Lutris, the free and open source game manager for installing games on Linux from many stores, has a new version available as work continues to improve Steam Deck support.
While the headline feature from the developer is "Steam Deck support", it's not quite there yet. They've made plenty of steps towards it, but currently there's no Flatpak package that works properly, and so to install you still need to turn off the Deck's read-only filesystem (which we really don't recommend doing). Thankfully, work on the Flatpak is the priority for the next version! Additionally, there's a new "Create Steam shortcut" option to add games from Lutris to Steam so it can be used in Gaming Mode which sounds incredibly useful.
New features include
An expanded "Add Game" box with more options
Support for Origin and Ubisoft Connect. They work the same as their Epic Games Store integration, with it needing to install the Windows clients. Sadly though, for now Humble Store is broken as Humble updated their API so work is needed to re-do that.
Here's some of the other changes:
- Add a coverart format
- Download missing media on startup
- Remove Winesteam runner (install Steam for Windows in Lutris instead)
- PC (Linux and Windows) games have their own dedicated Nvidia shader cache
- Add dgvoodoo2 option
- Add option to enable BattleEye anti-cheat support (for those games that support it on Linux / Proton)
- Default to Retroarch cores in ~/.config/retroarch/cores if available
- Add support for downloading patches and DLC for GOG games
- Add --export and --import command line flags to export a game a lutris game and re-import it (requires --dest for the destination path, feature still experimental)
- Add command line flags to manage runners: --install-runner, --uninstall-runners, --list-runners, --list-wine-versions
- Change behaviour of the "Stop" button, remove "Kill all Wine processes" action
- Gamescope option is now disabled on Nvidia GPUs
- Enable F-Sync by default