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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1227926
09/13/20 11:34 PM
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Why does Mad need to re-include it in "start up" when she decides to play a game? This is confusing me.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1227927
09/13/20 11:50 PM
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She doesn't. You can play games without using Galaxy. There is an option to play many if not most of their games without using Galaxy. I forget how to do it right now... I'll do a search tomorrow.


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Uncle Reg] #1227940
09/14/20 06:48 AM
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Apparently I don't have to, Uncle Reg.

It looks to me (from the advice given on this thread) that although downloaded via Galaxy a game can be played by merely launching it from the desktop icon created during installation.

But if I'm wrong I'm sure a techie will let me know yes


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1227950
09/14/20 08:41 AM
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You've got it, Mad!


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1227983
09/14/20 02:16 PM
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I'm pretty sure though that if you use the "desktop icon created during installation" that it will open up the Galaxy.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1227990
09/14/20 03:19 PM
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Yes, Oldbroad is correct. If you look at the target path of the game, it will show GOG Galaxy. But there is some way to change that which I have forgotten to look up!

EDIT: OK. So that was easy. If you downloaded with the Galaxy client, the target path will indeed be through GOG Galaxy. If you don't want to use it, it's easy as going to the game folder, finding the .exe file, sending to desktop as a shortcut and launching from THAT icon.

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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1227993
09/14/20 04:03 PM
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Thank you Draclvr. I know Jenny100 has stated how to do this and I have done it, but not recently. I didn't want to write something that I was unsure how to do.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1228003
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Well, I couldn't remember either and had to look it up! Ha, ha! Two old broads who can't remember... imagine that!


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Draclvr] #1228134
09/15/20 11:17 PM
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So .... just to be sure ....

Once a Galaxy downloaded game has been installed, I should delete the desktop launch icon it initiates and transfer the one from the actual game files exe. to use instead ??


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1228141
09/16/20 12:09 AM
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That's what I just did with Shivers and it worked just fine!


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1228143
09/16/20 12:32 AM
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Do that if you don't want the Galaxy to open up. If you don't care if the Galaxy opens up, you can use the desktop icon created from the game installation. Just like with Big Fish games/game manager.

Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: oldbroad] #1228144
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I prefer NOT to have Galaxy running, thanks, oldbroad smile


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Mad] #1228176
09/16/20 08:49 AM
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I don't mind if it opens to play, but I don't want it running in the background when I'm not playing. Same with Steam.


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Re: GOG Galaxy Game [Re: Draclvr] #1228307
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That's what I try to avoid, too, Draclvr. Not have things running when they're not actually needed !! grin


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