When GOG launched Galaxy, its Steam client competitor, it was already a solid product, if a little buggy. The company however has continued to update and support its fast-maturing software, with the upcoming 1.1 release offering a fantastic feature — the ability to roll back game patches.
Usually when a game is updated, you get good stuff — bug fixes, new content, optimisations, etc. Sometimes though, it doesn’t all go to plan. Heck, maybe you just prefer an earlier version.
Whatever the reason for staying put, the next build of GOG Galaxy will add a “rollback” function so you can stick with what you like:
Sometimes game updates break things. The Rollback feature is here, allowing you to restore your game to any earlier version just a single click. Game updates are now not just optional, but also reversible.
Of course, there’s a bunch of other improvements too:
New installation options
Control the installation process. You can now view required disk space, select your language, modify the installation path, and more.
Use the Back and Forward buttons across the entire app to easily navigate between your installed games, the store, and the library.
Find other users easily using their email address or GOG.com username, then add them to your friends with just one click.
The new update decreases RAM and CPU usage across the board. The app will now launch faster and take advantage of GPU acceleration on Windows, and App Nap support on Mac OS X.
Enjoy proper HiDPI scaling and a retina-ready UI for exceptionally high resolution displays.
Pause and resume… everything.
You can now pause the installation process or your downloads at any time, without ever losing your progress.
See more of your library and the store with a new, compact sidebar. If you prefer the old look, you can always go back.
Double click launch a game instantly from the side-bar, view available languages and space requirements, accept new invites directly from the friends list, and so much more…
It’s still got a ways to go to truly rival Steam, but GOG certainly knows what it needs to do to make its alternative rather enticing.
GOG Galaxy [GOG]