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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


1.2.45 (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

1.2.50 (December 13, 2018)
Changes & Improvements:
- Speed up startup time
- [MacOS] Strengthen up connection security with ClientService
- 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
- [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)
- [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

1.2.57 (June 12, 2019)
Changes and Improvements:
- Minor download speed optimizations
- Changes in PayPal payment flow
- Fixed rare crash occurence when reordering games' updates and installations
- GOG Galaxy will correctly reconnect to GOG services after long time of no internet connection

1.2.58 (September 13, 2019)
- Enabled hardened runtime, making our application more secure
- Implemented Apple's notarization

1.2.59 (September 23, 2019)
- [Windows] Fixed crash in Overlay affecting some games (including Fallout 3 (Radeon only) and Dragon Age: Origins)
- [Windows] Fixed issue with achievements sometimes not being saved while playing offline

1.2.60 Beta (07 October, 2019)
- Updated CEF version to 3729 (Chromium to 74)
- Security fixes
- Will no longer download updates at startup, they will be downloaded in the background, while the application is running
- [Windows] No additional UAC prompt during update

1.2.61 Beta (October 23, 2019)
- Fixed an issue where non-admin users would not be able to update to newer versions of GOG Galaxy

1.2.62 Beta (October 30, 2019)
- Fixed crashes for various games
Post edited October 30, 2019 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 :(