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Epic Games Launcher

Epic Games Launcher 7.9.2

Application Details:

Version: 7.9.2
License: Free to use
URL: https://epicgames.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.10-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Version 7.9.2

Test Results

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What works

The launcher itself, login screen, downloading assets, downloading and launching Fortnite, etc...

What does not

Placing the mouse cursor over some controls causes the launcher to crash and restart.

Some text is not rendered correctly (there might be workarounds, though).

Workarounds

  1. Create a new 64-bit prefix
  2. Install dotnet40 with the latest version of winetricks. You might also need to install some packages such as winbind (e.g. sudo apt install winbind)
  3. Run winecfg and set the Windows version back to 7 or above
  4. Disable shcore (Libraries → Add shcore → Edit → Disable)
  5. cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Epic Games/Launcher/Portal/Binaries/Win64
  6. wine EpicGamesLauncher.exe
  7. If it crashes, run wineserver -k ; wine EpicGamesLauncher.exe -SkipBuildPatchPrereq
  8. If you get a blank login screen, make sure your Windows version is still 7 or above
  9. If the launcher crashes when you click the e-mail address and password text inputs, run wineserver -k. Start the launcher again, but this time click on the log in button to bring the e-mail input to focus, then press TAB to switch to the password one.

What was not tested

Importing downloaded assets into a project, the other games, etc...

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

winehq-staging version 3.8

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Jun 22 20183.10-stagingYes Yes YesSilverKernel Mustang 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20183.8-stagingYes Yes YesSilvernstys 

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