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Welcome to GOG GALAXY 2.0 closed beta forum thread! If you’re here, it probably means you’re already part of the beta or are waiting for your access – please be patient as we’re sending invites on a first come first served basis. And if you’re not signed up yet, you can still do it here.
We’re starting this thread to have a place to discuss with you your ideas and feedback about GOG GALAXY 2.0 – tell us what you like or dislike about the app, what features we are missing, which platform integrations you’d like to see, and share any other feedback regarding the app. Also, drop your questions about GOG GALAXY 2.0 and we’ll try to answer them if we can :)
We’ve been testing GOG GALAXY 2.0 for some time already in our internal and alpha tests and gathered feedback, so some of the topics you want to discuss might already be addressed by us – please check the list of known issues that we’re aware of and we’re working on.
Let’s talk!
Post edited June 24, 2019 by chandra
Uninstalling and going back to normal release.

I love the concept, but the general user interface is less elegant and user friendly than previous Galaxy versions.

The way menus and the main screen now work is a step backward, and doesn't seem to provide any benefit.

Seems to be a lot of changes for the sake of change.

It sure looks shiny, but it feels counter to everything that should be used in a desktop software package.

In short, it feels like what Windows 8 was to 7. A lot of good stuff under the hood, but the front of house stuff ain't great.

Edit: I've attached a picture of 1.257 so I can give a quick talk through about why I love it;

The first is the left section has the games listed, allowing immediate and permanent access / searching to games that with a right click you can go straight to any section you need. Extras, verify, etc. Really easy and intuitive.

The second is the bottom that allows quick and easy access to ongoing downloads. It's right there accessible and visible at all times.

The third is the separation of the main window from the games list. Allowing you to navigate to community or store or whatever without ever disrupting access to the primary reason to have Galaxy, which is game launching which remains on the left regardless.

It's simple, it's easy to find what you're after.

In 2.0 it feels like community and platform integration are primary and secondary features, with actual game launching and access becoming the least important aspect, and it feels like it suffers for it.

Just my 2.0 cents.
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Post edited September 01, 2019 by Icinix
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CybaGirl: Can some please tell me how long does it normally take to get an invite to GOG Galaxy 2.0?

As I have been waiting for months now.

Thanks.
What we need is a thread asking everyone to share when they signed up and if they have received an invite. I don't believe it is a first come first serve situation like they said.
Is there any ETA when beta ends and we can expect GOG Galaxy 2.0 to be available?
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STOPchris1: What we need is a thread asking everyone to share when they signed up and if they have received an invite. I don't believe it is a first come first serve situation like they said.
There is one at Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/gog/comments/c7audl/to_all_the_people_that_already_got_their/
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pawelgr5: Is there any ETA when beta ends and we can expect GOG Galaxy 2.0 to be available?
I wouldn't count on it anytime soon. Launching works well, and the integrations are really nice. There are still a bunch of completely missing features.
After using it for a couple of weeks, I'm very happy with this beta. Still, here are some of my findings, although a lot of them are small improvements rather than big problems:

• There are some games like F.E.A.R. or Medal Of Honor Allied Assault that contains the main game and the expansions, and the expansions are innaccessible.
• There's no way to generate a game shortcut.
• Integration with overlay tools like RivaTuner or MSI Afterburner still doesn't work.
• GOG tags aren't imported to GOG 2.0.
• I don't get what's the point of having an OS filter in the client, after all, if the client is installed in Windows why would I want to filter Linux games?
• It would be nice to be able to sort games by series, that way, for example all Monkey Island games are listed together (maybe with a sort name field).
• It would be nice to be able to differentiate installed from uninstalled games in the All Games view. Maybe reducing the color of uninstalled games or something similar.
• There should be a quick way to start a game without having to enter the details screen. Maybe clicking the cover / row should start the game and have a hover button to access the detail screen.
• There's is no way to view and manage the current downloads beyond the small progress bar in the game details screen.
• I have around a thousand games and the UI feels a lot smoother than the old one, but the process to assign a tag and relocate a game when the view is grouped by tags is really slow and sometimes feels like the process fails because of all the time that it takes to update the UI.
• I usually asign a single tag to each game. When I select the tag in the contextual menu, the menu stays open, I would like if there's a way for this menu to auto close, for example, if the user clicks the checkbox keep it open, if he clicks the name of the tag, close it.
• There should be an easier way to manage tags (rename, merge, remove, etc).
I would like to be able to easily view the store where I have each game in the cover view, for example with a small icon in a corner of the cover.
Hey guys. I'm so hyped about Galaxy 2.0 but I want to ask you, as it's very important for people like me. The reason I'm asking because there is no good achievement system for PC gamers. Steam doesn't care about it, XBOX Live achievements are also terrible. Epic Store has no system at all yet. So it will be so cool to have nice achievement system on GOG Galaxy. Here are my suggestions:

