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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 ==
1.2.30 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

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
Post edited July 11, 2018 by TheTomasz
Any reason why gog galaxy achievements for Ghost of a Tale disappeared few hours before release?
Why do I keep getting a "GOG Galaxy Cannot Update" error everytime it tries updating? As well, I can't even log into the client. For this update, it stops at 2.8%.

Already running as an administrator. I have Windows 10 with the latest updates.
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TheTomasz: Enjoy!
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BKGaming: I'd like too but stuff like this is getting really old. I swear this damn icon bug is never going to be solved... nearly everytime I restart now I got missing icons.

Also the update changelog list 1.2.39 as a beta so?
This, I restart offline and they activly shut down and have to go back online in order to re-enable them again! My guess is the chromium bug as it's based off of chrome tech so it may be a thumbnail/icon cache problem...
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TheTomasz: Hey,

we have released GOG Galaxy 1.2.39 for everyone.

This update consists mostly of the changes, which were already available through our Beta updates.

Apart from that we've decided to increase number of download threads to 32, based on our tests, it seems like a good switch, especially for those of you living in areas where we did not yet fully develop our GOG network.

Full changelog, as always you can find either in GOG Galaxy app, or in the sticky post in this thread.

Enjoy!
Sorry, but the "new" Galaxy is ugly as hell now. No fullscreen mode available anymore - an ugly and distracting blue window bar on top of EVERYTHING and the taskbar icon is blurry. (Win7/64 without aero).
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Post edited March 14, 2018 by MarkoH01
Ugh why doesn't Galaxy use the system theme for its windows any more?!

That looks really ugly and my guess would be that uses more resources than native windows anyway?
Read through a bit of this thread but I will still mention a couple of things:

1. [BUG] Every time I start up Galaxy Client my installed Game Icons in the Left Side Menu Listing do not all load properly. They only show up if I click on the game listing.

2. [REQUESTED FEATURE] I know this has probably been requested a million times but there should really be a RIGHT CLICK CONTEXT MENU ( i.e. Back, Forward, Copy, Paste, etc.) to make page navigation in the Client much easier. To be straight forward it really sucks using Galaxy without this function. This alone makes me not want to even use the Client.
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MarkoH01: Sorry, but the "new" Galaxy is ugly as hell now. No fullscreen mode available anymore - an ugly and distracting blue window bar on top of EVERYTHING and the taskbar icon is blurry. (Win7/64 without aero).
If you would like, I can share the 1.2.37 build installer downloaded from GOG and a commandline argument for the start menu/shortcut that will prevent GOG Galaxy from updating into the dead zone.
EDIT: No need since GOG still keeps the last good version here ;3
https://cdn.gog.com/open/galaxy/client/setup_galaxy_1.2.37.7.exe

In case you already have the installer, just add /runWithoutUpdating after the ``Target'' location in the properties window for the shortcut. Once I saw the 1.2.38 beta build here:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/gog_galaxy_official_discussion_thread/post1375
I knew my time with GOG Galaxy was coming to a stand still. I will sit on 1.2.37 until either something changes for the better or it travels over the hill and out of sight.
Post edited March 15, 2018 by kittehoverlord
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takezodunmer2005: This, I restart offline and they activly shut down and have to go back online in order to re-enable them again! My guess is the chromium bug as it's based off of chrome tech so it may be a thumbnail/icon cache problem...
I had the bug for the longest time, then it stopped happening, and now it's back again. Seems like no matter what they do this damn bug keeps coming back. It for sure seems like a cache issue. If they can't fix it then they may as well just remove the icons from the left hand side and and use text only like Steam does.
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MarkoH01: Sorry, but the "new" Galaxy is ugly as hell now. No fullscreen mode available anymore - an ugly and distracting blue window bar on top of EVERYTHING and the taskbar icon is blurry. (Win7/64 without aero).
Again I say, I think it's past time to drop the Windows frame from Galaxy and build a custom one. Should have been done in my opinion before Galaxy left beta.

