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Game launcher Lutris has another release out, adding a little spit and polish

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Lutris, where would I be without you now? This excellent open source game launcher has another point release out to fix some bits up.

What's new and changed?

  • Avoid a crash if the lutris config file is corrupted
  • Install Asian fonts by default on Wine prefix creation
  • Add Vulkan ICD loaders in system options
  • Add SampleCount option to Wine (allows enabling antialiasing in old games)
  • Replace joystick panel with Wine config panel (which contains the joypad panel)
  • Display warning when installing games on NTFS drives
  • Display warning if Vulkan is not fully installed
  • Use ldconfig to determine library paths
  • Disable steamwebhelper in Wine Steam to prevent spamming logs with errors
  • Various bug fixes

Like me, have you found Lutris to be the one launcher to rule them all? Do let me know in the comments. I would be interested to know if Lutris has helped you or if you prefer something else.

For me personally, it's basically taken all the pain away of dealing with Wine for Overwatch and StarCraft II, two games sadly not on Linux that you can pry from my cold dead hands. Not just that though, managing games from so many sources has become more and more of a hassle, which Lutris kindly deals for me.

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ajgp 9 April 2019 at 10:33 am UTC
I do like Lutris, my only wich would that in the Banner layout mode as show in the screenshot that there were some options for larger banner sizes. On my screen they can become quite small.
WorMzy 9 April 2019 at 10:59 am UTC
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Never needed to use it, 99% of my games are accessible through Steam, and I could add the others as shortcuts if I was so inclined.

Still, it's good to see it's so actively developed!

EDIT: I see it's a GTK3 application, which is disappointing.


Last edited by WorMzy at 9 April 2019 at 12:46 pm UTC
ixnari 9 April 2019 at 12:25 pm UTC
I think I gave Lutris a fair shake and I wound up not using it. It's great if you have a laptop with a dual GPU as Lutris can be configured to automatically append primusrun/optirun with every game launcher so you don't have to.

The area I found it lacking is Wine installations. I might be missing something, but I found installing Wine games through Lutris to be a bit confusing still. Specifically, configuring Wine with Xbox One S controller support is still a mystery to me. And most 3D games need primus to run properly on my laptop, so that's three programs I need to configure properly to have a Windows game work. After a few days of fiddling around with Lutris, wine, xinput support, primus and what have you, I just gave up.

Lutris is very nice indeed, but it's not for me, at least not at this point.
TheRiddick 9 April 2019 at 12:30 pm UTC
Needs scanning for already installed games, needs to also be able to scan for GOG games and humble store. ATM it assumes everything is uninstalled, even if the files are installed and flagged as installed by steam.
scaine 9 April 2019 at 1:08 pm UTC
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Lutris takes all the pain away for me. It's the only reason I can now play Overwatch like a native app.

Well, almost native... a couple of versions ago, I used to click the Overwatch shortcut that Lutris created for me in my Application launcher and it launched like native. But with the latest couple of versions, when I click that, it still launches... but also launches Lutris uselessly in the back ground and then it complains if I try to close it.

...and after writing all that, I went to check the status of the bug report here - yep, it's fixed.

Superb!
mirv 9 April 2019 at 5:01 pm UTC
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Argh, still needs gnomedesktop as a dependency. As much as I want to try lutris, until that's no longer the case then I simply can't use it. Ah well, still a nice project anyway.
scaine 9 April 2019 at 5:41 pm UTC
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mirvArgh, still needs gnomedesktop as a dependency. As much as I want to try lutris, until that's no longer the case then I simply can't use it. Ah well, still a nice project anyway.

But it's just the library, not the whole desktop, I think? Like a single .so file?
mirv 9 April 2019 at 5:49 pm UTC
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scaine
mirvArgh, still needs gnomedesktop as a dependency. As much as I want to try lutris, until that's no longer the case then I simply can't use it. Ah well, still a nice project anyway.

But it's just the library, not the whole desktop, I think? Like a single .so file?

It's a python binding, that pulls in some other things, that ends up pulling in most of the desktop support libraries, and at least for me wants to then include Ruby as well. Most of it is probably there for Debian based distros. I'm just grumbling.
Purple Library Guy 9 April 2019 at 6:06 pm UTC
WorMzyEDIT: I see it's a GTK3 application, which is disappointing.
Why is that disappointing?
I mean, I use like one KDE app. I expect when I click "install" in the software manager it pulls in like all of KDE, but who cares? My hard drive is partitioned, and nearly all of it is for /home because the actual system hardly takes up any room by comparison, and adding KDE stuff really makes hardly any difference and it's not like I have to manage the dependencies. So who cares?


Last edited by Purple Library Guy at 9 April 2019 at 6:09 pm UTC
tmtvl 9 April 2019 at 7:13 pm UTC
Purple Library GuyWhy is that disappointing?
I mean, I use like one KDE app. I expect when I click "install" in the software manager it pulls in like all of KDE, but who cares? My hard drive is partitioned, and nearly all of it is for /home because the actual system hardly takes up any room by comparison, and adding KDE stuff really makes hardly any difference and it's not like I have to manage the dependencies. So who cares?

I don't like GTK3 apps because the GTK file picker is tricky to configure when compared to the Qt one. I also don't like GTK's propensity for Client Side Decorations as it means apps don't look like they fit in with the rest of my desktop.
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