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Like the new content drop #10
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wocabec: Like the new content drop #10
It's unclear how content drops work. I have Dying Light installed via Galaxy and I have all the content drops released so far (#10 included). The weird thing is that there has been no additional download since the last patch (a month or two ago), so it appears that the free DLC could be like "timed" unlocks within the main patches. They publish the patch in December and then the DLCs automatically unlock at specific dates, then a new patch in March and so on. From my understanding that's how it works. What I've not understood is if the game, in order to unlock this stuff, needs to "phone home" to their servers, requiring because of this an internet connection, or if the "clock" is just buried in the game code.

What I'm sure of is that I have not received any patch for Dying Light since March. The game version is exactly the same that comes with the classic installers: 1.16.0. But the new content is there and is available for me within the game. So yeah, the DLCs are still coming :)
Post edited May 31, 2018 by Desmight
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wocabec: Like the new content drop #10
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Desmight: It's unclear how content drops work. I have Dying Light installed via Galaxy and I have all the content drops released so far (#10 included). The weird thing is that there has been no additional download since the last patch (a month or two ago), so it appears that the free DLC could be like "timed" unlocks within the main patches. They publish the patch in December and then the DLCs automatically unlock at specific dates, then a new patch in March and so on. From my understanding that's how it works. What I've not understood is if the game, in order to unlock this stuff, needs to "phone home" to their servers, requiring because of this an internet connection, or if the "clock" is just buried in the game code.

What I'm sure of is that I have not received any patch for Dying Light since March. The game version is exactly the same that comes with the classic installers: 1.16.0. But the new content is there and is available for me within the game. So yeah, the DLCs are still coming :)
Thankyou very much!
I played the game a bit last night, first time in months. I'm playing on an offline pc, i.e. no internet connection whatsoever. In the what's-new menu there are 8 items listed, the last one dated March 2018. Sooo, it would appear that the final two updates are somehow added exclusively via online connection..?
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wocabec: Like the new content drop #10
In Galxay under Dying Light underneath INSTALLED, for me, says 1.16.0 and it is clickable. I clicked on it and it displayed the notes of the update showing the free DLC content, 30 May 2018. Sadly no additional goodies were added. Like the Soundtrack, which you can obtain at gemly, 3D Printer Models, and Collector's Artbook.
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Dillerkind: I played the game a bit last night, first time in months. I'm playing on an offline pc, i.e. no internet connection whatsoever. In the what's-new menu there are 8 items listed, the last one dated March 2018. Sooo, it would appear that the final two updates are somehow added exclusively via online connection..?
I just reinstalled the game and I have the same thing- on an internet-connected PC. So either they're unlocked but not shown in the news menu, or they're somehow activated via Galaxy, which I don't use, or something else went wrong.

Update: I installed Galaxy and launched the game through it and lo and behold, the rest of the 10 in 12 DLCs are there in the what's new menu.

So, it must be activated via Galaxy somehow; there should probably be text somewhere explaining this, or there should be a patch for the game that activates the DLCs without Galaxy.
Post edited June 11, 2018 by googoogjoob
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googoogjoob: Update: I installed Galaxy and launched the game through it and lo and behold, the rest of the 10 in 12 DLCs are there in the what's new menu.

So, it must be activated via Galaxy somehow; there should probably be text somewhere explaining this, or there should be a patch for the game that activates the DLCs without Galaxy.
Hmm, I find it odd that for those two we need Galaxy while everything else was bundled in the offline installers as usual. I hope they'll add a patch at some point. Anyway, thanks for the update.
As a side note- I started the game again, this time without Galaxy, and the DLCs stayed "on", as did the online options (though I haven't checked to see if they actually work outside Galaxy).
I scanned the system BEFORE and AFTER installing Galaxy, I just added the game and run it with Galaxy closed, and this is the list of game files that changed (I didn't see differences in registry entries):

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aa6e442f10bb623570050f5_sqv_marry.scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aa6e442f10bb623570050f5_sqv_marry.scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb8809f10bb6235702f401_plsbountiesspecial .scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb8809f10bb6235702f401_plsbountiesspecial .scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb8927f10bb6235702f449_plsbountiesbasic.s cr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb8927f10bb6235702f449_plsbountiesbasic.s cr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89b0f10bb6235702f470_collectables_gaas. scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89b0f10bb6235702f470_collectables_gaas. scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89b0f10bb6235702f470_playerappearances. scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89b0f10bb6235702f470_playerappearances. scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89b0f10bb6235702f470_vehicleappearances .scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89b0f10bb6235702f470_vehicleappearances .scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89baf10bb6235702f48b_whatsnew.scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb89baf10bb6235702f48b_whatsnew.scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb8f13f10bb6235702f52c_texts_aliases.scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5abb8f13f10bb6235702f52c_texts_aliases.scr. orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5ac33e85f10bb6235707cb95_prison_mode.scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5ac33e85f10bb6235707cb95_prison_mode.scr.or ig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8b2bf10bb623571137e8_varlist_be_the_zom bie_tuning.scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8b2bf10bb623571137e8_varlist_be_the_zom bie_tuning.scr.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8b2bf10bb623571137e8_zombie_levels.xml
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8b2bf10bb623571137e8_zombie_levels.xml. orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8bc0f10bb623571137ff_special.loot
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8bc0f10bb623571137ff_special.loot.orig
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8bd8f10bb6235711380d_inventory_special. scr
C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DyingLight\out\plsdownload_slot5aeb8bd8f10bb6235711380d_inventory_special. scr.orig

