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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 ==
1.2.40 (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

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)
Bugfixes:
- 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
Bugfixes:
- 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
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
Post edited 2 days ago by TheTomasz
Hey,

we have released a 1.2.52 version of GOG Galaxy to Beta updates channel (they can be enabled in GOG Galaxy settings)

Most notably it includes an update of Chromium to version 71, fixing bugs and making GOG Galaxy use even less resources than before!
Apart from that, we've put some work make GOG Galaxy to operate in more secure manner when it comes to managing games on your PCs.

The rest of changes can be found in changelog.
Enjoy and happy playing.
Post edited February 13, 2019 by TheTomasz
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TheTomasz: we have released a 1.2.52 version of GOG Galaxy to Beta updates channel (they can be enabled in GOG Galaxy settings)
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BKGaming: Anyone else getting disk access errors with this update? I haven't had disk access errors in a long time, but am getting them now when trying to import 2 games that were installed via standalone installers.
Can you please report that on http://mantis.gog.com/ with your logs?
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Johny.: Can you please report that on http://mantis.gog.com/ with your logs?
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BKGaming: Added: http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=5926

You can clearly see in the logs there is issue when Galaxy tries to move the redist folder after download which results in a failed installation. I've checked both hard-dives for file system errors and did not find anything wrong.
Hey,

we found the cause of the issue and we are working on solution.
Currently we believe that ~120 of our games (older games, not really updated by developers) are affected and won't install successfully on GOG Galaxy 1.2.52, which is currently released on Beta channel.
As a workaround you can always use our backup installers.
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falloutttt: Please add the sound back for achievements.

Or better yet, make it possible to turn it on/off. Since not everyone like it as it seems.

Thanks!
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BKGaming: Anyone else getting disk access errors with this update? I haven't had disk access errors in a long time, but am getting them now when trying to import 2 games that were installed via standalone installers.
Hey,

we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.53 Beta.
It brings back notification sounds to the Overlay as well as fixes installation of the games - as described in the changelog :)
Hey,

we have released 1.2.54 version of GOG Galaxy.

It is a release of a version, which was available on Beta channel for quite some time.

Most notably it includes an update of Chromium to version 71, making GOG Galaxy use even less resources than before!
Apart from that, we've put some work make GOG Galaxy to operate in more secure manner when it comes to managing games on your PCs.

The rest of changes can be found in changelog.
Enjoy and happy playing.
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TheTomasz: snip
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BKGaming: I think the Chromium update may have solved some of the issues I was seeing with Galaxy rendering CSS. So this is a good update in my book and performance does seem a bit better...

But... please for the love of the all mighty, please fix this bug: https://i.imgur.com/D229QT4.jpg ... I am so tired of clicking on icons after a restart, that I leave Galaxy running just to avoid it. It's existed what 3 years now? GOG has had plenty of time to find what is causing this issue, and it's easy to reproduce.
We will, In the future :) Sorry it takes so long.

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TheTomasz: The rest of changes can be found in changelog.
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Aramandur: That's not what I was expecting ;)
Yeah, it's a bit unusual :)
We want to have the same version on Beta and stable channels, and in relation to 1.2.53 Beta version, nothing noticeable really changed, but fear not, we will not stop improving Galaxy.
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Johny.: Library - from when Galaxy was launched - didn't change much. We are happy to be working on improving it now. :) Can't wait to roll them out!
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BKGaming: Like just wondering... but whatever happen to this? I could be wrong, but I don't think library has really changed since this was posted. I was reading GOG's/ CDP's financial reports and this stuck out to me: GOG Galaxy is continually expanded with new features, in like with gamers’ and developers’ expectations.

We haven't had a major update since April 2017... almost 2 years and feature wise haven't gotten much in that time frame, except profiles which aren't directly a Galaxy feature. Just where is that "continually expanded with new features" for gamers happening at?
Yes, you're right - library in the current Galaxy version is the same as it was then. I don't change a word in what I wrote in the quoted post. :) Also, there was no lie in the financial report quote.

We're happy that you remember about us. We won't let you down.
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Bedwyr.776: Hello all.

I currently use Kodi Media Center as a replacement shell for explorer.exe so that I and guests can enjoy a good couch experience without interruption, minimizing how much we have to use a mouse and keyboard. Sometimes I do like to play GoG games, though, and have a link to Galaxy inside Kodi. However, when loading this way Galaxy does not automatically log in. Because I use a password manager, I can't log into GoG unless I stop Kodi, restart explorer, and then load my password manager. If I switch the shell to explorer.exe, it will automatically log in again. I'm not sure why this is as my other programs auto-load normally including Controller Companion, OneDrive, and other services.

Edit: Extra information. For some reason, in Kodi-as-shell mode, the client throws an error after several seconds after logging in saying it cannot communicate with GoG servers and exits out. Ok, should I be loading one of the other executables?

Or possibly would running Galaxy on startup as a windows service help?

Any insights or advice as to why this is happening are welcome.
First of all, thank you for the report!

Unfortunately, Galaxy relies on explorer.exe being there for a number of things, including automatic login. The error about not being able to communicate is related to our local service and is caused by the same thing.

We'll look into it but I can't give you any estimates about when it will be fixed. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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zig13666: Galaxy not displaying screenshots and comments/reviews on store pages. Maybe something to do with latest Win10 update?
Hey, thanks for letting us know about the issue. It is not related to the Windows update. We are working on fixing it.
Hey,

we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.55 which addresses the issue with opening facebook URL in external browser when going to Forum.

enjoy