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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

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
Post edited June 12, 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? :)