So first thing to do is Unistall the game from gog?
Then download the game from the website ??? which website ? ( i'm new to gog )
After i have Installed to a Folder of my chosing and want to play the game will gog open or does it bypass it completly ? Will i lose any benifits if so by not using gog to play my game ?
Thx also for the prompt response ... i will not proceed until these few questions have been answered ... thanks again.
I would download the offline install files first, but yes, uninstall the non-working version.
On the GOG's website, move the mouse over your account name on the top of the page and select "GAMES", then click the game you wish to download to get access to the download links. Now you need to check under the links if the files include the Galaxy client or not, if they do, press "MORE" and select "CLASSIC INSTALLERS". Now you can download the files and then proceed to install the game.
The offline installer may still create a shortcut on the desktop that tries to launch Galaxy if it is still installed, so you may need to go to the game's installation folder and figure out what is the correct executable for launching the game manually.
If you don't launch the game from the Galaxy client, you will more than likely loose any client side benefits, but once you have gotten the game to launch manually, you can try to point the client to search the game from a given path and have it be added to the client and see if it finally agrees to launch within the client.
Now if you want to do things properly, always install games to a secondary computer, then copy them to a dedicated gaming partition on your primary gaming PC and figure out what registry keys may be needed to get the games working on that. Once that is done, you can add GOG games manually to the Galaxy client and let it handle the patching. For backups you can just archive the installation folders (where you of course have saved any required registry keys) and that's it, no need to ever install those games again, just copy the games or move the drive with them to another computer, merge the keys to the registry and after installing a dozen or more VCC++ libraries you can find out how many of those games no longer work thanks to the new GPU's driver lacking any support for features that they need...