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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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necrofile: Is Galaxy no longer optional? I can no longer find links to download my games without Galaxy. When it was first introduced it was stated that Galaxy would be optional. If that is no longer the case then I will no longer do business with GoG.
Yes it is still optional. They just moved the links. Click on the game in your library and you will see a big blue button to install via Galaxy. Below that you will see "Download Offline Backup Game Installers". Click the arrow and a drop down will appear containing the offline installers.
TL;DR How does one use Galaxy as a backup engine for purchased games.

I like my have my purchased games downloaded and stored locally. Currently, I simply download them via GOG Downloader and keep them on my NAS. However, this makes updating already downloaded games a chore. I was curious if Galaxy helps in that aspect...

More specific questions:

1. Can Galaxy download an update incrementally (that is, not to download the whole package but figure out what assets it already has on disk)?

2. Does it care about package consistency (i.e. my current version on disk has setup_foobar_1.2.3.4.exe; if the updated package has setup_foobar_5.6.7.8.exe instead, will Galaxy be smart enough remove the previous .exe file?)

3. Is there a way to download one platform, all platforms or some platforms (e.g. I want to have a backup copy of Windows and Linux versions but not both)

4. Is there a way for Galaxy to automagically monitor which locally backed up games need an update and initiate such updates.

Thanks in advance!
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necrofile: Is Galaxy no longer optional? I can no longer find links to download my games without Galaxy. When it was first introduced it was stated that Galaxy would be optional. If that is no longer the case then I will no longer do business with GoG.
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BKGaming: Yes it is still optional. They just moved the links. Click on the game in your library and you will see a big blue button to install via Galaxy. Below that you will see "Download Offline Backup Game Installers". Click the arrow and a drop down will appear containing the offline installers.
Those links install Galaxy.

Edit: I was mistaken. It added the games to Galaxy and launched it after install but I can run them without it. Apologies.
Post edited June 10, 2018 by necrofile
GOG Galaxy's Friends list is Absolutely BROKEN, even after removing some people, I can't add any... can someone fix this please????

Can that bug reporting page look ANY UGLIER? It makes my eyes want to bleed.
Post edited June 10, 2018 by GamingGod81
Hi everyone,

is it possible to keep the game installer after galaxy has finished downloading it, i.e. Is the installer temporarily stored somewhere? I would like to backup the installer but I don't feel like downloading it again.

Thx in advance
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simonm197: Hi everyone,

is it possible to keep the game installer after galaxy has finished downloading it, i.e. Is the installer temporarily stored somewhere? I would like to backup the installer but I don't feel like downloading it again.

Thx in advance
Galaxy does not download the offline installers by default. It downloads the game files directly, and unpacks them onto the hard-drive.

However, you can go to your library, click on the game, click MORE -> Backup & Goodies, and download the offline installer likes those found on the site. Manually run the installer and then if needed import the folder. Hopefully GOG adds a native backup feature at some point in the future.
where do you get game hints. in the old days sierra had a hint board you could dial up
Having kind of a weird issue, all my games are downloading at full speed in Galaxy, except Xenonauts which is downloading at a crawl (like 0.1 or 0.2 MB/s). It's weird. As soon as I move another game up to the top of the queue it shoots back up to full speed (around 5.0 MB/s).
Hi how do we change our profile pictures with the new update?
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BKGaming: Yes it is still optional. They just moved the links. Click on the game in your library and you will see a big blue button to install via Galaxy. Below that you will see "Download Offline Backup Game Installers". Click the arrow and a drop down will appear containing the offline installers.
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necrofile: Those links install Galaxy.

Edit: I was mistaken. It added the games to Galaxy and launched it after install but I can run them without it. Apologies.
Along these lines, I just picked Ziggurat up for free (thanks, GOG). I noticed that a large blue "Download with GOG Galaxy" button is quite prominent, and I had to search for the game files. I noticed that such is the case for several other games that were not previous on Galaxy. Is this a transition to having Galaxy associated with every game out there and, eventually, making it impossible to avoid? It certainly seems to be heading in that direction.
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necrofile: Those links install Galaxy.

Edit: I was mistaken. It added the games to Galaxy and launched it after install but I can run them without it. Apologies.
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PassiveZombie: Along these lines, I just picked Ziggurat up for free (thanks, GOG). I noticed that a large blue "Download with GOG Galaxy" button is quite prominent, and I had to search for the game files. I noticed that such is the case for several other games that were not previous on Galaxy. Is this a transition to having Galaxy associated with every game out there and, eventually, making it impossible to avoid? It certainly seems to be heading in that direction.
This change is related to our recent introduction of web installers. You can read more about it in its topic. In particular, here:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/introducing_web_installers_for_all_gog_games/post1
and here:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/introducing_web_installers_for_all_gog_games/post132

TL;DR: web installers replace the Galaxy-bundled installers. The "classic" offline installers are not going anywhere :) You can find them in the dropdown below the big blue button (click "Download offline backup game installers").
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PassiveZombie: Along these lines, I just picked Ziggurat up for free (thanks, GOG). I noticed that a large blue "Download with GOG Galaxy" button is quite prominent, and I had to search for the game files. I noticed that such is the case for several other games that were not previous on Galaxy. Is this a transition to having Galaxy associated with every game out there and, eventually, making it impossible to avoid? It certainly seems to be heading in that direction.
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woytazGOG: This change is related to our recent introduction of web installers. You can read more about it in its topic. In particular, here:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/introducing_web_installers_for_all_gog_games/post1
and here:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/introducing_web_installers_for_all_gog_games/post132

TL;DR: web installers replace the Galaxy-bundled installers. The "classic" offline installers are not going anywhere :) You can find them in the dropdown below the big blue button (click "Download offline backup game installers").
Thank you for this explanation. Would it be possible for announcements such as this to be placed in the vertical scrolling marquee in the lower-left section of the main page? Many of us would appreciate that, with links to the appropriate forums. Otherwise, we're just sort of caught off-guard in a very off-putting way.

No offense intended. Simply a request.
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TheTomasz: We are working on a fix, it will be probably released next week.
We're a little late on that aren't we? Good thing you went with probably. :P
GOG Galaxy is deleting my shortcuts in the start menu and replacing them with shortcuts to open GOG Galaxy rather than the game directly.

Personally I think this is crossing the line with intrusiveness. The reason I buy from GOG is so I don't have to have a "client" running all the time.
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TheTomasz: We are working on a fix, it will be probably released next week.
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BKGaming: We're a little late on that aren't we? Good thing you went with probably. :P
https://media.giphy.com/media/xT5LMzIK1AdZJ4cYW4/giphy.gif

I knew i forgot about something!