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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


1.2.37 (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
- [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
- 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
Post edited December 03, 2018 by TheTomasz

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
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! :)

I'm hoping to get a solution to my issue here - hope I'm not out of place.

For the last day Galaxy tried to update and constantly failed. When I downloaded the new install from it told me that the same or newer version was already installed. Today I booted my PC and it updated again and actually succeeded and is now on 1.2.31 but it acts like it has no connection. I can't see my library, apparently no games are installed and i can't access the store. I AM logged in however, but I can't log out. Nothing happens when I try. I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it with no change. It also didn't ask me to log in again after I uninstalled so I don't know if that's normal.

I've checked through the articles on the support page and I've contacted support directly in the hopes they can help. I just thought someone might be able to help me here.

Edit: I got a pretty quick reply from support and after going through the motions I noticed that my Avast antivirus had the client flagged. I'm assuming false positive?
Post edited December 07, 2017 by Squirly
have an issue as well with newest Galaxy.

Galaxy tried to update but then ther window suddenly closed with no error message.
The shortcut did not work any more.

I downloaded the setup and it tells me that "an error occured trying to rename a file in the destination directory".
"MoveFile has failed; code 5".

I unistalled previous version of Galaxy.
I erased the temporary directory.
I ran the setup as Administrator.

Ok, restarted computer and everything is ok.
Post edited December 07, 2017 by Imarion
O.K. - I opened a ticket in mantis.
It got assigned for quite some while but the only one actually adding anything to it is me - providing logs, feedback ect. If I start Titan Quest using Galaxy (and ONLY in this case) quitting the game will give me an error message every time. It seems that the Galaxy team is not interested at all in fixing this since I did not get one single feedback until now. I will now contact support directly (even though it IS a Galaxy problem) because I have good experiences with Support but not with the Galaxy team (which also ignored my recurring question here in this very thread again and again). What a shame.
Post edited December 07, 2017 by MarkoH01
DesmondLonghair: 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.
Yep I've had this issue for a long time. Glad to see other people starting to confirm it now. I reported the issue here and hopefully it will be fixed soon enough.
After the installation (see 2-3 posts above), and few hours of checking my games, I start one and pouf, Galaxy exits.

I try to restart it from Shortcut -> it is like Galaxy has been uninstalled.

Restart computer -> reinstall version downloaded 2 hours ago ( -> Galaxy updates to 1.2.31. Could start a game.

Obviously the newest Galaxy version triggers some false positives in several AV programs (so far I know about AVAST and AVG - might be more). The files in quesion (I had to add them to the exception list) are Galaxyupdater.exe and OverlayInjectorWin32.exe. So if you should have problems running or updating Galaxy - especially access denied messages - in any way check your quarantine foler of your AV program and if a popup shows up regarding those two files just add them to your exception list. The Galaxy team sghould really take a look at the newest update before support is flooded with tickets.
Gog galaxy error essential components missing.
Nothings works, always this error after last update.
For some reason Avast Free Anti-virus says that the update for GOG Galaxy is infected with malware.
I'm getting this problem to thanks to being forced to use AVG.
AVG reports the GalaxyUpdater.exe was infected with Win32:Malware-gen, if that helps anyone.
I just uninstall GOG Galazy, I'm gonna wait until the problem is fixed.
Regarding the Avast malware detection, just got that too.
Yesterday it was fine though.

And GOG, please update the version available on the download page.
Won't run the Galaxy with this issue, false or not, I will not take the risk.

So once you have an update, inform and post the correct download.

Post edited December 08, 2017 by Imarion
I am adding up to my Avast stopping Galaxy, heck I can't even INSTALL the What remains of Edith Finch I just bought and today is my day off work :(