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Heroic Games Launcher gets a critical hotfix in 2.9.1

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Heroic Games Launcher recently had a massive 2.9.0 version bump with some awesome new features like Amazon Games integration. However, it was just a little bit broken.

What is it? Heroic Games Launcher is an open source game launcher that supports GOG, Epic Games, Amazon Games and it can side-load browser apps and pretty much any installer now too. Available for Linux (and Steam Deck), macOS, Windows.

The 2.9.0 release was broken in the way that uh — games wouldn't actually launch. Bit of a woops but it's solved now and the 2.9.1 hotfix also cleans up some issues for the new Amazon Games integration too. Checking back on it myself and yup, it seems nicely fixed with games launching properly again now (including from Amazon).

What's changed in 2.9.1:

As a reminder of the highlight features from 2.9.0:

  • 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

See more on GitHub and the Heroic website.

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7 comments

TheSHEEEP Jul 27, 2023
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You cannot fix the egg without breaking its shell.

Or something like that.
Zlopez Jul 27, 2023
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I was wondering why the game that worked two days ago doesn't work now. This explains the issue.
rcrit Jul 27, 2023
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Same here. DOSbox games wouldn't launch but do now. I had to start them from the shell, which was honestly straightforward, but that is the point of the UI.
fenglengshun Jul 27, 2023
Not surprising that the Nix packagers are holding off for the hotfix. Wonder if there'll be a second hotfix after this.
TangoBaker Jul 27, 2023
This seems like a good place to ask. Has anyone had any luck getting Crimson Skies or Interstate '76 to run through Heroic? I've been trying for a while and I haven't had any success.
tpau Jul 30, 2023
Quoting: TangoBakerThis seems like a good place to ask. Has anyone had any luck getting Crimson Skies or Interstate '76 to run through Heroic? I've been trying for a while and I haven't had any success.
There is a support channel on the Heroic Discord Server, where you should upload some logfiles so people can try to help :)
tpau Jul 30, 2023
Quoting: fenglengshunNot surprising that the Nix packagers are holding off for the hotfix. Wonder if there'll be a second hotfix after this.
Probably,EOS Overlay install got broken
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