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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: 11
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.17-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

- Installing
- downloading games
- playing games
- syncing savegames
- integrations
- showing the overlay (see below)

What does not

- The UI is very slow especially if you move or resize the window
- The overlay will not contain content in the main tile (it will claim that there was no internet connection) but it will still show your friendlist and you can toggle FPS

Workarounds

Install corefonts via winetricks. That will at least solve the black-window error

What was not tested

- Messenger

- Notifications

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Note that installing corefonts or setting a DLL override for libgles2.dll is not necessary anymore.

The installer said that there were an error because of missing components at the end but I have not yet had any problems that could go back to that.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "Trixie"Nov 09 20238.17-stagingYes Yes YesGoldxw 
ShowUbuntu 22.10 "Kinetic" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20238.8-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeIgor Zinovyev 
ShowManjaro LinuxJun 03 20227.7Yes Yes NoGarbageIvan Potapov 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 20 20227.6Yes Yes NoBronzeOreeeee 
ShowUbuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 12 20216.21Yes Yes YesSilverDarren Wilkinson 

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
48308 GoG Galaxy 2 Beta crashes on unimplemented function kernel32.dll.SetEnvironmentStringsW CLOSED FIXED View
48847 dotnet471: often gets a critical section timeout NEW View
49492 GOG Galaxy 2.0 plugins do not work in KDE UNCONFIRMED View
50212 GOG Galaxy - black screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
51832 Fork: "The selection contains a non-folder object" when selecting a folder CLOSED FIXED View
52031 GOG Galaxy 2 won't change the default download folder. CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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Comments

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How to install under wayland
by Ilia Efimov on Wednesday October 18th 2023, 5:30
1. Install mono from dl.winehq.org/wine/wine-mono/
2. Run installer with gamescope --force-composition --xwayland-count 2 -- wine GOG_Galaxy_2.0.exe
3. If it fails find wine_profile_dir -iname "*galaxy*", will find something like GalaxySetup.exe
4. After installation, it will run without gamescope
winetricks corefonts
by Ozan on Sunday August 6th 2023, 13:43
I just installed. At first, it did not show any text so I did winetricks corefonts and now I have all the text working.
It does work; almost
by thisguy on Wednesday April 19th 2023, 22:37
I downloaded the off-line installer from

remote-config.gog.com/components/webinstaller?component_version=2.0.0

and with a fresh prefix, it installed flawlessly, started flawlessly, but I ran in to an error with rendering, and it appears to be some libcef related issue. Not sure how to log the error (its also a GUI popup error).

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
32GB DDR4
Manjaro (as of 20/04/23) with standard 6.2.1 kernel
WINE 8.5
Enquiry about how this application entry is classed:
by Dasein on Saturday March 19th 2022, 14:02
Would this entry also encompass the GoG Downloader & Installer service?
RE: Enquiry about how this application entry is classed:
by Dasein on Saturday March 19th 2022, 14:03
I ask because there seem to be multiple Galaxy entries but not for installer itself, nor the game downloader.
RE: Enquiry about how this application entry is classed:
by gardenapple on Saturday March 19th 2022, 14:08
Sorry, not entirely sure what you're talking about. If you mean the offline installers for individual games, that should be documented alongside the game itself ("Installs: Yes")
RE: Enquiry about how this application entry is classed:
by Dasein on Saturday March 19th 2022, 14:31
My apologies, I shouldn't have mentioned them together ?
But the installer for the GoG Galaxy Client itself (and any pre-requisites that it might bring alongside it) was more along the lines of what I was thinking.

It seems to have issues with more recent updates and using stuff like Lutris or Proton on something like the Steamdeck doesn't necessarily help :/ Since GoG themselves didn't want to support Linux outright. It would limit Linux Gamers to lose the features like the Multiplayer ones, or Cloud-Saves, or Integrations etc etc.
RE: Enquiry about how this application entry is classed:
by Dasein on Saturday March 19th 2022, 14:35
Or even the more social features of the app :/
RE: Enquiry about how this application entry is classed:
by gardenapple on Sunday March 20th 2022, 4:52
Same thing, the installation process for Galaxy should be documented in a test entry for this application, there is no point in making "Galaxy installer" a separate app.
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