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Hi,

welcome to the official GOG Galaxy forum thread. Please read the below info first:

== GOG GALAXY FEATURES IN GAMES ==

List of games supporting various GOG Galaxy features:
Achievements: https://www.gog.com/games?feature=achievements&sort=bestselling&page=1
Cloud Saves: https://www.gog.com/games?feature=cloud_saves&sort=bestselling&page=1
Overlay: https://www.gog.com/games?feature=overlay&sort=bestselling&page=1

== BUG REPORTING ==

Please use: http://mantis.gog.com and include
1. steps to reproduce the bug (if possible)
2. screenshot or movie showing the bug (if possible)
3. Galaxy Client logs (location described on mantis report page)

== FEATURE SUGGESTIONS ==

Please use: http://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy. For feature suggestions and votes on them please try do explain how Galaxy and its users will really benefit from it.

== IMPORT ALREADY INSTALLED GAMES TO GALAXY ==

1. For GOG games installed using installers from the last few months (so called Galaxy-compatible installers)
Click the Galaxy logo button on top of the sidebar and select "scan and import folders" - it will find all compatible games within that folder and add them to the Client.

2. For remaining GOG game INSTALLATIONS
Find the game in the Library (click on the image of the game), then click the More button and select "Manage Installation" -> "Import folder" and point the folder selector into the folder where that game is installed.

== KNOWN ISSUES ==
- Galaxy cannot be launched by other users on the same computer

== CHANGELOG ==

1.2.47 (October 22, 2018)
Changes & Improvements:
- Better Korean translations
Bugfixes:
- Fixed a bug where sometimes a blank screen would be shown to users when store / other page failed to respond
- Changed error text that shows after page fails to load to be more informative
Windows Overlay:
- Saving screenshots will work when User's home folder contains non-ASCII characters (e.g. Cyrillic)
- Other fixes for screenshots in some games (e.g. Balrum, Death's Gambit)
- Fixed scaling issues for some games (e.g. Eden)
- Fixes for OpenGL games allowing us to enable Overlay support for the following games:
- Transport Fever
- Simon the Sorcerer
- WH40k Gladius - Relics of War
- Fixes for DX 11 games allowing us to enable Overlay support for the following games:
- King Arthur II
- Fixes for DX 10 games allowing us to enable Overlay support for the following games:
- Crysis
- Anno 1404
- Two Worlds VE
- Fixes for DX 9 games allowing us to enable Overlay support for the following games:
- Treasure Adventure World

1.2.49 (November 29, 2018)
- [Windows] Updater now requires administrator privileges to perform update of GOG Galaxy
- [Windows] Security of directories containing GOG Galaxy files has been improved
- [Windows] Updated Code Signing Certificate
- [Windows] Crash reporter has been added to Galaxy Communication Service
Bugfixes:
- Prevented several potential causes of "broken" games, where only way out was reinstalling
- [MacOS] Fixed a crash on shutdown when fatal error was shown

1.2.50 (December 13, 2018)
Changes & Improvements:
- Speed up startup time
- [MacOS] Strengthen up connection security with ClientService
Bugfixes:
- Fixed "disk access problem" when installing games, occuring mostly on fresh installation of GOG Galaxy
- Fixed a rare occurrence of a game update resulting in displaying "unknown game version"

1.2.51 (December 20, 2018)
- Improved Korean translations
- Fixed connection to notifications pusher in GOG Galaxy SDK

1.2.54 (March 14, 2019)
Changes and Improvements:
- Updated Chromium version to 71:
- Better performance
- Fixes playing Twitch videos on profiles
- Fixes playing Wistia videos
- Security fixes in the game installation process
- Security fixes in GOG Galaxy update process
- GOG Galaxy Updater should perform better under poor network conditions
Bugfixes:
- [macOS] Fixed passing multiple commandline arguments to games
- [macOS] Multiple "friend online" notifications will no longer appear when system wakes up
- Dates are now properly displayed in cloud saves conflict window

1.2.55 (April 17, 2019)
- Hotfix for unintentional opening of Facebook link after entering Forum

1.2.56 (May 06, 2019)
Bugfixes:
- [Windows] GOG Galaxy will fix the path to its internal services, if it finds it is wrong
- Updating of games' local dependencies (e.g. Dosbox) will be handled correctly
- Unexpected files in games' directories will no longer cause failure of games’ update

1.2.57 (June 12, 2019)
Changes and Improvements:
- Minor download speed optimizations
- Changes in PayPal payment flow
Bugfixes:
- Fixed rare crash occurence when reordering games' updates and installations
- GOG Galaxy will correctly reconnect to GOG services after long time of no internet connection

1.2.58 (September 13, 2019)
macOS:
- Enabled hardened runtime, making our application more secure
- Implemented Apple's notarization

1.2.59 (September 23, 2019)
Overlay:
- [Windows] Fixed crash in Overlay affecting some games (including Fallout 3 (Radeon only) and Dragon Age: Origins)
Achievements:
- [Windows] Fixed issue with achievements sometimes not being saved while playing offline

