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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 ==
1.2.40 (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"

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
Post edited May 06, 2019 by ejankowska
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PescadorGama: 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 :(
Download the version without Galaxy
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PescadorGama: 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 :(
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omega64: Download the version without Galaxy
I am using gog downloader but Avast eliminates the exe file anyway
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PescadorGama: 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 :(
I've just submitted a false positive report to Avast, restored the file and flagged the folder as an exception. For now, all is well in my Galaxy! :)

EDIT. Once the GalaxyUpdate file was restored, the application updated and the exe to run the program was quarantined! Again, I've reported it as a false positive and added the 'Program Files (X86)\GalaxyClient' folder to my exceptions list. I also had to manually create a desktop shortcut.

FYI the previous folder I added to exceptions was 'ProgramData\GOG.com'
Post edited December 08, 2017 by LynetteC
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.
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omega64: Download the version without Galaxy
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PescadorGama: I am using gog downloader but Avast eliminates the exe file anyway
There should be a download of the game without Galaxy, don't remember where. It's sort of hidden.
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.
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PescadorGama: I am using gog downloader but Avast eliminates the exe file anyway
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omega64: There should be a download of the game without Galaxy, don't remember where. It's sort of hidden.
Whenever you are using GOG downloader (like me) you will always get the classic installer. So it's surprising that avast has a problem here.
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Maverick89: Gog galaxy error essential components missing.
Nothings works, always this error after last update.
Check the quarantine section of your AV scanner. It could be that it blocked access to important Galaxy files.
Post edited December 08, 2017 by MarkoH01
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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omega64: There should be a download of the game without Galaxy, don't remember where. It's sort of hidden.
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MarkoH01: Whenever you are using GOG downloader (like me) you will always get the classic installer. So it's surprising that avast has a problem here.
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Maverick89: Gog galaxy error essential components missing.
Nothings works, always this error after last update.
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MarkoH01: Check the quarantine section of your AV scanner. It could be that it blocked access to important Galaxy files.
Ah, didn't know. Haven't used GOG Downloader in ages.
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Liosan: 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.
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Liosan: 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
Sorry read this right now and I fixed it before by uninstalling GOG Galaxy + deleting all folders witch the uninstaller didn't delete and then it worked. :)
GOG Galaxy is working for me with windows defender, it's just taking 10 minutes to start.

This install of Galaxy is only a week old as it totally stopped working last week and I had to re-install it into a new directory.
Hi there,

I really need tabs in GOG Galaxy app to make it similar to web browser. I used to open lot of windows in my website browser, wheel click on every game that im interested in, then read it later, discard or add to my shopping cart.

I think it should be great to add this feature to GOG Galaxy app. It should make making decisions easier and more comfortable/user friendly.

Thanks.
Although the thumbnail issue has been minimized (I can actually re-enable thumbs by clicking on its' spot; on-line that is!) it is still there especially when launching it offline, so I'm wondering if it's a cache issue when it's not directly connected on-line...

I would love to see an "off-line switch" so both modes are clearly defined!
Very irritated that In Development games now have mandatory Galaxy if you want to use the devs' alternate builds.

Incredibly optional of you, GOG.
Well,i have the problem that occasional Galaxy seems to hang in the update process and wont start again.
Any idea why is that ?