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Epic Games Launcher

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The newest version of the launcher.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Version
License: Free to use
URL: https://epicgames.com/
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8

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Free Download Direct official link to installer .msi

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation of the .msi-Installer
  • Launching the Installer with workarounds
  • Updating - see workarounds
  • Logging in using Google
  • Browsing games library
  • Downloading and installing games (at least game download starts and progresses)


What does not

  • Needs a special start from command-line to update the client

Workarounds

  • winetricks corefonts required before running the installer.
  • Had to launch the client with special startup parameters to get through the update process:
    wine EpicGamesLauncher.exe -SkipBuildPatchPrereq
  • For those who wonder where the .exe-binary is - it is in "/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Epic Games/Launcher/Portal/Binaries/Win32"

What was not tested

  • Acutally playing a game

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)May 26 20205.8Yes Yes YesGoldMaik Wagner 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 17 20205.8Yes Yes YesGoldCalvin Hendriks 
ShowDebian BusterMay 11 20205.5No Not installable NoGarbageMarcelo Zapatta 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Apr 11 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldbraiam 
ShowLinux Mint 19.2 TinaOct 20 20194.17-stagingYes Yes YesGoldNoostyche 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
40376 Black window in Epic Games Launcher caused by d3d11 NEW View
43680 Epic Games Launcher crashes if tool-tip is shown in D3D11 mode UNCONFIRMED View
44502 Epic Games Launcher (Fortnight 7.x) reports 'Error: Initialization failed while advising the language notification sink to the TSF source. (0x80004001)' (unsupported ITfActiveLanguageProfileNotifySink) STAGED View
44865 Multiple applications using CEF (Autodesk Fusion 360, Between, League of Legends) crash when Windows version is set to 8 or higher due to missing DirectManipulation COM object (directmanipulation.dll, CLSID {54e211b6-3650-4f75-8334-fa359598e1c5}) STAGED View
48068 Mostly black window in Epic Games Launcher NEW View
48404 Can't close free game notifications from Epic Games Store UNCONFIRMED View
48406 Epic Games Store fails to install prerequisites with Wine Mono UNCONFIRMED View

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