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For those who need a hand managing Linux games across Steam, Wine, DXVK and so on. Lutris [Official Site] is here to help and a new release is now available. Like a fine Wine, Lutris gets better with age and each new release is that little bit sweeter. Just don't go getting drunk on us will you.

As for what's in this release, the team have worked to improve the experience by adding support for Feral Interactive's Game Mode, it will detect Proton and add it to their Wine versions list, an experimental playtime counter support, improvements to prevent games quitting prematurely, it will attempt to detect if Vulkan is supported by the system for DXVK games, use lspci instead of xrandr to detect video cards and various code cleanups.

If I'm going to ever use Wine for anything, Lutris is basically my go-to application now. My son has made great use of it to play Overwatch without the need for Windows, so that's a nice tick in my book.

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mao_dze_dun 5 Nov, 2018
Ok, I have to ask - obviously you reject Wine out of principle. Does that mean you don't use Proton either?

PS Overwatch runs so well with Lutris, I've never actually played it in Windows. Go figure.
sbolokanov 5 Nov, 2018
What is the state of GOG (Galaxy) integration?
Liam Dawe 5 Nov, 2018
mao_dze_dunOk, I have to ask - obviously you reject Wine out of principle. Does that mean you don't use Proton either?
Personally, I don't reject Wine. My own thoughts on Wine have changed and evolved over the years. I think it's an impressive and important project for Linux. I've used it a few times, I even wrote about such a thing before. On top of that, if I did reject it, I wouldn't use it to let me kid play Overwatch ;)

Also, I wrote my own thoughts on Steam Play before on this very site, I like it. Used it recently to play Earthfall (a Windows only title) with a few people from our Discord. The main part I don't like about Vanilla Wine: not counting for Linux, Steam Play/Proton changes that since we do.
MayeulC 5 Nov, 2018
QuoteLike a fine Wine, Lutris gets better with age
I see what you did there, I like it :D

Mmm... Overwatch never worked for me with Lutris, which is a shame, as I got it from the humble monthly (by the way, destiny 2 is also free for a while on battle.net). The battle.net launcher works and updates the game, then... nothing.
I might have had to use the system Wine instead of the Lutris-provided one, also, to get the launcher running at all.
fabertawe 5 Nov, 2018
QuoteMy son has made great use of it to play Overwatch without the need for Windows

Aha, so that's how it's done! Ok I'll install Lutris and have a go...

MayeulCMmm... Overwatch never worked for me with Lutris, which is a shame, as I got it from the humble monthly (by the way, destiny 2 is also free for a while on battle.net). The battle.net launcher works and updates the game, then... nothing.
I might have had to use the system Wine instead of the Lutris-provided one, also, to get the launcher running at all.

Similar problem here. The Battle installer pops up for me to log in but disappears almost immediately with Lutris telling me the game's installed This is on Arch with Lutris defaults.
deathxxx 5 Nov, 2018
Cannot figured out, how to install a game from install script??
https://lutris.net/games/install/8298/view
"To install the game, download the full script."

So, what i need to do with this script?
TurtleShark 5 Nov, 2018
fabertawe
MayeulCMmm... Overwatch never worked for me with Lutris, which is a shame, as I got it from the humble monthly (by the way, destiny 2 is also free for a while on battle.net). The battle.net launcher works and updates the game, then... nothing.
I might have had to use the system Wine instead of the Lutris-provided one, also, to get the launcher running at all.

Similar problem here. The Battle installer pops up for me to log in but disappears almost immediately with Lutris telling me the game's installed This is on Arch with Lutris defaults.

I really hate to be the "Did you read the manual" guy, but there are very specific things you have to install to get battle.net and overwatch cooperating. Sadly, battle.net is not an amazing, easy, one-click install like other wine stuff on Lutris. Here's the specific instructions on the Lutris github wiki:
https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki

Follow the instructions and install the dependencies in the wiki pages "How to: DXVK", "Game: Blizzard App", and "Game: Overwatch." All of them are required, including installing wine for your system (with your package manager).

Hope this helps!!

deathxxxCannot figured out, how to install a game from install script??
https://lutris.net/games/install/8298/view
"To install the game, download the full script."

So, what i need to do with this script?

If you have the Lutris client installed, you *should* be able to click install and the client will run the script for you.


EDIT: To my knowledge, everyone trying to work on Destiny 2 in wine/DXVK got banned from the servers...Just as a warning. I would love to hear that's not actually the case, but that's what I had heard. For anyone worried about Overwatch, the developers stated that wine/DXVK will not be an issue.


Last edited by TurtleShark on 5 November 2018 at 1:48 pm UTC
deathxxx 5 Nov, 2018
TurtleShark
fabertawe
MayeulCMmm... Overwatch never worked for me with Lutris, which is a shame, as I got it from the humble monthly (by the way, destiny 2 is also free for a while on battle.net). The battle.net launcher works and updates the game, then... nothing.
I might have had to use the system Wine instead of the Lutris-provided one, also, to get the launcher running at all.

Similar problem here. The Battle installer pops up for me to log in but disappears almost immediately with Lutris telling me the game's installed This is on Arch with Lutris defaults.

I really hate to be the "Did you read the manual" guy, but there are very specific things you have to install to get battle.net and overwatch cooperating. Sadly, battle.net is not an amazing, easy, one-click install like other wine stuff on Lutris. Here's the specific instructions on the Lutris github wiki:
https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki

Follow the instructions and install the dependencies in the wiki pages "How to: DXVK", "Game: Blizzard App", and "Game: Overwatch." All of them are required, including installing wine for your system (with your package manager).

Hope this helps!!

deathxxxCannot figured out, how to install a game from install script??
https://lutris.net/games/install/8298/view
"To install the game, download the full script."

So, what i need to do with this script?

If you have the Lutris client installed, you *should* be able to click install and the client will run the script for you.


EDIT: To my knowledge, everyone trying to work on Destiny 2 in wine/DXVK got banned from the servers...Just as a warning. I would love to hear that's not actually the case, but that's what I had heard. For anyone worried about Overwatch, the developers stated that wine/DXVK will not be an issue.

Cannot install SkyrimSE, from Lutris installers. When steam tyring to fetch skyrim files, says: Content Servers Unreachable
And cannot download the game... Noting works like it should.
TurtleShark 5 Nov, 2018
deathxxxCannot install SkyrimSE, from Lutris installers. When steam tyring to fetch skyrim files, says: Content Servers Unreachable
And cannot download the game... Noting works like it should.

Just to make sure, you have Steam installed, enabled Steamplay, and you own SkyrimSE correct? (For Skyrim its just using the Steam Proton to run it).
deathxxx 5 Nov, 2018
TurtleShark
deathxxxCannot install SkyrimSE, from Lutris installers. When steam tyring to fetch skyrim files, says: Content Servers Unreachable
And cannot download the game... Noting works like it should.

Just to make sure, you have Steam installed, enabled Steamplay, and you own SkyrimSE correct? (For Skyrim its just using the Steam Proton to run it).

i have it all and can run with SteamPlay, but i want to run it with Lutris, with Wine Steam. Cannot pass all steps from Lutris installer. It installs Steam - windows version. And cannot download or backup from archive the game.
Just cannot do it...
I'm not beginner with Linux, but Lutris and wine makes me to look like very beginner.
I make it with CrossOver, Wine and PlayOnLinux.
I just give up. This will make me to lose so much time.



Last edited by deathxxx on 5 November 2018 at 2:26 pm UTC
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