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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 December 04, 2019 by TheTomasz
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TheTomasz: Other than that, very notably change is that GOG Galaxy will nearly immediately stop downloading data after you pause/abort/shutdown GOG Galaxy with download in progress.
Thanks for fixing that! It was really annoying on a poor connection when I wanted to pause to get some other work done or let the OS update.
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TheTomasz: Hey, ...
Hey back. In my case everything seems to go smoothly so far. Just saying, because usually only the people with problems give feedback :-)
Hi there,

So I have a problem since a couple of hours : GOG Galaxy doesn't open anymore, I got the message "Fatal Error : Failed to load game database".

I don't know what happened, everything was fine today until I tried to open Galaxy, an update was downloading and then stopped with the message above.

Any idea how to solve that ?

Thanks in advance.
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Snowman59: Hi there,

So I have a problem since a couple of hours : GOG Galaxy doesn't open anymore, I got the message "Fatal Error : Failed to load game database".

I don't know what happened, everything was fine today until I tried to open Galaxy, an update was downloading and then stopped with the message above.

Any idea how to solve that ?

Thanks in advance.
Add to my bug report, http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=5714 , upload your logs and storage folders.

The way to be able to use Galaxy is to delete your Storage folder, which will make galaxy forget all the games you have currently installed. Then re-import the games using the "scan & import from GOG Galaxy logo menu" per TheTomasz on the bug thread.
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TheTomasz: Hey, ...
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toxicTom: Hey back. In my case everything seems to go smoothly so far. Just saying, because usually only the people with problems give feedback :-)
Thanks for info :)

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Snowman59: Hi there,

So I have a problem since a couple of hours : GOG Galaxy doesn't open anymore, I got the message "Fatal Error : Failed to load game database".

I don't know what happened, everything was fine today until I tried to open Galaxy, an update was downloading and then stopped with the message above.

Any idea how to solve that ?

Thanks in advance.
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tarasis: Add to my bug report, http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=5714 , upload your logs and storage folders.

The way to be able to use Galaxy is to delete your Storage folder, which will make galaxy forget all the games you have currently installed. Then re-import the games using the "scan & import from GOG Galaxy logo menu" per TheTomasz on the bug thread.
What tarasis said :)
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tarasis: The way to be able to use Galaxy is to delete your Storage folder, which will make galaxy forget all the games you have currently installed. Then re-import the games using the "scan & import from GOG Galaxy logo menu" per TheTomasz on the bug thread.
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TheTomasz: What tarasis said :)
I'm having the same "Failed to load game database" issue after update, but I can't find a storage folder in "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy" (in fact I'm not even sure where the logs are). How can I fix this?
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tarasis: Add to my bug report, http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=5714 , upload your logs and storage folders.

The way to be able to use Galaxy is to delete your Storage folder, which will make galaxy forget all the games you have currently installed. Then re-import the games using the "scan & import from GOG Galaxy logo menu" per TheTomasz on the bug thread.
It worked ! Thanks a lot :-)

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Dimtuhop: I'm having the same "Failed to load game database" issue after update, but I can't find a storage folder in "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy" (in fact I'm not even sure where the logs are). How can I fix this?
It's a hidden folder, you can find by pressing the Windows button and R and copy/ paste the link.
Hello GOG Galaxy,

I am playing the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (DVD-ROM) and recently purchased the expansion pack. Now I have the base game and the GOTY version that came with the expansion pack that I bought. Now I am wondering...

1. Can I give my base game (not the GOTY) to a friend without affecting my GOTY version?
2. If yes, how can I transfer it to him online? (GOG to GOG account)

Your help is very much appreciated.
Apparently the latest beta update made the startup of the galaxy client very slow, like 20+ seconds on a SSD drive, is there a fix for this? Are you aware of the issue? Thanks
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tarasis: Add to my bug report, http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=5714 , upload your logs and storage folders.

The way to be able to use Galaxy is to delete your Storage folder, which will make galaxy forget all the games you have currently installed. Then re-import the games using the "scan & import from GOG Galaxy logo menu" per TheTomasz on the bug thread.
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Snowman59: It worked ! Thanks a lot :-)

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Dimtuhop: I'm having the same "Failed to load game database" issue after update, but I can't find a storage folder in "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy" (in fact I'm not even sure where the logs are). How can I fix this?
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Snowman59: It's a hidden folder, you can find by pressing the Windows button and R and copy/ paste the link.
Nope, I've got show hidden files and folders turned on, but I tried to just enter it into both the explorer location bar and into the run dialog, the folder doesn't exist.
GOG Galaxy not syncing saves or gameplay hours for Neverwinter Nights Diamond after latest patch 1.2.42.
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TheTomasz: What tarasis said :)
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Dimtuhop: I'm having the same "Failed to load game database" issue after update, but I can't find a storage folder in "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy" (in fact I'm not even sure where the logs are). How can I fix this?
Your not looking for "Program Files", your looking for "ProgramData" which is a hidden directory.

C:\ProgramData\GOG.com\Galaxy\storage
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tarasis: Your not looking for "Program Files", your looking for "ProgramData" which is a hidden directory.

C:\ProgramData\GOG.com\Galaxy\storage
Ah, must've skim read the instructions, thanks, managed to find it.
Is there some way to rename the games in the GoG Galaxy list? The reason I am asking is that Realms of Arkania 1&2 are called as such, whilst Realms of Arkania 3 is correctly translated to German. This hurts my OCD since the games are not grouped together, and it even is a German game, after all: Is there any way...?
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Warrgarbl: Is there some way to rename the games in the GoG Galaxy list? The reason I am asking is that Realms of Arkania 1&2 are called as such, whilst Realms of Arkania 3 is correctly translated to German. This hurts my OCD since the games are not grouped together, and it even is a German game, after all: Is there any way...?
Can you trigger refreshing data for those games and click them, go to the Game View, and check if it's OK now? :)