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Heroic Games Launcher for the Epic Store on Linux gets some essential fixes

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For those of you wanting a simple way to get your games from the Epic Store running on Linux with the Wine compatibility layer, the Heroic Games Launcher continues to roll out upgrades. Totally unofficial though of course, since the Epic Store doesn't support Linux.

HGL version 1.9.3 rolled out recently and it's considered an essential upgrade. It pulls in a big new version of Legendary, the command-line interface for interacting with Epic, which has some needed fixes due to changes to Epic's API. This includes fixes for logins not working.

Other updates include updating games from the context menu not working, the update icon misplaced on the game card and a "probably" rare issue that could cause Heroic to show only a blank screen when trying to load games from the cache. There's also translation updates and the addition of Korean, Croatian, and Traditional Chinese translations.

You can grab it from GitHub.

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fearnflavio Sep 7, 2021
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Thanks for posting, Liam. It's not a big release but this issue with the login is critical since the older versions won't work anymore.
furaxhornyx Sep 8, 2021
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Quoting: EMO GANGSTERhow well does this run in arch I kinda want to make the new Steamos the main os on my PC, when it comes out, would love to ditch my windows partition?

I didn't have any problem yet when using it ; I am on Manjaro,but this is an AUR package so it should be the same package on Arch.
on_en_a_gros Sep 8, 2021
Quoting: furaxhornyxI didn't have any problem yet when using it ; I am on Manjaro,but this is an AUR package so it should be the same package on Arch.

Maybe a newbie question, but how do you upgrade it in arch base distros ? On manjaro pamac doesn't show the newest version and I don't really know what to do with the .pacman files that I found on the github page.
furaxhornyx Sep 9, 2021
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Quoting: on_en_a_gros
Quoting: furaxhornyxI didn't have any problem yet when using it ; I am on Manjaro,but this is an AUR package so it should be the same package on Arch.

Maybe a newbie question, but how do you upgrade it in arch base distros ? On manjaro pamac doesn't show the newest version and I don't really know what to do with the .pacman files that I found on the github page.

Not sure what you mean ? On Manjaro (Cinnamon, not sure if relevant), using pamac GUI, I can see the version of Heroic Games Launcher (heroic-game-launcher-bin 1.9.3-1)
on_en_a_gros Sep 9, 2021
Quoting: furaxhornyxNot sure what you mean ? On Manjaro (Cinnamon, not sure if relevant), using pamac GUI, I can see the version of Heroic Games Launcher (heroic-game-launcher-bin 1.9.3-1)

I didn't see the 1.9.3-1 version, I had uninstall heroic 1.9.2 to see the newer version in pamac.
Thanks for the answer, I'll seek for help on the next update.
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