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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 ==
1.2.30 Beta (December 04, 2017)
- Testing cloudstorage configuration

1.2.31 (07 December, 2017)
Changes and Improvements:
- Improved Overlay scaling on high resolution displays, as well as on low resolutions (for retro games on fullscreen)
- Decreased minimum resolution threshold required for overlay to work
- Game time is saved when closing Galaxy while a game is running
Bugfixes:
- [Windows 10 Fall Creator's update] Fixed Galaxy being auto-started by the system when auto-start was disabled in Galaxy settings
- [Windows] Fixed some cases of "Connection to Communication Service was lost and could not be restored"
- FPS counter will be properly showing up when using AMD graphics cards
- Desktop notification will not be shown if you are using fullscreen application (eg. playing non-GOG game)
- Fixed bug that caused problem with updating games because their files were marked as read only
- Game time tracking information will no longer be lost if you were disconnected when shutting down a game
- Fixed an issue with Overlay not showing up in Elex, when using AMD graphics cards
- Screenshots will work properly in DirectX8 games (eg. Zwei)
- Screenshots won't capture Overlay notifications in DirectX11 games (eg. Elex)
- Fixed rendering issue in OpenGL games (eg. Owlboy)
- Fixed rendering issue in DirectX8 games (eg. Mafia)

1.2.32 (December 20, 2017)
Changes and Improvements:
- Galaxy backend will try to determine best servers for Galaxy Updates
Bugfixes:
- Fix for GOG Galaxy starting very slowly
- Galaxy will not crash when was unable to read user preferences file during initialization
- Friend online notifications won't appear in batches after you wake your system from sleep, or regain internet connectivity
- Galaxy will not falsely bump your gametime tracking by huge value when failing to start a game

1.2.33 (January 10, 2018)
- GOG Galaxy SDK optimizations and bugfixes

1.2.34 (January 17, 2018)
- GOG Galaxy SDK small bugfix in logging routine

1.2.35 Beta (January 17, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Chromium Embedded Framework was updated to version 62, resulting in improved CPU and memory performance
- Cloud copy of save games will be removed on next sync when local files are removed and quota is exceeded
Bugfixes:
- [MacOS] Fixed a bug with user avatar not being visible after installation
- [Windows] Fixed Unicode support in Galaxy Overlay

1.2.36 (January 31, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Chromium Embedded Framework was updated to version 62, resulting in improved CPU and memory performance
- Cloud copy of save games will be removed on next sync when local files are removed and quota is exceeded
Bugfixes:
- Fixed a bug in GOG Galaxy SDK, which could cause games to crash
- [MacOS] Fixed a bug with user avatar not being visible after installation
- [Windows] Fixed Unicode support in Galaxy Overlay

1.2.37 (February 05, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- After quitting a game, GOG Galaxy will check if game updates are available
- Added indication on gameview that a game's beta channel is no longer available
- General improvements to download mechanism
Bugfixes:
- [Windows] Fixed GOG Galaxy Notifications Renderer's icon and details
- Fixed Galaxy self-update on MacOS with multiple system accounts
- Fixed issues with starting GOG Galaxy, when one of the configuration files was corrupt
- Fixed issue where some DOSBox games would be broken by Galaxy updates

1.2.38 Beta (Februrary 28, 2018)
- Released only to beta, it consisted changes from 1.2.39

1.2.39 (March 13, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Increased the default number of download threads from 10 to 32. This should improve download speeds at the cost of CPU usage.
- Improvements to windows handling: size and position persistance, native behaviours
- [MacOS] GOG Galaxy notifications respect "Do Not Disturb mode"
- Small network improvements during GOG Galaxy update
Bugfixes:
- Fixed a bug with downloading older games in China
- Fixed rare issue where downloading a backup installer would fail with "Server problem" for no apparent reason
- [MacOS] Fixed showing %appName% instead of the application name in an error dialog

1.2.40 (March 28, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Ability to log in or register a new account with your Facebook account
- Suggested friends will be visible on the bottom of Friends window
- New Find Friends window with suggested friends will be opened when you click "+" in Friends window
- Optimized network transfer in updater and fetching data for installation screen
- Galaxy version is now displayed in the settings window

