It makes a lot of sense, because gog patches don't need to be cracked and will always work. So when they make it hard to get the latest patches for non buyers (ergo people who cannot use galaxy) they have a harder time to keep their games updated.
So there is at least one reason apart from beeing a good guy to not go to the piratebay (or mentioned specialized gog pirating site).
Additonally they might not be the only one to have a say in this matter. Maybe pirnaha does not want to have the patches out right away so pirates don't load the game from piratebay instead of buying it on steam and with PBs quality standard it is pretty virtal to have access to patches.
and no only a few games get cracked even with theri latest patches. In most cases the pirates are stuck with a certain version.
an honestly: Your computer is running so much shit regardless of being a win or a linux machine a simple little programm like galaxy (that you can start when you want and don't have to leave running at all times) does not hurt.
Look at tit as a package manager with a gog repo
And btw: Why do you think they rarely relaese commulative patches and you have to get every single fucking hotfix ever released to work without galaxy? It would not be hard to make a big patch available everytime. Actually pretty easy. But they don't. Quess why? They want people to use galaxy. Again why? because it cannot be used with pirated gog games.
go to a release/nfo site and look for yourself. almost all relevant games get updated with the newest patches (there is literally a scene "race" around that), unless drm and copy protection measures won't allow for a timely release. but as i've said, games on gog aren't usually protected that hard on other platforms.
it's not about whether galaxy would "hurt" my system, but a simple matter of principle. i don't want it and i was promised i don't need it. on this i did my purchase.
yes, pirates may use these patches, if they get into circulation. there is some
logic in that, but it doesn't really lessen my issue with the situation as an honest customer, does it? again, it doesn't make much sense to disfavor your customers in this particular instance, when your whole business model revolves around trust in your customer's honesty.
and btw: depending on how the game's files are stored, encrypted and packed, it can be pretty cumbersome to make commulative patches, or any patch of reasonable size, for that matter. as it happens, i myself created a patch
for dead space 3 not that long ago and it was quite the hassle to reverse-engineer and extract the files necessary to fix the issue i was working on. or take payday 2, for example. every time a new patch is released, you'll have to re-download a huge chunk of the game as it's files are stored in just a few big packages.
I am pretty sure most people complaining are actually pirates
FFS, seriously? This is the same crap you see spouted when people ask for DRM-free games: Oh, you want DRM-free/?You must be a pirate, then.
i can understand if you want it drm free, i can not understand to whine about a small program (a spec of sand in the desert that is your system) that you just start once to get the patch and then leave closed.
This is pointless whining. Especially if i read some people that have pretty much every other drm client on their system. But galaxy? Oh there suddenly it becomes a problem. Fuckwits should just stop pretending they bought it.