Heroic Games Launcher 2.9.0 ‘Boa Hancock’ Adds Support for Amazon Games, ProtonDB/Steam Deck Compatibility Ratings
GOG playtime is also recorded, and plenty of bug fixes made it in.
Wine also gets automatically downloaded if it’s not present on the system.
Heroic Games Launcher 2.6.1 ‘Trafalgar Law’ Adds New Logo and Default Theme, Makes It Easier to Access Game Settings
New logo, new theme, fixes, and other goodies.
Heroic Games Launcher 2.5.2 Gets Another Hotfix, Adds Option for DXVK Limit FPS, Arm64 Support for Mac OS
Though 2.5.2 might be labeled as a hotfix, it got a few features as well. Arm64 builds are now available for M1/M2 Macs. The Linux version adds support for a DXVK limit FPS option. DXVK installation has been fixed, the Wine status should now be properly updated after install or uninstall, and some fixes have been added to the UI and GOG saves. See the full patch notes on GitHub.
Heroic Games Launcher continues to get TLC from its massive 2.5.0 update. The Mac version of the app definitely got some attention here – with the inclusion of Wine, DXVK, and Winetricks support – but the Linux version got some updates as well. It’s mostly fixes. They are as follows: Fix the issue with the download’s progress going crazy and duplicating the installation/update. Fix a crash on the Install dialog on some games Fix sideload games not being added to steam automatically.
Heroic Games Launcher Gets Massive 2.5.0 Update, Adds Download Manager, Sideloading of Games, HowLongToBeat, Custom Themes, and Plenty More!
Huge congrats to the Heroic team for this, well, heroic release! There’s just so many cool new features, improvements, and bug fixes with the 2.5.0 update, codenamed “Yamato.” The stable update just came out a few hours ago and contains over three months’ worth of changes. Here are the highlights: download manager – works similarly to Steam’s download manager; introduced with the first beta sideload games and apps, even if they aren’t in your Epic/GOG library HowLongToBeat – introduced with beta 3 custom themes with CSS, along with two new themes the ability to add Steam games automatically improved game detection from external drives revamped Settings and login UI improved UI performance, better gamepad navigation updates to Legendary and Electron tons of other fixes and improvements See the full patch notes on GitHub
Pretty exciting update for Heroic Games Launcher. When seeing the details for a game, you’ll see how many hours it takes to beat the game, so long as the data for that particular game is available. Awesome feature to see. Plenty of other features have been added to beta 3 of version 2.5.0: UI and performance improvements “more seamless” UI navigation with gamepad, controls more akin to the Deck UI similar behavior is exerted as the Deck when a MicroSD card has been removed or installed, for increased seamlessness for detecting externally installed games improved cloud sync detection Legendary (the backend that powers Heroic) has been updated to the latest version; this fixes the accidental deletion of save data when the cloud version of the save gets downloaded the Linux version of the app now has a checkbox to use the default Wine settings when installing a game various smaller changes and tweaks Some bugs have been fixed:
Just a few days after the first beta, Heroic Games Launcher has now reached the second beta for version 2.5.0. Major bugs that were “found especially on the Steam Deck” are now fixed. The Settings screen UI has been revamped, two new themes have been added, and cloud save detection has been improved. Along with this are several fixes, including GOG game launch improvements, improved gamepad focus, improved sideloading of applications, and games appearing as installed on recently played.
Heroic Games Launcher 2.5.0 (Beta) Adds Download Manager, Custom User Themes, Performance Improvements
A month-and-a-half after the previous release, the Heroic Games Launcher has “tons of commits” for us to look forward to. Awesome features included in this update are: download manager – you can now queue as many games as you want to download while doing other tasks custom user themes – different themes have already been available, but now you can make your own by using CSS apps outside of EGS or GOG can now be added and launched within Heroic “more robust” online checking system several fixes for the UI performance improvements improved README and “developer experience” refactored Settings menu/frontend/offline detection Linux-specific fixes, such as showing the Wine prefix in Game Settings and adding a warning if using only one dGPU if the “Use Dedicated Graphics Card” option is ticked shortcuts to Steam are now added automatically updated login design apps can now be sideloaded Legendary, the backend that powers Heroic, has been updated to 0.
Heroic Games Launcher 2.4.0 ‘Chopper’ Released as Stable, Adds GOG Cloud Save Support and the Ability to Add Games as Non-Steam Games
Quite a massive release for the popular Heroic Games Launcher today. Codenamed “Chopper,” this is apparently the team’s biggest release, containing over 200 commits. There’s too many patch notes to cover, but here’s some of the noteworthy changes: improvements to the UI, including a unified Epic/GOG library, the ability to mark games as your favorite, new sidebar design, game language selection, and the ability to see if there’s a new version available if you’re not using the Flatpak GOG cloud save support if a gamepad is connected, the interface will be updated to show button icons.