'm guessing this is what the whole GOG galaxy thing is about, but so far it seems GOG galaxy is more of a multiplayer game thing. GOG galexy seems to be called up in games with online multiplayer and I've noticed certain games on GOG don't quite have built in servers for their online multiplayer compared to steam, so it seems galexy is more for making sure everyone's games are up to date and can link to a easy common network. The current launcher also seems to be just for the specific game it goes with. However if GOG galexy later comes with the rest of the steamesque package minus being constantly needed online to launch any games, then its golden!

Mar. 2, 2015
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gamesfreak64
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voted:D i can handle the install and all that myself, i have uninstalled and deleted all sofware myself since win95.
But if the majority likes it and we wont need the client to run, thus still being able to use the games on every windows we have without that client then its okay.

Feb. 24, 2015
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Air_Walker
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Up-voted based on a purely optional basis and depending what the client does. A simple overview of all my GOG games to install and keep up to date automatically, certainly. Anything beyond that is not welcome.

Of the companies out there I have the most faith in GOG to get it right and listen to concerns but it does err on the murkier side of video games for consumers and I certainly don't want to see shovel loads of tat like Steam piles on!

Feb. 12, 2015
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Velid
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366 points, from beginning everyone mention it would be optional, you still can download games from web page or using downloaded, and then people post threats 'if mandatory - will stop buy'... LOL, really lame... So far GoG did not make mistakes, don't expect it to make it now either...

Feb. 10, 2015
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Ryan15066
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I like GOG how it is, I use steam and I hate it always needs updates to the client adding crap i never use and bogging down my pc growing bigger and bigger with each update and unnecessary use of my bandwidth because it has stay connected to them. GOG is much better no Client is the best way. imagine if every game company had there own client and that's the only way to get there games. its crap I'm just saying

Jan. 27, 2015
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Michaelme
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Same here
If Galaxy Client becomes mandatory, I'll stop buying games here. Just saying.

Jan. 13, 2015
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Von_Hilficker
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I would not benefit in any way from a GOG client program. The current system works well enough as it is. Please do not implement this.

Jan. 7, 2015
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SnowGabe
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CanGOG.com Downloader be used to lauch games? I generally dislike having icons on my desktop. Also, there should be an option in the launcher to automatically remove game's downloaded files after a successful installation.

Dec. 31, 2014
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Castimirr
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How about no, not that thing. If it were mandatory I would stop shopping here. I use the current downloader as a selling point and example of how Gog does things right when encouraging others to shop here.

Dec. 31, 2014
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gamesfreak64
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Like the previous replies stated: only when optional, i dont want steamlike client sniffing around my privacy , sending info to steam.
We pay for the games/movies and dont want any spying upon is.
Were here on GOG just because we DONT want clients beiing forced upon us.
We want DRM free games, which can run on any windows we have, without the need to rebuy the games or extra serials, and without the need to install a client on every machine we have.

Dec. 23, 2014
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WastedMind
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Same here
If Galaxy Client becomes mandatory, I'll stop buying games here. Just saying.

Dec. 20, 2014
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Pierzasty
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If Galaxy Client becomes mandatory, I'll stop buying games here. Just saying.

Dec. 18, 2014
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flamanar
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Only if it's optional. Clients can seriously bog down a computer, especially while running a resource-demanding game.

Dec. 6, 2014
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Vorastra
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People in comments saying that this is *optional*. It is not. Look at Witcher Adventure Game. It requires Galaxy to be running to play multiplayer. It even installs Galaxy without asking.

GOG Galaxy is trying to emulate Steam. People specifically buy from here because they do not want that.

Dec. 1, 2014
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nightcraw1er.488
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In response to cataclism - yes optional means that we don't have to install a client to install a game. Unfortunately that however is almost never the case, just have a look at AvP and Witcher Adventure game where Galaxy is *not* optional, yes you can remove it afterwards, however it still forces its way onto the machine in the first place.

Dec. 1, 2014
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centum5
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the reason i come here is exactly because gog works without client this reeks to much of a new steam tbh

Nov. 28, 2014
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cataclism
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Wow at all the people saying no. Are there so many people in the world unable to understand what "optional" means?

Nov. 28, 2014
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algatchan
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Two words : Big Picture.
I have a computer connected to my TV, and I really like the Big Picture mode of Steam.
Having a launcher for all my GOG games would be great.

Nov. 25, 2014
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isaacrg
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Clients are great, especially where, like with GOG Galaxy, they are optional.

Nov. 22, 2014
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shadow1980jpv
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No, No and again No. Clients like Steam are bad. I don´t install shitty clients like steam to my computer.

Nov. 21, 2014
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T4rmo
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Since there's no way to edit your posts I'm just gonna add this one here too. Some kind of Cloud Save feature would be superb! I think that's the second best feature Steam has got to offer after game achievements. Because I have a hundred little games on my computer and play them occasionally when ever I feel like it - and when I'm traveling somewhere with my laptop of course I would rather not restart every game I've made some progress in in the past. Cloud Save feature is totally something you want to have in games today. End of rant.

Nov. 11, 2014
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T4rmo
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Isn't this something GOG Galaxy is supposed to be? I would hope so, but I gave you my upvote anyway. This is exactly what I want. An optional client that you can use to view, update, install and launch your games from.

