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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
This thing sucks, it takes a ton of time to update, it's completly pointless. it takes one hour for me to play diablo 1 wtf! this is not a good idea nor a good piece of software.
Hi,

Just wanted to launch GOG Galaxy, but seems there's an update today and it's stuck (50.1 %).

My version (when rejecting update) is : 1.2.51
I checked gog galaxy website to try to install on top of mine, but your file is : 1.2.51.30.exe ...so it's the same I installed previously !

I don't understand !

you wrote on this board latest version as of today is : 1.2.54 ?!?

Something's not right here...

If anyone can help...

thanks
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Fede_Guzman: This thing sucks, it takes a ton of time to update, it's completly pointless. it takes one hour for me to play diablo 1 wtf! this is not a good idea nor a good piece of software.
I assume you are unaware that you don't need Galaxy to play games on GOG, just launch the exe directly and you won't have to wait at all. Having said that, I have never had an update take more than a few min.
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dagonslair: My version (when rejecting update) is : 1.2.51
I checked gog galaxy website to try to install on top of mine, but your file is : 1.2.51.30.exe ...so it's the same I installed previously !
They haven't updated the link yet, however, this should be the correct download:

https://content-system.gog.com/open_link/download?path=/open/galaxy/client/setup_galaxy_1.2.54.23.exe
Post edited March 15, 2019 by BKGaming
The 2019 March 14 Galaxy update (1.2.54) doesn't list, in the update dialog, any changes for the update ('No new changes'). As such, I've declined the update.

Searching here, I'm glad to see there are improvements made to Galaxy; I would've liked this update log to be written in the Galaxy update dialog, too. (Previous versions of Gog Galaxy do properly show a changelog)
How long must I still wait for the full screen option in the gog client trailers...?
i think they should change it from gog galaxy to gog. steam for example is called steam, same with the battle.net app being called either blizzard app or battle.net app. not some fancy name.
What the heck are Wistia videos?

Love Galaxy, BTW. It's 90% how I interact with GOG.
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Igraine: The 2019 March 14 Galaxy update (1.2.54) doesn't list, in the update dialog, any changes for the update ('No new changes'). As such, I've declined the update.

Searching here, I'm glad to see there are improvements made to Galaxy; I would've liked this update log to be written in the Galaxy update dialog, too. (Previous versions of Gog Galaxy do properly show a changelog)
You have beta updates enabled which is why the changelog was empty since there was no new update for beta users.

Another thing the window title is "GOG Galaxy x.x.xx BETA" no matter what version you have installed when beta updates are enabled. Version 1.2.54 is obviously non beta now so why do i have BETA in my window title? This should be changed to something like "GOG Galaxy x.x.xx - public BETA enabled" or there shouldn't be any mention of beta at all if the currently installed version is not a beta version even when beta updates are enabled.
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echosa: What the heck are Wistia videos?

Love Galaxy, BTW. It's 90% how I interact with GOG.
I don't think you can use YouTube in China, so I believe it's for China users so they can see trailers and stuff.
well done.
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echosa: What the heck are Wistia videos?

Love Galaxy, BTW. It's 90% how I interact with GOG.
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BKGaming: I don't think you can use YouTube in China, so I believe it's for China users so they can see trailers and stuff.
Oh, cool. Gotcha. Thanks.
I've noticed GOG seems to be hiding the installers and pushing users towards Galaxy which seems to be putting users off, and a lot of people are beginning to view GOG *as* Galaxy, i.e. a Steam clone.

I would strongly recommend reversing this decision and display the offline installers more prominently, it is the great strength of this storefront over all the others.
New here so be kind.
If I purchase a game from the store, how do I know it will be compatable with my PC?
Is there somewhere to view the requirements?
Kind regards.
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chelsea01: New here so be kind.
If I purchase a game from the store, how do I know it will be compatable with my PC?
Is there somewhere to view the requirements?
Kind regards.
The requirements are listed on the store page for whatever game you might want to buy.
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ataraxium: I've noticed GOG seems to be hiding the installers and pushing users towards Galaxy which seems to be putting users off, and a lot of people are beginning to view GOG *as* Galaxy, i.e. a Steam clone.

I would strongly recommend reversing this decision and display the offline installers more prominently, it is the great strength of this storefront over all the others.
I take it you a haven't been around in a long time? This method is vastly perfered to what they use to do which was bundling Galaxy with the installers.

The simple fact is most people use Galaxy, and most people want what Galaxy offers (ie cloud saves, achievements, etc.), and (according to GOG) support was getting a lot of extra tickets due to people downloading offline installers and not understanding they need Galaxy for those features. So GOG decided to make Galaxy front and center, and focus less on the offline installers because technical users who can figure out how to use and download them far better than your average PC gamer.

So no the current concept is fine and doesn't need to change at all.
Post edited 2 days ago by BKGaming