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GOG.com
GOG.com cover
Developers
CD Projekt
Release dates
Windows October 1, 2008[1]
macOS (OS X) October 2012
Linux July 25, 2014
GOG.com at Wikipedia
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Key points

In 2012 the store changed its name from Good Old Games to GOG.com.
DRM: DRM-free with an optional client. For games bundling the client by default, the DRM-free downloads ("classic game installers") are available by choosing More, Classic Installers on the My Collection page. Some games require third-party accounts for online features.
Two-factor login authentication: via email
Local Prices Update topics: EN, RU, FR
Topics: Games that are *unofficially* confirmed for release on GOG in the future
Topic: Games that need Galaxy for multiplayer
GOG Reclaim: Some games sold through third parties activate on GOG.com; see the related page for details.
GOG Connect: Some games can be redeemed for free on GOG.com by linking a Steam account. Support article.
GOG Connect: Steam account can't be unlinked, and games can only be redeemed for a limited time, a process that requires the user to log in and take action. See the FAQ page for more details.
Some games that are being sold may not be updated to their most recent versions. These games are listed here gogMix (archived), changes and information can be found in this forum discussion.

General information

Official Store
Official Support and direct link for contacting technical support.
Official Forums and Community Wishlist
User Agreement and FAQs
Adalia Fundamentals – various fixes for the forum and site.
GOG Database – Unofficial database.
PCGamingWiki's Enhancement Project

Chronology[edit]

This year's releases on GOG and List of games removed from GOG

GOG Installer[edit]

GOG Installers are based on InnoSetup and have offline and online variants.

GOG Galaxy[edit]

Does not have a Linux version, however there are various alternatives.

Galaxy Cloud[edit]

Galaxy Cloud is a feature of the GOG Galaxy client that allows save data for some games to be synced to the cloud. The store allows the user to filter games by whether or not they support cloud saves. A list of supported games can be found here.

Free and built-in with the GOG Galaxy client.

Alternatives for Linux[edit]

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Can also act as a client for games and emulators.
Provides community-maintained scripts for installing games on Wine.
Can provide different Wine version for specific games.
Can install multiple editions of Wine, including community ones.
May be a difficult to manually install a game with it.

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Allows you to select the language to download games in.

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Issues fixed[edit]

Games or items missing from library[edit]

Refresh the account state with this page[2]

Can't extract BINs manually[edit]

Newer multi-part Windows installers cannot be extracted with innounp or innoextract due to using password-protected RAR archives (.BIN).[3]
Archive protection is due to be removed.[4]
Use extraction script[citation needed]
  1. Use innoextract with gog_unpack.sh (single-part) or gog_unrar.py (multi-part).

Other information[edit]

Change a game's language (GOG Galaxy)[edit]

Go To The Settings Tab[citation needed]
  1. Press the arrow button which appears when highlighting an installed game.
  2. Select Settings and from there, you can choose any available language you want for your current game.

Notes

The Settings tab can be also found from the dropdown menu while pressing the More button in a game's hub.
The language used by games can be chosen before installation.

Verify & Repair (GOG Galaxy)[edit]

Verify & Repair[citation needed]
  1. Open Galaxy and choose the game from the list.
  2. Go to More, Manage, Verify / Repair.
  3. Follow the steps to verify the integrity and download missing/broken files.

Notes

Update type can be also chosen before installing the game.

Enable Rollback (GOG Galaxy)[edit]

Allows you to install a previous version of the game if the latest one breaks something.
If an update is available, you have to manually install it.
Change To Manual Update[citation needed]
  1. Press the arrow button which appears when highlighting an installed game.
  2. Select Settings and in the Updates section, choose Manually.


Notes

This can be useful for games that support Galaxy-exclusive features, such as multiplayer or cloud saves.

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Sales[edit]

Most big sales, let you redeem a free game, depending on how many experience points you get by buying the game or doing objectives.

Sales on GOG.com happen on a regular basis. There are weekly sales that start on Mondays at 3 PM CE(S)T, mid-week sales that start on Wednesdays at 3 PM CE(S)T, and weekend sales that start on Fridays at 3 PM CE(S)T, and are usually themed. They end on the next Monday right as the new weekly sale begins. Sometimes, extra sales may occur, usually themed around a single franchise or publisher.

Big sales usually happen a week or two before Steam's, along with single games every day.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum requirements for the optional GOG Galaxy client.
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.12 (Sierra)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References