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Heroic Games Launcher 2.9 out now with Amazon Games support

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Making it easier than ever to grab all your games, the Heroic Games Launcher version 2.9.0 is out now and this brings with it Amazon Games support.

If you have Amazon Prime, you get a bunch of games each month to claim through Prime Gaming and no doubt some of you have built up quite a collection right? Now you can just grab them on Linux desktop and Steam Deck with Heroic! Also syncing up playtime tracking for GOG games is nice touch too.

Additionally, more streaming services should now work when added into Heroic as they've added support for DRM in browser apps. Although, it's limited on Linux, since we only get a certain level of stuff like Widevine which the Heroic team don't control.

Here's all the main changes:

New Features

  • Amazon Games Support
  • GPTK support
  • DRM support for browser apps
  • ProtonDB & Steam Deck compatibility on game page
  • Playtime tracking for GOG
  • Possibility to disable log files
  • Installing older DXVK on older hardware

Fixes

  • Epic Games accounts will no longer get logged out when launching Heroic sometimes
  • GOG games will now remember their install path correctly
  • GOG "Goodies" will now redirect users to their GOG account
  • Checking "Download games without HTTPS" in the advanced settings works again
  • Popover ("Help") menus in the settings now correctly open
  • "Report a problem running this game" instructions were updated
  • Linux: Using the Steam Runtime inside Flatpak now works
  • macOS: Users will no longer get error messages when launching Epic Games Store games without having CrossOver installed

See more on the Heroic website and GitHub.

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robertosf92 Jul 25, 2023
Does Heroic allow to download and install DLCs from GOG? I know it does from Epic...

Any chance of adding an option to install mods from a game or libre game engines sometime in the future?
imLinguin Jul 25, 2023
Quoting: robertosf92Does Heroic allow to download and install DLCs from GOG? I know it does from Epic...
Yes, currently during install process. There are plans to make it the same though

Quoting: robertosf92Any chance of adding an option to install mods from a game or libre game engines sometime in the future?
Libre engines are planned too.
amatai Jul 25, 2023
I am totally lost with all that game manager. Is there a list of all game managers on Linux and what each one manage exactly.
There is even a gnome game manager link . edit: two, gnome-game also exist


Last edited by amatai on 25 July 2023 at 12:11 pm UTC
torstenchr Jul 25, 2023
Am I the only one that cannot get legendary (sub-compnent used for EpiC games) to work on Arch? Ever since 0.20.28 I keep on getting a 401 unauthorized access. I've tried reaching out to derrod (developer) on github but it seems like this issue is not taken serious.... :(
mr-victory Jul 25, 2023
QuoteAlthough, it's limited on Linux, since we only get a certain level of stuff like Widevine which the Heroic team don't control.
I would expect DRM to be the lowest level (L3 - Software Only) on all platforms on Heroic so we aren't being left out.
mr-victory Jul 25, 2023
Quoting: amataiI am totally lost with all that game manager.
Steam and Itch.io have Linux clients.
Heroic is for managing Epic, GOG and now Amazon.
Lutris supports everything and the kitchen sink. Use it for anything that isn't from any of the sources above. EA, Ubisoft, Rockstar etc.
Bottles is useful for .exe installers.
These programs have overlapping functions, which means you can use one of them instead of another. I just listed their primary functions.
hardpenguin Jul 25, 2023
Yay! Happy upgrades
hardpenguin Jul 25, 2023
QuoteEpic Games accounts will no longer get logged out when launching Heroic sometimes
Finallyyyyy
Geamandura Jul 25, 2023
Wohoo! GOG time tracking! Awesome!!!
enigmaxg2 Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: amataiI am totally lost with all that game manager.
Steam and Itch.io have Linux clients.
Heroic is for managing Epic, GOG and now Amazon.
Lutris supports everything and the kitchen sink. Use it for anything that isn't from any of the sources above. EA, Ubisoft, Rockstar etc.
Bottles is useful for .exe installers.
These programs have overlapping functions, which means you can use one of them instead of another. I just listed their primary functions.

I'd like to see Heroic support Ubi and EA games, I have several on UbiConnect and the freaking launcher uses 3GB+ of memory (I guess it's a bug with Proton/Wine/Angle/WebGL and whatnot which Ubi obviously won't solve)
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