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Heroic Games Launcher 2.11 released with custom library categories

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Heroic Games Launcher 2.11 is out now and brings with it an easier way to sort your game library by adding custom categories. This allows you to put your games into whatever category you want, just like you can do with the Collections feature on Steam.

So you would go to a game page, to the three dot menu, down to categories and then add it to an existing one or create a new one like below:


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They developers also said "We also revamped all our filters to make it more seamless and to clean the library UI. Visual issues related to logs, dialogs, and RTL layout have been addressed, and anti-cheat runtimes are now enabled by default. We've also made several UI/UX enhancements and fixed some issues specific to macOS. Thanks to our amazing community for their contributions!".


Pictured - the new filters UI

Full list of changes:

See the release notes on GitHub.

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Linux_Rocks Nov 30, 2023
fenglengshun Nov 30, 2023
Very interesting that my update for Heroic with flatpak was only 21.9 kB download out of the possible full 158.2 MB size. I suppose the main diff was only for the files governing the design and didn't touch the electron base? Pretty neat regardless.

Edit: on my other PC it was 28.8 MB out of 158.2 MB instead, makes a lot more sense and more in-line with diff updating expectations, but still nice saving.


Last edited by fenglengshun on 30 November 2023 at 6:18 pm UTC
hardpenguin Dec 1, 2023
I know that Heroic devs are monitoring GOL comments so I will just say it here:

Can you please add the ability to display the categories groupings directly on the game list? And also make these groupings collapsible?

Like this:

pageround Dec 1, 2023
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Great app. I use it for my gog games. Does anyone know if there is a way to show *only* installed games? That way im not tempted to install more :)


Last edited by pageround on 1 December 2023 at 1:03 pm UTC
rcrit Dec 1, 2023
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Quoting: pageroundGreat app. I use it for my gog games. Does anyone know if there is a way to show *only* installed games? That way im not tempted to install more :)

It is an option in the new Filters: Show Installed only
RawToast225 Dec 1, 2023
Quoting: hardpenguinI know that Heroic devs are monitoring GOL comments so I will just say it here:

Can you please add the ability to display the categories groupings directly on the game list? And also make these groupings collapsible?

Like this:


you should join our discord and post in the suggestions channel
pageround Dec 3, 2023
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Quoting: rcrit
Quoting: pageroundGreat app. I use it for my gog games. Does anyone know if there is a way to show *only* installed games? That way im not tempted to install more :)

It is an option in the new Filters: Show Installed only

Thanks! Working great, and I've installed a current prime game freebie, The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk.
emphy Dec 3, 2023
Apart from the brute force method of disconnecting the pc from the internet, is there any option to disable library refresh on startup or offline mode?

I prefer my software to not unnecessarily connect to a store's servers. Furthermore, the refresh is a fairly annoying half a minute wait (around 270 games in gog library), since it is not being refreshed in the background.


Last edited by emphy on 3 December 2023 at 9:19 am UTC
fenglengshun Dec 4, 2023
Quoting: emphyApart from the brute force method of disconnecting the pc from the internet, is there any option to disable library refresh on startup or offline mode?
Probably use Flatpak or Firejail and run it without network/internet permission? I tried looking up the source code and the files for heroic in case there's an option for it (like --no-gui and --no-sandbox it uses by default for exported games) but I couldn't find a full list or reference to skipping library update.
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