GOG Galaxy 2.0

Apparently GOG is taking the 'Connect' feature one step further and will allow all games from other launchers (and platforms? didn't see details on which ones yet) to appear under one library in the Galaxy client. This also includes friends & chat and achievements (!).

It seems that cloud saves & auto updates will not be supported for non GOG games.

I've seen other software trying to do the same thing & unite all (or most) PC launchers under one roof but this seems like the most serious attempt to me.

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

WDYT?

Yeah, I expect the underdog storefronts to do this. Fragmentation is the way the marketplace is heading, but Steam remains the elephant in the room, and the undergod storefonts #1 goal haS to be driving recurring traffic to their own storefronts. This is a no-brainer.

Steam already allows you to add non-Steam games to the launcher. Nobody ever uses it because Steam's launcher is terrible, but it's there.

cube wrote:

Steam already allows you to add non-Steam games to the launcher. Nobody ever uses it because Steam's launcher is terrible, but it's there.

It's actually pretty useful in big picture mode, which is how I use Steam most of the time since my gaming PC is hooked up to my TV. Doesn't change the fact that adding programs to it is kind of a pain in the neck.

I was curious about GOG Galaxy 2.0, but I haven't seen a mention of an equivalent to big picture mode anywhere, and my interest vanished. (Or maybe it's already there and I just don't know it.)

I do the add a game to steam thing because it's the easiest way to stream things to the Steam Link.

I really like the idea of centralizing all the launchers and storefronts, but I make such heavy use of the Link that I'm not sure this will wind up being something I use much.

I use the non-steam game feature all the time, it's handy because if someone messages me I can use the overlay and I don't have to tab out to answer them.

In this case I don't think I would ever use the new GOG Galaxy features. It's more convenient and effective for me to simply purchase games on GOG and then add the steam overlay to them instead of the other way around. They get my money either way.

bobbywatson wrote:

I was curious about GOG Galaxy 2.0, but I haven't seen a mention of an equivalent to big picture mode anywhere, and my interest vanished. (Or maybe it's already there and I just don't know it.)

GOG Galaxy's UI isn't completely horrible by default, so it works fine on a TV without requiring a separate, bug-filled trash-mode.

imo

Very nice. If it can replace something like backloggery it could be interesting. Probably not going to bother spending the time to set it up in the end, unless it is super easy, but the idea is good.

People still use backloggery?

Some seems to be using it (or similar ones) in the Pile threads.
I gave up on them all because they seemed to take a lot of manual set up.

cube wrote:

Steam already allows you to add non-Steam games to the launcher. Nobody ever uses it because Steam's launcher is terrible, but it's there.

Used it for Mass Effect 2 or 3. Was great and kept all my screenshots on Steam.

sonny615 wrote:

People still use backloggery?

I haven't in many months but I never found something better. What has replaced it?

Stele wrote:
sonny615 wrote:

People still use backloggery?

I haven't in many months but I never found something better. What has replaced it?

I'm not familiar with anything better, I simply stopped using it at some point. Felt too manual for my taste.

Here is a nice video that summarizes the best multi-client game launchers available today: