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Simple GOG client for Linux 'Minigalaxy' has a small update out

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While GOG continue dragging their feet on supporting Linux with GOG Galaxy, you can use the useful Minigalaxy client which is free and open source. 

It works pretty great too, doing the majority of what you need with downloading and installing games you own from GOG onto your Linux installs. Minigalaxy 1.0.1 is mainly a bug fix release following on from the stable build that went out late in November 2020.

It can be used for both supported / native Linux builds, and you can also install Windows versions with the Wine compatibility layer. You can also set it to use your system build of DOSBox and ScummVM for those titles GOG have that use them. Overall, it's much nicer than manually downloading and keeping things up to date individually.

Here's what's changed:

  • Open maximized if the window was maximized when last closed (thanks to TotalCaesar659)
  • Kept installers are now stored in ~/.cache/minigalaxy/download
  • Fix about window displaying wrong version number
  • Fix show store page button not showing anymore (thanks to makson96)
  • Fix the download manager crashing when an installer has been damaged during downloading (thanks to makson96)
  • Fix games showing an update is available while the latest version is installed (thanks to makson96)
  • Fix loading the library taking a long time when many games are installed (thanks to makson96)
  • Fix Gex not launching
  • Add the following translations:
    • Swedish (thanks to Newbytee)
  • Update the following translations:
    • Polish (thanks to ArturWroblewski)
    • Russian (thanks to TotalCaesar659)

You can grab Minigalaxy from GitHub.

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Quoting: alka.setzerThe update situation for gog games is a bit of a mess.

That's why I avoid buying some games on gog. I understand that they don't want to port galaxy for linux, and even if our native game launcher are making it a bit easier, I would'nt see my self redownloading a 30 or 40 go games every couple of month.

Quoting: alka.setzerCloud saves is also a problem

I wasn't necessarily thinking of cloud save but some kind of sync option that would copy all the save files to one location, and the other way around.
I know that it is fairly easy to do it manually, but have it as a build in option, could be handy.
Reminds me of the epic game store one.
14 10 Jan
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- Kept installers are now stored in ~/.cache/minigalaxy/download

I do not like this change. FYI to anyone else who doesn't, the developer explained a workaround and also said they're going to change the behavior in the next feature release.
Zlopez 12 Jan
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The minigalaxy flatpak now has support for Proton community build, I tried to play LIMBO with it and it works without issue. :-)
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