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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 ==

1.2.38 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

1.2.49 (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
Post edited March 14, 2019 by TheTomasz
I dislike it that this will my first post here but all I can say is:

GOG Galaxy is a piece garbage and GOG should be ashamed of themselves.
I would love the ability to tell Galaxy "Ignore this update, I am never going to install it". Normally I keep all my games up-to-date (which is really the only reason I use Galaxy). However a few games recently have added "new" versions which take away functionality that I use and replaced it with functionality I don't.

Specifically, I'm referring to Blitzkrieg, which removed LAN play in favor of Steam cross-play. I don't use Steam and don't have any friends which use Steam, but I do occasionally use LAN play, so I don't want to install this update. However, if I don't install, I will have that blue dot next to my game forever, which offends my OCD (and makes it annoying when I scan through the client looking to see if any of my games need actual updates.

I want to just to Galaxy to ignore those updates forever, but there doesn't seem to be any way to do that (unless I'm completely missing something). The only way I've been able to get it to stop bothering me is to save the entire directory tree, install the update, and then copy the entire directory tree over.
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Zaragon: ...
In the gamecard of the game choose More ->Settings and untick Automatically update. You can normally then go back to anearlier version in most games, too.
Yep, I can stop it from updating--I've had auto-updates off since the minute I first installed Galaxy. What I can't stop it from doing is flashing the little blue light at me when there's an update available that I don't want.

The problem isn't that it's updating by itself. The problem is that blue dot. It mocks me. It haunts my dreams. And nothing but updating to the version I don't want will make it go away. I want to be able to banish a specific update from the list, ne'er to return.

Or at least tell Galaxy not to bother me about it again until a new update comes out. I'd settle for that, at least.
GOG Galaxy Feature Request:

It's nice that you give us the option to turn automatic updates off, so thank you for that. It would also be nice if we could turn the update notification indicator off for individual titles as well.

Thanks for considering it,
Hey,

we have released a new update for GOG Galaxy, 1.2.51.

It contains a small fix for Galaxy SDK related to notifications when playing a game.
Hi,

I'm apparently one of those idiots that run their Windows with a user without admin rights. Every time there's an update I get between 5-7 password requests to run a script.

Can this be done with just one time?

When I installed Pillars of Eternity 2 I got password requests for all the distributables, and then like 10 requests for scripts from GOG. Pillars2 updates today and I got 5 requests. I added a free DLC and I got 7 password requests.

My installation is not in Program Files, so why is this happening?

Thanks.
I have an issue that happens sometime and that was already present even in the past versions, and I'm pretty sure that acts always in the same way:

the thumbnails of "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project", "Balls of Steel" and "Duke Nukem 3D" always disappears from my list of installed games...

If I click on them, the thumbnail is reloaded and stays there for some days... but at some point I open Galaxy, and those 3 thumbnails are disappeared...

No other game has this issue... seems like Galaxy doesn't like the Duke ?! O_o
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powergod: I have an issue that happens sometime and that was already present even in the past versions, and I'm pretty sure that acts always in the same way:

the thumbnails of "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project", "Balls of Steel" and "Duke Nukem 3D" always disappears from my list of installed games...

If I click on them, the thumbnail is reloaded and stays there for some days... but at some point I open Galaxy, and those 3 thumbnails are disappeared...

No other game has this issue... seems like Galaxy doesn't like the Duke ?! O_o
Sorry, but I had to chuckle at the last line. XD
No, Galaxy doesn't hate specific games.

I get the same glitch every now and then with random games.
I wouldn't go as far as to call it an issue as nothing suffers performance-wise, plus the thumbnails always reappear after I click on them. :)
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powergod: the thumbnails of "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project", "Balls of Steel" and "Duke Nukem 3D" always disappears from my list of installed games...
We're aware of the issue, and it will be definitely resolved in future versions of GOG Galaxy. I cannot tell any release date yet, unfortunately.
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ender_vlc: Hi,

I'm apparently one of those idiots that run their Windows with a user without admin rights. Every time there's an update I get between 5-7 password requests to run a script.

