https://www.gogalaxy.com/en/

"One library - Import all your games from PC and consoles, build and organize them into one master collection."
"Game launcher - Install and launch any PC game you own, no matter the platform."


They apparently play on their existing strengths, known name, drm-free, privacy respect, no spying on you... to get ahead of existing competition like playnite (which is free/open-source, btw, but some are not)...

TBH, I find the existing Galaxy client a bit confusing, but it does work when you get used to it's ways. This upgrade might be a good thing.

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But they are not developing a new client - galaxy already exists - they'll just enable you to scan and add games from existing clients to their launcher. Not the first app that can do that. Even Steam allows you to add non-steam games and launch them... it's just a bit clunky.

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I like how this ignored that one time EU and China forced phone manufacturers to use micro usb instead of their proprietary, terrible plugs incompatible with each other (sometimes on different phones of same manufacturer, too) and for a decade now we have one okay standard (CEPS) that works everywhere and ended massive electronic waste...

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Fixed it, just for you.

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While Playnite is open-source and already seems to be in leading position, it would be great if one of the existing launchers would solve all issues (because you wouldn't need another app). Of course this is hampered by the competition.
But is anyone surprised that GoG is the one to try first (except of Steam's really simple adding functionality for non-Steam games)? I may get disappointed at some future point, but I like those guys at GoG/CDPR.

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Well, it all depends on how well they are able to do the job. "Unite all your games and friends" sure sounds promising, but I will wait for at least 2 weeks, before I even try it. Would be very nice though, if it was able to import ALL games (including removed from steam and limited features) and Steam tags. The weak part may easily be the "friends"... both person to person chat and (especially) Steam Group chats, which most likely it will miss.

I'm not going to hold my breath, or blindly run into it, but I do feel, that GOG is more pro-consumer, than Steam, so I have some hopes. In the worst case, hopefully it will at least put some pressure on Steam to improve their client.

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Yes, GOG GALAXY 2.0 will show all your games from connected PC and console platforms… even if they are not currently installed.

This and the cross-platform chat sell the idea to me. Hopefully we'll be able to merge contacts as well.

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"Check what your friends are doing across platforms and chat with them."
And
."no data sharing We’ll never share your personal data with third parties"

Hmm... Aren't these things contradictory?

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To be cynically, they snoop in others platforms, but don't share their own data about users. :D
Other than that you could exclude the platforms from the term "third parties" within PR speech, since they are relevant for the functionality.

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Seems okay, still gonna need the other client running as well, though. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Interesting...

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gog is love
gog is life

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"Install and launch any PC game you own, no matter the platform."

Unless that platform is Linux. Bah humbug.

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nice move gog

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Sounds awesome, thanks for the heads up.

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Seamlessly combining chat and libraries is great, but achievements too? Start taking notes Epic, that's how you get people to switch launchers

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We really don't deserve CD PROJEKT RED

Amazing devs, amazing games, and an amazing launcher.

Truly the heroes that this industry needs.

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how does it works?
support "non" GOG games too (ie emulator or abandoned games) with pictures, info etc like playnite
honestly playnite is way too big and heavy just for launcher

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It probably will lead to legal issues if they would support emulation.

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Finally GOG Galaxy starts to make more sense for me to actually use as a kind of frontend and catalog for one's entire games library. Gonna check it out for sure now.

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I've been on the fence about playnite for months since it feels like adding yet another launcher to the pile but I'll gladly take one of the clients I already have installed as a frontend for the other ones that I don't really like (battle.net, epic, uplay to some extent, and the drm-free stuff from HB that's still unorginized as of writting).

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this actually look appealing, definetly worth a try when it's available!

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Including console? Curious what they mean by that but I'm guessing mostly friends list integration, chatting, maybe a list of licensed (digital) games.

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Considering I have maybe 30 games over other platforms, Steam is still the main one I use, so I dont see much use for my applications. I already know where to find the game if I want it.
Maybe down the road when and if my library grows

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Very nice. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece of info =)
Signed up for sure. 😊👍

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I'm in, since this is something I might actually use.
GOG usually seems like they know what they're doing, so I hope it turns out decent.

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One launcher to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

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Signed up, it's seems very interesting

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Just wondering ... would it be possible to grab those freebies from Epic and then use GOG Galaxy to launch them, so I'd never have to install that Epic spyware launcher? The FAQ says, Galaxy won't be able to handle (quote) "e.g. installing or auto-updating games", so probaby not, but maybe, it would be possible to dump the Epic launcher after the game's installed?

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I doubt it ( but not sure). That would basically be equal to providing a crack for the game since it would have to circumvent/emulate/simulate the epic drm System and in my understanding you would therefore be able to simply send you copy of the downloaded game to a friend of yours...

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Well, hopefully they could implement the api for the DRM, so you wouldn't have to run the specific client. That's quite different to using a crack that removes the DRM completely - Galaxy would handle the DRM. That'd be the main reason for using it, right? I'll be blunt. If you'd still have a Steam/Epic/Origin whatever client running in the background, I don't see any point for Galaxy at all. The question is, would Epic, Valve and so forth give GOG some way to check against their proprietary DRM, so they could implement it in Galaxy? I doubt that.

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I‘m totally with you on the api way... didn‘t have that on my mind (since I can not imagine companies do this, since this again would open their drm to a whole new level of exploits - if not done correctly or at least with a lot of effort).

The idea behind galaxy - as far as I understand - is getting rid of the annoyance of having your games cluttered within all/some of the launchers out there (at least for me that is) and have everything in a combined place that would be your single stop gaming hub.

Want to chat with your friends while they play a game on steam while you play a game on epic/origin... or vice versa? No big deal. Want to play some game where you don‘t remember where you bought it? No problem, it‘s in there...

Personally I think this is a step in the right direction and I hope in some point in time the companies will open up different ways for their drm (like your api Suggestion), but I think we‘re still ways off...

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Agreed. It's not very likely. Companies are very restrictive when it comes to proprietary DRM and they don't want their customers to replace their launcher with third party software, because they'd lose the opportunity to use their launchers for advertising and selling more stuff.
You do have a point with those benefits mentioned. However, for me personally the disadvantage of having two or more launchers running would outweigh those benefits by far. It's the same reason why I would never buy another Ubisoft game on Steam. I don't have that many games that I wouldn't know where I bought them and I definitely don't want to chat with friends while I'm playing a game on Origin (I've avoided Epic up to this point). So, Galaxy is probably not for me, which is fine.

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If it supports In-Home streaming like Steam for non-Steam games it would be awesome!

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Agreed. Was just looking for this feature on their webpage. Doesn't mention it anywhere, but I guess we can dream.

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