The newest version of the launcher.
Installation (with workarounds)
UI (with workarounds)
Game key redemption
Downloading and launching games
What does not
Installation requires workarounds
The flickering issue worked around with the backgrounding trick will eventually come back, necessitating a restart.
Seems to temporarily freeze every now and then.
Installation requires a few things from winetricks. I do not know if everything below is needed but this is what I wound up adding:
In addition, to fix the flickering/gray screen issue, you need to run the launcher with "-com.epicgames.launcher://apps/Tulip?action=launch&silent=true" on the command line. Then wait. The flickering appears to be caused by the login popups, so it's important that the launcher is fully logged in before you open the window. After you've waited a minute or two, open the main window by double-clicking on the tray icon. (If your WM/DE doesn't pick up Wine tray icons, you'll need to enable the virtual desktop in winecfg.)
What was not tested
Browsing store/buying games
Doesn't seem to care if DXVK is installed or not. You will probably want DXVK for the actual games though.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 08 2019||4.3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ben Anderson|
|Show||Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon||Feb 21 2019||4.1-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Kamil B|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 07 2019||4.1||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Ozan|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 07 2019||4.0-rc5-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Flower|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 26 2018||4.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Martin Lehmann|
|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)||NEW||View|
|44958||Epic Games Launcher requires DebugCreate (dbgeng)||UNCONFIRMED||View|