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Once upon a time, Steam was the place to store all your digital PC games. But lately, many publishers have come out with their own launchers—like EA’s Origin, Blizzard’s Battle.net, and the Epic Games Launcher—fracturing your game library into many different programs.
It’s not a world-ending problem, but it can sometimes be hard to remember which games are in which library. Plus, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes from seeing your entire collection in one place. GOG Galaxy aims to fix that.
GOG GALAXY 2.0 DOWNLOAD NOW, GOG Galaxy is the desktop launcher for GOG, the digital game store that focuses on classic and DRM-free PC titles. However, unlike the other storefronts, the latest version of GOG Galaxy—version 2.0—allows you to link your other gaming accounts, so you can combine all your libraries into one unified catalogue.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 has been in closed beta for a while, but it recently went into open beta, meaning anyone can try it out right now. Here’s how to set it up.
Install GOG Galaxy and Add Your Stores
Head to GOG Galaxy’s home page and you’ll see a big download button for version 2.0—GOG is pushing it hard, even though it’s still in beta. Once installed, you’ll be greeted with the typical library view. If you’ve ever bought any games on GOG, they’ll show up here. You can see my library is fairly pathetic, but don’t worry; we’re about to fix that. Click the settings cog in the upper-left corner, highlight Add Games & Friends, and click Connect Platforms.
GOG Galaxy relies on community-built integrations to bring these other libraries to GOG Galaxy. You’ll see a list of popular integrations on this page, including Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games Store. Click the Connect button next to any of these stores, and GOG Galaxy will tell you what it’s able to do.
Many integrations will bring over your library and the ability to launch games, hopefully with all the art, achievements, and playtime you love about launchers like Steam. In certain situations, it may even be able to bring over your friends’ list. Click the Connect button and log into that store’s account.
Some integrations even allow you to quit apps like Origin after you quit one of their games, so you don’t end up with a bunch of game launchers running at once. You’ll find this option under Settings > Features after installing the integration. You can also import tags, favorites, and hidden games from some clients from this page.
Search for Integrations and Add Individual Games
You might think that’s the end, but GOG Galaxy doesn’t actually show you all the integrations available on that main Settings page. Head back to the Integrations tab of the settings and look at that Search GitHub box in the middle. Search there for other integrations, like Battle.net, Humble Bundle, and Rockstar.
You can even see your console games in your library (though it won’t launch, say, PS4 Remote Play for PS4 games—it just shows them in your library and not much else).
That should cover almost all the games you own (sorry, “hold a license to play”), but if you have any games that aren’t associated with an account—like a game installed from disc, or games that don’t have an integration available on GOG—you can add those too, just like you do in Steam. Click the Settings cog, highlight Add Games & Friends, and choose Add Game Manually.
Search for the title of your game, and you can either link an executable (if it’s installed on your system) or mark it as owned (if it isn’t installed, but you own it and want the sweet joy that comes with having it listed in your library).
Sort, Hide and Customize Your Library
At this point, I was sold. Every game I own, in one place, even if it isn’t installed on my system? Count me in. But GOG Galaxy sweetened the deal with a few other useful settings.
Right-click on any game in your library and choose Edit to see a bevy of organization options. You can rename any game to rearrange its placement on the list—so The Witcher: Enhanced Edition appears before The Witcher 2—as well as add tags and ratings.
You can also check the Hide box if you don’t want the game to show up in your library—ideal when you have two versions of the same game (like the Game of the Year edition of Arkham City I have alongside the original).
Perhaps most impressively, clicking the Media tab allows you to upload completely new posters and background art for any game you want. That means you can truly customize every corner of your library, so it looks picture-perfect. Just be careful, or you might spend more time customizing your library than you do actually playing it.
Common Questions Answer Asked on GOG Galaxy 2.0
1. What is GOG GALAXY 2.0 and why should I use it?
GOG GALAXY 2.0 is an application, thanks to which you’ll be able to combine multiple libraries into one and connect with your friends across all gaming platforms, consoles included. If your games and gaming buddies are scattered between different launchers and platforms, this is a solution for you! Keeping track of all achievements earned by you and your friends, hours played, and games owned across platforms has never been this easy. And the application is entirely free, all you need is a GOG account to use it.
