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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
Post edited April 17, 2019 by TheTomasz
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Psykopat89: How do I stop the client from auto updating on launch?
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JMich: 1) You shouldn't really stop it from checking for updates. Quite curious as to why you'd want to do this.
2) Run the client with the /runwithoutupdating flag. But you really should be letting it check for updates.
I never said I want it to stop CHECKING for updates. I said I want to make it stop auto updating on launch (or at any point, really). The key here being I want to update when I choose. It can be very inconvenient when I just want to quickly launch a game through the client and it has to update first - sometimes the servers are just crap, and it literally takes several minutes. I'd like to update, but on my terms, when I choose. It should never force that shit.

When you say I should run the client with the /runwithoutupdating flag, do you mean as a command added in a shortcut, or something else? Also, will this prevent me from manually updating, so I have to be adding and removing this flag all the time?

Frankly GOG should just add an option to manually opt in to click "update now" or something like that. I mean, their whole shtick is about "your client, your terms" - that's what they've been tooting ever since before we could even download a beta. Why not be persistent about it? Don't become Steam, please.
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Psykopat89: When you say I should run the client with the /runwithoutupdating flag, do you mean as a command added in a shortcut
Yes. In the shortcut you use to run Galaxy, adding this flag will prevent from checking for updates. No idea about whether you're able to check for updates later on, this flag was mentioned in the "Galaxy Patch for Windows XP" thread, which is already running Galaxy in unsupported ways.
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JMich: Yes. In the shortcut you use to run Galaxy, adding this flag will prevent from checking for updates. No idea about whether you're able to check for updates later on, this flag was mentioned in the "Galaxy Patch for Windows XP" thread, which is already running Galaxy in unsupported ways.
Thanks - but then again that's quite inconvenient, as I actually *want* to update every now and then, just on my own time, and it would quickly become a pain to be adding / removing it al the time.

@GOG - can we just have an option for this? Thanks.
Anyone else have a problem where GOG Galaxy creates a "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" popup every time they start the compter? It's getting kinda annoying and wonder if there's a fix (short of reinstalling GOG, that is).
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JMich: 2) Run the client with the /runwithoutupdating flag. But you really should be letting it check for updates.
Interesting. I wonder if the client still works online when setting this flag and/or if you can still connect online once you are behind a released update.

If so, I would say this is a security concern with it being public now. We really don't need people connecting to the Galaxy network on old outdated versions.
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MadDemon64: Anyone else have a problem where GOG Galaxy creates a "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" popup every time they start the compter? It's getting kinda annoying and wonder if there's a fix (short of reinstalling GOG, that is).
What operating system are you using? It should not happen. I would be grateful if you would put a bug report on http://mantis.gog.com
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JMich: 2) Run the client with the /runwithoutupdating flag. But you really should be letting it check for updates.
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BKGaming: Interesting. I wonder if the client still works online when setting this flag and/or if you can still connect online once you are behind a released update.

If so, I would say this is a security concern with it being public now. We really don't need people connecting to the Galaxy network on old outdated versions.
How is it a security concern? We could block older Galaxy versions if we wanted to do so. We do show an outdated message for some very old versions. But they are meant for the user convenience really, so he does not experience some broken features.
Post edited October 20, 2017 by Johny.
I use Windows 8.1
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Johny.: How is it a security concern? We could block all the Galaxy versions if we wanted to do. We do show an outdated message for some very old versions.
Well then that makes it less of an issue but I would say in a general sense outdated software is always a security concern especially when connecting to online networks (not only for GOG in the case of Galaxy, but the user as well because online attacks usually target users running outdated software). In my experience you also don't want users to be able to utilize any potential bug or bypass of a old version that could impact the system that has been fixed in a newer patch due to allowing a user to connect with outdated software. Not that it would happen but could potentially increase the risk.

However, if GOG can blacklist certain versions from your end (which I kind of assumed you could but had no real confirmation on) then I assume GOG could blacklist said version from being able to connect to the network if some potential major security issue was found with that outdated version which at least protects GOG.

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Johny.: But they are meant for the user convenience really, so he does not experience some broken features.
Which bring up another matter outside of security, allowing outdated software to connect to the network can cause adverse bugs and crashes due to broken features or missing features, or bugs already fixed. Which could potentially increase support emails I assume and waste support time.

Again probably not a huge issue as long as GOG blacklist all really old versions from connecting to the network when significant feature updates are released.

All in all though, I'm of the mind that forcing updates keeps things simple for all involved and prevents some of these penitential issues... just my 2 cents. It's worth the arguably minimal amount of bandwidth and time.
Post edited October 21, 2017 by BKGaming
Hi,
i have installed Withcher 3 GOTY, but i am unable to run the game from the Galaxy, "play" button is grey. Galaxy offers me to install the Blood and WIne but it is already installed, because I have done it manually. To run the game i have to go to the folder and execute it manualy.
Galaxy download speed is terrible at the moment anyone else having issues? Checked my connection and its fine.
Is anyone else experiencing issues with time tracking? I've noticed it with Jade Empire and The Witcher. Contrary to others games, Windows requests admin rights to run the game in both cases (even when launching Galaxy as admin). After launching both games with admin rights, the play button's no longer greyed out. Galaxy tracked the play time for both games correctly in the past.
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boldee: Galaxy download speed is terrible at the moment anyone else having issues? Checked my connection and its fine.
Same here
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boldee: Galaxy download speed is terrible at the moment anyone else having issues? Checked my connection and its fine.
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legi0: Same here
Same here.
Perhaps there is a Problem with the servers.
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boldee: Galaxy download speed is terrible at the moment anyone else having issues? Checked my connection and its fine.
Same here.
I'm getting the message "There was a problem with updating the application. You can always download the latest version from: https://www.gog.com/galaxy" every time Galaxy starts up now.

Downloading the installer and re-running it just says that I already have the latest version (1.2.26), but the message still persists.

This has been happening since I ran the Fall Creators update for Windows 10, so I'm guessing that might be related - but I'm not sure exactly what's causing it. Any suggestions?
Post edited October 23, 2017 by Rohaq