August 15, 2022
How to Use Custom Download and Install Directories with the GOG Galaxy


GOG Galaxy is a new PC game distribution client similar to Steam, with negatives such as the always-online requirement and mandatory DRM. Its catalog includes new games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as well as classics like Planescape: Torment and Ice Wind Dale.

(See also: I have over 300 games on Steam and I’m leaving it behind for GOG Galaxy,

While the GOG Galaxy is still in beta (final release features will include the ability to rollback game updates and notifications) there are a few things you can still do to get the most out of it.

This guide tells you how to manage your GOG game downloads and additions. It’s a handy feature that lets you install games on a faster hard drive, or keep all the installers on a separate hard drive in case the hard drive crashes, or if your normal space can’t take up any more data. Is.

  1. Download GOG Galaxy. go to GOG Website And download the beta.

  2. Install GOG Galaxy to the location of your choice.

  3. Run the app Click on the Settings gear cog icon in the bottom left. This opens the Settings menu.

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  4. below folder, you can set where you want to install the games you download. Either click on the box with three dots to browse for the directory, or type it in manually in the box provided.

  5. In the Settings menu, check the box that says Manage all folders manually,

  6. Now you can choose where to download your games and the extras that come with it. To select a directory, either click on the box with three dots or type it manually in the box provided.

From now on, any game you buy on the GOG Galaxy is installed at the location of your choice.

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