Could you please make the achievement system as Playstation have:

1. Player earns, let's call it one "GOG Point" after collecting all achievements of the main game the, same as a Platinum trophy on PSN. DLC achievements use standard 100% system.

2. Divide main game achievement from DLC achievements.

3. Cool sound and animation when achievement unlocks.

4. Level up or something like that for collecting achievements.

Thanks.
Post edited September 05, 2019 by NitrousEU
So after switching from my desktop PC to a laptop, I noticed that the platform connections I set up on the PC did not carry over to my laptop. All previously added games are still present, but I had to set the bookmarks for each platform again manually in my library. New games in one of those platforms do not show up in the games library on my laptop.

I guess this is due to login sessions with each platform being established and stored on every device individually, but automatically carrying the platform connections (and platform bookmarks) over between multiple devices would definitely be convenient.
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chandra: Welcome to GOG GALAXY 2.0 closed beta forum thread! If you’re here, it probably means you’re already part of the beta or are waiting for your access – please be patient as we’re sending invites on a first come first served basis. And if you’re not signed up yet, you can still do it here.

We’re starting this thread to have a place to discuss with you your ideas and feedback about GOG GALAXY 2.0 – tell us what you like or dislike about the app, what features we are missing, which platform integrations you’d like to see, and share any other feedback regarding the app. Also, drop your questions about GOG GALAXY 2.0 and we’ll try to answer them if we can :)

We’ve been testing GOG GALAXY 2.0 for some time already in our internal and alpha tests and gathered feedback, so some of the topics you want to discuss might already be addressed by us – please check the list of known issues that we’re aware of and we’re working on.

Let’s talk!
I would be very happy to provide you any feedback, but sadly I still didn't get access to GOG 2.0 Closed Beta, although I've signed up for it since June from both my emails. What a bad luck
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revan1611: I would be very happy to provide you any feedback, but sadly I still didn't get access to GOG 2.0 Closed Beta, although I've signed up for it since June from both my emails. What a bad luck
Try downloading the GOG Galaxy 2.0 client and logging in, it worked for me.

As an aside, there seems to be a bug where games with nearly identical titles get mislabeled in the interface. One such game is Cypher (The cryptography game) getting identified as Cypher: The Cyberpunk Text Adventure. It shows the UI for the latter game's info and when you select play it starts the former.
Post edited September 06, 2019 by EvilWolf
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code88: After using it for a couple of weeks, I'm very happy with this beta. Still, here are some of my findings, although a lot of them are small improvements rather than big problems:

• There are some games like F.E.A.R. or Medal Of Honor Allied Assault that contains the main game and the expansions, and the expansions are innaccessible.
• There's no way to generate a game shortcut.
• Integration with overlay tools like RivaTuner or MSI Afterburner still doesn't work.
• GOG tags aren't imported to GOG 2.0.
• I don't get what's the point of having an OS filter in the client, after all, if the client is installed in Windows why would I want to filter Linux games?
• It would be nice to be able to sort games by series, that way, for example all Monkey Island games are listed together (maybe with a sort name field).
• It would be nice to be able to differentiate installed from uninstalled games in the All Games view. Maybe reducing the color of uninstalled games or something similar.
• There should be a quick way to start a game without having to enter the details screen. Maybe clicking the cover / row should start the game and have a hover button to access the detail screen.
• There's is no way to view and manage the current downloads beyond the small progress bar in the game details screen.
• I have around a thousand games and the UI feels a lot smoother than the old one, but the process to assign a tag and relocate a game when the view is grouped by tags is really slow and sometimes feels like the process fails because of all the time that it takes to update the UI.
• I usually asign a single tag to each game. When I select the tag in the contextual menu, the menu stays open, I would like if there's a way for this menu to auto close, for example, if the user clicks the checkbox keep it open, if he clicks the name of the tag, close it.
• There should be an easier way to manage tags (rename, merge, remove, etc).
I would like to be able to easily view the store where I have each game in the cover view, for example with a small icon in a corner of the cover.
About the OS filter, it shows not only PC systems but consoles too, so could it be more of a "library management function"? so we can see Windows/Linux/Mac games and Xbox/PS games... since we cant't play those on PC, obvs.