Bugfixes:
- [Windows] Fixed font rendering in Friends window on 100% dpi scaling

1.2.41 (April 23, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- User Profiles - a personal space for every GOG.com user for socialising among members of the community.
* compare your game statistics with friends
* see what your friends are currently playing
* share text, photos and videos
* personalise profile with your description and backgrounds from the games you own

- Speed up aborting cloud sync in case of service downtime
- Changed default number of download threads back to 10, due to reports of a decrease in download speed

Bugfixes:
- Fixed message on game uninstallation
- Fixed a rare crash in games caused by Galaxy SDK

1.2.42 Beta (May 10, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Change in internal database architecture
- [Windows] Several improvements in rendering of Galaxy icon

Bugfixes:
- Aborting and pausing downloads will happen nearly immediately
- Adjusted default size of friends window

1.2.43 (May 29, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Clicking on users in the game view and Find Friends window, will now take you to their profile. (in Friends window opening chat is the default action)
- Improved download process to avoid long download time of last few percents of the game
- Right-clicking on a desktop notification dismisses it.
Bugfixes:
- Fixed database migration issues, which popped out in the last Beta release
- Fixed issue with sockets which may has caused issues with download
- Fixed a crash when trying to resolve cloud saves conflict
- GOG Galaxy will no longer crash when trying to open pdf files - instead it will open them in external browser
- Fixed an issue with Galaxy being unresponsive for a long time on startup and in a few other scenarios

1.2.44 (June 13, 2018)
Bugfixes:
- GOG Galaxy no longer crashes when it is being launched by one of game's shortcuts on the desktop and the game is not updated to the latest version
- Fixed an issue where some of MSVC exit codes were treated as failure, whilist they should be a success. Fixes recent problems with installation of Moonlighter
- Fixed an issue with Verify/repair after failed installation

1.2.45 (11 July, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- When hovering over mutual friends in friends suggestions - you can see the full list of mutual friends.
- GOG Galaxy will no longer treat non-zero exit codes returned from dependency installers (such as Physx, Visual C++ Redistributables) as failure (caused configuration error on installation)
Bugfixes:
- Allows users to download cloud saves backup for all games with enabled cloud saves
- GOG Galaxy will no longer be locked out from launching, if Galaxy Updater cannot launch at all
- Upon update, invalid leftovers from database will be removed. They were caused by a bug with verify/repair (which was fixed in 1.2.44)
- Running a webinstaller again will not interfere with already running installation process
- "Continue previous session" setting will correctly restore last web content (game card, forum topic etc.)
- When showing a conflict, GOG Galaxy will not show invalid date anymore (It may still happen once until conflict is resolved)
- In case when GOG Galaxy is unable to fetch ownership information about not installed game (eg. User is not logged in), Install/Buy button will be disabled, instead of showing spinner infinitely. Play button is always enabled, when game is installed
Post edited July 11, 2018 by TheTomasz
Hey,

we have released a new update for Galaxy, 1.2.31.

It fixes the problem with Galaxy autostarting, despite the setting, which started happening after Windows 10 Fall Creator's update), we also improved how Galaxy keeps track on time you've spent in game.

Full changelog, as always you can find either in Galaxy or in sticky forum post.

Enjoy :)
Post edited December 07, 2017 by Liosan
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DesmondLonghair: Sorry if this has been addressed somewhere, but does anyone else have trouble with Galaxy just... not downloading things? Or at least being incredibly slow to initialize? It happens every time.

I selected Blood from my library, and it took an honest 15 minutes for the "install" button to light up. I timed it. Then when I clicked install, it took easily another 10 before it would even let me authorize the install. It's now working just fine, but the time it takes to initialize a download is ridiculous.

Although it's a great piece of software otherwise, so I feel kinda bad having to complain like this!
We are aware of the issue, the version we just released has a slight improvement for this problem, we are planning some more.

And thanks for the appreciation! :)

Liosan
The Avast/AVG malware alert is a false positive, most probably due to the change of the certificate used to sign the GOG Galaxy executable files.

