GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears

After an extended test period, GOG.com announces they will launch GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 in the coming weeks. This will offer the promise of giving you unified access to your game library across all the platforms they are scattered across. Here's word:
In the upcoming weeks, we’ll update GOG GALAXY 1.2 version to an up-to-date 2.0 variant. If you are currently still using GOG GALAXY 1.2 rest assured that your favorite elements are present in the new version.

Features like auto-updates, cloud saves, cross-play, and rollbacks are accompanied by additional ones that allow you to build your game library and friends list across many platforms. Those new features are optional, as we want you to enjoy using the GOG GALAXY app exactly the way you like it.

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Here’s GOG GALAXY 2.0
All your games and friends in one place.

Your new GOG client
    The new way to update and run your GOG games, while remaining fully optional.

Your games
    Organize your games across platforms into one functional library.

Your friends
    Check what your friends are doing across platforms and chat with them.

Your privacy
    Designed to protect your privacy - no spying, no data sharing, all your data belongs to you.

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May 2, 2020, 16:25
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears May 2, 2020, 16:25
May 2, 2020, 16:25
 
https://www.reddit.com/r/gog/comments/gbmvh6/deus_ex_mankind_divided_has_drm/

https://imgur.com/rOApQuu

Well, this new direction of GOG and its Galaxy client is troubling indeed. I have no intention of ever using it.

GOG removes the downloader and now this.
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Apr 23, 2020, 12:15
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 12:15
Apr 23, 2020, 12:15
 
I've used beta 2.0 for a while. It's good. For those who hate other features you can turn just about everything off other than using it as a downloader. I also linked it to my epic account and it works surprisingly well. It's still 2 launchers but gog makes it feel like 1 launcher. The only real issue I have with 2.0 is that it doesn't support 1.2's custom launch flags.
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Apr 23, 2020, 09:57
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 09:57
Apr 23, 2020, 09:57
 
LurkerLito wrote on Apr 23, 2020, 02:32:
I not thrilled about it because I don't want or need all those features. But overall I am more upset that they killed the GoG Downloader than anything. That to me was the perfect client for GoG. No friends lists, no games lists, no chats, no forums, no store, no linking to other storefronts. You just go to the website click the link and it downloads all the pieces of the game and installer to a directory on your HDD. Nothing else in it, so nice and clean. Yeah that's also available in Galaxy as a "backup" installer download, but look at all that extra crap that is in there. Sigh

Wtf you talking about, Willis?

You don't need any "downloader". Just go in your library and select "Download Offline Backup Game installers" (Not part of any Galaxy App) and download each part of a game (Separated in 4GB chunks).

You usually don't need the patch files (usually game is patched already), or any other downloads listed in that area.

Yes you have to click more than one item to download... if you have enough bandwidth click them all in order right away (I have 300Mbit) and they will come down all at once. If you are buying a sh!t ton of games from a sale, is it really that inconvenient to come back to that window and start the next game to download? Did you even already install the 1st game? They aren't going away... they are in your library forever. If you have the bandwidth start a 2nd or 3rd game set of downloads at once.

That said... I don't run Galaxy. Even though they claim " Your privacy - Designed to protect your privacy - no spying, no data sharing, all your data belongs to you." I won't give even the slightest potential.

/shrug
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Apr 23, 2020, 09:36
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 09:36
Apr 23, 2020, 09:36
 
Nope. They are owned by CD Projekt Red. That company is worth more than the country they are in. LOL
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Apr 23, 2020, 09:23
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 09:23
Apr 23, 2020, 09:23
 
Watch, at the last minute, Epic will buy them out and use this version 2.0 for their Epic store.
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Apr 23, 2020, 07:51
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Apr 23, 2020, 07:51
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 23, 2020, 00:20:
I've been going all in on the features and I like it a lot.

Agreed, I've been using it since the closed beta and its fantastic. There's really no downside now that they got the resource usage down and the community integrations for supported clients work pretty well.
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Apr 23, 2020, 05:29
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 05:29
Apr 23, 2020, 05:29
 
I'm nearly completely totally almost positive that there's possibly something to this news that may or may not be worth consideration as regards having a conversation about. Or not. Damn this fence is uncomfortable.

~Finis~
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Apr 23, 2020, 04:51
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 04:51
Apr 23, 2020, 04:51
 
I feel really really nauseated by this news....


No, wait, that's just the spicy burrito and beans I had for lunch.
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Apr 23, 2020, 02:32
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Apr 23, 2020, 02:32
 
I not thrilled about it because I don't want or need all those features. But overall I am more upset that they killed the GoG Downloader than anything. That to me was the perfect client for GoG. No friends lists, no games lists, no chats, no forums, no store, no linking to other storefronts. You just go to the website click the link and it downloads all the pieces of the game and installer to a directory on your HDD. Nothing else in it, so nice and clean. Yeah that's also available in Galaxy as a "backup" installer download, but look at all that extra crap that is in there. Sigh
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Apr 23, 2020, 01:32
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I strongly react to the idea of it in some vague way.
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Apr 23, 2020, 00:20
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Apr 23, 2020, 00:20
 
I've been going all in on the features and I like it a lot.
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Apr 22, 2020, 22:10
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Apr 22, 2020, 22:10
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 22, 2020, 21:19:
I ate it.

Any indigestion there?
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Apr 22, 2020, 21:19
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Apr 22, 2020, 21:19
 
I ate it.
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Apr 22, 2020, 20:50
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jamiedj99 wrote on Apr 22, 2020, 20:18:
I hate it

I like it
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Apr 22, 2020, 20:45
Jivaro
 
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Apr 22, 2020, 20:45
 Jivaro
 
I love it. It's got it's issues still but it's going the right direction. It's been particularly great during the Covid19 situation as I have had a bit of time to hit the backlog + there are some crazy flash deals and this makes it easy to double check what I have and don't have across platforms. I hope they get the twitch plugin working consistently soon. I had downloaded one from Github but something changed, it stopped working, and there hasn't been an update that I could find. It's the only real library of games I have left that isn't already in the new GOG that could be.
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Apr 22, 2020, 20:40
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Apr 22, 2020, 20:40
 
jamiedj99 wrote on Apr 22, 2020, 20:18:
I hate it
It's not even out yet.
Is it a preemptive hate?

This comment was edited on Apr 22, 2020, 21:03.
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I hate it
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