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Lutris game manager 0.5.9-beta1 is out adding Epic Games Store support

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It's been a while since we had a new major release of Lutris, the free and open source game manager that allows you to bundle together all of your games in a single application.

Now available as a Beta, Lutris 0.5.9 is the biggest release for some time and adds in initial support for downloading and running games from the Epic Games Store. Much like the Heroic Games Launcher, since Epic don't support Linux all downloads will be Windows versions you need to then run through a compatibility layer (but Lutris sorts that for you).

That's not all though, here's what else is new:

  • Add support for Steam for Windows as a game source
  • Add support for DXVK-NVAPI and DLSS
  • Add FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) option for compatible Wine versions
  • Add workaround for locale issues when Lutris is launched from Steam
  • Add gamescope option
  • 3rd party services can be enabled or disabled in the preferences
  • The main preferences window has now tabs on the left side
  • Runner configuration is now available from the main preferences window
  • VKD3D is a separate option from DXVK
  • Esync is enabled by default
  • Dolphin is available as a game source (reads games from the emulator's
    local database of games)
  • Scan for installed games when using Steam source
  • Improved automatic installers for GOG, detection of DOSBOX and ScummVM
    games.
  • DRM free services (Humble, GOG) can locate existing installations of games
  • Use 7zip as the default extractor when not given an archive type
  • Improve process monitoring, allowing for monitoring of Steam games
  • Disable AMD switchable graphics layer by default (breaks games)
  • Removed support for Gallium 9
  • Removed support for X360CE
  • Removed legacy WineD3D options

For those of you who groan about how many launchers and stores there are, perhaps this is exactly what you need? It does often make things far easier than constantly switching between them all. Just keep in mind this version is a Beta and so it may come with some bugs that need fixing.

You can download the Beta version from GitHub. For more info visit the official site and you can help fund Lutris on their Patreon page.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Beta, Open Source | Apps: Lutris
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emphy 2 Aug
QuoteFor those of you who groan about how many launchers and stores there are, perhaps this is exactly what you need? It does often make things far easier than constantly switching between them all. Just keep in mind this version is a Beta and so it may come with some bugs that need fixing.

Does it also negate the need to have the shop client installed on one's system to be able install and run games from that store?
Pretty good update. I won't be uninstalling Heroic, but this is good for people who really like Lutris as a one-stop shop. It also helps with discussions involving the Steam Deck. For many people, Linux gaming mindshare includes Steam and maybe Lutris, but not much else. Even though Heroic is awesome, when people ask about Fortnite it's easier to say "Use Lutris" rather than introduce something new.

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  • Add FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) option for compatible Wine versions

Does the latest lutris-wine include the patch? It would be weird if it didn't. Last I heard, the consensus was not to use Proton versions in Lutris.


Last edited by superboybot on 2 August 2021 at 10:03 am UTC
dubigrasu 2 Aug
Quoting: superboybot
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  • Add FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) option for compatible Wine versions

Does the latest lutris-wine include the patch? It would be weird if it didn't. Last I heard, the consensus was not to use Proton versions in Lutris.
They added FSR since Lutris Wine 6.13 (for the fshack variant), current version is Lutris Wine 6.13-3

You can also use GloriousEggroll's wine-ge-custom. which is a custom build of wine, made to use with lutris:
https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/wine-ge-custom/releases/tag/6.14-GE-2
It also supports FSR.


Last edited by dubigrasu on 2 August 2021 at 10:30 am UTC
Luca_Pio 2 Aug
But do you use legendary for the client to download the games?
dubigrasu 2 Aug
Quoting: Luca_PioBut do you use legendary for the client to download the games?
From what I see it just installs the full blown Epic Windows client, and then you use that to install your game.
At least this is what it did for me when I tried to install GTAV.
Mordrag 2 Aug
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: Luca_PioBut do you use legendary for the client to download the games?
From what I see it just installs the full blown Epic Windows client, and then you use that to install your game.
At least this is what it did for me when I tried to install GTAV.
No that is just because you probably used an old installation script. The integration is similar to humble or gog. I would guess that they use legendary as it is both written in python but I am not sure
dubigrasu 2 Aug
Quoting: Mordrag
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: Luca_PioBut do you use legendary for the client to download the games?
From what I see it just installs the full blown Epic Windows client, and then you use that to install your game.
At least this is what it did for me when I tried to install GTAV.
No that is just because you probably used an old installation script. The integration is similar to humble or gog. I would guess that they use legendary as it is both written in python but I am not sure

I just linked my Epic account to Lutris (the same way I did for GOG and Humble) and choose to install the game. Not sure how else it should be done.
https://youtu.be/5vm4yqOqPlY


Last edited by dubigrasu on 2 August 2021 at 4:58 pm UTC
dubigrasu 2 Aug
Quoting: Leeo97oneSeems like it's not using Legendary: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/commit/68c9c1afc39f9e0aaf3e4be8b6acd3ee690d6bc5
I wish it did. Apparently it does a one-time install of the Epic store (windows client) and all the subsequent games are going through it.
Unfortunately, while the installing of the Epic store went fine, installing other games was a bust. Every separated game installation is "waking up" the Epic store and then hangs.

And even if it did worked, is still a bit messy, the Epic store is filling the screen with countless pop-ups and is slow as a hog. Is usable alright, but meh...
skinnyraf 3 Aug
QuoteAdd FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) option for compatible Wine versions

Does it have a GUI for FSR options, or you do it Proton-style via launch parameters?
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