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Hi,

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

== CLOUD SAVES - STAGGERED RELEASE ==

The Cloud Saves backend will be enabled for selected users in batches. We expect the full rollout to take at least a few days. If the cloud saves feature didn't start working for you yet please give us a few days. We will be posting updates on the rollout process in this thread.

== 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 ==

1.2.24 (October 11, 2017)
Changes and Improvements:
- Reworked how the navigation history works, fixing numerous bugs (left/right arrows in top menu)
- Added option to specify command line options when launching games (in each game's settings)
- "Unread notifications" notification doesn't produce sound, and does not have a setting entry by itself
- New in-game achievement notification animation and design
- Improved looks of the close button for chat in Galaxy Overlay
- Galaxy will show a spinner while verifying a game's private channel password. An error will be shown if the password is invalid
- Small improvement in resources usage
- Multiple desktop/in-game concurrent notifications sounds less choppy
Bugfixes:
- Fixed grey (disabled) screen on login screen
- "Continue previous session" setting for starting page will now properly remember the last page you visited before quitting
- Game view background image scaling on ultrawide screens now works properly (no more grey areas on the sides)
- Galaxy will no longer try to install 64 bit redistributables on 32 bit systems
- Fixed a rare crash during game update
- Fixed a bug causing Galaxy to freeze when using it with a slow internet connection
- Sound volume regulation is respected for in-game notifications (50% quieter by default)
- After changing windows back and forth (alt tabbing), input in the overlay will work correctly
- Fixed a visual issue with (hint) text for rollbacks overlapping other text under it
- Time of notification (e.g. "a few seconds ago") in the dropdown will change dynamically when you change Galaxy Client's language
- Galaxy will no longer lose games when updated from version 1.1.30 to latest :)
- The "You have unread notifications" notification won't show up more than once for the same notification
- You won't see "Version you're currently on is not known" paragraph in not installed games settings anymore
- Some scenarios (e.g. importing older game builds with auto-updates disabled) will no longer show newest game version label if Galaxy is not sure about that
- In above scenarios, you'll see "The version you are currently on is not known. You can select the version to update to." instead of untrue "The version you are currently on is no longer available"

1.2.25 (October 16, 2017)
- SDK Networking optimizations

1.2.26 (October 19, 2017)
Bugfixes:
- Fixed networking issue when joining/creating lobby for the first time in game run
- Fixed a bug where in-top-menu notifications didn't appear after app restart in some cases

1.2.27 Beta (October 24, 2017)
Changes and Improvements:
- A dialog will now be shown if the cloud save sync fails due to not enough space in the cloud
- Improved security in communication between Galaxy Overlay and it's UI
Bugfixes:
- MORE dropdown, or GOG Logo dropdown will not fail to open anymore (happened sometimes)
- [MacOS] Fixed Scan & Import falling in recursive loop, when encountering a symlink leading to root directory (Such symlinks happened in WINE games, eg. Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga)
- Fixed possible cloud saves synchronization freeze after a failure in receiving synchronization request
- Game update will no longer result in broken installation, when new version doesn't have previously installed language
- GOG Galaxy will no longer fail to update itself in some instances due to insufficient permissions
- Error popups (like "Failed to load game database") will be now translated to your application's language

1.2.28 Beta (October 31, 2017)
- New configuration tools for GOG Galaxy SDK

1.2.29 (November 14, 2017)
Changes and Improvements:
- Galaxy will no longer consider partial cloud saves sync (only pull) as complete
- Tweaked desktop notification animations
- Galaxy will no longer periodically fetch friends online status from the server (it will work OK via websockets)
Bugfixes:
- Unity games will no longer hang on Nvidia graphics cards with Overlay turned on
- Fixed several issues which caused game images in the sidebar to not appear
- Fixed a few cases where extracting the archive with game images did not happen (e.g. when the game was installed with an offline installer)
- Faster shutdown during a game update
- Overlay and game time tracking will properly work with games that uses launchers
- [macOS] Fixed a crash, which happend during updating Tyranny with all DLCs
- Fixed background image not being refreshed after it's source has been changed

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
Post edited January 10, 2018 by psikorski
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!
On W10 Pro. For the last couple of weeks I have been unable to open GOG Galaxy. Today I discovered it is running but invisible. It will not uninstall, can't delete the GalaxyClient, did delete the other two main Application files. Tried to update but get program is running pop-up and update fails. Can't delete the main GOG Galaxy folder because it is running. Can't find anything in regedit that works to uninstall.
All I get out of the MS trouble shooter is incompatible program.
Finally got it to uninstall after restarting three times. On to installing again.
Post edited December 20, 2017 by Majic8
Got it running. It shows all my games in my library but doesn't show them as installed. Nevermind, I found the setting to add them.
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?
Post edited December 21, 2017 by Ninlil
When is Galaxy going to add what the keyboard shortcut for Overlay is in the client? Short of that people have to google it. :-|
Post edited December 21, 2017 by Charles.Surge
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Charles.Surge: When is Galaxy going to add what the keyboard shortcut for Overlay is in the client? Short of that people have to google it. :-|
Short of people not reading about what they are installing, I suppose Google'n how to do something might be in their best interest. (pic related) Though adding ( Shift + Tab ) in the Settings menu where you enable it wouldn't hurt.


