GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
GOG Galaxy Game #1225607
08/18/20 10:19 PM
08/18/20 10:19 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Mad Offline OP
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline OP
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Hi.

I used Galaxy to download Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, because I am short of time at the moment for downloading files and and burning them to disk.
And the download seemed to go OK as I was able to play about 15 minutes of the game without any problems - after which I made a save and Quit.

However later, when I went to play a little more and clicked on the Desktop Launch Icon, I got a spinning circle for an awfully long time until finally I was asked to log-in and "install" the game !!
But the game has to already be installed because I've played some of it woozy

R clicking on the desktop launch icon gives the target of :
"C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\GalaxyClient.exe" /command=runGame /gameId=1247772513 /path="C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town" - which seems a very long and complicated address to me - but I opened it and clicked on PLAY from the Galaxy page that came up only to get another endless spinning circle and no game duh

I've emailed GOG and reported the problem only to be sent the reply that it could be 2 weeks before they can help because they are so busy shocked

So I thought I would ask here just in case anyone might know what could be going on ....

Anyone got any ideas help


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225612
08/18/20 11:56 PM
08/18/20 11:56 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
Is the game open behind the Galaxy? If you can see the game icon and the Galaxy icon both at the bottom of your screen, close the Galaxy.

This is just a thought based on an experience I had. I didn't have the Galaxy asking me to log in and install the game though (but I was already logged in).

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225646
08/19/20 08:37 AM
08/19/20 08:37 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
I looked at your target though and I don't understand why GalaxyClient.exe is in the string. My games downloaded with Galaxy go to the same target, but instead of GalaxyClient.exe, they go to GOG Galaxy\Games.

I would try signing out of Galaxy. You do not need it to run your game, just for downloading. Some people like it for achievements and chatting with other players, but I don't like or use these features. It is great for downloading though. I am concerned this won't work because of the GalaxyClient.exe in your string.

You might also ask your question in the Galaxy Community Forum

Maybe Jenny will know more. I will try to check in later, but I'm up to my knees in tomatoes that need to be turned into salsa today.





114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225667
08/19/20 11:20 AM
08/19/20 11:20 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Originally Posted by Mad
But the game has to already be installed because I've played some of it

Don't assume that.
Being able to play a game before it's finished downloading is/was certainly a feature of some game clients, like uplay and XBox One.
It's possible that GOG thought it would be a good feature to add to their "updated" version of Galaxy.

Originally Posted by Mad
R clicking on the desktop launch icon gives the target of :
"C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\GalaxyClient.exe" /command=runGame /gameId=1247772513 /path="C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town" - which seems a very long and complicated address to me

It looks OK to me.
It gives the address to the Galaxy exe, then after the /path= part it gives the address where it's supposed to install the game.

If you're absolutely sure the game has finished installing, go to
C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town
and look for an .exe file that's specific to the game.

It's not that big a game.
The GOG page says it's only 2.1 GB.
It shouldn't take all that long to finish downloading.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225685
08/19/20 01:46 PM
08/19/20 01:46 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
I'm still concerned with that GalaxyClient.exe in her string. My games downloaded with the Galaxy client to not have that. They simply go to GOG Galaxy/Games/Game Name.


114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Draclvr] #1225686
08/19/20 01:55 PM
08/19/20 01:55 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Originally Posted by Draclvr
I'm still concerned with that GalaxyClient.exe in her string. My games downloaded with the Galaxy client to not have that. They simply go to GOG Galaxy/Games/Game Name.

Maybe that's because you waited for Galaxy to finish installing the game before closing Galaxy, while Mad did not.

There's really nothing to be "concerned" about.
Mad should either open Galaxy, sign in, and wait for it to finish installing the game, or download the installation files manually using her web browser and install the game the "normal" way.


Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225697
08/19/20 03:01 PM
08/19/20 03:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
OK... That's good to know. I didn't pick up on the fact that Mad didn't finish downloading the game first.


114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Draclvr] #1225710
08/19/20 04:47 PM
08/19/20 04:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Mad Offline OP
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline OP
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
OK .... Well when I downloaded and installed the Galaxy Version I was told the installation was complete and was a success.

But since I last posted here I have uninstalled and re-downloaded and re-installed the game (using Galaxy again) and been given the same assurances YET experienced exactly the same problems.

I have also been sent a reply from a Tech person at GOG - even though I was told I might have to wait two weeks for one woozy
And that came with a list of things I was asked to try. Most of which, however, I didn't understand how to do or was not prepared to do.

SO .... I gave up on the Galaxy side of things altogether and decided to download just the game files .... which I will at some time burn to disk.

And guess what ??
The game launched in the normal way and proceeded to run without a single problem !!!!
[Including my saving, quitting the game, switching off my computer, re-booting my computer and then replaying the game from one of my saves.]

So I have politely thanked the GOG Tech and told him what I have done grin


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225728
08/19/20 07:35 PM
08/19/20 07:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Well, I'm still puzzled, but glad it all worked out! I didn't think I had seen you say anything about not completing the download. Well done, Mad! The end result is all that matters!


114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225729
08/19/20 08:23 PM
08/19/20 08:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
Now you've got me downloading/installing with the Galaxy Mad, so I can see if it works for me.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Draclvr] #1225730
08/19/20 08:26 PM
08/19/20 08:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Mad Offline OP
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline OP
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Both times after the Galaxy Version download I got the normal "installation was successful" message.

