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|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jun 19 2020||5.10-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||pioruns|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||Jun 14 2020||5.9||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ilgaz Öcal|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||May 26 2020||5.8||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 17 2020||5.8||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Calvin Hendriks|
|Show||Debian Buster||May 11 2020||5.5||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Marcelo Zapatta|
|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|
|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|