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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 ==

1.2.49 (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

1.2.66 (January 23, 2020)
- Added information about GOG Galaxy 2.0 Open Beta
- Optimization related to showing download progress
- Fixed an issue where Overlay did not launch for some games that use Vulkan
- [Windows] Updated code signing certificate
- [MacOS] Crash fixes

1.2.67 (February 24, 2020)
General:
- [Windows] GOG Galaxy will now show a warning when trying to run on non-NTFS file systems
- Improved security of the application
- Updated POCO library
GOG GALAXY Update:
- Fixes for bugs in the GOG Galaxy update process
Post edited February 24, 2020 by TheTomasz
new pc..... have I got to re purchase games?
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Phil_Short: new pc..... have I got to re purchase games?
nope ...they are on your accout. If you use Galaxy, just copy over your old games folder and use "Scan and Import" else just download again.
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Phil_Short: new pc..... have I got to re purchase games?
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hohiro: nope ...they are on your accout. If you use Galaxy, just copy over your old games folder and use "Scan and Import" else just download again.
brilliant...thanks dude.
I just installed The Witcher 1 from an old backup installer, possibly from before the March 2017 update issued to it, but Galaxy didn't auto-import it after installation. So I went to the game entry and told Galaxy to import its folder, which ended in failure. However, now all the buttons related to the game have been greyed out, that includes the green Install button, and the import folder button. Not even able to see the changelogs.

You can see how the issue looks like here.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/172006506525360129/484385195856756767/unknown.png

Until a solution to this issue is suggested, I'm also open to ways to track the time I spent in the game, since the game doesn't seem to have such a feature pre-built into it.
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PookaMustard: ...
Tried installing from the new backup installer? Should maybe fix Galaxy, too.
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PookaMustard: ...
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hohiro: Tried installing from the new backup installer? Should maybe fix Galaxy, too.
I'm unwilling to download the new installer, as it's an 8GBs download for what is essentially a simple Galaxy-focused update.

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PookaMustard: I just installed The Witcher 1 from an old backup installer, possibly from before the March 2017 update issued to it, but Galaxy didn't auto-import it after installation. So I went to the game entry and told Galaxy to import its folder, which ended in failure. However, now all the buttons related to the game have been greyed out, that includes the green Install button, and the import folder button. Not even able to see the changelogs.

You can see how the issue looks like here.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/172006506525360129/484385195856756767/unknown.png

Until a solution to this issue is suggested, I'm also open to ways to track the time I spent in the game, since the game doesn't seem to have such a feature pre-built into it.
I understand not wanting to download 8GB again. Unfortunately, I've seen Galaxy "reject" older installers in just this fashion in the past, and I don't know any solution but to download again. You may want to give it a pass.

I don't know what kind of time-tracking you're looking for, does it have to be shared thorugh Galaxy? There's plenty of time-tracking software out there for personal purposes.
Post edited August 30, 2018 by Blackdrazon

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PookaMustard: I just installed The Witcher 1 from an old backup installer, possibly from before the March 2017 update issued to it, but Galaxy didn't auto-import it after installation. So I went to the game entry and told Galaxy to import its folder, which ended in failure. However, now all the buttons related to the game have been greyed out, that includes the green Install button, and the import folder button. Not even able to see the changelogs.

You can see how the issue looks like here.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/172006506525360129/484385195856756767/unknown.png

Until a solution to this issue is suggested, I'm also open to ways to track the time I spent in the game, since the game doesn't seem to have such a feature pre-built into it.
Could possibly be related to this:

http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=995

Well known issue with old installers. Only fix is to rename the game folder to the correct name used in the Galaxy repo's. I don't have it installed though so I'm not sure what it is exactly or even if what you have is wrong. May have to ask someone that does have it installed via Galaxy.
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Blackdrazon: Hohiro's probably right, even though downloading something that big is a chore. I've seen Galaxy "reject" older installers in just this fashion in the past, and I don't know any solution but to download again. One hopes the newest wave of installer updates might put an end to this, but I don't think anyone's made any promises.
Wouldn't deny that myself; I find new installers to just get added to Galaxy straight after the install and, for even newer installers, not need any additional downloads. Older ones may get added to Galaxy but then it will request a download, and then we have The Witcher case here.

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Blackdrazon: I don't know what kind of time-tracking you're looking for, does it have to be shared thorugh Galaxy? There's plenty of time-tracking software out there for personal purposes.
Doesn't have to share times through any piece of software; I can simply share that manually. All I really want to know is how much of my life I wasted enjoying The Witcher.

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BKGaming: Well known issue with old installers. Only fix is to rename the game folder to the correct name used in the Galaxy repo's. I don't have it installed though so I'm not sure what it is exactly or even if what you have is wrong. May have to ask someone that does have it installed via Galaxy.
Wouldn't be surprised if the rename was all it needed: read the other day that Galaxy installs the game to "The Witcher Enhanced Edition" while the installer by default installs it to "The Witcher Enhanced Edition Director's Cut". Will try your suggestion and let you know if it works!
Post edited August 30, 2018 by PookaMustard
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PookaMustard: Wouldn't deny that myself; I find new installers to just get added to Galaxy straight after the install and, for even newer installers, not need any additional downloads. Older ones may get added to Galaxy but then it will request a download, and then we have The Witcher case here.
In case you want to try BKGame's solution, EDIT: Whoops, looks like you already saw!

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PookaMustard: Doesn't have to share times through any piece of software; I can simply share that manually. All I really want to know is how much of my life I wasted enjoying The Witcher.
I'm afraid I don't have any that I use myself, but if anyone else knows, hopefully they'll speak up. In the meantime, I'd just check Google for "time tracking software" or "game time tracking" or whatever.
Post edited August 30, 2018 by Blackdrazon
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Blackdrazon: In case you want to try BKGame's solution, I have the Director's Cut and my folder is named "The Witcher Enhanced Edition Director's Cut".
Indeed, it failed to work, even after a restart.

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Blackdrazon: I'm afraid I don't have any that I use myself, but if anyone else knows, hopefully they'll speak up. In the meantime, I'd just check Google for "time tracking software" or "game time tracking" or whatever.
Actually if I kept the code safe, I would have one lying about that I coded, although the implementation relies on polling which uses more processor power if it's told to track times for a good list of programs, but I suppose that'll do in the meantime - again, assuming I find it.
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PookaMustard: Indeed, it failed to work, even after a restart.
Just to clarify, did you uninstall it from Galaxy... reinstall from the installer, rename, start Galaxy then re-import it?
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PookaMustard: Indeed, it failed to work, even after a restart.
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BKGaming: Just to clarify, did you uninstall it from Galaxy... reinstall from the installer, rename, start Galaxy then re-import it?
Can't uninstall it from Galaxy since all the buttons are greyed out. I can probably reinstall it from the installer though, but I'd have to research backing up my save files first.
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BKGaming: Just to clarify, did you uninstall it from Galaxy... reinstall from the installer, rename, start Galaxy then re-import it?
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PookaMustard: Can't uninstall it from Galaxy since all the buttons are greyed out. I can probably reinstall it from the installer though, but I'd have to research backing up my save files first.
Try to uninstall it from control panel. This probably won't work unless you clear it from Galaxy first.
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PookaMustard: Can't uninstall it from Galaxy since all the buttons are greyed out. I can probably reinstall it from the installer though, but I'd have to research backing up my save files first.
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BKGaming: Try to uninstall it from control panel. This probably won't work unless you clear it from Galaxy first.
Yeah, I should try that, since Galaxy is stubborn and I don't know how to directly modify its local databases.