I just don't know what the heck was going on and am nervous now, Draclvr, about the other few games I have where I've used Galaxy. One I have already played in the past - but will it work in the future ?? And a couple of others that have been downloaded but nothing done with them as yet eek

EDIT :

Is this on your Win10 machine, oldbroad ?? My adventures were with Win7.


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225731
08/19/20 08:28 PM
08/19/20 08:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Only one way to find out! I'm sure they will be OK.


114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225733
08/19/20 09:55 PM
08/19/20 09:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
Yes, I'm downloading to Windows 10. I know you're still using Windows 7 but the game says it should work on Windows 7.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225734
08/19/20 09:58 PM
08/19/20 09:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,300
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,300
near Yosemite in California
I downloaded and installed a game today with Galaxy and had no issues. Nor have I ever had any download issues with it.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225741
08/19/20 10:40 PM
08/19/20 10:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
Well, 2-1/14 hours (78%) into my installation of this game, I got a pop up saying the game failed to install; failed to connect to GOG servers. There was an option to retry which I did (continues on from 78%) and it has now finished.

I'm not sure I feel like testing the game out tonight though.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Marian] #1225743
08/19/20 11:57 PM
08/19/20 11:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Mad Offline OP
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline OP
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
I don't recall any issues with the few other games I've downloaded using Galaxy, either, Marian. It's a mystery !!
But I think I've only actually played one of them. Even though I've had them for ages. They are still sitting on that overloaded un-played stack shocked

Did your download take "hours", oldbroad ?? Do all your downloads take that long ??


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225744
08/20/20 01:09 AM
08/20/20 01:09 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
Steam and Big Fish downloads take about 1 hour per GB. GOG takes a little bit longer. I think this download was 2.1 GB and it took a bit more than 2-1/2 hours.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: oldbroad] #1225785
08/20/20 12:23 PM
08/20/20 12:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
Mad Offline OP
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline OP
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,271
United Kingdom
I'm fortunate that where I live I can have high speed broadband - but it COSTS of course scared

However it's worth it to me. A game download taking hours rather than minutes would drive me mad rolleyes

I hope you can get access to faster speeds in the future, oldbroad yes


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225789
08/20/20 12:55 PM
08/20/20 12:55 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,300
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,300
near Yosemite in California
I am surprised by those poor download speeds, oldbroad. I live out in the middle of nowhere (relatively speaking) and get considerably better speeds than what you describe. I wonder why.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225790
08/20/20 12:59 PM
08/20/20 12:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,237
Chicago
I think I have the cheapest plan for one thing. The 2 hours don't bother me much. I can find other things to do during that time. For games that are going to take a really long time, I'll do those at night while I sleep. Some take even longer than that but it is what it is for me, for the time being.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225793
08/20/20 01:31 PM
08/20/20 01:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
It would drive me insane! I live out in the country and get about 12 Mbps speed which isn't great, but it's fast for me! Guess it's all about your comfort level for downloads!


114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225797
08/20/20 01:55 PM
08/20/20 01:55 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Connections to GOG for downloading can vary a lot in speed. I always download GOG games directly from their website using a web browser. That way I can see what's going on. I can get connections in the MB/sec speed maybe 75% to 80% of the time. Then I will get one in the KB/sec speed that would take 100 to 1000 times as long to complete as the others. When I get one of those slow ones, it's better to just cancel it and come back in 10 minutes and try again.

Why does it happen? I'm sure it's on GOG's end. They probably have several servers hosting different game files, and download speed depends on which server GOG connects you to and how busy that server is with other customers downloading.

If you use Galaxy, you have no idea what's going on behind the scenes. Galaxy probably downloads more than one installation file at a time, but that doesn't mean the individual files are all downloading at the same speed. You can't see if one is downloading at a ridiculously slow rate and you don't have the option of cancelling the slow one and trying to get a normal speed connection later.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225801
08/20/20 02:15 PM
08/20/20 02:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,300
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,300
near Yosemite in California
I understand that about the download speeds on GOG. But oldbroad said it takes about an hour to download a 1-GB file from Big Fish. For me that takes about 2-3 minutes. And this is not the fastest speed offered around here. Occasionally I will get a Big Fish server that is a little slower than this.

I had very slow download speeds for a long time, so I do understand very well how to live with them.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225803
08/20/20 02:23 PM
08/20/20 02:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,640
In Missouri near St. Louis
Me too which was very painful! But it's all I could get for years. It was better than dial-up, but not by much!


114 tomatoes planted!
Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1225805
08/20/20 02:33 PM
08/20/20 02:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA

I had dialup until 2003.
The worst thing wasn't the speed -- it was that it would disconnect while I was downloading. So if I left it downloading overnight, I'd come back to find out it had disconnected 10 minutes after I had left it alone and gone to go do something else.

Now I have a choice between fast internet with a level cap or unlimited internet at a slower speed. Going over the level cap means the monthly bill goes through the roof. So I normally use the slower speed, which at least finishes and doesn't usually get disconnected like dialup did.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  Draclvr 

Who's Online Now
4 registered members (Orion, judith, maggsie, Upsydaisy), 25 guests, and 18 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
Sean, dibbzlive, Parobot, Fitzie, Beckymc
9255 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™