As Epic Games continue ignoring Linux with their store, the Heroic Games Launcher picks up that slack and it has a new release now available for you. Reminder: since the Epic Store doesn't support Linux, the Heroic Games Launcher will download Windows games which will then run through a compatibility layer like Wine.
Heroic is actually pretty great, and does most of what you would expect from a game launcher. Quite a lot of titles work well, although as usual for unsupported titles some don't work at all so your mileage will vary.
The 1.7.0 "Moria" release of Heroic now has a better download system, so it will continue downloads instead of going back to 0% (hooray!), there's a new option to enable NVIDIA Prime Render Offload for you Optimus users and a Wiki button is included now too.
Some UI changes will be needed, as the resume feature isn't obvious as you need to hit Cancel to get the option to pick up the download again later but it works at least.
What else is new?
- Fixed an old bug where big installations were being interrupted
- Fixed another old bug where Heroic wasn't finding Steam Proton on Ubuntu and derivatives
- Fixed missing Unreal Marketplace Assets introduced on 1.6.1
- Updated Electron to version 12, making it use fewer resources. In some cases almost 15% less RAM (from around 140MB to 110MB sometimes)
- Removed some other dependencies that might give some better performance overall as well.