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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 ==

1.2.37 (February 05, 2018)
Changes and Improvements:
- After quitting a game, GOG Galaxy will check if game updates are available
- Added indication on gameview that a game's beta channel is no longer available
- General improvements to download mechanism
Bugfixes:
- [Windows] Fixed GOG Galaxy Notifications Renderer's icon and details
- Fixed Galaxy self-update on MacOS with multiple system accounts
- Fixed issues with starting GOG Galaxy, when one of the configuration files was corrupt
- Fixed issue where some DOSBox games would be broken by Galaxy updates

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

1.2.48 Beta (November 14, 2018)
Changes & Improvements:
- [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
Post edited November 14, 2018 by TheTomasz
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eschenbacher: After the last windows 10 update (v.1709), Galaxy managed to auto start at system boot. Before this update, it doesn't even start in the background because I edited msconfig.

I really hate such penetrating, importunate, invasive, obstrusive or what ever is the correct english term, pieces of software. I uninstalled Galaxy, even therefore I cannot play gwent anymore.

GOG looks like a really customer friendly company, but Galaxy destroys this impression effectively.
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woytazGOG: Restarting applications which were running before shutdown is a new feature in Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update (v. 1709), as explained in this thread by a Support Engineer from Microsoft.

We'll be looking into this issue soon.

Until then closing the application before rebooting or shutting the computer down should help, which I know is not ideal.
And again one reason more to stay loyal to my Windows 7. All I hear about Win10 are complaints or bad ideas from the devs.

I already asked this but did not receive any reply so far. Is it normal that using chat using Galaxy overlay while a game is running is nearly impossible? It takes forever until the friendlist has been completed and then it takes several tries to actually open the chat (shows no connection until several retrys)? Does not matter which game I start and works fine again when the game has stopped running.
Ever since Galaxy came out I became lazy and stopped updating my backup of GOG games.

Recently, I had been thinking on how to best redownload everything from GOG, because for as good as Galaxy is, it isn't exactly built to allow easily constructing a huge download query with every interesting installer, patch and extra goodies for each game.

I spent some time considering Gogrepo, but it felt too much like a proof of concept that was never finished, and it kept failing already on the first game of the list.

So I decided to go with the good old Gog Downloader. Yes, it was a bit cumbersome to open a lot of tabs for the links for each game, but at least I could systematically open a lot of those and add all goodies with a single click, besides the installers and patches.

In the end, I had to resort to Galaxy for a few downloads, Warsow and Windforge had no Gog Downloader link page and most of Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut’s goodies weren’t added by its link, and it felt like a better downloader. So much that I downloaded the remaining games, Witcher 2 and 3, and their goodies from Galaxy.

In the end, I think that a bulk download management area in Galaxy would be great, at least certainly better than that small window with the download list and having to enter each game’s individual page and doing a lot of clicks to select all the stuff I want to download individually.

A few extra musings about Gog Downloader:
- There are A LOT of russian localizations and classic versions for various OSs listed as goodies. I ended up downloading all of them and them deleting the downloaded files manually because the Downloader had no remove option for queried downloads.
- For some reason, Dark Forces 2 downloads into a Star Wars Republic Commando folder (I don’t own RepComm so I have no idea if it would download to the same folder)
- It was never clear to me if I was getting the Classic Installers or Galaxy Installers. I just assumed I was getting whatever the downloads in the game card here on the site defaulted to.
- Various games that have no extra goodies will have a link for 0 Mb goodies download on their respective gog downloader links page.
- Some content that should appear under a special title in the Gog Downloader links page or under no title, actually end up appearing under the last title (usually Linux patches, I think). It ends up being confusing when you have a something_something_Windows_patch appearing there.

I know that the Downloader is Legacy and won’t be updated anymore, but at least these problems are documented here now, if they weren’t before.

Also, there is no easy way of knowing which games need CD Keys. I think I found all of them by exhaustively checking each game card (and all bonus games redeemable keys will list as CD Keys), but I also found an old Gog support email in my mailbox with a Multiplayer CD Key I have absolutely no idea what game it is for.

PS.: Yup, no data caps on my connection. Hooray! ^_^
PS2.: I noticed that Galaxy will sometimes download faster than it can update the query, resulting in a weird situation where it shows that it has stopped downloading stuff, but the bars under each thing being downloaded are still being updated one after another.
Post edited November 20, 2017 by Falci
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eschenbacher: After the last windows 10 update (v.1709), Galaxy managed to auto start at system boot. Before this update, it doesn't even start in the background because I edited msconfig.

I really hate such penetrating, importunate, invasive, obstrusive or what ever is the correct english term, pieces of software. I uninstalled Galaxy, even therefore I cannot play gwent anymore.

