(Pocket-lint) - One of the dramas of being a PC gamer is having truthful galore antithetic libraries to support way of and truthful galore antithetic launchers to install.
Sure, EA games mightiness beryllium connected Steam now, but you've inactive astir apt got games connected Origin, Uplay, Steam and more. As good arsenic friends scattered crossed each those platforms. It's pugnacious to support way of what's where.
What if determination was a level to unite them all? That's what GOG Galaxy 2.0 promises.
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What is GOG Galaxy 2.0?
GOG Galaxy 2.0 is simply a fantastic conception of a PC games launcher that puts each your favourite games successful 1 place.
It's fundamentally a azygous room for each your games from Steam, Origin, UPlay and Epic Store, arsenic good arsenic games from GOG.com (naturally). Various integrations successful GOG Galaxy 2.0 mean it works with 20 gaming platforms currently.
From GOG Galaxy 2.0 you tin instal and motorboat immoderate game, without having to unfastened abstracted launchers. You tin besides support way of your achievements, person each your friends successful 1 spot and more.
In theory, it's easier to way everything successful 1 spot utilizing GOG Galaxy 2.0. For us, it's conscionable a large mode to retrieve what games we really ain and privation to play. Too galore launchers mean they sometimes get mislaid successful the ether otherwise.
How to entree GOG Galaxy 2.0
GOG Galaxy 2.0 is escaped to download and it's presently successful unfastened beta, truthful inactive a work-in-progress, but points to a fantastic aboriginal for PC gamers.
When you're logged in, you tin past spot your games room and volition person the quality to adhd different accounts too.
How to link Steam, UPlay, Origin, etc to GOG Galaxy 2.0
Once you're logged in, astatine the apical of the launcher you'll spot a positive icon. Click that and prime "connect platforms". Then you tin log into each of the different platforms you person entree to.
You'll request to log successful to each individually to adhd them. So click to link Steam, UPlay, Origin and others here.
When you've done that, you'll past spot options to browse much games connected the right-hand side. You tin filter by platform, for illustration seeing each your Steam games oregon spot your full postulation successful 1 place.
You tin past instal games present too, clicking to instal volition motorboat the accustomed installation process, but you tin commencement that from wrong the GOG Galaxy 2.0 launcher.
Click into each crippled and you'll spot each the accustomed details - accusation connected the game, your achievements, clip spent playing the crippled and more.
Do you inactive request the others installed?
You mightiness beryllium reasoning that if you person GOG Galaxy 2.0 installed, you don't request the launchers from the different platforms installed. Unfortunately, that's not the lawsuit arsenic you inactive request them successful bid to usage unreality saves, crippled updates, etc.
However, it does mean you don't request to motorboat each level individually erstwhile you spell to play a game. Just bash it each from 1 spot - GOG Galaxy 2.0.
Customising your games library
Of course, erstwhile you commencement adding each your games to GOG Galaxy 2.0 it tin commencement to get a spot unwieldy. But determination are solutions to that.
When you're successful the "owned games" conception of your library, you'll find a filtering strategy astatine the top. Click that and you tin filter your games to lone amusement circumstantial ones.
You tin rapidly and easy filter by genre here. So clicking conscionable to amusement indie games, indie games oregon shooters. You tin besides filter games by platform, operating strategy oregon presumption (installed oregon not installed).
You tin evidently usage the launcher's hunt capableness to find circumstantial games. But you tin besides spell into circumstantial games and adhd your ain customized tags to each game. You tin past usage those tags to filter arsenic you please. This means you could adhd tags for your favourite games oregon arsenic reminders of the ones you privation to play.
Official Epic Store support
GOG Galaxy 2.0 has enactment for assorted platforms, but not each of them are official. The institution has had authoritative enactment for Xbox Live integration for a while. Now the Epic Games Store is officially supported too.
This is large quality if you person a increasing games room with Epic, particularly arsenic the institution is regularly giving distant free games arsenic well.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 is getting regular updates to marque it much useful. These see prime of beingness changes - similar making downloads faster but besides the summation of caller features. Those diagnostic additions precocious included the quality to look offline connected GOG if you don't privation to beryllium pestered portion you're playing.
It's bully to spot the developers listening to the assemblage and making an already awesome thought adjacent better.
Writing by Adrian Willings. Originally published connected 21 July 2020.