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Epic Games Launcher

The newest version of the launcher.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Version
License: Free to use
URL: https://epicgames.com/
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.21-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Direct official link to installer .msi

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Install & Update

Login

Download games

Install games

Minimize to tray

What does not

Games may not work out of the box with this setup, as additional requirements may need to be installed. Feel free to contribute in the comments section so we can build more complete profile.

Workarounds

Install following step by step instruction in comments section otherwise it will fail installation

What was not tested

Desktop notifications
Launching all games

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

TL;DR

Install wine-staging 5.10 (add repository to sources list first):
# apt install wine-staging=5.10~buster wine-staging-amd64=5.10~buster wine-staging-i386=5.10~buster wine-staging-i386:i386=5.10~buster winehq-staging=5.10~buster winetricks

Install Epic under new, clean profile to keep things simple:
WINEPREFIX=`pwd`/.wine64-epic winetricks d3dx9
wget --directory-prefix=/tmp https://launcher-public-service-prod06.ol.epicgames.com/launcher/api/installer/download/EpicGamesLauncherInstaller.msi


WINEPREFIX=`pwd`/.wine64-epic wine msiexec /i /tmp/EpicGamesLauncherInstaller.msi /q

Run Epic:
WINEPREFIX=`pwd`/.wine64-epic wine 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Epic Games/Launcher/Portal/Binaries/Win32/EpicGamesLauncher.exe' -SkipBuildPatchPrereq

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 20 20205.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldToni Jiménez 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 27 20205.18Yes Yes NoPlatinumJaka Kranjc 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jun 19 20205.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldpioruns 
ShowFedora 32 x86_64Jun 14 20205.9No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverIlgaz Öcal 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)May 26 20205.8Yes Yes YesGoldMaik Wagner 

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) RESOLVED FIXED 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
49990 Multiple applications display empty windows (Minecraft Dungeons Launcher; Riot Client; StarCitizen) NEW View

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Comments

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Same issue
by Bacon on Friday October 23rd 2020, 13:48
Same issue here. The one thing that does show is when you select "Unreal Engine" from the top of the tray icon.
Crashes without DXVK. Black screen in main window, the friend list window is okay
by Dominik Adrian Grzywak on Sunday October 11th 2020, 6:32
After installation (fresh wineprefix) launcher was crashing during startup (with -SkipBuildPatchPrereq), installing DXVK 1.7.2 fixed it, but after completed logging-in the main window is black and completely unusable, just the friend list window is okay: i.imgur.com/HDrJjJY.png

All the Visual C++ Redistributables and dotnet35 are installed.

Wine-staging 5.18.
Manjaro Linux.
Intel HD Graphics 520.
CLICK CANCEL when asked to install .NET or DirectX when first launching games
by Darren Wilkinson on Sunday November 17th 2019, 16:26
When you first launch a game after downloading many games will automatically start installing. NET and DirectX.

Unfortunately the .NET installation procedure fails under wine and installing DirectX messes with wine's own implementation. It is better to click cancel on these installers, and install .NET and DirectX/D3D libraries as needed via winetricks.

This is only needed the first time you click to launch a game.
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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