> Galaxy is required for online play.
It should not not be:
GOG Galaxy provides a viable alternative to Steam’s desktop client, built around GOG's DRM-free principles. In fact, even using GOG Galaxy is completely optional for GOG customers. The Steam desktop client, by comparison, is required to run the vast majority of games purchased through Valve's store.
> I am guessing others do better with it or no one would have Galaxy.
It's common enough that I got the link to the dll download from their site, after beating down all the "just click the game in Galaxy" results.