I have to say I like the approach that Steam has with it's client. The only downsides are the restrictions and around the clock need for stable internet connection. If you combine the great qualities of Steam and make it DRM-free you have a WINNER in your hands. All hail the GOG Galaxy!

Nov. 10, 2014
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dmonax
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Some people here thinks that this functionality is for "idiots".
So, no. I don't want to be so stupid using the one-click install button, I prefer the boring and very intelligent (and very smart) task of login in gog.com, download manually the .exe, double click it. Then continue clicking Next/Install, changing the location of installation becouse 0.01% of time is wrong.
This way I feel more intelligent.

Oct. 21, 2014
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Siilk
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How about no? One of the best things about GOG is that it doesn't shove it's client in your face what all you really want is to download the game and play it. The last thing we need is steam-like client.

Oct. 19, 2014
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JunBerry
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Glad to see the idea's already been brought up.

If GOG is to compete with Steam (and I truly believe it can), it needs its own client. Currently, there's a 1-stop-barrier, and that is being a website.

The main gate to me using GOG is generally that I forget it exists. It's buried in my bookmarks. Once a client is out, assuming it's a well-made interface, the number of GOG users will see major spikes.

And to the people freaking out, a client does not mean applying any DRM; it'd just be a GOG app that is a quicker route to your purchases, updates, and the store.

I am very excited about GOG Galaxy.

Oct. 1, 2014
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mdoko
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What would be the use od a system like that?

Sep. 22, 2014
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josekiller
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No GOG client! Ever! Please!
I hate that annoying Steam client!

Sep. 19, 2014
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franz66
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NO!

Sep. 2, 2014
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slatteew
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How is this not convenient? A downloader from GOG to download the game, then double click the .exe file to install the game, agree to the EULA, choose where you want to install it, and viola. If you want a place where you can open up any game you want......there is a desktop where you can place icons of each and every game you want for quick access, no DRM, and no additional computer resources being used to run a client. Steam's platform is for the idiot gamers who have no damn idea what they are doing. Hell, i remember having to choose when installing games back in the good old days, between Glide, 3dfx, and direct3D. Today, gamer's heads would explode just doing that! Like seriously, it seems like convenience for a lot of people goes together with stupidity.

Aug. 25, 2014
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HunchBluntley
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Strange that this is STILL not flagged as "In Progress"...

Aug. 18, 2014
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BlueGreyWolf
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Isn't this how GOG Galaxy going to be? GOG introduced it during a conference from early July or late June. Anyone can find this type of news on the internet. But being optional is something that other clients can't/don't want to do.

Aug. 17, 2014
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halldojo
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It is not often that I wish for a downvote button, but this is one such time.

Aug. 13, 2014
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sorrowofwind
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I think there should be "an opinion" to use an organizer but "not forced" to use it like that stupid steam. I gave away steam account due to "the requirement" of launching games through it.

Jul. 27, 2014
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Branais
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I don't understand the appeal.

I admit I've never used Steam or Origin, but what drew me to GOG (and made me a gamer for the first time since I started using PCs), is that it's all so streamlined. Any game is simple as anything to download, the dramas are taken out of the installation by the GOG team's good coding work and the absence of DRM, the installed game is self-contained and it starts from a simple Windows shortcut icon.

What more do you need? How (genuine question) is adding another process going to make things any easier or more accessible?

Jul. 25, 2014
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Holdout
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I did make somewhat of a client. Tbh all it is, is a .exe file that opens gog's without using the browser. You can then proceed to login and do what you normally do. Its clunky but I find it useful as I do not have to open up my internet browser. Plus its pretty lightweight.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/xlxv13s4ve6vxzt/GoG_Web_Client.zip

Jul. 23, 2014
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Edit * when you are composing your wish as the small window and the preview made the impression that it is going to be a block of words.

Jul. 21, 2014
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_sd
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This is essentially already in-progress, via Galaxy, yes?

Jul. 16, 2014
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Mordecai_the_Mad
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I'm on GOG to stay away from crap like Steam

Jul. 15, 2014
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Prah
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GOG Galaxy anyone?

Jul. 15, 2014
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Lobuno
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I vote NO !!!!

Jul. 6, 2014
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Zmetek5
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Cloud save system PLEASE! And multiPC suport !!

Jul. 2, 2014
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RemKagerou
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Im also afraid if they made this, it wouldnt be DRM free anymore

Jul. 1, 2014
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jjtheory
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I think it's a good idea, personally. I love using Steam and HATE using Origin and Uplay (don't even have them on my pc anymore). That said, it would be nice to have all my GOG games together in a nice library from where I can run them. I'm all for this.

Jul. 1, 2014
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skwercio
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Yeah, the downloader app would be nice as long as it wouldn't be mandatory.

Jun. 25, 2014
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January
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People are losing their minds over Origin and Uplay. I think this would destroy GOG... even if I personally would had no beef with it.

Jun. 25, 2014
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FKSSR
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I would love for Raptr to be able to automatically track any GOG games running via Galaxy. Please communicate with them to see what GOG can do to make that possible.

Jun. 24, 2014
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Unite4Corners
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I too would like a always on link to GoG with in application store pages community links possibly chat features and friends lists.

Jun. 24, 2014
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