1.2.60 Beta (07 October, 2019)
General:
- Updated CEF version to 3729 (Chromium to 74)
- Security fixes
Updater:
- Will no longer download updates at startup, they will be downloaded in the background, while the application is running
- [Windows] No additional UAC prompt during update

1.2.61 Beta (October 23, 2019)
Updater:
- Fixed an issue where non-admin users would not be able to update to newer versions of GOG Galaxy

1.2.62 Beta (October 30, 2019)
Overlay:
- Fixed crashes for various games

1.2.63 (December 02, 2019)
General:
- Updated CEF version to 3729 (Chromium to 74)
- Security fixes
Updater:
- Will no longer download updates at startup, they will be downloaded in the background, while the application is running
- [Windows] No additional UAC prompt during update
Overlay [Windows]:
- Now supports games which use Vulkan API (e.g. Jupiter Hell, X4: Foundations)
- Fixes crashes for various games

1.2.64 (December 04, 2019)
- Hotfix for launching games

1.2.65 Beta (December 30, 2019)
General:
- [Windows] Updated code signing certificate
- [MacOS] Crash fixes
- Optimization related to showing download progress
Post edited December 30, 2019 by TheTomasz
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menno123: Hy,

I don't want to use Galaxy.
But when I start a game, Galaxy starts automaticaly.

So, when I uninstall Galaxy, can't I start my GOG Games anymore?

To me, Galaxy is useless and I only want get rid of it.
How?

Thank you in andvace.

menno123
Its just the shortcut, that starts Galaxy, you can start the exe from the game folder. If you uninstall Galaxy it will not uninstall your games.
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menno123: Hy,

I don't want to use Galaxy.
But when I start a game, Galaxy starts automaticaly.

So, when I uninstall Galaxy, can't I start my GOG Games anymore?

To me, Galaxy is useless and I only want get rid of it.
How?

Thank you in andvace.

menno123
You can uninstall Galaxy without issue, but you will need to repair or remove the shortcuts created by it. In the future, there are offline installers available for the games you can use to install without including GOG Galaxy.
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So, what's the verdict? Should I get the client or isn't it worth the hassle?
For a site with a focus on old games, requiring Windows 8 or newer for your 2.0 client doesn't seem like a particularly bright decision. Meanwhile Steam and most recent PC releases work fine with 7... there's zero incentive to upgrade Windows until Microsoft really forces us to by stopping security upgrades, and who knows if they won't extend the deadline.
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WereSquirrel: For a site with a focus on old games, requiring Windows 8 or newer for your 2.0 client doesn't seem like a particularly bright decision. Meanwhile Steam and most recent PC releases work fine with 7... there's zero incentive to upgrade Windows until Microsoft really forces us to by stopping security upgrades, and who knows if they won't extend the deadline.
The support for Windows 7 is already over. The last security patch was yesterday.
Sorry for stupid question, but where i could download older Galaxy, like the one mentoned above 1.2.65? There is only 2.0 when i try to download it.
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linfanusr: Sorry for stupid question, but where i could download older Galaxy, like the one mentoned above 1.2.65? There is only 2.0 when i try to download it.
On main page and forum botton is a button "download Galaxy" which still gives you the old version.
GOG Galaxy isn't launching for me anymore. I've never had issues using it before. The only difference is all the Windows 10 updates that came out today. Anyone else having this issue?
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linfanusr: Sorry for stupid question, but where i could download older Galaxy, like the one mentoned above 1.2.65? There is only 2.0 when i try to download it.
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hohiro: On main page and forum botton is a button "download Galaxy" which still gives you the old version.
Under linux, which i use there is no download button for older relases and even 2.0 could not be downloaded using Linux.
Post edited 4 days ago by linfanusr
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hohiro: On main page and forum botton is a button "download Galaxy" which still gives you the old version.
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linfanusr: Under linux, which i use there is no download button for older relases and even 2.0 could not be downloaded using Linux.
Try this direct link.
remember there's a discussion forum for Galaxy 2 - https://www.gog.com/forum -> "GOG GALAXY 2.0 discussion" link
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linfanusr: Under linux, which i use there is no download button for older relases and even 2.0 could not be downloaded using Linux.
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Hustlefan: Try this direct link.
Thank you.
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Frajalistic: GOG Galaxy isn't launching for me anymore. I've never had issues using it before. The only difference is all the Windows 10 updates that came out today. Anyone else having this issue?
Just started having this problem. Well, it launches and then shuts down with a message about losing connection.
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Frajalistic: GOG Galaxy isn't launching for me anymore. I've never had issues using it before. The only difference is all the Windows 10 updates that came out today. Anyone else having this issue?
Update - I found the solution (worked for me). Go to Support, GoG Galaxy, Galaxy Specific issues, see all 15 articles - there's one about losing connection. You have to reset your Winsocks for some reason. After the reset you'll need to log back in and and authenticate, etc.