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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 ==

1.2.37 (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

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
Bugfixes:
- 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
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"
Post edited 3 days ago by TheTomasz
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omega64: Well, I've had Aero off for ages, but just don't remember the top bar in Galaxy looking like that. >_<
Doesn't fit with the rest of the program. Why would you use the default windows bar.
Galaxy always had a default system titlebar. :)
We are aware of the problem. For people with beta updates now - for all users later - titlebar in Windows 7 with Aero disabled will look slightly different than before.

For transparency:

We did some changes and optimizations in window handling, and external library we're using doesn't support this combination well. We cannot revert this change now, but this issue is definitely on our roadmap to be tackled. :)
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BKGaming: It would be nice to get some info on the v1.3.0 beta. Even a simple ballpark estimate for when we may see the release would be nice.

It has gotten way to quite in here and you guys should really communicate more please. Thank you.
I'm afraid you (users in general) will not get any info on next "big" versions ETAs... I'm sorry because I know you're personally eager to know or to participate in the beta. :)

I can assure you we're working hard to strike you all with features. :)
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Kavalor: Since the latest Update for Win10 last week . Galaxy is randomly freezing. You can still maximize /minimize the Window but you can't click anything. Only a restart of Galaxy helps.
Is this already known?
Which version are you using? :) Best create a ticket on http://mantis.gog.com with logs attached.
Hey,


we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.39 for everyone.

This update consists mostly of the changes, which were already available through our Beta updates.

Apart from that we've decided to increase number of download threads to 32, based on our tests, it seems like a good switch, especially for those of you living in areas where we did not yet fully develop our GOG network.

Full changelog, as always you can find either in GOG Galaxy app, or in the sticky post in this thread.

Enjoy!
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MarkoH01: Yes, it is. The Galaxy cloud saves are stored under more->backup & goodies so that you will be able to back them up.
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bushwhacker2k: I see "Neverwinter Nights Diamond - Saves backup", and when I click it, it seems to act like it's downloading something with a size of .1 MB. It doesn't seem to do anything past that. How do I use this?
If you open the list of downloads (click on the bar with the down arrow, where the download size and speed are displayed), then you can click the magnifying glass icon (it appears when you hover your mouse over a download) to open the folder.

The cloud saves backup is downloaded to the same location as other backups and goodies (offline installers, soundtracks, etc.), i.e. in the game's folder (under "!Downloads") or the folder set in settings (Downloads -> Other downloads folder).

The size being displayed as 0.1 MB is a known issue.
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BKGaming: (...)
I am not the most competent to respond about the problem above, but I can say there are some optimizations in terms of downloading threads and CDNs used incoming. We have observed similar behavior (stuck finishing download) before.

Does anyone reading here have similar issues like BKGaming?
Hi,

we just released GOG Galaxy ver. 1.2.40, with a new feature: now you can log in to Galaxy using your Facebook account. There’s also a new Add Friends window that shows you a list of friends suggestions based on your GOG friends and Facebook friends that also use Galaxy (if you connected your account of course).

For full changelog see the first post.

Cheers!
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bhrigu: What effect will it have on people who don't log in with Facebook account?
No effect.
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BKGaming: Cool but I kind of wish it was laid out differently. The Facebook connect button should probably be under settings with a dedicated connect account tab (this will allow a place for future account connections) like perhaps twitch or something down the road.
We're considering a settings section for that.

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BKGaming: Also am not crazy about the friend suggestions being at the bottom of the friends list were friend invites end up nor about it being yet another pop up. But I'm not exactly sure what to do about it. Maybe have it as an attached window to the site of the friends list or something that is collapsible?
You can collapse the friends suggestions in Friends window and it will remember your choice. If you click to ignore/accept all of them, the "accordion" will disappear.
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MarkoH01: Aaaaand it still looks ugly as hell and chat ingame still is not working (see attachement). Great prioritys, GOG
It's a totally different group (and competence) of people that were working on fb login, than issues you've mentioned.
Post edited March 29, 2018 by Johny.
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Pawel1995: FB login feels really unnecessary and not needed AT ALL at this moment of Galaxy's development.

Also I feel like either someone at GOG is trolling or they missed the hole "Facebook stores even more than you would"-news that popped up 2 days ago. I mean, I don't want to give you tips, GOG, but that's not how you do it :D If you hear about companies doing whatever they want with user's private information, it's not a good idea to patch a "connect" feature with that service 2 days later xD
Yeah, the timing is great - we're trying to be as funny as we can. :P

JK. For the feature, we're making logging/registering account easier for some users that want to use it. Actually here, you're giving GOG data from Facebook, not the other way around. It's also optional - you don't need to give permissions neither to your e-mail (you can type it later), nor to your friends list (you just won't get suggestions). You can use it just to log in, or not use it at all. :)

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The thing I'm mostly hyped with is friends suggestions from your (2 or more) common friends from GOG itself. :)

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btw. (my private opinion) I'm not surprised at all that FB is collecting shitloads of data (it's visible in permissions you give and in network traffic on websites) for their algothythms to use the data to make money from advertisement or targeted content. You can block it if you wish and everything still works.
Post edited March 29, 2018 by Johny.
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Pawel1995: UI, chat messages not visible, notifications missing
Can you elaborate on that? :)
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skeletonbow: ...
Yes, if you've disabled the "Searching for me" option in your privacy settings you shouln't be included in any friend recommendations. This is a bug, and we're working on fixing it.
Hi,

we just released GOG Galaxy Client 1.2.41, introducing User Profiles - a new feature allowing you to share and socialise among your friends. As always there are also some additional improvements and bugfixes - please see the first post for full changelog.

Enjoy!
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BKGaming: Would have been nice if you guys had taken the opportunity to do bit of a redesign there. For instance, friends on "friends activity" should be clickable and should take you to their profile.
You mean Activity Feed? When you hover over a user's avatar and username, you should see a tooltip with links to their profile, wishlist, and chat

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BKGaming: Achievements should onle show 2 recent achivements with "show all" being replace with a link that takes your to your profile with the all the games listed achievements.
When you click on game title on the activity, you should be redirected to a page with all unlocked achievements in that game by that user
Hey,

we have released a new version of GOG Galaxy 1.2.42 Beta.

The reason behind making a Beta release are big changes in Galaxy's local database structure, this could cause problems such as:
- Games disappearing after GOG Galaxy update
- Incorrect configuration of games (Cloud saves/overlay)
- Problems with installation or updates the game

This change allowed us to simplify databases structure, hopefully reducing number of bugs and easing up development process.

Other than that, very notably change is that GOG Galaxy will nearly immediately stop downloading data after you pause/abort/shutdown GOG Galaxy with download in progress.