I used once before v.5.0 and I was able to install 2 games from GOG.com just fine.
However after the 5.0 release, installation would never work unless if I logged into GOG during the installation prompt. I could not simply download the files from GOG and point to them (even though you would get a prompt asking you if you refuse to log-in…but that installation process would never work).
I don’t like this for 2 reasons
1.) I just don’t like the idea of giving my information to another party
2.) More importantly, I was having a ton of difficulty installing a game, and so instead of just pointing to the .exe file, I had to download the GOG files each time I tried to install the game. Not only is this riduclously time consuming, but its also an issue for those with limited bandwidth.
So am I just doing something wrong for me to be prompted to log-in to GOG? Is there a way to bypass t his requirement?
To summarize, I went to install a game; with the only difference being that in one instance I had Lutris point to a .exe file. Installation failed. I then did the exact same thing, only this time giving Lutris my GOG info and letting it download those exact same files directly from GOG; installation went perfectly.