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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 ==

1.2.45 (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
So far, for me, Galaxy has worked pretty well for installing, updating, and running games.

However, I will say that DLC is not well integrated. Here's a little anecdote:

I launched Galaxy so that I could play Darkest Dungeon. I figured that it was time for me to buy the new expansion pack. Galaxy does a good job of informing me which expansion packs are available. The process of selecting and paying for the expansion pack is pretty smooth - but then what?

I couldn't find any way within Galaxy to actually install the thing that I'd just bought. I thought the game overview, or "manage installation" might be a good place to see which DLC are installed.

I eventually went to 'backups and goodies' and found the DLC listed there. I clicked it, and it didn't look like anything happened. After a little bit of clicking around I worked out that clicking the link had made Galaxy try to download the installer somewhere without saying anything - but there were two problems. One problem is that I don't know where it was downloading to, and the other problem was that it wasn't actually downloading successfully anyway (it was stuck at 0%).

In the end, I closed Galaxy, and used Firefox to get the installer from the GOG website. Using the website was a smoother and more intuitive process than using Galaxy, because on the website each game basically just has a list of downloads - so you don't get lost in a maze of menus.

It would be nice to have Galaxy offer to download and install the DLC for the game; or if that is technically difficult, then at least have a message saying what needs to be done to get it. Downloading the installer to some untold location is not really a great way to do things. (And presumably I'd still have to leave galaxy to install the stuff anyway.)
Something within the past couple of weeks has completely ruined my desktop's ability to connect to GoG's servers, both on the website and on the Galaxy client. I cant access the store, my library or download games. Instead I get oversized thumbnail images and strings of website code like "System: {{ details.main.currentSystem }} {{ details.main.currentSystem }}". I took some screen shots to show what a garbled mess this is and can provide them if requested. To clarify, its only GoG's servers giving me problems, not any other site's, and only on my desktop. Any help I can recieve from staff regarding this would be appreciated.
Is there any plan to allow multiple Library locations for Galaxy in the future?
Adding this feature would be really appreciated.
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bhrigu: Is there any plan to allow multiple Library locations for Galaxy in the future?
Adding this feature would be really appreciated.
You already somehow can do this. When installing a game via Galaxy you can choose where it should be installed, just there is one "shortcut" to the standard game folder. When importing, you can do the same. Nothing has to go to the default games folder.
I did a search, but didn't find what I was looking for.

I have all notifications disabled, but it still creates a notification for games on my wishlist. I don't know the exact time frame, but at least once per day, if I have GOG Galaxy open, the task bar icon flashes at me until I clear the notification (in GOG not a Windows Notification).

Is there a way to prevent GOG Galaxy from flashing on my task bar?
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Lamprey13: I did a search, but didn't find what I was looking for.

I have all notifications disabled, but it still creates a notification for games on my wishlist. I don't know the exact time frame, but at least once per day, if I have GOG Galaxy open, the task bar icon flashes at me until I clear the notification (in GOG not a Windows Notification).

Is there a way to prevent GOG Galaxy from flashing on my task bar?
Take a look at your Profile under Privacy and Settings choose Subscriptions and disable Wishlist. This should do the trick :)
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Lamprey13: I did a search, but didn't find what I was looking for.

I have all notifications disabled, but it still creates a notification for games on my wishlist. I don't know the exact time frame, but at least once per day, if I have GOG Galaxy open, the task bar icon flashes at me until I clear the notification (in GOG not a Windows Notification).

Is there a way to prevent GOG Galaxy from flashing on my task bar?
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hohiro: Take a look at your Profile under Privacy and Settings choose Subscriptions and disable Wishlist. This should do the trick :)
Thanks! I'll give that a shot.

Looks like it'll stop emailing me, which I'd like to have happen. Oh well..


Thanks!
The window of discounted games is very visually unfriendly. Small text small icons on which nothing is visible. I don't even want to watch what kind of games are there. You should improve this window.
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jautja: The window of discounted games is very visually unfriendly. Small text small icons on which nothing is visible. I don't even want to watch what kind of games are there. You should improve this window.
TBH I really prefer the website for shopping. Rightclick -> New Tab. Take my time to study the page and reviews. I only ever buy DLC through Galaxy, since it shows what's available.
I recently downloaded the installer for GOG Galaxy with the intent to play Neverwinter Nights 2, but for some reason, the installation isn't starting up on my system. it just sits there. Am I doing something wrong?
Is there a fix for the Client to not be so blurry in 4k resolution? I tried the windows 10 compatibility thing and the screen blur fix thing for older apps on windows 10 but no go.

Anyone got a fix for that, that would be great! thanks.
Looks like I don't have a choice any more? If I want to download anything I HAVE to have yet another piece of DRM bloatware on my PC? Might as well just buy games from Steam if that's the case.


edit: turns out I was just being dumb and the site went kind of weird for me is all
Post edited January 20, 2019 by bargearse
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bargearse: Looks like I don't have a choice any more? If I want to download anything I HAVE to have yet another piece of DRM bloatware on my PC? Might as well just buy games from Steam if that's the case.
Nope, you can still like always use the Website, just use the Offline Backup Installers.
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bargearse: Looks like I don't have a choice any more? If I want to download anything I HAVE to have yet another piece of DRM bloatware on my PC? Might as well just buy games from Steam if that's the case.
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hohiro: Nope, you can still like always use the Website, just use the Offline Backup Installers.
huh, the main site seems to be working for me again. Probably something dumb that I did.

My apologies everyone.
Is there a way to prevent Galaxy from showing up in the icons bar in the bottom right? Once I exit I don't want to have Galaxy hanging around.

And even if I exit it still uses memory as processes shown in Task Manager > Processes? Any way to prevent that from happening? Helper.exe, Notifications Renderer.exe, etc.

I literally just want to use Galaxy to download backup installers and install them outside Galaxy. That's all GOG. please
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