Posted May 06, 2015
No, the launcher does not get installed now. There are some files in the game's directory that allow you to import the game into Galaxy if you so choose but you can run the game without them :)
JudasIscariot: Today we retire the temporary GOG Launcher app that originally came with your game. You're free to uninstall the app and your game will continue to work without it.
korell: I suppose it really is just that that statement above says you can uninstall the launcher that came with those games, it doesn't actually state that the launcher has been removed from the installers for those games. It is just a clarification that is needed. If those games are downloaded now and installed via their installer executable, does the retired launcher get installed with it (for you to then remove) or has the launcher been removed from those installers?