So nowadays you have two (or three) official
ways to download your games from gog.com:
1. Downloading the standalone offline installers with your web browser, and install the game with them.
2. Using the Galaxy client, and click on "Install" button on it, which downloads and installs the game for you, Steam-style.
The third way is to download the standalone installers with your Galaxy client (using the backup option), and then installing the game manually with them. So basically the same as #1, but you are using Galaxy as your downloader client, instead of your web browser.
For the record, I wrote this message with my web browser (Chromium), not the Galaxy client.
sadly, there is a catch, for me at least, that i experienced regarding galaxy compared to browser download and gog downloader download:
no matter how i tried, even on brand new freshly installed computer with latest drivers (regarding motherboard and network adaptator) i always ended up with galaxy 1) barely using 10-20% of me available download bandwidth yet 2) clogging my whole network, preventing the computer it was running on, the other computers or devices of the network to use the remaining bandwidth galaxy didnt care about
a behavior shared by steam client, on that regard (though steam client would even be worse)
and i repeat: browser download ? full throttle of my bandwidth ! Gog downloader download ? again full throttle ! any other application (like my current MMO updating client): full download BW again..
Galaxy client? occasionnally it would spike for brief moments to 40%at best, and would remain on an average 10-20%
So for me, galaxy is not an option, be it for regtular install (it downloads full final-installed version of games files) or even for offline downloaders using backup function ! recent gog catalog additions like plague tale innocence, wolfenstein new order or other games of 30-40gb worth of offline installer would take WEEK in such condition !
Also, dunno if people noticede but gog downloader links disappeared from the library ! is there a thread mentioning that ?
i can barely understand not adding new files links, but why even deleting every existing links ?
and so: is there a decent way to batch/queue download gog game files with throttle setting/limitation, like gog downloader did ? any third party tool ?
because having to keep checking the pc to launch/add the next file and at same time clogging my connection while each piece is downloading is just insane ! i usually have to download gog games while i sleep given the size of installers lately