2. How can I add my games to GOG GALAXY 2.0?
In GOG GALAXY 2.0 you’re adding games through official and community created integrations. By connecting platforms, the data about the games you own are automatically imported to the application. On top of that, you are also able to manually add single games even if they are not connected to any platform.
3. Will GOG GALAXY 2.0 show all my games or only those I have installed on my PC?
Yes, GOG GALAXY 2.0 will show all your games from connected PC and console platforms… even if they are not currently installed.
4. Do I still need to have other gaming clients installed on my PC?
Yes, if you want to get access to any features specific to that platform, e.g. installing or auto-updating games, cloud saves, etc.
5. Will I be able to customize my games library?
Yes, our goal is to provide you with the most options possible to customize your games library. In GOG GALAXY 2.0, you’ll be able to create your own views based on different filters available in the app, tags that you’ll create on your own, and search queries you’ll come up with. Mix and match all of those options to create countless library views. Once you do, save them for quick access and automatic synchronization. On top of that, you can also manually edit the metadata of every game in your master games collection.
6. How can I add my friends to GOG GALAXY 2.0?
Like with games, in GOG GALAXY 2.0 adding friends begins with connecting platforms. By doing so, you can find other GOG GALAXY users who are your friends on the platforms or social networks you have connected.
Additionally, you’ll be able to see non-GOG GALAXY users from friends lists of connected platforms – with an option to check their online status and chat with them cross-platform.
7. What kind of stats and activities will GOG GALAXY 2.0 show me?
You’ll see all your games from connected platforms together with your progress in each title – the achievements you’ve earned and your game time. Also, for your GOG GALAXY friends, you’ll be able to see their online status and what games they are playing, with their achievements and time spent in each title.
8. Will GOG GALAXY 2.0 spy on my computer?
No. We’re not in the business of users’ data. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is only importing information from connected platforms – you always know what is imported through official integrations. Additionally, we’ve made the community created integrations open-source, to ensure the transparency of imported data.
9. What data does GOG GALAXY 2.0 share with other platforms?
We don’t share any data with third parties.
10. How can I delete my data from GOG GALAXY 2.0?
Once you have disconnected a platform from GOG GALAXY 2.0, we will remove all your imported data from our servers.
11. What are the community created integrations and how I can create one?
We want to offer integrations with all possible gaming platforms. This is a challenging and time-consuming process, not only because these are technically complex projects, but they also require negotiations and agreements with partners. We want all our official integrations to be supported by respective platform holders, so we make sure they’re in-line with partners’ policies and that they’re safe.
While we’re hard at work on adding more official integrations, we’ve decided to give you – the community – an opportunity to work on your own open-source platform integrations. The documentation about how to build your own GOG GALAXY 2.0 integrations for various gaming platforms can be found here.
12. I’m a GOG.COM user, what’s new for me in GOG GALAXY 2.0?
The whole client has been rebuilt from the ground up to be better and faster. All features for third-party platforms work for GOG.COM. With the new games library, you’ll be able to filter, sort and add tags to customize your views and save them for easy access. Thanks to the new friends’ section, you’ll have a chance to track your friends’ progress in every GOG.COM game, as well as see what they are currently playing.
On top of that, GOG GALAXY 2.0 will remain your optional client for GOG.COM games – features like auto-updates, cloud saves, cross-play, rollbacks and more stay the same as the GOG GALAXY you’re currently using. Once we finish all beta phases and release officially, the current version of GOG GALAXY client will be updated to the GOG GALAXY 2.0 application.
13. How can I participate in the Open Beta?
The Open Beta is already available and everybody is welcome to participate in it. To get access to GOG GALAXY 2.0 download the installer from www.gogalaxy.com. Once downloaded, launch it and follow the instructions. GOG account and consent to GOG GALAXY 2.0 EULA are required to participate in the test. The GOG account is entirely free.
14. I found a bug in GOG GALAXY 2.0, how can I report it?
There is a “Report an issue” option in the app under the settings icon. We also encourage you to tell us what you think about GOG GALAXY 2.0 via the “Share Feedback” option, in the same settings menu.
15. I’m a journalist/content creator and would like to get in touch with you, how I can contact you?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you!
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