GOG looks like a really customer friendly company, but Galaxy destroys this impression effectively.
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woytazGOG: Restarting applications which were running before shutdown is a new feature in Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update (v. 1709), as explained in this thread by a Support Engineer from Microsoft.

We'll be looking into this issue soon.

Until then closing the application before rebooting or shutting the computer down should help, which I know is not ideal.
Thanks for the answer and sorry for my anger.

Until now on my system Galaxy is the only software with this behavior. No Browser, no mail, and no steam client does it. But good to know the reason.
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Falci: the Downloader had no remove option for queried downloads.
From what I recall (and it has been a few years since I last used the GOG Downloader) you can remove queued downloads, but you need to pause them first. Can't recall exactly how though.

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Falci: - It was never clear to me if I was getting the Classic Installers or Galaxy Installers. I just assumed I was getting whatever the downloads in the game card here on the site defaulted to.
You get classic installers. Same with most non-browser download methods.

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Falci: - Various games that have no extra goodies will have a link for 0 Mb goodies download on their respective gog downloader links page.
Can you give an example of such a game? It might be a script that's messing with the goodies, and if that's not the case, it would be good to report said cases to support.
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eschenbacher: Until now on my system Galaxy is the only software with this behavior. No Browser, no mail, and no steam client does it.
From what I recall, the program has to be compiled with a specific flag enabled, to notify the system that the program's state can be saved and recalled on later reboots. Can't recall what said flag was though, nor where I encountered that, but I could go looking for it tomorrow if you'd like.
Post edited November 21, 2017 by JMich
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Falci: - Various games that have no extra goodies will have a link for 0 Mb goodies download on their respective gog downloader links page.
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JMich: Can you give an example of such a game? It might be a script that's messing with the goodies, and if that's not the case, it would be good to report said cases to support.
Well, I don't know all of them, but Saints Row 4, Gat out of Hell and Shadow Warrior Classic Redux are good examples.
Hi everyone,

we deployed a fix to our back-end services for the self-update problems. Is the issue gone for you, or does it still appear?

Liosan
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Liosan: Hi everyone,

we deployed a fix to our back-end services for the self-update problems. Is the issue gone for you, or does it still appear?

Liosan
I already asked this (meanwhile at least twice) but did not receive any reply so far. Is it normal that using chat using Galaxy overlay while a game is running is nearly impossible? It takes forever until the friendlist has been completed and then it takes several tries to actually open the chat (shows no connection until several retrys)? Does not matter which game I start and works fine again when the game has stopped running.
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Liosan: Hi everyone,

we deployed a fix to our back-end services for the self-update problems. Is the issue gone for you, or does it still appear?

Liosan
No problem
Thanks for the fix.
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Liosan: Hi everyone,

we deployed a fix to our back-end services for the self-update problems. Is the issue gone for you, or does it still appear?

Liosan
Fixed! Thank you!
Why the hell is GOG.com installing GOG Galaxy automaticly with a point-and-click adventure like Kathy Rain, without asking me first? I buy at GOG so that I don't have a cumbersome extra layer over my games!
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grincer: Why the hell is GOG.com installing GOG Galaxy automaticly with a point-and-click adventure like Kathy Rain, without asking me first?
Most likely because you used a Galaxy Installer and didn't check the options first. Either use a classic installer (click on More in your library then classic installers) or click on options and uncheck the "Install Galaxy" checkbox. Said checkbox choice should be remembered on subsequent installations done on that machine, at least until you remove said setting from the registry (or GOG breaks compatibility).
If you donwload your installers through the GOG Downloader (or Galaxy, or gogrepo.py, or lgogdownloader) you will be getting classic installers by default.
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Liosan: Hi everyone,

we deployed a fix to our back-end services for the self-update problems. Is the issue gone for you, or does it still appear?

Liosan
On my side I still have the error.
But I hadn't updated it recently, I'm still running 1.2.26

EDIT it worked a few hours later
Post edited November 22, 2017 by Penther_Sechs
So, ever since I updated to 1.2.29, I've been having trouble with Galaxy.

Specifically, I start Galaxy, then after a few moments a get a pop up message that reads:
(%appName%—Error, Connection to Communication Service was lost and could not be restored! GOG Galaxy will now shutdown)

Then it shuts down. What to do about this? Do I just wait for a new update? Is there something else I can do?

I'm on a Mac running OX10.13.1
I am running Galaxy 1.2.29 BETA and I am having problems with sync saves in Nevewinter nights and Dragon age Origins. At least these ones. Anybody with the same problem?

I mean that the games do not sync at all
Post edited November 22, 2017 by Gudadantza
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Liosan: Hi everyone,

we deployed a fix to our back-end services for the self-update problems. Is the issue gone for you, or does it still appear?

Liosan
Update problem disappeared! Thanks you! :)