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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 ==

1.2.47 (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

1.2.57 (June 12, 2019)
Changes and Improvements:
- Minor download speed optimizations
- Changes in PayPal payment flow
Bugfixes:
- 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)
macOS:
- Enabled hardened runtime, making our application more secure
- Implemented Apple's notarization

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

1.2.60 Beta (07 October, 2019)
General:
- Updated CEF version to 3729 (Chromium to 74)
- Security fixes
Updater:
- 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)
Updater:
- 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)
Overlay:
- Fixed crashes for various games

1.2.63 (December 02, 2019)
General:
- Updated CEF version to 3729 (Chromium to 74)
- Security fixes
Updater:
- 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
Overlay [Windows]:
- Now supports games which use Vulkan API (e.g. Jupiter Hell, X4: Foundations)
- Fixes crashes for various games

1.2.64 (December 04, 2019)
- Hotfix for launching games
Post edited 3 days ago by TheTomasz
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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 ?