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Remember Cartridges? The simple launcher that aims to be a sort-of all in one solution, to bring together games from all of your sources. Well, it just had a nice upgrade.

Mentioned in a previous article only recently, since then the 2.0 release went out adding in direct support for the Legendary tool for Epic Games, and it now supports Flatpaks as well to import games from. So you can now import games into it from Steam, Lutris, Heroic, Bottles, itch, Legendary and Flatpak.

Could be quite useful to just have that one place to launch stuff from. Especially nice with its integration with SteamGridDB to give you nice looking cover art. Given how many launchers there are now, all with strengths and weaknesses (especially since some stores don't offer direct Linux support), perhaps having them all in one place will stop me forgetting everything I have installed.

Check it out on GitHub.

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nwildner Jul 19, 2023
Cartridges is a nice visual-looking frontend for those who want a UI that is similar with what you have on Gnome if you are user of that DE, but it is missing some features that other frontends like EmulationStation and Pegasus-FE already have like:

- Game navigation using Controller(there is a github issue opened on that)
- There is no indication if Cartridges has some sort of universal controller config where you configure in one place and the configuration is inherited by the backend(Steam, retroarch, lutris, etc).

While it seems to be a cool project, it's barebones compared with other frontends avaialble to manage retrogames and Steam, Lutris, and Heroic game collections.
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