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Heroic Games Launcher v2.13 brings GOG support improvements

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If you want to grab games from GOG on Linux and Steam Deck (or even macOS and Windows), there's some good news for you. The Heroic Games Launcher just released version 2.13 which brings with it their overhaul to GOG support.

Heroic supports Amazon, Epic Games and GOG as well as installing pretty much anything else with Wine / Proton! Especially great for Linux / Steam Deck to get all those extra games working easily.

Here's the main GOG support changes in v2.13:

  • Reworked downloading module.
  • Xdelta-based patching support for Windows and Mac builds.
  • Automatic installation of game dependencies as long as they are provided by GOG (Windows builds).
  • New implementation of install script interpreter.
  • Faster way of downloading and updating Linux native games.
  • Beta channels support for Windows and Mac builds (it's now possible to access Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition).
  • Support for password-protected beta channels (potentially useful for game devs who want to try out GOG build in Heroic).
  • Version rollback for Windows and Mac builds.
  • Ability to view changelogs on the game page.
  • Ability to change game language at any point (Windows and Mac builds).
  • Ability to install and uninstall DLCs at any point (Windows and Mac builds).
  • REDMod integration for Cyberpunk 2077.

Other changes:

  • Added a message on the library when no games were found due to filters applied or not logged in on any stores
  • Improved the Wine settings install dialog for Windows games on Linux and macOS
  • Winetricks fixes are enabled by default now
  • Added Wine/Proton explanation on Wine Manager
  • Several UI/UX and performance improvements
  • Fix the width of the image in the Add Game dialog
  • Fix calculation of appName from command parts
  • Pass --skip-sdl when updating/repairing Epic games
  • Several other small fixes

See more on the official site and GitHub.

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Hmm, gog store does not show up anymore in heroic. Anyone else having problems?
Solved by removing adtraction.com from my hosts file


Last edited by Schattenspiegel on 12 February 2024 at 5:31 pm UTC
Nocifer Feb 12
Quoting: novhack
Quoting: NociferSure, wishful thinking, but wait a minute... an official partnership with GOG for buying games through Heroic?
You can already buy GOG games through Heroic via the Stores section. Clicking on GOG Store opens the GOG website where you'll be logged in with the same credentials as in the rest of the app.

From the 2.13 changelog:

QuoteWe also started a partnership with GOG and now every game you buy from the GOG store inside Heroic will give us a commission, so it is another way of supporting the project. :)

It's not just about being able to log into GOG and buy games via the embedded browser, it's about GOG forming a partnership with Heroic and giving them money for every game we buy through the client.
Quoting: fenglengshunNice. Heroic remains the GOAT for me.
For me, it's Goat Simulator. Very Goat.
fearnflavio Feb 12
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Quoting: SchattenspiegelHmm, gog store does not show up anymore in heroic. Anyone else having problems?
Solved by removing adtraction.com from my hosts file

Good catch, we should add an option to disable the attraction link and some info about that somewhere in the app for people that might get into this issue.
Quoting: Nocifer
QuoteWe also started a partnership with GOG and now every game you buy from the GOG store inside Heroic will give us a commission, so it is another way of supporting the project. :)

It's not just about being able to log into GOG and buy games via the embedded browser, it's about GOG forming a partnership with Heroic and giving them money for every game we buy through the client.
I'm curious as to whether this is a normal affiliate link like GOL has, or something more.

Edit: Ah, based on the comments above about the tracking domains (adtraction), it's a normal affiliate link.


Last edited by pleasereadthemanual on 13 February 2024 at 1:13 am UTC
emphy Feb 13
Quoting: pleasereadthemanual
Quoting: Nocifer
QuoteWe also started a partnership with GOG and now every game you buy from the GOG store inside Heroic will give us a commission, so it is another way of supporting the project. :)

It's not just about being able to log into GOG and buy games via the embedded browser, it's about GOG forming a partnership with Heroic and giving them money for every game we buy through the client.
I'm curious as to whether this is a normal affiliate link like GOL has, or something more.

Edit: Ah, based on the comments above about the tracking domains (adtraction), it's a normal affiliate link.

I seem to recall seeing on heroic's mastodon that it is indeed a conventional affiliate link.

To be honest, I dislike the integration of a store page in any launcher quite a bit, and the affiliate link does set it up for potential conflicts of interest that may not have been fully considered.

They have got to keep the website up, I guess. I'll just make sure to include them in my open source donation rounds (gamingonlinux already gets my gog affiliate link) and cut the shopping link from the application (hurray for open source ^_^).


Last edited by emphy on 13 February 2024 at 10:56 am UTC
hardpenguin Feb 13
I use Heroic for everything non-Steam 😎. So many killer features.
MiZoG Feb 13
Heroic!
If they had their brains intact and did not choose to piss on Linux, CD Projekt should hire Flavio n co to create the Linux "Galaxy" client.
hardpenguin Feb 14
Quoting: MiZoG Heroic!
If they had their brains intact and did not choose to piss on Linux, CD Projekt should hire Flavio n co to create the Linux "Galaxy" client.
They won't spend a penny on Linux as long as the same people are decision makers, trust me on that one.
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