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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
Post edited May 06, 2019 by ejankowska
My GOG Galaxy Client keeps losing connection and the button to reconnect does not seem to function.
The only solution I have is to quit the launcher and restart it every time.
I'm not sure what is causing this as my internet connection is persistent and it happens every time it's left minimized or out of focus for a period of time.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!!
I'm clicking the Galaxy shortcut in my desktop and it doesn't launch. It was working just fine yesterday but now it doesn't launch. It's the 1.2.51 release I have currently installed.

I have to agree with the user above, GOG is going downhill and Galaxy is complete shit performance wise with every release. They should re-release the game downloader again and get rid of Galaxy completely. I have reported a few bugs I found some time ago, but I've never received any reply from them.
Are there any plans to show user tags for installed games in the client rather than relegating them to the web browser?
We are due for a decent update, I hope early next year we get one. I hope they didn't give up on galaxy, its been a while since a meaningful update released.
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Johny.: Time will tell. :P

We're still working hard. :)
Well we are only a few days away now, so at this point I'm just going to assume yea were going to end 2018 without a major Galaxy update. :P
Are there any plans to play the previews in fullscreen in the client? Doesn't like switching to the browser.... thx.
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Post edited December 28, 2018 by aslm
Does anyone else's Galaxy take something like 5 minutes to update? Every time I see "Updating..." when I open Galaxy, I go grab a cup of coffee and read the news because I know it will be at least a few minutes before the actual client is updated and finally opens. This does not happen with other clients (Steam, Origin, etc.), nor is it a problem with my internet speed (25Mb). Is this normal or should I be doing something about it?
Why are there always missing game icons when starting GOG Galaxy?
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klappis: Why are there always missing game icons when starting GOG Galaxy?
Not sure, sometimes it does that and sometimes they appear. I wonder if it is a loading issue or maybe closing galaxy on certain situations.
Post edited December 29, 2018 by .Ra
So far I have/had no problems with Galaxy, other then it takes quite some time to load, but there's one thing that really bothers me:

At which time did the tiles at the start page changed to video preview only?? I would really like to get some simple info about the games by just hovering the mouse pointer above it, like what kind of game it is. With today's number of indie games and new releases it is really hard to keep track and you just can't know each game by name only. I don't want to klick on it and load the game page to find out. Steam does it perfectly and as far as I remember, it was that way on GoG as well.

Please, keep the video previews, they're okay - but offer quick info on mouse hovering as well. This back and forth to just get some simple info is driving me crazy! Thanks :-)
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klappis: Why are there always missing game icons when starting GOG Galaxy?
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.Ra: Not sure, sometimes it does that and sometimes they appear. I wonder if it is a loading issue or maybe closing galaxy on certain situations.
Yea! They haven't fixed that problem for years. It's just a nuisance but a very irritating one. If Galaxy really want to take itself serious they really need to squash that bug.
Post edited December 29, 2018 by klappis
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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
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Wolfy777: 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. :)
Happened again, still for "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project" and "Duke Nukem 3D", no other games seems affected on my end
I've no idea what the last update did, but Galaxy is now utterly worthless for me. I usually download using the backup option, rather than install, though every download fails now and doesn't even get started.

Back to downloading everything through my browser again.
omg you still have not fixed that your downloads extracts to the system temp folder, and then unpacks to the install folder. It's been like 5 years now? How long does it take? Stop killing peoples ssd's.

Just install directly to the chosen folder, like steam does. You try so hard to be steam, do so.
Post edited January 02, 2019 by bouncedk