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Linux game manager Lutris gets a 0.5.8 Release Candidate

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The absolutely huge 0.5.8 update for the game manager Lutris is one step closer to a proper release, with a Release Candidate out now. Following on from the Beta release we covered in late October, this RC is mainly cleaning up all the issues found during testing.

Giving you an easy way to bring your games from Steam, GOG, Humble Store, games run through compatibility layers like Wine and Proton and more all under one roof. If you've not tried it yet, you might find it's actually really useful.

A quick reminder of the 0.5.8 highlights:

  • Much improved integration with the Lutris website
  • Games from 3rd party services no longer depend on a Lutris website install script
  • Steam games are now loaded from the Steam API
  • You can download extras from GOG as part of the install process
  • The overall Lutris app design has been improved
  • There's a new Favourites section, so you can add titles to it for a quick and easy selection
  • Lutris runners can now be written in JSON instead of Python code
  • + lots more

See more about Lutris on the website or GitHub.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Beta, Update | Apps: Lutris
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aokami 11 Nov
Wow, shootout shoutout to the Lutris team, this looks gorgeous!

Hopefully lutris wine build will get passed wine 5.7 with recent fixes, lots of good news! :D


Last edited by aokami on 12 November 2020 at 12:38 pm UTC
tuubi 11 Nov
Quoting: aokamiHopefully lutris wine build will get passed wine 5.7 with recent fixes, lots of good news! :D
Seems like they already did. According to the list of runners on their site, there's a "lutris-5.21" version of the Wine runner available.
aokami 11 Nov
Quoting: tuubiSeems like they already did. According to the list of runners on their site, there's a "lutris-5.21" version of the Wine runner available.

I was following Tanis' updates on the news channel of the discord, I might have missed that but that's great news. Linux translation layers golden age! :D


Last edited by aokami on 11 November 2020 at 7:13 pm UTC
tuubi 11 Nov
Quoting: aokami
Quoting: tuubiSeems like they already did. According to the list of runners on their site, there's a "lutris-5.21" version of the Wine runner available.

I was following Tanis' updates on the news channel of the discord, I might have missed that but that's great news. Linux translation layers golden age! :D
I rarely have any use for it myself, but Wine has certainly come a long way in the last few years.
scaine 11 Nov
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I totally rely on Lutris, but weirdly only for exactly three scenarios: Overwatch (which I hardly ever play), Guild Wars 2 (which I hardly ever play) and Pokerstars, for the occasional mates poker night via Zoom, with many, many beers.

It's essential, but it's also kind of... not.

I still love it though. It could be more intuitive, to be honest, but once you wrap your head around the two tabs that matter, it's pretty straightforward. So glad to see it continue to get the attention it deserves.
Quoting: aokamiWow, shootout to the Lutris team
No! No shootouts, let them live!


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 12 November 2020 at 12:24 am UTC
Goldpaw 12 Nov
I'd just like to add that the 5.21 wine runner that now is available in their 0.5.8 versions once again works for World of Warcraft. No need to use system staging builds anymore. And we can also use esync again, it appears!
aokami 12 Nov
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: aokamiWow, shootout to the Lutris team
No! No shootouts, let them live!

Fucking hell, how such an autocorrect is even possible ?
Not natively speaking English so had a doubt but..
Thanks for catching that. And my most sincere apologies.

Edit: @scaine, overwatch and guild wars 2 here too
But Lutris also became the official framework to bring new recruits on star citizen, we have custom wine builds with backported fixes and it just works so well, best of all worlds.


Last edited by aokami on 12 November 2020 at 12:43 pm UTC
BielFPs 12 Nov
Is there any good tutorials about how to run Mame games with lutris? (specially the old ones)

I also would like to know if I can make lutris launch my compiled Super Mario 64 build
Quoting: aokami
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: aokamiWow, shootout to the Lutris team
No! No shootouts, let them live!

Fucking hell, how such an autocorrect is even possible ?
Not natively speaking English so had a doubt but..
Thanks for catching that. And my most sincere apologies.
What are you apologizing for? I love a good typo. And with modern "helpful" technologies they're usually funnier than in the old days.
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