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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
  • 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.

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dubigrasu Sep 9, 2021
Quoting: slaapliedje
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.)

"Spills coffee" Ha ha, I have no idea. I know I've heard it before in a form or other...don't know why, but sounds like something Monty Python would say.
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