Dhester: Petrell: Welcome to GOG.com!
Hi I just setup my gog account in order to download Planescape Torment. But now there are a bunch of free games in a list titled my games. So I tried downloading Ultima: Savage Empire and Ultima IV something about an avatar without success. I would like to know how to effectively download games the correct way before I spend money for Torment. That way when I pay I can be sure to get the torment game with success.
GOG offers two ways to download:
Direct download using browser: Simply go to 'My Account' -> My Games and select game from your shelf and click the download link(s) to download the files you want. Remember that in case of multi part installers you need to download all parts and have them all in same folder in order to be able to install the game. Remember to choose correct language and OS. GOG.com Downloader
: Download and install, then enable GOG.com Downloader mode in 'My Games' when you have game download page open. I don't use it so in case of questions about it, ask them here
or contact support.
General advise: If you are running windows (Vista/Win7/Win8), install all games outside "program files" folder ("C:\games" or something) to avoid problems with older (and some newer) games. This applies to all games, not just GOG games.
Please, don't say things like these, or you'll confuse people. The GOG downloader is not
like the Steam client, you still need to go to your game page and click the download button for the installer. The GOG downloader is merely a download manager to download your installer in an easier way, and keeping track of GOG notifications such as game updates, forum replies and messages you got. You can't download a game just by having it installed in your computer, you need to go to your account, select the game you wish to download and click on the download button, the same you would have to do if you were downloading it without the downloader. The only difference is that, using the GOG downloader, you use GOG's proprietary download manager, downloads are a bit faster and can be resumed if you need to pause them.
[EDIT] You're absolutely right about installing games outside the 'Program Files' folder, if you're using Win Vista, 7 or 8, though.