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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

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
Post edited June 12, 2019 by TheTomasz
Several parts of the interface that were already in Spanish, have been in English since the last update.
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Hijin25.948: Several parts of the interface that were already in Spanish, have been in English since the last update.
Well, that's in line with GOG's continuous improvement procedures:

If it's broken --> do not fix it
Else --> break it

:-P
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XenonS: I wonder why this has not been asked here:

What is the right settings for GG in a firewall as for the FTP / UDP Protocoll? In and Out for what port ? For any port?

Thank you,
Same thing here I'd like to know how to configure a firewall for GOG Galaxy.
I'm using Windows 10 firewall, blocking all incoming traffic and allowing outgoing on a case-by-case basis so i need to know which rules are required. There are a bunch of exes and also two services.
GOG please clarify this !
Post edited September 15, 2017 by lecharlatan
How is the FPS counter tracking framerate? I feel like it's way off for me. I've been trying it out in No Man's Sky (probably not the best game to try it with due to its optimization issues) and it's showing me framerates way higher than it looks like it should be.

Whether I'm in space or near a planet's surface the framerate's showing 100+ FPS, but I know from checking with Steam's FPS counter that generally I see 45-55 FPS in space and 20-25 FPS near planet surfaces*. I can see similar dips in the counter with GOG Galaxy, but the numbers are always at an odd amount by comparison.

*-As a note for any other users reading this: I'm above the min specs but still somewhat below recommended specs, so this is only reflective of a lower mid-range system's performance. For other users with better systems it's somewhat better, but still flaky due to aforementioned optimization issues.
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XenonS: I wonder why this has not been asked here:

What is the right settings for GG in a firewall as for the FTP / UDP Protocoll? In and Out for what port ? For any port?

Thank you,
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lecharlatan: Same thing here I'd like to know how to configure a firewall for GOG Galaxy.
I'm using Windows 10 firewall, blocking all incoming traffic and allowing outgoing on a case-by-case basis so i need to know which rules are required. There are a bunch of exes and also two services.
GOG please clarify this !
You only need to allow outbound access to galaxyupdater.exe and galaxyclient.exe, ports 80 and 433, TCP protocol.

Hope it helps.
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tangerina: You only need to allow outbound access to galaxyupdater.exe and galaxyclient.exe, ports 80 and 433, TCP protocol.

Hope it helps.
Thanks for the help ! I still have an error launching the client saying it could not check for updates.
And the achievement system is not working either, i'm guessing that the game itself has to be allowed to communicate (just like Uplay games).

EDIT : no luck with the achievements even after allowing the game in the firewall...
Post edited September 16, 2017 by lecharlatan
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tangerina: You only need to allow outbound access to galaxyupdater.exe and galaxyclient.exe, ports 80 and 433, TCP protocol.

Hope it helps.
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lecharlatan: Thanks for the help ! I still have an error launching the client saying it could not check for updates.
And the achievement system is not working either, i'm guessing that the game itself has to be allowed to communicate (just like Uplay games).

EDIT : no luck with the achievements even after allowing the game in the firewall...
Did a brief test and seems you need to allow a couple more .exes too.

In short:

a) galaxycommunication.exe
Location - C:\programdata\gog.com\galaxy\redists
Outbound access, port 514, UDP protocol

b) galaxyupdater.exe
Location - C:\programdata\gog.com\galaxy\temp\desktop-galaxy-updater
Outbound access, ports 80 and 443, TCP protocol

c) galaxyupdater.exe (yes, same executable name but different path)
Location - C:\programdata\gog.com\galaxy\redists
Outbound access, ports 80 and 443, TCP protocol

d) galaxyclient.exe
Location - folder in which you installed Galaxy
Outbound access, ports 80 and 443, TCP protocol

Client update works fine with these rules. Don't know about achievements since I use Galaxy just in order to download the offline installers, but it might be working too, check it out.

Btw, I recommend Windows Firewall Control if you use Windows FW. It is an easy to use frontend which provides an excellent logging feature -- very helpful when you need to troubleshoot connection problems.
Post edited September 16, 2017 by tangerina
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tangerina: Did a brief test and seems you need to allow a couple more .exes too.

