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Building upon a bunch of big new features in the first Lutris v0.5.9 Beta, a second Beta is out now with a focus on polishing up the experience that needs more testing.

What is Lutris? It's a free and open source application to help you manage games from various sources. This includes GOG, Humble Store, Epic Games, Steam, Emulators, Compatibility Layers (Wine) and much more. It's a simple way of keeping all your games together in one place. One launcher to rule them all.

This Beta has no extra big features but a focus on readying it up for a full release of v0.5.9.

As a reminder of what's new and changed:

  • Add initial support for Epic Games Store
  • 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
  • Lutris games can now be launched from Steam
  • 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

If you've been testing out Lutris recently, what do you think about it? Let us know in the comments.

See more on the Lutris website and GitHub.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Beta, Open Source | Apps: Lutris
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Quoting: slaapliedjeI am genuinely curious what running Steam for Windows brings us? Wine on top of wine kind of? Anyone know of any examples these days where it works better than Native Steam + Proton?

Ha, Epic can go screw as far as I'm concerned. But I understand sometimes people want the free games.

You can run games that are infected with the STEAMCEG DRM... Via Proton you can't.
dubigrasu 7 Sep
Quoting: slaapliedjeI am genuinely curious what running Steam for Windows brings us? Wine on top of wine kind of? Anyone know of any examples these days where it works better than Native Steam + Proton?
Some games cannot be started through Proton, but work just fine through the Windows client. Has to do with the CEG DRM, where the Windows client is required to tailor the exec for your system. Apparently you can start the game through Lutris/Wine and once modified, move the exec to your Proton installation. Alas, when I tried that with FEAR 3, it didn't worked, so I just finished it on Lutris.
Quoting: strycore
Quoting: dubigrasuThe Epic Games section shows nothing though. The login went OK, I did a reload, but still nothing.
The other sections (Humble, GOG/etc) are OK, the games are showing.
In console I get:
Failed to load EGS library: 'access_token'
EGS is not installed in Lutris


Do I need to manually install EGS in order to activate the Epic section?

You'll need an EGS install to run games but the login process and getting the library in lutris shouldn't require it.
Still looks like you're having an issue with the EGS token that is unrelated to the client itself.

I also got into errors trying to login into EGS.

QuoteFailed to connec to EGS (Status 400): {'errorCode': 'errors.com.epicgames.accountportal.parameter_required', 'message': 'Parameter "country" is required', 'correlationId': '14cbbff0-1053-11ec-a009-d7e40e9fd3fc'}
Cmdr_Iras 8 Sep
Will the Lutris need the EGS installed; or can it load in the games via the Heroic launcher?

Im not quite understanding; the integration here.
dubigrasu 8 Sep
Quoting: benjamimgois
Quoting: strycore
Quoting: dubigrasuThe Epic Games section shows nothing though. The login went OK, I did a reload, but still nothing.
The other sections (Humble, GOG/etc) are OK, the games are showing.
In console I get:
Failed to load EGS library: 'access_token'
EGS is not installed in Lutris


Do I need to manually install EGS in order to activate the Epic section?

You'll need an EGS install to run games but the login process and getting the library in lutris shouldn't require it.
Still looks like you're having an issue with the EGS token that is unrelated to the client itself.

I also got into errors trying to login into EGS.

QuoteFailed to connec to EGS (Status 400): {'errorCode': 'errors.com.epicgames.accountportal.parameter_required', 'message': 'Parameter "country" is required', 'correlationId': '14cbbff0-1053-11ec-a009-d7e40e9fd3fc'}

Yes, I have this error as well. Tried several login ways (through epic/google/steam/etc), same error.
However, if I restart lutris after one of these failed attempts, I am somehow connected (yet the EGS section is not responding).
There's a bug report:
https://github.com/lutris/lutris/issues/3688
I imagine that this borked 'access_token' login status is what prevents Epic showing the library.

@ajgp
Lutris doesn't use Legendary for Epic support (like Heroic does), it uses the actual Epic windows client. From my understanding the client is installed with the very first Epic game you install, and kept there for the rest of the Epic library.
Just curious why they did that instead of using Legendary.


Last edited by dubigrasu on 8 September 2021 at 1:35 pm UTC
whizse 8 Sep
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Quoting: slaapliedjeHa, Epic can go screw as far as I'm concerned. But I understand sometimes people want the free games.
I've been picking up the freebies thinking they might eventually go belly up and just go "Screw it, here, go redeem your games on GOG/Steam".
dubigrasu 8 Sep
Quoting: slaapliedjeHa, Epic can go screw as far as I'm concerned. But I understand sometimes people want the free games.
Not only the free games, I got those alright, but I also bought one: Journey.

This game is a real work of art, I cannot properly describe how wonderful it is to actually play it, not just watch YT videos of it. Is just gorgeous, and it transcends whatever objections I might have against Epic, so yes, I've "sinned" and got it from Epic, no remorse.
The alternative was PS3 store, 30 fps, lower quality and a much higher price, while I got it from Epic for peanuts.

Edit: Why I didn't bought it from Steam? It wasn't available there at the time, some region restriction nonsense.


Last edited by dubigrasu on 8 September 2021 at 1:50 pm UTC
Mordrag 8 Sep
Nice I am really looking forward to more and more stores coming to lutris.
What I do not really understand is, why legendary was not used for the implementation, but I am sure they have their reasons :)
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Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: slaapliedjeHa, Epic can go screw as far as I'm concerned. But I understand sometimes people want the free games.
Not only the free games, I got those alright, but I also bought one: Journey.

This game is a real work of art, I cannot properly describe how wonderful it is to actually play it, not just watch YT videos of it. Is just gorgeous, and it transcends whatever objections I might have against Epic, so yes, I've "sinned" and got it from Epic, no remorse.
The alternative was PS3 store, 30 fps, lower quality and a much higher price, while I got it from Epic for peanuts.

Edit: Why I didn't bought it from Steam? It wasn't available there at the time, some region restriction nonsense.
I will use one of the best curses ever.

"May the flees from a thousand camels infest your genitals!" (Bonus points if someone can name the character in a novel that said that.)


Last edited by slaapliedje on 9 September 2021 at 4:12 am UTC
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Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: slaapliedjeI am genuinely curious what running Steam for Windows brings us? Wine on top of wine kind of? Anyone know of any examples these days where it works better than Native Steam + Proton?
Some games cannot be started through Proton, but work just fine through the Windows client. Has to do with the CEG DRM, where the Windows client is required to tailor the exec for your system. Apparently you can start the game through Lutris/Wine and once modified, move the exec to your Proton installation. Alas, when I tried that with FEAR 3, it didn't worked, so I just finished it on Lutris.
Ah, interesting. It has been a while since I bothered running Windows Steam under Wine. I know there were a few that seemed to work better that way years ago, but I had not had issues with them since then.
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