Installing software ex. epic games launcher for unreal enging

I am brand new to linux but wanted to try it out since i want to get into coding. I cant seem to find how to install software from the web. I looked at the arch wiki but cant seem to find any answers. any help or direction would be appreciated, sorry for being a complete newb

Welcome :slight_smile:

Use add / remove software, pacman or octopi.
Since you do not post your inxi -Faz we do not know which DE you use.

Start reading and searching the right way.

My DE is Plasma 5.22.5
can I post the inxi -Faz in a comment?

Yes, we can.

Use correct format. :slight_smile:

System:    Kernel: 5.14.8-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=f9939917-8a49-404d-aa6d-06e6671f59c1  
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM  
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux  
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC  
v: 0971120002405F10000620180 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>  
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2294 v: 78.21 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.36  
date: 02/02/2015  
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 4.7 Wh (15.0%) condition: 31.3/31.3 Wh (100.0%) volts: 15.3 min: 14.8  
model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Charging  
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell family: 6  
model-id: 3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 2F cache: L2: 3 MiB  
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 17558  
Speed: 2196 MHz min/max: 500/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2196 2: 2213 3: 2214 4: 2195  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported  
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion  
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable  
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI  
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp  
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization  
Type: spectre_v2  
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0  
chip-ID: 8086:1616 class-ID: 0300  
Device-2: Chicony HP Truevision HD camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:2  
chip-ID: 04f2:b40e class-ID: 0e02  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel  
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.7x9.4") s-diag: 485mm (19.1")  
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 107 size: 380x210mm (15.0x8.3") diag: 434mm (17.1")  
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.3 direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c class-ID: 0403  
Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard  
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0 class-ID: 0403  
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes  
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no  
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no  
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes  
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8188ee  
v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8179 class-ID: 0280  
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>  
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169
v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 698.64 GiB used: 10.17 GiB (1.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD7500BPVX-60JC3T0 size: 698.64 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400
serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 698.38 GiB size: 698.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.16 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 698.38 GiB size: 698.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.16 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 698.38 GiB size: 698.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.16 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 698.38 GiB size: 698.38 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.16 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 5.72 GiB used: 295.5 MiB (5.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 206 Uptime: 1h 39m wakeups: 1 Memory: 5.72 GiB used: 3.17 GiB (55.4%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1130 lib: 285
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06
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I see what your saying for optipi thank you. I guess i need more specific help, I am trying to install Unreal Engine. I have the souce code but it says that I need to build the binary? any help there?

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Thank you I think this is exactly what I needed but I'm still lost.
$ ./ gave me
fish: Expected a variable name after this$.

This represents the shell prompt. $ is your normal user. # is the root user.

You may find installing from the AUR is easier.

Tip: read over wiki pages before copy-pasting commands.


I was able to get it all setup thank you so much for your help, looks like I need to get better at searching the wiki


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