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Category: Main Games Epic Games Launcher Latest Version

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: 5.10-staging

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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
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 Ă–cal 
ShowopenSUSE 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 

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
41258 UE4 applications crash with "Assertion failed: Count >= 0" (Epic Games Launcher, Paragon) CLOSED FIXED 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
44793 Epic Games Launcher 7.x crashes on startup (relies on native Windows behaviour: 'shcore.dll' loaded by 'shlwapi.dll') CLOSED FIXED 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}) CLOSED FIXED View
44958 Epic Games crash reporter needs 'dbgeng.DebugCreate' to support IDebugClient5 interface CLOSED FIXED View
47479 Many D3D11 games show black or white screen with Wine 4.12.1 (Darkula by Locomalito, Magic the Gathering Arena, Battle.net, EVE Online, World of Warships) CLOSED 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

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