We're contacting the anti virus software providers to fix this issues globally, but in the mean time you can manually allow GOG Galaxy to run.
Hi all,

Both Avast and AVG updated their virus database and marked GOG Galaxy as harmless. This should prevent future issues. If you already had Avast / AVG quarantine one of your Galaxy files, you might need to repair the installation. Here are detailed instructions for doing this: https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004238733

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KingEG: I have no anti virus program and gog starts like 5-6 minutes after clicking on it. Something is odd. After clicking on it only the processes GalaxyClientService.exe and GalaxyUpdater.exe are running. After a while GalaxyClientService disappears and even a while later gog finally starts. Starting having the problems since today with the update.
Hm. There was a change related to that in the current release. Could you create an issue on mantis.gog.com, and attach all your logs from C:\ProgramData\GOG.com\Galaxy\Logs ? Thanks!

Liosan
Post edited December 08, 2017 by Liosan
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IIHectorII: So, a reply would be nice dear GOG team. The client is starting after like 15 to 30 minutes after launching it. I have this problem since the client updated the last time.

This doesn't seem like a minor problem, does it?
We can only help you if you send us your logs on http://mantis.gog.com/bug_report_page.php

Out of curiosity: How many games do you have installed?
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Johny.: We can only help you if you send us your logs on http://mantis.gog.com/bug_report_page.php

Out of curiosity: How many games do you have installed?
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IIHectorII: I will post the log files later, when I have some time to test this, thx for the link. Currently I have 9 games installed.
OK, from what I can see we had this reported through support, and will work on a fix for that. Sorry for the issue. :(
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Johny.: We can only help you if you send us your logs on http://mantis.gog.com/bug_report_page.php

Out of curiosity: How many games do you have installed?
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Harzzach: I have ... ähem ... currently nearly three hundred GOG games installed. Galaxy also takes ages to start, around 15-30 minutes, like he reported. And also since the last update. Do you need more logs or do you already have enough information?
We have some, but the more logs the better, use mantis.gog.com
This bug is rather weird...
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ElPrimordial: It doesn't work in all games as Steam client do and thats really awful.
In which games are you having issues with screenshots? Please let me know, and we'll investigate the issue.
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LoucoDiamante: Same here. Says it cant autoupdate at first. Then it opens but not connected. Then if i try to reeenter my credentials, it stays unlogged,
We are aware of the issue, and we will be releasing an update in the next couple of days to fix it.
Hey,

we have released a new version of GOG Galaxy.

This should help for the problem with Galaxy start you have reported on the forums :)

It also brings couple bugfixes and improvement in our update process, that should help with choosing server with most performance.

Enjoy, play games and Merry Christmas!
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Ninlil: How I completely disable the notifications?
I have already deactivated all the options in the menu.
It's emptying the wishlist the only way to get rid of them?
You can disable both e-mail and desktop notifications about wishlist discounts here:
https://www.gog.com/account/settings/subscriptions

And you can disable it also in the GOG Galaxy Settings (top-left logo -> settings) under promos & wishlist discounts notifications.

If those settings doesn't work for you, please report it. :)
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TheTomasz: Hey,

we have released a new version of GOG Galaxy.

This should help for the problem with Galaxy start you have reported on the forums :)

It also brings couple bugfixes and improvement in our update process, that should help with choosing server with most performance.

Enjoy, play games and Merry Christmas!
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BKGaming: Did you guys make a change in the last update? DLC's seem to no longer install automatically when installing the base game... I've noticed this twice now.
We've made some changes, but this is not one of them.
It did work fine for me as well. Could you tell us with which game you have problem?
Hi All,
we have just released new version of Gog Galaxy.
It includes optimizations and bugfixes in Galaxy SDK module.
Hi All,
We have released small update for Gog Galaxy.

1.2.34 (January 17, 2018)
- GOG Galaxy SDK small bugfix in logging routine
Hi again,
We have also released a new Beta version of GOG Galaxy (1.2.35) with few major changes (including upgrading chromium engine)
Check the top message for the details.