The taskbar icon being blurry... well it's always looked blurry as hell to me (just not as bad as what you are showing in the picture). Galaxy is literally the only program I have installed on my PC that uses TEXT in their logo which makes the icon blurry as shit at those small sizes. You can barely even read that it says GOG COM.

GOG is throwing their brand name / logo all over Galaxy and I don't know why. We know were are using something made by GOG, so why can't we having something a little more appropriate to represent Galaxy itself.

I propose GOG have their designers come up with some kind of icon that is an actual Galaxy.
Post edited March 15, 2018 by BKGaming
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reddog000: Read through a bit of this thread but I will still mention a couple of things:

1. [BUG] Every time I start up Galaxy Client my installed Game Icons in the Left Side Menu Listing do not all load properly. They only show up if I click on the game listing.

2. [REQUESTED FEATURE] I know this has probably been requested a million times but there should really be a RIGHT CLICK CONTEXT MENU ( i.e. Back, Forward, Copy, Paste, etc.) to make page navigation in the Client much easier. To be straight forward it really sucks using Galaxy without this function. This alone makes me not want to even use the Client.
Agreed to both. I have the same issue regarding the icons time and again but much worse is the fact of a missing copy/paste function. How should one link to a former post without quoting it completely and it's impossible to link to a former post you wrote yourself (since it'S not possible to quote your own post).
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MarkoH01: Sorry, but the "new" Galaxy is ugly as hell now. No fullscreen mode available anymore - an ugly and distracting blue window bar on top of EVERYTHING and the taskbar icon is blurry. (Win7/64 without aero).
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kittehoverlord: If you would like, I can share the 1.2.37 build installer downloaded from GOG and a commandline argument for the start menu/shortcut that will prevent GOG Galaxy from updating into the dead zone.
EDIT: No need since GOG still keeps the last good version here ;3
https://cdn.gog.com/open/galaxy/client/setup_galaxy_1.2.37.7.exe

In case you already have the installer, just add /runWithoutUpdating after the ``Target'' location in the properties window for the shortcut. Once I saw the 1.2.38 beta build here:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/gog_galaxy_official_discussion_thread/post1375
I knew my time with GOG Galaxy was coming to a stand still. I will sit on 1.2.37 until either something changes for the better or it travels over the hill and out of sight.
Thank you :)
Post edited March 15, 2018 by MarkoH01
- [Windows] Fixed some cases of "Connection to Communication Service was lost and could not be restored"
Clearly haven't fixed what causes it on my windows 7 laptop.
This useless communication service makes your whole client unusable, why don't you get rid of it? Cause everything works just fine for a few seconds, browsing the store and everything, then the error pops up and closes the client.

And support is useless, just how incompetent is the development team there?
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celroid: And support is useless, just how incompetent is the development team there?
They seem to be doing a good job. Perhaps you should upload your logs to the mantis website and open a bug report or add to an already existing one.
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TheTomasz: snip
And another post about the lack of Galaxy being mentioned on the home page. What is it going to take for you guys to realize removing the Galaxy banner from the homepage was a bad idea?

Add it back but make it better... remove the "Try GOG Galaxy" button from the account library (it's worthless with the bundled installers) and add a switch toggle for classic and Galaxy installers so users can pick a default view.

This isn't rocket science... bad site design is bad site design.
Post edited March 19, 2018 by BKGaming
I have been playing Neverwinter Nights and recently my cloud saves have been going over my limit (200mb). I like being able to keep saves so I'd prefer to fix this instead of just not using cloud saves.

My problem is that I'm not certain what is being saved on the cloud and what isn't, which makes it hard to know what to get rid of.

Is there a way to see specifically what I'm saving to the cloud?
Have to echo what many others have said above.

Installed Witcher 3 GOTY. Went that went fine. However, launch game and GOG Overlay crashes every time.

Achievements don't work in-game. Complete play though with zero completed. Does show playtime though.

So fine, I try to play older game Dark Star One. Installer has no clue what size, bunch of random numbers. Installer hangs "checking local files." Try to cancel but can't. Also can't shutdown client. Have to terminate all threads in tree.

Remove install manually and tried again. Now downloads at 0.2MB/s on a Fibre 200/200Mbit connection.

Not impressed to say the least.