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GOG Galaxy

Complete overhaul of the Galaxy client.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Free to use
URL: https://www.gog.com/galaxy
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.1-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Logging in, installing games, launching games, notifications. system tray icon.

What does not

The window is just a black screen (Bug 44985). It's a known bug with a simple workaround. However, this workaround will make the application sluggish and use a lot of CPU power.

Also, games will crash if you try to use screen overlay.

Workarounds

To avoid black screen: launch winecfg, add a DLL override for 'libglesv2.dll', select "Disable".

Go into launcher settings -> Game Features -> disable screen overlay.

You may also need to install winetricks corefonts

What was not tested

Third-party integration (e.g. Steam)

Social features (e.g. friends)

Importing games that were already installed.

Cloud sync.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Previous reports said you must install dotnet, but I didn't need to do this in Wine 6.1. Installer and launcher seems to work fine with built-in Mono and a 64-bit Wine prefix.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 03 20216.1-stagingYes Yes YesSilvergardenapple 
ShowSolus 4.1Sep 08 20205.16Yes Yes YesSilverbhibb 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Aug 29 20205.14Yes Yes YesSilverAP 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 20 20205.10Yes Yes YesSilverTriffid Hunter 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 10 20205.8-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesSilvergardenapple 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44985 Many applications using CEFv3 Angle OpenGL ES 2.0 for H/W Accelerated Canvas and WebGL display blank/black windows (disabling or removing 'libglesv2.dll' is a workaround) NEW View
48847 dotnet471: often gets a critical section timeout NEW View
49492 GOG Galaxy 2.0 plugins do not work in KDE UNCONFIRMED View

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