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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 ==

1.2.37 (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

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

1.2.48 Beta (November 14, 2018)
Changes & Improvements:
- [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
Post edited 3 days ago by TheTomasz
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Johny.: Seeing all your owned games is a feature we were discussing a lot in Galaxy teams - we'd also like to see that - but I can't reveal details about the works. :)
Johny you feeling okay there mate? You're talking way more than usual. :P

Thanks for the info. :)

PS: You guys really should add a blog to the site though and keep us better informed about stuff coming down the pipeline and stuff currently happening, and you could make use of existing site features like notifications and accounts for comments. This would be rather trivial to do but amazingly better for us.
Post edited June 25, 2018 by BKGaming
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Johny.: For some more transparency: we are working on improving the User Interface currently. :)
I hope you guys do something better than the GOG COM logo and putting everything under it. For one, I can't tell your how many times I've had to explain how to find settings because users don't know it's a drop down button and two it looks so out of place inside Galaxy. Not that I don't like the GOG COM icon, I just don't want to see it inside Galaxy, we (ie GOG users) already know we are using a GOG client... I've hated this ever since you guys added it.

In my opinion what you had back in alpha and what you was planning back then (and yes I was a closed alpha user and can remember that far back) was a lot better. Here is a pic for those who have never see it.

I don't know what made you guys change it, but that was a much better design as far as the left hand column in Galaxy where installed games are shown, etc. I also was really looking forward to games being displayed more like Steam, ie all games shown on the left even if they are uninstalled and in the cloud.

You guys just scrapped all of that and I have no idea why...
Post edited June 24, 2018 by BKGaming
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Johny.: For more transparency again:
Library - from when Galaxy was launched - didn't change much. We are happy to be working on improving it now. :) Can't wait to roll them out!
Interesting, will this be affecting the website too?
Happy to help out if any of my script tweaks might be of use :)
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Johny.: This will be fixed back soon. Are there any other places you'd like selectable, but they aren't?
I am sorry for my late reply and I thank you for yours, butt I was merely pointing out to mike_cesara that selecting text was indeed broken ( except for the work around I posted ).
Post edited June 25, 2018 by kittehoverlord
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Johny.: This will be fixed back soon. Are there any other places you'd like selectable, but they aren't?
Library and store please. Game title, changelog, downloadable items perhaps? It is safe to say I'd like to see everything selectable.
Please stop adding a GOG installer to my game downloads. Thank you.
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cheyney: Please stop adding a GOG installer to my game downloads. Thank you.
Look right under the blue install button (that includes GOG Galaxy), and there is a drop down for offline installers. Click that and you will see offline installers which DO NOT include Galaxy.
@Galaxy Team: Is there something you can do for games with launchers, to force the launcher to take focus after starting the game via Galaxy. For instance, if you start Fallout 3 via Galaxy it starts a launcher... this launcher appears behind Galaxy forcing you to go to the task bar to bring it in focus.
Post edited June 25, 2018 by BKGaming
And it's still downloading some kind of compressed archive, extracting it to my ssd, then moves it to the destination that I chose. I've been complaining about this since it first came out, and it's still not fixed.

This is why we can't have nice stuff.
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bouncedk: And it's still downloading some kind of compressed archive, extracting it to my ssd, then moves it to the destination that I chose. I've been complaining about this since it first came out, and it's still not fixed.

This is why we can't have nice stuff.
No it downloads the games directly to the chosen hard-drive, what you are talking about is probably the stuff it stores in ProgramData. This isn't the game data itself, but rather other stuff Galaxy stores for installing the game. Galaxy use to download files to a temp folder, then moved them... but it doesn't do that anymore I believe. They improved the download mechanism long ago.

They have talked about changing some of the things stored in ProgramData I believe to the root Galaxy installation, but god knows when that will ever happen. In my opinion using ProgramData might not have been the best idea.
Post edited June 26, 2018 by BKGaming
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mike_cesara: Library and store please. Game title, changelog, downloadable items perhaps? It is safe to say I'd like to see everything selectable.
I have a feeling there was some sarcasm in your reply to DavidOrion93, correct?

If so, I apologize for missing it completely until now.
Post edited June 26, 2018 by kittehoverlord
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Blackdrazon: Although I'm not sure you're right about the original Downloader needing less clicks. Here's the fastest route I'm aware of for both programs:

Galaxy: Click game in Galaxy [loads] -> More -> Backup & Goodies -> 1 Click for each Goodie [downloads immediately].
Downloader: Click game in browser [loads] -> More -> GOG Downloader Links [browser loads GOG Downloader page] -> 1 Click for each Goodie [Downloader takes a few second to register request].
Galaxy: Click More -> Click Backups -> Click once -> click back (mouse back button does not work either) and wait for the page load, find the game you were on because the location is reset, repeat.

The web page with old downloader didn't reload the page so I was able to quickly click game -> click goodie, click next game -> click goodie -> repeat without going back and forth or finding the next game.

edit: The web page without Galaxy is actually easier and quicker when downloading extras for multiple games.

Biggest issue is obviously the constant need to return to the previous page and how Galaxy loses the scroll location which requires me then to find it again every time. Adding couple buttons for the different download options next to the game icons would go long way solving this issue.
Post edited June 28, 2018 by rihkama
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Blackdrazon: Although I'm not sure you're right about the original Downloader needing less clicks. Here's the fastest route I'm aware of for both programs:

Galaxy: Click game in Galaxy [loads] -> More -> Backup & Goodies -> 1 Click for each Goodie [downloads immediately].
Downloader: Click game in browser [loads] -> More -> GOG Downloader Links [browser loads GOG Downloader page] -> 1 Click for each Goodie [Downloader takes a few second to register request].
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rihkama: Galaxy: Click More -> Click Backups -> Click once -> click back (mouse back button does not work either) and wait for the page load, find the game you were on because the location is reset, repeat.

The web page with old downloader didn't reload the page so I was able to quickly click game -> click goodie, click next game -> click goodie -> repeat without going back and forth or finding the next game.

Biggest issue is obviously the constant need to return to the previous page and how Galaxy loses the scroll location which requires me then to find it again every time. Adding couple buttons for the different download options next to the game icons would go long way solving this issue.
Ah yes, I see the issue now. You're right, that's something they could easily improve!
Agreed, I edited after you replied that the web page and manual download is now actually easier because it doesn't load the page fully and doesn't lose position. Though again, both store and the galaxy library views could use some buttons for different download options rather than putting everything behind that "More" button.
The only way to create a desktop shortcut of the game is when you install it (or copying the shortcut from the game folder manually).