How to Activate CD keys on GOG Galaxy

How to Activate CD keys on GOG Galaxy
DRM May 22, 2021, 3:18 PM

Got a new game from GOG? Need to know how to activate CD keys on GOG Galaxy? This guide can help you. GOG Galaxy, GOG’s client for installing, playing, and updating games, is a great tool for cataloging and managing your collection. The first thing you need is to download the latest version here.

Now that you have the app installed, here’s how to activate CD keys on GOG Galaxy: 

  1. Log in to GOG Galaxy and click + Add games & Friends.
     

     

  2. Select Redeem GOG code.
     

     

  3. Input the CD Key and hit Continue. You will be asked on the next screen for confirmation. Hit Confirm.
     

     

In case you receive an invalid key error, check your entry for typos. If the problem persists, please contact GOG customer support.

  1. If you wish to install now, click on the arrow to begin download. If you want to install later, just click OK. Either way, the game should show up under your Owned Games. You may also indicate which folder to install the game.

     

     

     

If you can’t or don’t want to install GOG Galaxy, another option is to download the game from the site itself:

  1. Navigate to the Redeem code page, here
     
  2. Input the CD Key and hit Continue. You may be asked on the next screen for confirmation. Hit Confirm.
     

     

And as simple as that, now you know how to activate CD keys in GOG Galaxy. Do keep your keys in case you need to provide proof of ownership during a dispute. 

The app has more in store. GOG Galaxy also lets you store saved games in the cloud, place bandwidth limits, enable auto-update, rollback updates, play online multiplayer, socialize with friends, and more. You may select which features apply to which games by enabling or disabling them on the client. GOG Galaxy also lets you catalog games that are on other DRM platforms, such as Steam.

Please note that any games you activated are yours permanently. You can uninstall and then reinstall them at any time, which especially useful when upgrading computers or changing hard drives. 

Have fun with your game!

  • Sacha Loric

    I'm a part-time writer and a full-on tabletop/video gamer who belatedly realized he can combine those two passions. Every day, play is work and work is play.

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