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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 ==

1.2.45 (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

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
Post edited October 30, 2019 by TheTomasz
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JohanLiebheart: Thanks Dorzalty. I realized people must be logged in to view my profile that is why it wasn't working as I thought, like for example, a steam profile link which everyone can access.

Galaxy team, are any more privacy settings planned? I wish the privacy offered was more modular. I think the Galaxy Client needs to be better in every or most aspects compared to the Steam client if it wants to compete. Right now, Steam offers a bit more control and modularity. I understand this is just the first itteration of the profiles feature, I am just curious if that aspect will be further developed.
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Dorzalty: No problem. :)

And there are privacy options. You can set everything to private (only me), viewable by GOG friends or GOG users. You can even set account visibility (whether people can find you via username, email or friend recommendation) and your wishlist visibility.
Oh I know about them, but as I said they are not modular. Those privacy options are designed with a "nothing or all" approach. For example you han hide game details, but you cannot choose which game details to hide and which to expose, etc, etc. It takes more development time, yes, but if they implement this approach it will be better than what the Steam client has to offer.
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Dorzalty: I'm looking through the settings of Galaxy and I don't see it. How do you access the Overlay and take screenshots, view FPS etc etc? I thought it was Shift + Tab but it doesn't work in Witcher 2, Witcher 4 or Mount & Blade*. It seems really strange that the Features tab does not include instructions on what keys are used for the features, where screenshots are stored, or allow you to change those keybindings or even where to store those screenshots.

*I reinstalled Galaxy just to be sure it wasn't due to a bad install but that doesn't seem to have helped.
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BKGaming: Shift + Tab opens the overlay. CRTL + Shift + Tab opens the FPS counter. F12 takes a screenshot. All of these features only work if the game supports the overlay. Witcher 3 supports it. Mount & Blade does not.

You can tell what games support the overlay by going to the installed game on the left side of Galaxy, clicking MORE -> Settings -> in-game overlay checkbox. Make sure it's enabled.

You can also enable /disable the overlay globally by going to the GOG COM logo-> settings -> Features. If the overlay is enabled and the game supports it you will see a notification when the game is started similar to Steam.
That's not working for me. I've tried both shift/tab and ctrl/shift/tab to even attempt overlay while using supported games Cuphead and Witcher 3 GOTY. All pressing shift/tab does is bring up the actual mouse pointer. No UI, no notification if i got an achievement. The overlay just doesn't seem to work at all. It's been that way since i downloaded GOG around December 2017.

And yes, i went to settings of each game to check "In game overlay: Display notifications and access GOG Galaxy when in game" and I'm on version 1.2.41.110 in the galaxy.
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Xamtweth713: That's not working for me.
Not sure. It works fine for me on every game I have tried. Something running in the background may be interfering with it, so make sure nothing is running other than Galaxy. I suggest submitting a bug report too.
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Dorzalty: I see, that's a shame about Mount & Blade. I didn't know it was about specific games, thought it was just a Galaxy thing. However, do you perhaps know if could certain programs stop it from working on games that do support it? I'm not getting any notifications on Witcher 3 and it is definitely enabled within Settings.
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BKGaming: Yea I think programs like RivaTuner mess with it. Basically I would shut down anything that has an overlay feature that impacts games.
I don't have that, I don't think, but I'll shut off any other program similar to it and see if it'll work. Hopefully it does, or I'll stuck trying to get AMD overlay working with it.
Cannot Upload Screenshots to Forum taken ingame via F12 with GoG Galaxy.
Okay, I checked. I do not have RivaTuner or anything similar to it installed. GOG Galaxy simply will not allow me to access the Overlay or take screenshots of any supported game in my library. :(

EDIT

Oh my gosh, I figured it out! It is AMD GPU related! I had to open Radeon Settings and turn Scaling Modes off and then reboot the system to take effect. Now I can take screenshots in GOG Galaxy. I should have figured the cause would be stupid AMD (again!).... -sigh-
Post edited April 28, 2018 by Dorzalty
Pillars of eternity stuck downloading. It's at same point for over an hour. What should I do?
Played Neverwinter Nights Diamond for few hours, GOG Galaxy didn't sync at all.

Edit: I restarted the Galaxy and the game disappeared from the game list (as if i uninstalled it). What sorcery is this GOG? O.o
Post edited May 01, 2018 by PainOfSalvation
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BestNoob: Cannot Upload Screenshots to Forum taken ingame via F12 with GoG Galaxy.
Never used that, but the forums software bugs out if the file ending is in upper case (JPG). If that's the case with your screenshots, try renaming the filenames to lower case endings.
Hello all,

So I was having problems with galaxy launching battletech. It would lock up, and sit there for a few minutes. So I decided to close galaxy, and launch the game w/out the use of galaxy. When I used the start menu shortcut, it opened galaxy, and launched the game through galaxy.

Now, one of the big selling poitns of GOG, is that you don't need galaxy to run your purchased games. You can use galaxy as a download client, close it, and run games w/out it at all. So this new development is a little scary. Is there a new setiing somewhere, to restore this functionality? Or is galaxy like steam now, where you cannot run your games w/out it?
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mattig89ch: ...
This is quite old now, you can make a shortcut to the game exe for yourself, as the standard shortcut launches Galaxy and Galaxy the game.
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mattig89ch: Hello all,

So I was having problems with galaxy launching battletech. It would lock up, and sit there for a few minutes. So I decided to close galaxy, and launch the game w/out the use of galaxy. When I used the start menu shortcut, it opened galaxy, and launched the game through galaxy.

Now, one of the big selling poitns of GOG, is that you don't need galaxy to run your purchased games. You can use galaxy as a download client, close it, and run games w/out it at all. So this new development is a little scary. Is there a new setiing somewhere, to restore this functionality? Or is galaxy like steam now, where you cannot run your games w/out it?
The only reason I still deal with Galaxy is because running the client as well as the games isn't required - in fact, my profile shows little activity because I launch the games from my Applications folder in order to save RAM and bandwidth. If the Galaxy client EVER reaches the point where users must run it in order to launch the games, then I'll do to GOG AND GALAXY what I happily did to Valve and Steam: send them an email telling them to delete my account no matter how many games I bought over the years.

I permanantly lost 168 games, sure, but the only game I miss is Cities: Skylines. To regain control over aspects of my hobby I'll make sacrifices. I currently have more games on GOG than I ever had on Steam, but I'll choose another hobby if GOG gets to that point.
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mattig89ch: When I used the start menu shortcut, it opened galaxy, and launched the game through galaxy.
Create your own shortcut that doesn't use Galaxy. No reason to make such a big fuzz about it.
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BestNoob: Cannot Upload Screenshots to Forum taken ingame via F12 with GoG Galaxy.
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toxicTom: Never used that, but the forums software bugs out if the file ending is in upper case (JPG). If that's the case with your screenshots, try renaming the filenames to lower case endings.
Just to mention from another thread, it appears they also reduced the file upload limit to a half a meg now without telling anyone or modifying the "Add New Post" text when you visit the forums in a browser.

That may also be an issue since screencaps are usually very large.
Post edited May 01, 2018 by drmike
Does GOG Galaxy have any plans to add a copy and paste feature into their client? It would be really helpful and user friendly.