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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


1.2.37 (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
- [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
- 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

- [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 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

- 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

- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
Post edited December 20, 2018 by TheTomasz
Hey, hope everyone's going alright.

While some of us probably can't wait for Thronebreaker release, today's release is not mainly about that.

Other than few fixes and improvements, this update brings plenty of bugfixes to the Overlay on Windows.
Thanks to that, we'll be able to enable it in even more games than now (ones from changelog after release and more to come later).
Post edited October 22, 2018 by TheTomasz
FulVal: Crysis 1 is not a dx11 game...
Hey, you're right. It should have been dx 10. Still overlay will be enabled soonish.
rammur: cant download galaxy faileing too excute file whats goin on here i just paid for thronebreaker gettin a bit of frusteration right now
You can contact our support at, you can also play the game without using Galaxy, just download offline installers for it from ("Download offline backup game installers")
Johny.: o_O how did you know

The truth is we're not slowing down with Galaxy Client development.
BKGaming: Hey 2018 is... coming to a close soon. Are we really going to end it without a significant Galaxy update? Time will tell.
Time will tell. :P

We're still working hard. :)
Post edited November 08, 2018 by Johny.
AlphaZen: Hi, I have an issue with galaxy when trying to chat with a friend while playing gwent.
When I Shift+Tab to show the overlay, it takes several seconds to load my friends list (which contains one person...). When loaded, this person is shown as beeing offline despite playing gwent with me. After another couple of seconds, he is shown online, but when I click on the name, the to-be-chat-window pops up, again loads for several seconds and shows me the attached error message.

And yes, I am online. :D Watching a youtube stream at the same time.

I haven't found any information about that behaviour, sorry, if this is the wrong place. :/
It's not a wrong place. You can monitor and report your logs to this issue (there are instructions when submitting report). I think I have filed it with a different name also.

I've heard it happened for 3 or max 4 users in the span of last 2 years (but consistently for them). Very rare.

we have released a new update to GOG Galaxy, available only if you have enabled Beta Galaxy updates.

We would like to have it on beta channel for two reasons.
1. We have updated the code signing certificate and are unsure about the reaction of antiviruses. They might treat this update with special care, as certificate changed.
2. We would like to verify the changes improving the security of GOG Galaxy application before it gets passed to everyone
Post edited November 14, 2018 by TheTomasz
Noodle-24: Some of my Games don't sync with the GOG Client. There are a few times when I've clocked hours on a game, yet it still indicates as 0 hours played. That's one of the things I have a problem with. Is there something I need to do?
I see some people mentioning having to re-enter passwords and stuff. I don't really have that issue. My details are saved as usual. I can log in without problems. I guess, the only other issue I have sometimes, is when I am trying to download / install a game and I get the message "Server Issue" or something like that.
I don't really have an issue with GOG in general. I like it. I was brought onto it by my brother. Really great client and I don't think it's fair to compare GOG with Steam (Yes, I also have a Steam Account) because they both have their traits and faults. I dunno, that's just my opinion I guess (and my brother). Thank you GOG for all the hard work you put into your Client.
Thank you for kind words. :) did you contact support? They might know some Common reasons for game time tracking to now work. Are you starting your games through Galaxy? In Galaxy settings, you have game time tracking enabled in toggles?
If support doesn't help, file an issue with logs to so we can check if it's a bug on our side.
Cerfer: Is there any way to rollback to an earlier version of Galaxy? The browsing is close to unusable now, and I have to say, if I wanted to watch a YouTube video for every game, I would open up YouTube. Screenshots were fine for a preview, but now I have to wait 5-20 seconds to see anything from the game.

I used to just browse through games. Now it's kind of annoying and I don't really get the information I want/need for a lot of the games because the linked YouTube videos are publisher advertisements, which tend to be long on exposition and hype and short on gameplay. Ads disguised as YouTube videos are fine, but curated screenshots/content would be much better.
"From the game" - you mean through Overlay, or GOG Galaxy app?
Which games have this issue? All of them? Do YouTube videos in Galaxy works fine, but screenshots not? And do they load slowly, or not at all?
Do you have slow internet connection? Did you maybe limit it in GOG Galaxy bandwidth settings?
Post edited November 24, 2018 by Johny.
Ok, thanks for your feedback. :)
Johny.: Ok, thanks for your feedback. :)
Cerfer: I appreciate your note.

