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Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games on Linux adds gamepad support

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Making things even easier for the upcoming Steam Deck, the unofficial Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games can now be navigated with a gamepad. Testing it out today, it works really nicely too. Just goes to show what amazing things a community can do, even when Epic doesn't support Linux directly with their store.

You even get a nice on-screen keyboard show up for text input - very nice.

Other improvements in the Heroic 2.1.0 release include the app remembering window size and position, CTRL+F shortcut for the search bar in the library, a new Wine Downloader feature to easily get new versions of Wine-GE and Proton-GE, the app will check the status of Epic's servers and give warnings on issues and a few other assorted UI updates and bug fixes.

Work is still in progress to support Flatpak / Flathub, once that is done installing this on a Steam Deck or any other Linux distribution should be super-simple.

You can find it on GitHub.

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IMO, Heroic Games Launcher is actually better than the official EGS client.
Wish Lutris team would do some work to make that a bit more Steam Deck friendly.

On Twitter there was some back 'n forth between Heroic and Bottles about potentially allowing Heroic to use Bottles to manage wine. A stellar idea!

Thread here: Twitter


Last edited by rustybroomhandle on 25 January 2022 at 12:20 pm UTC
fearnflavio 25 Jan
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Quoting: rustybroomhandleWish Lutris team would do some work to make that a bit more Steam Deck friendly.

On Twitter there was some back 'n forth between Heroic and Bottles about potentially allowing Heroic to use Bottles to manage wine. A stellar idea!

Thread here: Twitter

Yes, we will work on a Bottles integration in the future.
Bottle dev is also helping us with our Flatpak since he had the same issues we are having with permission. :)
const 25 Jan
Quoting: rustybroomhandleWish Lutris team would do some work to make that a bit more Steam Deck friendly.

On Twitter there was some back 'n forth between Heroic and Bottles about potentially allowing Heroic to use Bottles to manage wine. A stellar idea!

Thread here: Twitter
I would be happy enough if lutris had an API, so others could take care of a deck/couch GUI.
TrainDoc 26 Jan
Quoting: fearnflavio
Quoting: rustybroomhandleWish Lutris team would do some work to make that a bit more Steam Deck friendly.

On Twitter there was some back 'n forth between Heroic and Bottles about potentially allowing Heroic to use Bottles to manage wine. A stellar idea!

Thread here: Twitter

Yes, we will work on a Bottles integration in the future.
Bottle dev is also helping us with our Flatpak since he had the same issues we are having with permission. :)

In regards to bottles, is there a way for me to manage Steam proton prefixes (bottles) via Bottles? I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding the functionality etc.
Craggles086 29 Jan
So having sc-controller support built in. (Steam controller) would give me more reason to play Epic rather then Steam.

No way Epic are going to do that. Epic provides no support for controller configuration anywhere else.

So thank you to Heroic. Any support for the Steam Deck should improve Steam Controller use as well.
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