Some of those files contains added instructions for the missing DLCs

Galaxy downloaded nothing, so these files were downloaded from the game itself.
Post edited September 09, 2018 by powergod
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powergod: I scanned the system BEFORE and AFTER installing Galaxy, I just added the game and run it with Galaxy closed, and this is the list of game files that changed (I didn't see differences in registry entries):

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Some of those files contains added instructions for the missing DLCs

Galaxy downloaded nothing, so these files were downloaded from the game itself.
is this still working? i've re-installed the game without galaxy but with internet. i don't see some of the dlcs.
The online functionality of the game works only if you have the Galaxy service installed and active... so to make the game to downloads its DLCs you need Galaxy...

...and yeah, this SUCK

I didn't tried, but after the game downloads the files I posted before, backup them !!
Maybe in the next "offline" installation you can just replace those with that copy and everything will work without internet connection...
Post edited November 14, 2018 by powergod
I just tested it:

Edit: I neglected to disable the Galaxy service so I first wrote Galaxy is not necessary for the DLCs. This was a mistake - without the Galaxy Service being active it is not possible to go online. Sorry for the wrong information.

If you install the game using the offline installer and start it offline you will see 8 DLCs listed.
If you install the game using the offline installer and start it online you will see 13 DLCs listed.
Go offline again and start it again and the DLCs will be missing again.

Without being online while starting the game it is not possible at all to access the remaining DLCs. The game simply seem to behave different the moment you are going online.
Post edited November 18, 2018 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: I just tested it:

For the remaining DLCs from Dying Light to be installed you don't need Galaxy at all. That is all good there is to say to it.

If you install the game using the offline installer and start it offline you will see 8 DLCs listed.
If you install the game using the offline installer and start it online you will see 13 DLCs listed.
Go offline again and start it again and the DLCs will be missing again.

Without being online while starting the game it is not possible at all to access the remaining DLCs. The game simply seem to behave different the moment you are going online.
As far as I know, the game itself has no online capabilities without galaxy installed...

How can you "start it online" without the galaxy service running ?

The game was always offline for me until I installed Galaxy. (I actually installed it just to solve this particular issue)

And to be clear, even games with offline installers use galaxy by default if it's installed.
Post edited November 18, 2018 by powergod
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MarkoH01: I just tested it:

For the remaining DLCs from Dying Light to be installed you don't need Galaxy at all. That is all good there is to say to it.

If you install the game using the offline installer and start it offline you will see 8 DLCs listed.
If you install the game using the offline installer and start it online you will see 13 DLCs listed.
Go offline again and start it again and the DLCs will be missing again.

Without being online while starting the game it is not possible at all to access the remaining DLCs. The game simply seem to behave different the moment you are going online.
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powergod: As far as I know, the game itself has no online capabilities without galaxy installed...

How can you "start it online" without the galaxy service running ?

The game was always offline for me until I installed Galaxy. (I actually installed it just to solve this particular issue)

And to be clear, even games with offline installers use galaxy by default if it's installed.
To make it more clear:

I deactivated my net and started the game which I installed using the offline installer. I looked into the "What's new section" and saw 8DLCs listed. I then activated my net and restarted the game - 13 DLCs listed. Deactivated it again and it showed 8DLCs again. No Galaxy involved. I did not test if I could access those DLCs even though they weren't listed.

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powergod: And to be clear, even games with offline installers use galaxy by default if it's installed.
Not true. Usually if you start the game using the executable without having Galaxy started the game does not use Galaxy. However there are some games that still use the online capabilities of Galaxy (like i.e. GWENT) so to make sure this won't happen, I renamed the Galaxy folders as well.

In the end however I don't think that it is important if Galaxy is needed or not since it's clear that you need to be connected. Otherwise there is no way to access the DLCs at all even if you already have been online once to activate them. The additional files don't change a thing as long as you are offline.
Post edited November 18, 2018 by MarkoH01
You just told to have galaxy installed, and this is my point, the game need it to go online.

The game doesn't use the galaxy client executable, it doesn't mind if it's open or not or in what folder it is... it uses the service.

If you disable the services "GalaxyClientService" and "GalaxyCommunication" (or uninstall galaxy), the game will not be able anymore to go online.
(And I said "disabled", not "stopped", else the game will start the service again)
Post edited November 18, 2018 by powergod