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    #76
    Originally posted by darthviper107 View Post
    They definitely do want to support Linux, and they'd like to have a launcher available for Linux. It just seems right now it's not a priority most likely due to the lack of people that want to use Linux.
    It's a catch-22. It's not a priority for developers to make the launcher because of seeming lack of people that want to use Linux, and people aren't hurry up to use Linux due to the topic. So developers are the only ones who can break this catch. Even Allegorithmic has released their Substance products for Linux that are fully usable. Although they are packaged for Red Hat, they run on Kubuntu without any problems.

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      #77
      Not really--the software isn't like say a game console, where games drive console sales where console sales drive games. The number of overall Linux users isn't going to change because UE4 is available for it, so they have to weigh the value of supporting a small community. They have people dedicated to supporting Linux so a Linux launcher will happen at some point.

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        #78
        I'm a 20-year developer with a history of web programming, office software, and gaming; and I'm getting into gaming and VR now. I would very much like to use UE4 for this; however, literally all of my dev tools are on Kubuntu. I won't be moving them to Windows for this, as I have learned to neither trust nor use Windows for cross platform development.

        Not wanting to spend a lot of time on Linux, I understand. It's increasingly popular, but it isn't at the mark yet for gaming. However, is it at least possible to create a web API? Jumping back and forth between OSes for the sake of getting material from the Marketplace is bad enough as it is; and if it gets much worse than that, it will be a complete deal-breaker for me. Please address this, there's no reason for UE4 to be tightly bound to a single operating system.

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          #79
          2c: Linux users are on their own. VR / Paragon etc are way higher priority for Epic.
          Nursing Win7 rigs atm and don't want to move to Win10 spying and 3-day reboots...
          Has anyone done practical tests to try and get the Launcher to run under Wine etc?

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            #80
            Yes is tried and tested. Not working.
            I do not understand why they do not just put the download link pages.

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              #81
              Cannot some one just reverse engineer this launcher protocol?

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                #82
                No, since it's connecting to Epic's online system it's not something they will allow people to compile themselves.

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                  #83
                  Building from github does not have any issue if you know a bit of source code I am able to run nicely since 4.16 release currently using 4.17 cauz 4.18 not that stable !
                  The main reason for ask for launcher is just the unreal market place else everything is soo fine ! thanks !

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                    #84
                    This thread, and the 30 other similar ones need to die. Linux users are used to finding a work around for everything. It will be that way for about another 100 years.
                    Load up a Win7, or 10 version, and just DL launcher. Set your launcher DL location to a usb if you like, and just name the folder vaultcache, and the launcher will Dl your files to it. Easy.
                    Or turn off hibernate file system so you can access the windows hdd. Done. Your files are placed in the windows folder Program files/Epic Games/Launcher/Vaultcache
                    If the mp files you want are sold on gumroad, or sellify. Than you can go there, and Dl through Linux.
                    We aren't getting a launcher, I-tunes, photoshop, and we aren't getting Msft office. Thank Hackers, and all the people that should've supported Linux more from the start.
                    I'm thankful Epic is Open source, and we even have a AAA Engine that's free, and built to Linux, Mac, and Win.

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                      #85
                      Originally posted by thadkinsjr View Post
                      We aren't getting a launcher
                      Anyone ever have success getting this tool to work?
                      Linux Marketplace Asset Downloading script (Allar)

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                        #86
                        https://appimage.org/ maybe that can make things easier. At least can bring unreal engine to any distribution. Also can help with games that use it

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by thadkinsjr View Post
                          This thread, and the 30 other similar ones need to die.
                          It is easy to do with only one shot, really. All is needed for this is to grant access to Marketplace from Linux without crutches and bicycles such as Wine, VMs or dualboot.

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                            #88
                            Originally posted by kalin_dimitrov View Post
                            https://appimage.org/ maybe that can make things easier. At least can bring unreal engine to any distribution. Also can help with games that use it
                            or https://flatpak.org/ that's integrated in most of repository managers (Pamac, Discover,...)

                            a flatpak launcher that uses UE4 binary's in an flatpak with all dependencies !!

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                              #89
                              I would LOVE it if they made a Snap version of the launcher that "updates" itself the first time you run it (just like on Windows).
                              For the record, Wine works but it's buggy: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...sion&iId=36734

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                                #90
                                Why not add downloading direct from firefox for Linux?
                                Religion disallow this? It's very simple. I create first site in 2002 year and i can download file direct from it.
                                For Free files it really can be allowed.

                                Please tell epic games - allow download from firefox or ETC, i don't want install windows to run it launcher. and still 5 years later i still dont want to pay capitalists\ Monopolists from Microsoft for JUST RUN downloader !
                                I have installed Linux version UE4.

                                Please anybody upload https://www.unrealengine.com/marketp...h-environment# to normal filehosting. They mans don't know how to use torrent\ftp
                                I cannot download this, cursed launcher required.
                                Last edited by dj--alex; 09-22-2018, 05:17 AM.

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