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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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ScottGW: So now GOG Galaxy is launched anytime I launch a GOG game. This uses up resources and such with zero benefit to me - the user. TBH, this is why I ditched Steam. I don't like apps running on my systems that add no value to me at the time.

Yes, GOG Galaxy is an easy way to manage my GOG games, but it is not needed to play games - unless it is actually being used as a DRM check. I doubt that is the case, as it would be a violation of all things GOG.

So, if this is a new requirement, could GOG explain what Galaxy is doing when it launches and why this is now a requirement? I am cool with it, if there is something critical happening here. But otherwise, it feels shady.

Thanks,
S
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hohiro: Just create a new shortcut for the game.exe or change the actual shortcut. You dont need Galaxy in the background if you dont want to.
Perfect! THANK YOU!
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ScottGW: So, if this is a new requirement, could GOG explain what Galaxy is doing when it launches and why this is now a requirement? I am cool with it, if there is something critical happening here. But otherwise, it feels shady.
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Johny.: It's not a requirement of course. :)

Feel free to change the shortcuts at any time. To find the game executable, you can use MORE -> Manage installation -> Show folder

Some users have Galaxy Client running in background - and when you run the game through Galaxy (via "Galaxyfied" :P shortcut) - it allows you to have the game overlay, game time tracking, achievements etc. If it's just a single-player game and you don't care about game time tracking, or achievements - you can omit Galaxy.
Thanks! (My sad laptop has very limited power...lol)
Post edited October 25, 2017 by ScottGW
Issue:If GOG Galaxy is supposed to be optional then why is it integrally included in the latest installer for Planetbase? I chose not to install Galaxy separately because I didn't want a third party, online accessing, manager with it's own updates and issues. I had enough of that with EA and it was what drew me to GOG in the first place. EA also say their games can be accessed offline but the truth is after every few plays or if I haven't played their game in a while I am forced to log in online in order for the game to load. Does Galaxy do the same?

Reason: The Windows system where my GOG games are installed doesn't have any internet access, which provides far greater protection than any antivirus software ever could. My internet access is ring fenced in a separate non Windows system which gets wiped and reinstalled fresh every 12-18 months. It only takes about 1 hour max. That is definitely not something I want to do with a Windows system, (it can take days to get back up and running after downloading gigabytes of security updates), so I don't install any software in it that requires online access.

I WANT to update my GOG game but I won't if forced to download a third party manager with it. Its everything I thought I'd gotten away from when I joined GOG. I am so not happy with this turn of events.
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selvaggio: Issue:If GOG Galaxy is supposed to be optional then why is it integrally included in the latest installer for Planetbase? I chose not to install Galaxy separately because I didn't want a third party, online accessing, manager with it's own updates and issues. I had enough of that with EA and it was what drew me to GOG in the first place. EA also say their games can be accessed offline but the truth is after every few plays or if I haven't played their game in a while I am forced to log in online in order for the game to load. Does Galaxy do the same?

Reason: The Windows system where my GOG games are installed doesn't have any internet access, which provides far greater protection than any antivirus software ever could. My internet access is ring fenced in a separate non Windows system which gets wiped and reinstalled fresh every 12-18 months. It only takes about 1 hour max. That is definitely not something I want to do with a Windows system, (it can take days to get back up and running after downloading gigabytes of security updates), so I don't install any software in it that requires online access.

I WANT to update my GOG game but I won't if forced to download a third party manager with it. Its everything I thought I'd gotten away from when I joined GOG. I am so not happy with this turn of events.
It's not required except in some cases of multiplayer games (for multiplayer only) and for Gwent. Other than that, there's no need to have Galaxy installed or running in order to play your games.

You can get non-Galaxy installers if you go to the game in your library and select the MORE tab, then choose 'Classic Installers'. These come without Galaxy included.
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selvaggio: Does Galaxy do the same?
No. You don't need to log in to launch a game, and you don't need to have a specific game in your account to be able to launch it through Galaxy (though Galaxy features will of course be disabled for said game).
In addition to what Gr00t said above me about where to find the classic installers, you can also choose not to install Galaxy by going to the installer's options before installing the game. Said choice should be remembered when next running Galaxy installers.
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selvaggio: Issue:If GOG Galaxy is supposed to be optional then why is it integrally included in the latest installer for Planetbase? I chose not to install Galaxy separately because I didn't want a third party, online accessing, manager with it's own updates and issues. I had enough of that with EA and it was what drew me to GOG in the first place. EA also say their games can be accessed offline but the truth is after every few plays or if I haven't played their game in a while I am forced to log in online in order for the game to load. Does Galaxy do the same?

Reason: The Windows system where my GOG games are installed doesn't have any internet access, which provides far greater protection than any antivirus software ever could. My internet access is ring fenced in a separate non Windows system which gets wiped and reinstalled fresh every 12-18 months. It only takes about 1 hour max. That is definitely not something I want to do with a Windows system, (it can take days to get back up and running after downloading gigabytes of security updates), so I don't install any software in it that requires online access.

I WANT to update my GOG game but I won't if forced to download a third party manager with it. Its everything I thought I'd gotten away from when I joined GOG. I am so not happy with this turn of events.
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GR00T: It's not required except in some cases of multiplayer games (for multiplayer only) and for Gwent. Other than that, there's no need to have Galaxy installed or running in order to play your games.

