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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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Phlebiac Jul 26, 2023
QuoteEpic Games accounts will no longer get logged out when launching Heroic sometimes

It was logged out when I first launched the new version. Maybe that will be the last time? :-D

QuoteProtonDB & Steam Deck compatibility on game page

Pretty slick, but at first I thought it didn't work. Maybe it doesn't show for games that have a native Linux version, or maybe the game name ">observer_" breaks the code because it's not escaped (I have it from both Epic and Amazon, and it's sorted to the top because of the name, so of course it's the first one I tried). Checking... yep, works fine for the Amnesia games, so probably lack of escaping the funky characters in the title.

Would be cool if the Steam Deck compatibility could show the popup info that shows on the Steam website; i.e. "have to manually open on-screen keyboard sometimes" and "uses wrong controller glyphs" type of notes.

QuoteAmazon Games Support

I let my Prime subscription lapse a couple years ago, but nice to see all the stuff I mindlessly claimed in the past is all still there! 206 games, surprisingly. Having this support makes it slightly more likely I will pay for Prime again.

QuoteLibre engines are planned too.

Something akin to Luxtorpeda, I hope! Roberta and Boxtron are nice too; the biggest issue with these in Steam is that you have to know what games are supported, and explicitly set them to be used. If Heroic automatically gave the option because it could match up the games, that would be very nice.

Quoteyou can now run streaming services like Netflix, AppleTV, and Crunchyroll

By way of browsing to them in the built-in browser, or is there some other feature I'm missing? Edit: I guess that's the "Add Game" / "side loading" feature added in the prior version. Question: is there any advantage over loading in a normal browser?


Last edited by Phlebiac on 26 July 2023 at 4:40 am UTC
hardpenguin 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 also use Heroic for custom Wine and Proton prefixes. No more Bottles or Lutris for me.
hardpenguin Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoteyou can now run streaming services like Netflix, AppleTV, and Crunchyroll

By way of browsing to them in the built-in browser, or is there some other feature I'm missing? Edit: I guess that's the "Add Game" / "side loading" feature added in the prior version. Question: is there any advantage over loading in a normal browser?
Well for one it makes it easy to use it on handhelds and big screen console-like setups.

With it you can launch Netflix directly from Heroic and by extension, directly from Steam. (add a non-Steam shortcut to Steam option)
fenglengshun Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: torstenchrI've tried reaching out to derrod (developer) on github but it seems like this issue is not taken serious.... :(
Seems to be this issue, which is part of this issue, and currently have an unreleased hotfix ready.


Last edited by fenglengshun on 26 July 2023 at 9:26 am UTC
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