In short:

a) galaxycommunication.exe
Location - C:\programdata\gog.com\galaxy\redists
Outbound access, port 514, UDP protocol

b) galaxyupdater.exe
Location - C:\programdata\gog.com\galaxy\temp\desktop-galaxy-updater
Outbound access, ports 80 and 443, TCP protocol

c) galaxyupdater.exe (yes, same executable name but different path)
Location - C:\programdata\gog.com\galaxy\redists
Outbound access, ports 80 and 443, TCP protocol

d) galaxyclient.exe
Location - folder in which you installed Galaxy
Outbound access, ports 80 and 443, TCP protocol

Client update works fine with these rules. Don't know about achievements since I use Galaxy just in order to download the offline installers, but it might be working too, check it out.

Btw, I recommend Windows Firewall Control if you use Windows FW. It is an easy to use frontend which provides an excellent logging feature -- very helpful when you need to troubleshoot connection problems.
Thanks again ! I confirm that the client update now works. I was missing the second GalaxyUpdater.exe.
Hi, everyone!
Is it possible to make a gift in GOG Galaxy to someone, who is not registered at GOG yet? Via the email link e.g.
Whenever i get notification through GOG Galaxy and click on it - the client immediately crashes. Version is 1.2.23.
Galaxy Overlay isn't working on a specific game, Rebel Galaxy. How can I fix it? Is is still possible to get achievements without the overlay?
Hello all,

quick tricky question, if I have a GoG galaxy game installed on my pc but bought elsewhre, I can surely add it in my Gog Galaxy library. If I change my computer in the future, will those type of games still available on my GoG account ?

More specific case: I bought Caesar 3 on steam, I can install it from steam and add it to my GoG library. If I go with a brand new computer and only use GoG galaxy, will I find back Caesar 3 and install it from the GoG galaxy on the new PC?

Thanks in advance for the answer.
Post edited September 20, 2017 by Mohawkward
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Mohawkward: Hello all,

quick tricky question, if I have a GoG galaxy game installed on my pc but bought elsewhre, I can surely add it in my Gog Galaxy library. If I change my computer in the future, will those type of games still available on my GoG account ?

More specific case: I bought Caesar 3 on steam, I can install it from steam and add it to my GoG library. If I go with a brand new computer and only use GoG galaxy, will I find back Caesar 3 and install it from the GoG galaxy on the new PC?

Thanks in advance for the answer.
What do you mean by adding a Steam game to your GOG library/account? Steam and GOG are separate, and buying games on one doesn't entitle you to the game on the other. However, every now and then GOG does offer GOG Connect, whereby certain games you own on Steam can be claimed on GOG at no cost, but these opportunities have only come around a few times and don't stay for very long, so you have to claim them before the opportunity ends, but once claimed on GOG it remains in your GOG account completely separately to your Steam account.
Suggestion for Galaxy.

Any chance we could get a live chat room on the forum page of each game? We could use this to friend up, and join a game with people who are actually online & ready to play right now. This would be a great feature.
Post edited September 20, 2017 by UltraComboTV
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bananzer: Hi, everyone!
Is it possible to make a gift in GOG Galaxy to someone, who is not registered at GOG yet? Via the email link e.g.
Yes, just buy a game and select that it should be a gift in checkout. You'll have an input to fill the e-mail adress.
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PainOfSalvation: Whenever i get notification through GOG Galaxy and click on it - the client immediately crashes. Version is 1.2.23.
Please post this as a title of mantis issue, and attach your logs. Instructions are there after you log in and click this link:
http://mantis.gog.com/bug_report_page.php
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TentacleMayor: Galaxy Overlay isn't working on a specific game, Rebel Galaxy. How can I fix it? Is is still possible to get achievements without the overlay?
It depends whether the problem is that overlay is not working, or something more.

Please upload your logs to http://mantis.gog.com/bug_report_page.php

Other than that, you might want to contact support. They have solutions for common problems.
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Mohawkward: More specific case: I bought Caesar 3 on steam, I can install it from steam and add it to my GoG library. If I go with a brand new computer and only use GoG galaxy, will I find back Caesar 3 and install it from the GoG galaxy on the new PC?
It depends whether you add it to your GOG library via GOG Connect (https://www.gog.com/connect) or just import the game to GOG Galaxy and it says "NOT CONNECTED" when you display it in Galaxy.

If it's the latter (most probably), then you won't be able to install it on the new PC through Galaxy as you don't own it here.
Post edited September 21, 2017 by Johny.