@GOGGalaxy crew:

Is anything special planned for version 1.2.34? Are you going to just skip it in an attempt to avoid the hoopla surrounding it?
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I've noticed that some of the game installers I've been using lately install GOG Galaxy automatically along with the game. I thought GOG Galaxy was optional. I have no interest in using it right now and have already uninstalled it once, only to have it automatically installed AGAIN when I installed another new game.

Care to explain why you're pushing this "optional" client on me in such a persistent and obnoxious manner, GOG? If I wanted to use it, it's not hard to find on the site.
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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?
Yes, emptying your wishlist is the only way to get rid of wishlist reminders.

Seems ill-advised to me (forcing you to empty your wishlist to get rid of the alerts is a bit like saying: "The only way to stop Galaxy from annoying you is for you to stop being interested in buying things from GOG"), but after the installers, Galaxy being invasive and inescapable doesn't surprise.
Post edited December 21, 2017 by Blackdrazon
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Hanglyman: I've noticed that some of the game installers I've been using lately install GOG Galaxy automatically along with the game. I thought GOG Galaxy was optional. I have no interest in using it right now and have already uninstalled it once, only to have it automatically installed AGAIN when I installed another new game.

Care to explain why you're pushing this "optional" client on me in such a persistent and obnoxious manner, GOG? If I wanted to use it, it's not hard to find on the site.
You can go on "More" "Classic Installers" on your download page to get the classic installer, or you can click on the options in the installer and disable it, will be recognised for every installer. Its not the best solution, but it was said they are working on a toggle to switch automatically between installer versions.
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Hanglyman: I've noticed that some of the game installers I've been using lately install GOG Galaxy automatically along with the game. I thought GOG Galaxy was optional. I have no interest in using it right now and have already uninstalled it once, only to have it automatically installed AGAIN when I installed another new game.

Care to explain why you're pushing this "optional" client on me in such a persistent and obnoxious manner, GOG? If I wanted to use it, it's not hard to find on the site.
Hopefully GOG still replies to everything and to what I'm not addressing. https://www.gog.com/forum/general/offline_installers_with_an_option_to_install_gog_galaxy is the story. First post was pinned later, thread title changed. Everything was moving to including Galaxy and the checkbox to install it was ticked by default "Starting on Friday" and some time after. You can find the "Classic" (without Galaxy) installers in some menus or some shit.
Post edited December 21, 2017 by Charles.Surge
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Hanglyman: I've noticed that some of the game installers I've been using lately install GOG Galaxy automatically along with the game. I thought GOG Galaxy was optional. I have no interest in using it right now and have already uninstalled it once, only to have it automatically installed AGAIN when I installed another new game.

Care to explain why you're pushing this "optional" client on me in such a persistent and obnoxious manner, GOG? If I wanted to use it, it's not hard to find on the site.
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hohiro: You can go on "More" "Classic Installers" on your download page to get the classic installer, or you can click on the options in the installer and disable it, will be recognised for every installer. Its not the best solution, but it was said they are working on a toggle to switch automatically between installer versions.
Thanks, that's very helpful and I'll do that in the future. The options you gave were pretty well hidden, but at least they exist. I'd still love to hear GOG's justification for this behavior, though. It reminds me of Microsoft trying to shove Windows 10 down everyone's throats in a similarly hamfisted manner.
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Hanglyman: I'd still love to hear GOG's justification for this behavior, though.
Having a "one-click" install solution again, instead of "install this, then install that, and maybe this thing as well". Lessening of support load was also a side effect of Galaxy installers.
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Hanglyman: I'd still love to hear GOG's justification for this behavior, though.
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JMich: Having a "one-click" install solution again, instead of "install this, then install that, and maybe this thing as well". Lessening of support load was also a side effect of Galaxy installers.
I understand having the OPTION of a convenient solution for people who want to use Galaxy with their games. That's fine, commendable even. What I don't get is why the only notification that the installer includes Galaxy is in tiny, easy-to-miss text below the install links (without any indication whatsoever that a non-Galaxy installer even still exists, let alone that it's under the vague "classic installers" heading in the "more" button menu), and then the only way to turn it off inside the installer itself is tucked away in options (again with no indication it exists, thus leaving no reason to access the options menu, which I almost never have cause to use) rather than having a clickable box right up front, much like the EULA box we already have to click.

Those aren't design choices you make by accident- it was clearly intended to be easy to miss and the solution hard to find. I'll give GOG credit that the solution is easy enough once you know specifically where to look, but I shouldn't have to be going on forums to get advice on how NOT to install their optional service in the first place.

I don't have anything against Galaxy. To be honest, I haven't even tried it yet. It just seemed like an unnecessary extra layer I don't need. I was considering giving it a shot eventually, out of curiosity. GOG's forcing it on me has changed my mind.
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Hanglyman: I don't have anything against Galaxy. To be honest, I haven't even tried it yet. It just seemed like an unnecessary extra layer I don't need. I was considering giving it a shot eventually, out of curiosity. GOG's forcing it on me has changed my mind.
It's not forced on you though as you can choose to download Classic Installers instead of the Galaxy Installers. But I agree that there should be a setting to remember your preference and make it clearer.
Post edited December 21, 2017 by korell
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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. :)