If things are going to remain as they are (and that's fine, really), is there any way to bring the Buy The Series/Complete The Series back up to the top and have it be an option in addition to buying the game? There used to be a Buy Game for "X" and just below it, a Buy the Series box. Like everything, I'll get used to scrolling down for it, but it was nice having it all right there. I don't care for the YouTube vids b/c they're not really efficient, but I can always click on the game and go its main page.
I guess you're referring to website store page of the game. It's not my area, but I'll pass your feedback to the designers.
I hope in upcoming future you'll find GOG Galaxy more useful, not only with games marketing content.
It's weird you say you can always click on game and go to its main page - which page do you refer to? We have the same videos in Galaxy's game view, and on GOG store page.
Johny.: I guess you're referring to website store page of the game. It's not my area, but I'll pass your feedback to the designers.
I hope in upcoming future you'll find GOG Galaxy more useful, not only with games marketing content.
It's weird you say you can always click on game and go to its main page - which page do you refer to? We have the same videos in Galaxy's game view, and on GOG store page.
Cerfer: When I'm browsing games during a sale, it's only the YouTube video, and it's pretty much the YouTube logo and then opening credits to the game are all that I see when I'd rather have info about a game, but not lose my place in the browsing queue (i.e., having to start all over again from the beginning). The game page has everything there.

I'm an old guy (I was around when these games were first released) so chances are the UI changes aren't directed to me. I could go ahead and use the web page and open several tabs at once. Galaxy is just one window at a time.
Now I get what you mean. :) you can hold ctrl (on Windows) and click the game tile, it will open in the browser then, and you'll stay where you were in Galaxy. Or use middle mouse button to do it.
Thanks for the reports on the slow startup. The next update should significantly improve that :)

we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.50.
This update will fix the slowdown of Galaxy startup introduced in last version,
as well as continues with strengthening security of the application.

we have released a new update for GOG Galaxy, 1.2.51.

It contains a small fix for Galaxy SDK related to notifications when playing a game.
powergod: the thumbnails of "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project", "Balls of Steel" and "Duke Nukem 3D" always disappears from my list of installed games...
We're aware of the issue, and it will be definitely resolved in future versions of GOG Galaxy. I cannot tell any release date yet, unfortunately.
ender_vlc: Hi,

I'm apparently one of those idiots that run their Windows with a user without admin rights. Every time there's an update I get between 5-7 password requests to run a script.

Can this be done with just one time?

When I installed Pillars of Eternity 2 I got password requests for all the distributables, and then like 10 requests for scripts from GOG. Pillars2 updates today and I got 5 requests. I added a free DLC and I got 7 password requests.

My installation is not in Program Files, so why is this happening?

It should be maximum one admin password request when you update GOG Galaxy (which we want to get rid of completely), but I'm not aware of multiple password requests when updating a game, or adding DLC.

File a report with your logs - pretty please. :) Your logs are important here. Thank you for very precise description - you can just copy your post to mantis, add logs and title "multiple admin password requests when updating game". :)
Post edited December 21, 2018 by Johny.
Hijin25.948: Why captcha is needed to redeem a key from GOG galaxy.?
It's a way of protecting your redeem key to be bruteforced by someone else and sold on some phishy page.
Bloodygoodgames: An utter piece of garbage since the last update.

I've just spent over an hour having to turn my computer back to a prior restore point after GOG Galaxy froze mid update and screwed up my entire computer.

Then I just tried to reinstall it after having to delete it, and it's frozen again. Utter utter garbage.

So now I get to download the GOG Downloader to install games I just bought because Galaxy is completely unusable.

Honestly, feeling less and less like buying games on GOG these days -- the site is slower than Christmas since the new site design (takes FOREVER to load the front page) and now Galaxy is a piece of junk.

Sad to see GOG going downhill, but it's seemed to be nothing but for the last year or two.
How come GOG Galaxy froze your system update? Seems unlikely to me. Or was it game update?
We're aware of website loading issues, especially on winter promo, and how they affect Galaxy. It might cause freezes on startup, or when reloading store, but they shouldn't be too long. Total freeze we're not aware of. If you care to put logs of those freezes on , I'd be grateful.
FulVal: SiN Gold has the same problem
It doesn't depend on a game, it can happen to any of sidebar images. :(
Post edited December 23, 2018 by Johny.