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The newest version of the launcher.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Version
License: Free to use
URL: https://epicgames.com/
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.12.1-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Direct official link to installer .msi

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The self-update window appears the launcher successfully updates itself.

What does not

At least on my Nvidia system, the launcher update process fails on pre-requirements with the error code "SU-PQR1603".


Terminal output is:

LogPrerequisites: Error: Prerequisites executable failed with code 1603
LogBuildPatchServices: Error: EBuildPatchInstallError::PrerequisiteError PQR1603
LogSelfUpdateService: Error: Update staging failed.
LogWindows: Warning: Register touch input failed!
LogPortal: Error: FAlertReporter: Reporting Alert code: SU-PQR1603

I managed to find the executable:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\SelfUpdateStaging\Install\Portal\Extras\Redist\LauncherPrereqSetup_x64.exe"

which, on manual execution, returns with code 1603. The executable is a cab file, so can be extracted with cabextract and it contains a DirectX runtime installation.

So that apparently fails with Nvidia. Unfortunately the SkipBuildPatchPrereq command line argument workaround doesn't work anymore, with newer Epic Games Launcher versions.

Workarounds

What was not tested

The game launcher ran before, when testing older versions of the game launcher. Starting games could not be tested.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Version of the Launcher: 10.2.2-7064828

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 30 x86_64Jul 18 20194.12.1-stagingYes No NoGarbageDavid Graeff 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0Jun 09 20194.8-stagingYes Yes YesGoldNotApplicable 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 08 20194.3-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeBen Anderson 
ShowLinux Mint 19 CinnamonFeb 21 20194.1-stagingYes Yes YesSilverKamil B 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 07 20194.1Yes No NoGarbageOzan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40376 Black window in Epic Games Launcher caused by d3d11 NEW View
41258 UE4 applications crash with "Assertion failed: Count >= 0" (Epic Games Launcher, Paragon) STAGED 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
44958 Epic Games crash reporter needs 'dbgeng.DebugCreate' to support IDebugClient5 interface STAGED View
47479 Darkula by Locomalito gives white screen with Wine 4.12.1 STAGED View

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Comments

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Install dotnet 4.0
by John Porterfield on Tuesday October 2nd 2018, 3:01
Run winetricks dotnet40 and then go into winecfg and set it back to windows 10, it'll get past the error message. On the login screen it doesn't show any text, but the 4th one from the right is the button you press.
Epic Games Launcher 7.1.1
by Dmitry on Thursday January 18th 2018, 14:16
Installed fine, but the window quickly opens and quickly closes. Don't have time to click.

P.S. wine-staging 2.21
Installing Fortnite
by Yann Le Parc on Thursday December 7th 2017, 3:33
Hey Linuxians! How can I install Fortnite on Linux pls? >passing by installing Epic Games launcher? How does it works? Need help!!
I tried to create a virtual driver and launching the installer through it but did'nt work... :/
Version 6.9.1 installed, but launcher fails.
by Guido on Thursday November 30th 2017, 8:48
worked around the installation : wine resgistry edited :
hkey_current_user>Software>Wine
new key Direct3D
inside direc3D new DWORD MaxVersionGL hexa 300002
Installation seems ok, but the launcher fails so far.
6.6 broken
by Tod Jackson on Thursday October 19th 2017, 11:38
Sigh. It seems version 6.6 has broken it completely... can't install, can't run.
Launcher no longer runs with latest update
by krabbit on Wednesday October 18th 2017, 16:49
With the latest update to the launcher, I can no longer start it. It tries to update, gets hung, and then after that, any subsequent attempts to start it results in a crash.

Wine 2.18-staging
Debian stable x64
64 bit prefix
Nvidia+Proprietary
Corefonts and dotnet40 installed via winetricks
RE: Launcher no longer runs with latest update
by Berstanio on Thursday October 19th 2017, 7:28
I have the same problem but how do you installed dotnet40 with a 64 bit prefix? I thought that can be only installed in 32 bit prefixes.
RE: Launcher no longer runs with latest update
by krabbit on Thursday October 19th 2017, 17:30
It worked with wine 2.18-staging and git head version of winetricks.

Had no effect as far as I could tell on getting the launcher working however.
64 bit prefix
by Gbour Fox on Saturday October 14th 2017, 10:11
If I run the launcher in a 32 bit prefix, the launcher works fine, but can't install games ("Unsupported OS")
However can't get the launcher working in a 64 bit prefix (needs dotnet40 which I cant install on 64 bit)
Any solutions?
Empty window
by Gbour Fox on Saturday October 14th 2017, 7:57
Both on my fedora (newest with KDE, wine 2.17 staging) and xubuntu (16.04, POL + wine 2.18 staging) the launcher window only has its custom decoration and logo in the top left corner otherwise empty black..
RE: Empty window
by Gbour Fox on Saturday October 14th 2017, 9:43
The issue has gone. (Had to choose a newer windows version in wine configuration)
Freezes with 6.5 on Mint 18.2
by Tefer on Tuesday October 10th 2017, 21:37
I'm not able to install the launcher with the latest EPL 6.5 msi.

Wine 18.2 Staging
Can't login
by Nebbie Zebbie on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 1:06
Same setup as described in the test results, but 64-bit.
The login screen for the launcher is not apparently taking any text input, it complains about invalid email address and no password.
RE: Can't login
by Amosar on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 10:27
You need to install corefonts to correct this
winetricks corefonts
RE: Can't login
by Nebbie Zebbie on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 13:51
No change.
RE: Can't login
by Amosar on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 14:54
Verify if you have do this in the right Wine prefix else re-test with clean winePrefix and if the problem is always present open bug report with your terminal to signal this problem
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