Can this be done with just one time?

When I installed Pillars of Eternity 2 I got password requests for all the distributables, and then like 10 requests for scripts from GOG. Pillars2 updates today and I got 5 requests. I added a free DLC and I got 7 password requests.

My installation is not in Program Files, so why is this happening?

Thanks.
It should be maximum one admin password request when you update GOG Galaxy (which we want to get rid of completely), but I'm not aware of multiple password requests when updating a game, or adding DLC.

File a mantis.gog.com report with your logs - pretty please. :) Your logs are important here. Thank you for very precise description - you can just copy your post to mantis, add logs and title "multiple admin password requests when updating game". :)
Post edited December 21, 2018 by Johny.
Why captcha is needed to redeem a key from GOG galaxy.?
An utter piece of garbage since the last update.

I've just spent over an hour having to turn my computer back to a prior restore point after GOG Galaxy froze mid update and screwed up my entire computer.

Then I just tried to reinstall it after having to delete it, and it's frozen again. Utter utter garbage.

So now I get to download the GOG Downloader to install games I just bought because Galaxy is completely unusable.

Honestly, feeling less and less like buying games on GOG these days -- the site is slower than Christmas since the new site design (takes FOREVER to load the front page) and now Galaxy is a piece of junk.

Sad to see GOG going downhill, but it's seemed to be nothing but for the last year or two.
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powergod: the thumbnails of "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project", "Balls of Steel" and "Duke Nukem 3D" always disappears from my list of installed games...
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Johny.: We're aware of the issue, and it will be definitely resolved in future versions of GOG Galaxy. I cannot tell any release date yet, unfortunately.
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ender_vlc: Hi,

I'm apparently one of those idiots that run their Windows with a user without admin rights. Every time there's an update I get between 5-7 password requests to run a script.

Can this be done with just one time?

When I installed Pillars of Eternity 2 I got password requests for all the distributables, and then like 10 requests for scripts from GOG. Pillars2 updates today and I got 5 requests. I added a free DLC and I got 7 password requests.

My installation is not in Program Files, so why is this happening?

Thanks.
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Johny.: It should be maximum one admin password request when you update GOG Galaxy (which we want to get rid of completely), but I'm not aware of multiple password requests when updating a game, or adding DLC.

File a mantis.gog.com report with your logs - pretty please. :) Your logs are important here. Thank you for very precise description - you can just copy your post to mantis, add logs and title "multiple admin password requests when updating game". :)
SiN Gold has the same problem
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Hijin25.948: Why captcha is needed to redeem a key from GOG galaxy.?
It's a way of protecting your redeem key to be bruteforced by someone else and sold on some phishy page.
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Bloodygoodgames: An utter piece of garbage since the last update.

I've just spent over an hour having to turn my computer back to a prior restore point after GOG Galaxy froze mid update and screwed up my entire computer.

Then I just tried to reinstall it after having to delete it, and it's frozen again. Utter utter garbage.

So now I get to download the GOG Downloader to install games I just bought because Galaxy is completely unusable.

Honestly, feeling less and less like buying games on GOG these days -- the site is slower than Christmas since the new site design (takes FOREVER to load the front page) and now Galaxy is a piece of junk.

Sad to see GOG going downhill, but it's seemed to be nothing but for the last year or two.
How come GOG Galaxy froze your system update? Seems unlikely to me. Or was it game update?
We're aware of website loading issues, especially on winter promo, and how they affect Galaxy. It might cause freezes on startup, or when reloading store, but they shouldn't be too long. Total freeze we're not aware of. If you care to put logs of those freezes on mantis.gog.com , I'd be grateful.
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FulVal: SiN Gold has the same problem
It doesn't depend on a game, it can happen to any of sidebar images. :(
Post edited December 23, 2018 by Johny.
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Johny.: I'm not aware of multiple password requests when updating a game, or adding DLC.
As far as DLC are concerned: http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=1370