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


List of games supporting various GOG Galaxy features:
Cloud Saves:


Please use: 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)


Please use: For feature suggestions and votes on them please try do explain how Galaxy and its users will really benefit from it.


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.

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


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
- 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

- [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 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

- 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

- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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

1.2.46 (October 2, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Improved stability when installing/updating games
- Changed last known part of GOG Galaxy app from TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2
- Added Korean and Chinese Traditional to list of languages with limited support
- [MacOS] It is no longer possible to close Galaxy Updater application window
- Fixed an issue with installations not resuming after failure (for instance due to poor network)
- Importing some games installed by older installers is fixed (eg. Crusader: No Regret™)

1.2.47 (October 22, 2018)
Changes & Improvements:
- Better Korean translations
- 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
- 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
- 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

1.2.52 Beta (February 13, 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
- [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
Post edited 3 days ago by TheTomasz
Blackhand: Hey, did last update change anything related to achievements? I'm playing War for the Overworld, "unlocked" few yesterday (they show in game as unlocked) but Galaxy didn't "notice" it (the popup message that tells me about access to Galaxy overlay doesn't show when I launch the game, I think it did before recent Galaxy update). I have all options related to achievements, storing saves in cloud and access to Galaxy overlay in game checked.
Thanks for the information.
1. The newest Gog Galaxy is 1.2.34 (or 1.2.35 on beta). Do you have that version? If you have different one, pleae close and launch GOG Galaxy again - it should update itself to the newest version.
2. Do you use "public beta" feature (did it happen on 1.2.35)?
3. Does Shift+Tab open Overlay for you?
trooper6: So, ever since I updated to 1.2.29, I've been having trouble with Galaxy.

Specifically, I start Galaxy, then after a few moments a get a pop up message that reads:
(%appName%—Error, Connection to Communication Service was lost and could not be restored! GOG Galaxy will now shutdown)

Then it shuts down. What to do about this? Do I just wait for a new update? Is there something else I can do?

I'm on a Mac running OX10.13.1
GoodFastCheap: I am having the same problem with the latest Galaxy 1.2.34 running on macOS 10.13.3.

I'd like to try Galaxy — because it seems to be the replacement for Downloader, and "classic" (i.e., non-Downloader, non-Galaxy) downloads for Mac are unsigned, which causes problems with Gatekeeper — but this is literally a non-starter.

I do have a hacked HOSTS file to block ads and cookies, but it doesn't include any * sites so that shouldn't be an issue.
Please post your logs on - there are instructions there. It would be really helpful to see what's causing the issue for you.
BKGaming: Everything is currently down is Galaxy right now, can't view library or store, etc. Mutiple users reporting. Just posting in case you are unaware.
We are aware of the issue, and are working on a fix as I write this.
Still, thanks for giving us a heads up.

Everything should be working again :)
Venom: - Cloud copy of save games will be removed on next sync when local files are removed and quota is exceeded
omega64: Guys, please could you ask what to delete if the quota has been reached giving a list. This way we could decide what's important instead of you randomly deleting stuff. Unless I'm misinterpreting this. I use cloud saves as backups for the saves. This means I can't actually rely on the cloudsaving feature Galaxy has.
Maybe the changelog entry wasn't worded well, but of course we won't delete any of your files (local or remote) without your action.

Once the cloud storage quota is reached for a particular game the automatic sync will stop with an error. Once you _manually_ delete local files, those changes will be synced to the remote storage on next sync.

Due to technical reasons, if the quota is not reached, files removed locally are removed from remote storage after 24h.
Post edited January 31, 2018 by Venom
omega64: So... if I delete a game's saves at any time Galaxy will sync and delete them from the cloud?
Or just after the quota has been reached.
The game needs to provide the option to remove saves. Once you remove a save from the game it will be deleted from the cloud storage after 24h. If you're over the quota for this game, the save will be removed from the cloud immietly, to allow you to upload new saves right away.

If save games will be deleted locally but outside of the game, they will be restored locally from the cloud on next sync.

we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.36 today.

The changes we've been keeping on Beta channel are now available to everyone, which, most notably, means lower CPU and memory usage thanks to upgrade of CEF!

It also adds couple bugfixes. More information you can find in the changelog.
BKGaming: snip
Since you're mentioning DLC I assume it's the base TW3 version not the GOTY? We'll investigate the issue.
Post edited February 02, 2018 by Venom
Venom: Since you're mentioning DLC I assume it's the base TW3 version not the GOTY? We'll investigate the issue.
BKGaming: Yes I would have grabbed the GOTY edition but achievement are separate so I didn't what to miss out on one's I have already unlocked.
Did you download the offline installers and install the games on the destination machine, or did you install games via Galaxy on source machine and just move the files to the destination machine?
Venom: Did you download the offline installers and install the games on the destination machine, or did you install games via Galaxy on source machine and just move the files to the destination machine?
BKGaming: Galaxy and I just moved them.
If you want to download games on one machine and install on another offline installers would be the best way to go. You can of course use Galaxy on both machines. But just moving the game files will skip the actual game installation process, that adds registry entries, installs additional dependencies and files in folders outside of the game folder. That might be the cause of your issues. We'll look into it regardless.
Post edited February 02, 2018 by Venom

We just released GOG Galaxy ver. 1.2.37. Notable changes include checking for game updates after quitting a game and improvements to download mechanism, also some bug fixes.

For full changelog see the top post.

Carnzoid: Yeah what the hell, I tried to start up GOG on 10.9 and it just doesn't start, I had to search for a while to find out that the minimum OS requirement of GOG changed. No warning whatsoever. Why was it done in such a sneaky way?

This might have been a quiet change (I agree, we'll do better next time) but unfortunately we need to use latest APIs to support new features. We're currently supporting macOS 10.11+ as it clearly states on What stops you guys from upgrading to at least 10.11?
GoodFastCheap: I am having the same problem with the latest Galaxy 1.2.34 running on macOS 10.13.3.
GoodFastCheap: An update: I've installed Galaxy 1.2.37 on two different Macs running macOS 10.13.3, and it seems to be running okay on both.

I've added this note to Issue 5534.

While I'm here, though, a more general question: does Galaxy's Cloud Sync do anything with save files that isn't already done if my entire Documents folder is synced by iCloud Drive?
It syncs per user. I don't know if this specific game store saves in the Documents folder. For some games it syncs also the game configs. You can always go to MORE->backups&goodies and download your cloud saves copy to check what it syncs exactly for your game. :)

we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.38, available for those who have Beta updates enabled.

Other than bug fixes it brings reworked windows handling system. GOG Galaxy should be able to persist your size, location and fullscreen preferences of windows better than before.

We have performed extensive tests of this new system, but if there's any new bugs introduced please give us a heads up, as this code digs down deep into how communication with Chromium Embedded Framework on which GOG Galaxy client is based.
omega64: Oh god, Galaxy just updated and the top bar is hideous now. What did you guys do!
Can you elaborate on that - or better - send a screenshot? :)