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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 ==
1.2.29 (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

1.2.34 (January 17, 2018)
- GOG Galaxy SDK small bugfix in logging routine

1.2.35 Beta (January 17, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Chromium Embedded Framework was updated to version 62, resulting in improved CPU and memory performance
- Cloud copy of save games will be removed on next sync when local files are removed and quota is exceeded
Bugfixes:
- [MacOS] Fixed a bug with user avatar not being visible after installation
- [Windows] Fixed Unicode support in Galaxy Overlay

1.2.36 (January 31, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- Chromium Embedded Framework was updated to version 62, resulting in improved CPU and memory performance
- Cloud copy of save games will be removed on next sync when local files are removed and quota is exceeded
Bugfixes:
- Fixed a bug in GOG Galaxy SDK, which could cause games to crash
- [MacOS] Fixed a bug with user avatar not being visible after installation
- [Windows] Fixed Unicode support in Galaxy Overlay

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
Post edited June 13, 2018 by TheTomasz
Hey,

we've got reports that after last update (1.2.43) GOG Galaxy is crashing. Worry not, there is an easy workaround for it :)

The crash may only happen when GOG Galaxy is being launched by one of game's shortcuts on the desktop and the game is not updated to the latest version.

That is probably not most common situation, but still may happen.

Workaround is simple, you can choose one:
- Launch GalaxyClient.exe from GOG Galaxy installation directory (Default: C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy)
- Open Start Menu, look for GOG galaxy and launch it

We are working on a fix, it will be probably released next week.
Post edited June 04, 2018 by TheTomasz
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. :)