Lutris game manager adds support for Origin integration

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The free and open source game manager Lutris continues expanding the stores it supports installing games from, with Origin now being added into the mix. Currently Lutris supports installing games (both native Linux builds and Windows games with Wine) for Humble Bundle, GOG, Steam, Epic Games and Emulators so adding Origin sounds like a good idea.

No new release is actually out with it yet, as the code has just been added into the current development area on GitHub. Lead dev Mathieu Comandon teased it on Twitter: "Origin integration for Lutris is now available on the development branch!".

See more about Lutris on the official site.

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mr-victory 24 Jan
Quoting: chelobakaAre there any similar apps made with Qt? This modern GTK interface looks completely alien in KDE and I find it very inconvenient as well.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Uniform_look_for_Qt_and_GTK_applications
This might help.
slaapliedje 24 Jan
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Hasn't Origin been on there for a long time now? Like at least a year...

Wait, maybe I am thinking of GOG Galaxy...


Last edited by slaapliedje on 24 January 2022 at 3:45 pm UTC
F.Ultra 24 Jan
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Quoting: slaapliedjeHasn't Origin been on there for a long time now? Like at least a year...

Wait, maybe I am thinking of GOG Galaxy...

Well it's not among the sources in the current version so probably not. I have though games like Dead Space 3 installed in Lutris and that one opens the Origin Client in order to launch the game so this is probably just to streamline the installation of Origin games somehow.
Arthur 24 Jan
Installing Origin and the games is one thing, but one feature I really wish they could pull from Origin is the friends list and being able to join a game directly from it. I've many times had the issue that I start a game and then can't join because the Origin overlay doesn't work, and Alt-Tabbing out to join from the friends list doesn't work because either the game or Origin itself freaks out. So my workaround is to never start the game first and always join via the friends list.

So if that could be done directly from Lutris, at least I wouldn't have troubles with the Origin UI when I Alt-Tab out of a game to join a friend. Not sure it can be done technically though since it might just be internal Origin APIs that can't be interfaced easily with from a third-party.
Lofty 24 Jan
Quoting: robertosf92maybe it's a stupid question, but... what exactly does integration mean?
Will it be able to have a single install of origin and launch the various games using game specific configurations?

Good question.

Quoting: UpscaleIt means you can view, install and launch your Origin games directly from Lutris, it will open Origin in the background if the game needs it open, and should shut it down when you exit the game, like it does with Steam.


imho not really a great achievement that you can press install or launch button. I get that you might say there are several platforms in one launcher but in actuality for several of them lutris is just acting as a 'button', at least at the moment. Origin itself is still a complete mess in itself and still needs to be run with the same mouse click you spend on lutris instead, let alone it being your typical bloated 3rd party spyware.

I really think the word 'integration' is being slightly over used here with many of these launchers.
ridge 24 Jan
Stellar, hopefully we can get together and make Lutris installers for EA games using the EA App instead of Origin, as it works much better in Wine. I believe using the EA App instead of Origin fixed my BF4 stutter issues.

Quoting: Arthur...but one feature I really wish they could pull from Origin is the friends list and being able to join a game directly from it.

Try using the EA App instead, I can join my friends and use the overlay in Battlefield 4 using it. Install the EA App in your prefix using a fork such as Wine-GE or Wine-Lutris, and once logged in, you can "migrate" your game by picking its existing install location when "installing" it.


Last edited by ridge on 24 January 2022 at 10:19 pm UTC
Arthur 25 Jan
QuoteTry using the EA App instead, I can join my friends and use the overlay in Battlefield 4 using it. Install the EA App in your prefix using a fork such as Wine-GE or Wine-Lutris, and once logged in, you can "migrate" your game by picking its existing install location when "installing" it.
Thanks, I've tried, but the EA App is still missing a bunch of games and DLCs, so it's unfortunately not an option for me. Wish I could use it.
TheRiddick 25 Jan
Nice, I was thinking about this the other day. Also be nice if UbiSoft games could show up in this launcher.
Appelsin 25 Jan
Quoting: chelobakaAre there any similar apps made with Qt? This modern GTK interface looks completely alien in KDE and I find it very inconvenient as well.

Indeed. I love Lutris, and the work they do, but that Gnome/GTK-style UI feels both cumbersome and a hassle to use.
slaapliedje 25 Jan
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Quoting: F.Ultra
Quoting: slaapliedjeHasn't Origin been on there for a long time now? Like at least a year...

Wait, maybe I am thinking of GOG Galaxy...

Well it's not among the sources in the current version so probably not. I have though games like Dead Space 3 installed in Lutris and that one opens the Origin Client in order to launch the game so this is probably just to streamline the installation of Origin games somehow.
Yeah, I think this is likely doing what GOG Galaxy does, where it connects to your Origin account, and lists the games you have there. Then when you pick it to install in Lutris, it'll just install it via Origin.

ha, EA seems to have just given up on Origin, and let people buy games with it through Steam, like most of Ubisoft's games are as well. They (Ubisoft) does seem to still have a time limit before their games go onto Steam though.
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