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While it wasn't made specifically for Linux (like with Minigalaxy for GOG), the in-development community made application 'Legendary' has an aim to be a cross-platform and open source version of the Epic Games Store.

Right now it's quite basic, with it being command-line only but they are planning to implement a UI later. Since the Epic Games Store doesn't serve Linux games, it also relies on you having Wine installed since you will be downloading Windows games with it. As an alternative to running the Epic Games Store in Wine, the Legendary client could end up becoming quite useful for Linux gaming enthusiasts who also used the EGS.

What it currently supports:

  • Authenticate with Epic
  • Download and install games and their DLC
  • Delta patching/updating of installed games
  • Launch games with online authentication

What they have planned:

  • PyPI/PPA distribution
  • Simple GUI for managing/launching games
  • Importing installed games from the EGS launcher
  • Lots and lots of bug fixes, optimizations, and refactoring...

Giving it a quick test today, it seems to work quite well. You can authenticate easily enough, although it requires copying a code you get from logging into Epic Games. From there you can download games and run them.


Pictured: Legendary downloading The Witness from the EGS on Linux

It will be interesting to see what Epic Games think about such a project. They've commented before about wanting more open platforms but how open are they willing to be? Should hopefully be no issue with it, since it requires you to own the games.

Legendary is licensed under the GPL and can be found on GitHub.

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SirLootALot 28 Apr, 2020
Quoting: PatolaSteamCMD which is a Valve project itself, and also the Linux game managers like Lutris and Gamehub can recognize and manage steam entries. What exactly are you looking for?

Quoting: legluondunetI'm curious, Steam client is highly configurable and it can even manage more than Steam games.
So what a new Steam client will be more useful for?

Steam is rather annoying with its pop-up ads at startup. Also all the tracking of playtime and sharing it with people from my friendslist by default is bad. I am aware you can launch Steam in offline mode and disable notifications and overlays and sharing information, my point is really that the defaults are bad. And any software that needs to be relaunched into an offline mode when the connection to the internet is lost is designed badly in my opinion. Also if I could use an open source program instead of steam I would prefer that. And this would probably integrate better designwise wit modern desktop environments by using gtk or QT. And instead of updating at startup a properly packaged open source client could update when I update my system.
Lutris is great as a launcher but for updates and whatnot you still need Steam.
crt0mega 30 Apr, 2020
I still don't like Epic but as soon as GameHub adapts this...
ageres 6 May, 2020
Is it possible to use Legendary with MangoHud?
crt0mega 7 May, 2020
Quoting: crt0megaI still don't like Epic but as soon as GameHub adapts this...
Update: Looks like someone's working on it: https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/pull/377


Last edited by crt0mega on 7 May 2020 at 8:40 am UTC
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