You can get non-Galaxy installers if you go to the game in your library and select the MORE tab, then choose 'Classic Installers'. These come without Galaxy included.
Thank you so much. Yesterday was the first time I'd come across the Galaxy installer page being the default download page for a game. There was nothing obvious to suggest that the alternative 'classic' game installer was still available. Maybe GOG could add a note at the end of the Galaxy blurb to point out where it could be found as you did.

As for the Galaxy's features I won't miss any of them because I prefer single player games and don't need to keep score with anyone else, (and I don't need cloud storage). I spend my days surrounded by people so I prefer to spend my gaming down time without input from anyone else. Lol.
Post edited October 26, 2017 by selvaggio
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selvaggio: Does Galaxy do the same?
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JMich: No. You don't need to log in to launch a game, and you don't need to have a specific game in your account to be able to launch it through Galaxy (though Galaxy features will of course be disabled for said game).
In addition to what Gr00t said above me about where to find the classic installers, you can also choose not to install Galaxy by going to the installer's options before installing the game. Said choice should be remembered when next running Galaxy installers.
Thank you. I'll be sure to check the installer options carefully from now on. I haven't installed a new game in a while and didn't realise that was something I should now be looking out for now.
having issues with the latest GOG client.
in settings i have set it to NOT auto-start during windows start-up, and I have explicitly set in windows that this service is disabled during start up. However, over the past week, GOG client has been auto starting all these while, which is a big annoyance. Please advise how to turn it off?
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Truewt: Please advise how to turn it off?
In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, programs that were open when you reboot (maybe shutdown as well, not sure) do run again when you next start your computer. This could be the case, which mean you should either close Galaxy before rebooting, or reboot/shutdown by pressing Alt-F4 instead of using the start menu.
If not on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, no idea.
Can I ask a dumb question, but what is the latest version of GOG Galaxy client number? I have right now version 1.2.26 installed. That's the version number that shows in the title bar up on the left side at the top of the client.

However today when starting up GOG Galaxy I had the error message of it couldn't update but I could manually update from GOG.com, it's an error message box that pops up right after you launch the client.

So I came here to see if I could determine the version number of the client I'm supposed to have. I was a little confused though at first because 1.2.27 beta is listed at the bottom of the changelog. So I'm guessing I have the latest because I'm not currently opted into the beta so it won't be 1.2.27 beta.
On my Windows 7 64 Desktop computer with 17" NEC MultiSync monitor - Gog Galaxy is way to wide. Like in HD or something. I can size it up and down, but not the sides. In other words, I cannot narrow <- -> the gog window. It is way off the desktop. I have to click and slide the window left and right to see eberything. This isn't just when playing games, it is when viewing games library, the store, or whatever. If I double click on the top of the window, it changes to full screen and sizes properly at full screen. If I do the same again, it goes back to be being far to wide. So, I'm using it at full screen and Alt-Shift-Tabing out to other programs / windows. Why can't I size the gog window?

Please see attached screen shot - Thank You!
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Eofu: This might have already been discussed before and I apologize if it already has but is there any news on Linux Version Galaxy?

Thanks
I would be also interested in the status.
The thing I would love to see in galaxy is a simple button "download game backup + all goodies, then install through galaxy".
That is the main thing that stop me from using it, as I download backup through gog downloader then i have no reason to start galaxy anymore.
(the faceboox/twitter widgets annoy me as well but I would guess they are here to stay)

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UltraComboTV: 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.
That is a great idea.
Post edited October 27, 2017 by Pavupapry
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NoAGood: On my Windows 7 64 Desktop computer with 17" NEC MultiSync monitor - Gog Galaxy is way to wide. Like in HD or something. I can size it up and down, but not the sides. In other words, I cannot narrow <- -> the gog window. It is way off the desktop. I have to click and slide the window left and right to see eberything. This isn't just when playing games, it is when viewing games library, the store, or whatever. If I double click on the top of the window, it changes to full screen and sizes properly at full screen. If I do the same again, it goes back to be being far to wide. So, I'm using it at full screen and Alt-Shift-Tabing out to other programs / windows. Why can't I size the gog window?

Please see attached screen shot - Thank You!
Hey NoAGood,

do you have display scaling? I mean the "Make Text And Other Items Larger Or Smaller." option in control panel.

Liosan
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Liosan: Hey NoAGood,

do you have display scaling? I mean the "Make Text And Other Items Larger Or Smaller." option in control panel.

Liosan
Hi Liosan,

I can change the text size for eveything .. At the moment it is on the middle setting, (125%) because my eye sight is poor.

I'll set it to 100%.for a test and see if it works. The only program off the desktop and to large is Gog Galaxy.

I've set it to 100% and Galaxy window will resize. A double click on the top of the window bar will make
it full screen. Another double click will take it back to the "sized" window.

So in other words, this works for galaxy, but everything else is a bit small for me to read, due to my poor eyesight.

Is this the only solution?

Thanks!
Hey there,
I`ve problems with the gog connect service u`re offering right now. After 2 days trying now it still say that i`m queued to connect with my steam account. My settings on steam are public btw. Is there a problem right now,a bug or smth. else? Hope u can help me with that.
Thank you^^