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Wishmaster777: I never knew this feature existed until I saw this thread. So, how can I miss something I did not even know it existed. I can not miss it.
Right, you can't. If everything is fine and gets you from place to place (like a horse and buggy pulling a huge motor home vs a town car), hey use what you you like. But for some of us that used different tools and they worked better than what is being offered now, well that is what we are talking about. To each their own.

Personally I am glad I found a extra browser tool/addon called XMD (https://sourceforge.net/projects/xdman/) it plugs into browsers via a addon (which you get from that browsers addon site) and gives features I need such as bandwidth limiting along with pause and resuming. Sure Galaxy can do this, but it is much slower (by a large factor). By using XMD and my browser, it am *almost* back to what I had with GOG downloader. Enough that I am still here buying games. Otherwise I would have left as I do not like Galaxy at all for many reasons. Slow being the largest one. And 2.0 is even worse, they are going backwards not forwards with it.

By the way, if anyone wants to give XMD a try, make sure you add .bin to the watched file types in options. Otherwise you might end up renaming the files (and it doesn't start the process as easy either). It has a lot of great other features as well, and don't have a lot of malware/spyware junk in it like a lot of downloader helpers do.

But hey use what you like. I'm not trying to convince anyone, I am just glad we still have the option of offline installers and tools like XMD. While I would PREFER the return of GOGDownloader, at least we still have said options.
Post edited June 30, 2020 by DBDigital
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FiatLux: Thanks , I suddenly realized how everything in this whole discussion over multiple threads reeks of how GOG had this 'screw you' attitude towards their old/original customer group when they decided to retire the GOG.com Downloader.
GOG is a company, not our families...and like many such companies they care mostly about money and selling people things.

They might have been more idealistic and good intentioned and less profit minded at the start, but those days are likely long gone.

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Moonbeam: Bump:)
If I may ask: Why?

Do you honestly think at this point that keeping this thread on "life support" will change things?

It has done next to nothing re: a GOG response(this and the other thread), and that is unlikely to change sadly.

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Breja: Thanks, that was really needed.
Despite our disagreements, I agree with this sentiment.
Post edited July 02, 2020 by GameRager
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MarkoH01: Again: every newbie will instinctively click on the BIG BLUE BUTTON - it's just too big to not do so ...
People should(in general) learn to READ said buttons and parts of pages and think a bit more before clicking things.
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MarkoH01: Again: every newbie will instinctively click on the BIG BLUE BUTTON - it's just too big to not do so ...
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GameRager: People should(in general) learn to READ said buttons and parts of pages and think a bit more before clicking things.
Agreed. Even then they (those who want Galaxy features) would push the BIG BLUE since it says:

"GOG Galaxy keeps your games up to date, provides all multiplayer features, enables cloud saves, makes it easy to install games and more."
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MarkoH01: Agreed.
I know right?

I mean I thought we(as a whole) learned NOT to click on anything in sight back during the pop-ups-galore era.

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MarkoH01: Even then they (those who want Galaxy features) would push the BIG BLUE since it says:

"GOG Galaxy keeps your games up to date, provides all multiplayer features, enables cloud saves, makes it easy to install games and more."
Eh, if they want that stuff and only click it to get that stuff(and know there are backup installers and how to get them, but want the galaxy versions solely or for the most part for some reason) then to me that's fine.

At most i'd maybe put a little underlined and bolded line at each galaxy DL page (in the client, etc) that says "Note: Downloading backup installers is recommended to archive drm-free copies of one's games" or something similar to that effect.
Scared the hell out of me. Luckily, I am using LGOGDownloader. Hopefully doesn't affect me....