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The open source game manager Lutris has a new release out, with brings in some critical bug fixes along with some new features needing testing.

One of the main additions this time is support for umu, the Unified Linux Wine Game Launcher, which allows you to properly run Proton outside of Steam. From the GitHub: "It is essentially a copy of the Steam Linux Runtime/Steam Runtime Tools that Valve uses for proton, with some modifications made so that it can be used outside of Steam" that other launchers like Lutris and Heroic can use.

The developer notes this new feature is experimental, but is also now the only way to use Proton in Lutris.

Here's all that's changed:

  • Fix critical bug preventing completion of installs if the script specifies a wine version
  • Fix critical bug preventing Steam library sync
  • Fix critical bug preventing game or runner uninstall in Flatpak
  • Support for library sync to lutris.net, this allows to sync games, play time and categories to multiple devices.
  • Remove "Lutris" service view; with library sync the "Games" view replaces it.
  • Torturous and sadistic options for multi-GPUs that were half broken and understood by no one have been replaced by a simple GPU selector.
  • EXPERIMENTAL support for umu, which allows running games with Proton and Vessel. Using Proton in Lutris without umu is no longer possible.
  • Better and sensible sorting for games (sorting by playtime or last played no longer needs to be reversed)
  • Support the "Categories" command when you select multiple games
  • Notification bar when your Lutris is no longer supported
  • Improved error dialog.
  • Add Vita3k runner (thanks @ItsAllAboutTheCode)
  • Add Supermodel runner
  • WUA files are now supported in Cemu
  • "Show Hidden Games" now displays the hidden games in a separate view, and re-hides them as soon as you leave it.
  • Support transparent PNG files for custom banner and cover-art
  • Images are now downloaded for manually added games.
  • Deprecate 'exe', 'main_file' or 'iso' placed at the root of the script, all lutris.net installers have been updated accordingly.
  • Deprecate libstrangle and xgamma support.
  • Deprecate DXVK state cache feature (it was never used and is no longer relevant to DXVK 2)

See more on the official site.

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rambo919 Apr 11
I assume umu comes bundled with lutris now? I get no hits for it in the repos.
tuubi Apr 11
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Looking at recent commits, seems like Lutris will download umu automatically when you first launch a game using Proton, as long as experimental features are enabled in Lutris.

Try launching with `env LUTRIS_EXPERIMENTAL_FEATURES_ENABLED=1 lutris` and selecting Proton as the runner for one of your Windows games.
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