I agree with the rest...

tags are a bit difficult to assign, especifically when it's just created, it doesn't show on the list of tags, I have to open the options for the game and start writing the tag for it to appear, then it shows on the drop menu.

The store link is a bit "hidden", and, I dunno, it feels harder to access and navigate than before, having the option to go from the game to the respective GOG store page would be cool, and help convert to DRM-free versions, lol.
I found a new issue with imported games from Steam. Most of the Call Of Duty games are presented in Steam as two separate games, Single Player and Multiplayer. For some of them I only installed the Single Player mode, and while Steam shows correctly only one of them installed, on GOG both are shown as installed.

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ViNN_NNiV6: About the OS filter, it shows not only PC systems but consoles too, so could it be more of a "library management function"? so we can see Windows/Linux/Mac games and Xbox/PS games... since we cant't play those on PC, obvs.
Ok, probably with consoles the filter makes more sense, but in my case in which I only integrated other PC clients, the Windows button doesn't make a lot of sense (attached image).

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ViNN_NNiV6: tags are a bit difficult to assign, especifically when it's just created, it doesn't show on the list of tags, I have to open the options for the game and start writing the tag for it to appear, then it shows on the drop menu.
I just tried that, and at least for me, is not that I have to open the options screen so it shows up, but I have to wait a couple of seconds before it's listed for the first time. If the games are grouped by tags, it also takes a couple of seconds to refresh the UI and show the new group.
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Post edited September 07, 2019 by code88
I'm not sure if this is mentioned anywhere, but does GOG Galaxy 2.0 allow you to enter launch command line arguments for games? I know the original Galaxy client has that option but i can't find it in 2.0.
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Icinix: Uninstalling and going back to normal release.

I love the concept, but the general user interface is less elegant and user friendly than previous Galaxy versions.

The way menus and the main screen now work is a step backward, and doesn't seem to provide any benefit.

Seems to be a lot of changes for the sake of change.

It sure looks shiny, but it feels counter to everything that should be used in a desktop software package.

In short, it feels like what Windows 8 was to 7. A lot of good stuff under the hood, but the front of house stuff ain't great.

Edit: I've attached a picture of 1.257 so I can give a quick talk through about why I love it;

The first is the left section has the games listed, allowing immediate and permanent access / searching to games that with a right click you can go straight to any section you need. Extras, verify, etc. Really easy and intuitive.

The second is the bottom that allows quick and easy access to ongoing downloads. It's right there accessible and visible at all times.

The third is the separation of the main window from the games list. Allowing you to navigate to community or store or whatever without ever disrupting access to the primary reason to have Galaxy, which is game launching which remains on the left regardless.

It's simple, it's easy to find what you're after.

In 2.0 it feels like community and platform integration are primary and secondary features, with actual game launching and access becoming the least important aspect, and it feels like it suffers for it.

Just my 2.0 cents.
I agree, I hope gog can make it so that it's optional on what client you prefer to use. The older one is better.
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revan1611: I would be very happy to provide you any feedback, but sadly I still didn't get access to GOG 2.0 Closed Beta, although I've signed up for it since June from both my emails. What a bad luck
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EvilWolf: Try downloading the GOG Galaxy 2.0 client and logging in, it worked for me.

As an aside, there seems to be a bug where games with nearly identical titles get mislabeled in the interface. One such game is Cypher (The cryptography game) getting identified as Cypher: The Cyberpunk Text Adventure. It shows the UI for the latter game's info and when you select play it starts the former.
How? I still didn't get any approval to my application for beta