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Lutris 0.4.21 is out to help you manage all your gaming needs on Linux

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Lutris [Official Site], the 'open gaming platform' that acts as a front-end to help you manage various games on Linux has a fresh release out.

With Lutris 0.4.21 released yesterday it features an array of improvements, feature adjustments and bug fixes to make it a more pleasent experience overall.

For those using Lutris to help with Wine and DXVK, they fixed an issue where DXVK versions didn't get updated if DXVK directory wasn't present and they also added an error message if requested DXVK version does not exist to prevent some confusion.

To help with Wine use overall, they've also added a warning for wine games if Wine is not installed on the system, there's a new Esync toggle for wine builds with Esync patches as it may cause issues for some users, Wine's own Virtual Desktop configuration is now respected, some improvements to wine download dialog and so on.

They also improved the behavior of Lutris' background process amongst other improvements to the UI, wording issues and more. Seems like a good release, nice to see it continue to improve!

As a reminder though, Lutris isn't just for managing Wine games, it also helps with launching your native games, emulators and more.

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Lin_Soldar 22 October 2018 at 11:57 am UTC
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Hi, I find Lutris trully great at installing WINE games that don't currently run under Proton. It's also great for other games not on Steam that use other client so Kudo's to the team and well done! I'd like to know whether the scripts for the runners are automatically updated? So say you have a game installed, and the person maintaining the script updates it to take advantage of newer versions of WINE etc for better performance, will the script be automatically updated to make use of it?
liamdawe 22 October 2018 at 11:58 am UTC
GuestHope this fixes the issue with it constantly syncing my steam libary

Don't even have the Sync option for my steam account turned on yet everytime I boot up steam it'll add tons of games from my steam library onto lutris which I don't want
The Sync option seems to never do anything for me, shows games I don't even have installed at the moment too. Strange feature.
Ehvis 22 October 2018 at 1:46 pm UTC
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Lin_SoldarSo say you have a game installed, and the person maintaining the script updates it to take advantage of newer versions of WINE etc for better performance, will the script be automatically updated to make use of it?

It doesn't. But I did ask about something like that in the Lutris discord channel last week and it was agreed that an "update" feature would be a useful thing. So it may come at some point in the future.
Whitewolfe80 22 October 2018 at 2:10 pm UTC
Mmm personally after speaking to the main developer of lutris more than once if you have a problem with a script as long as you give him all the details he is more than willing to see if he can fix it
chui2ch 22 October 2018 at 3:26 pm UTC
There is a bug in the current version that will inform you that the Vulkan loader is not installed even if it is.
Hal_Kado 22 October 2018 at 4:14 pm UTC
EhvisIt doesn't. But I did ask about something like that in the Lutris discord channel last week and it was agreed that an "update" feature would be a useful thing. So it may come at some point in the future.

Not sure how this would work, revisions could include a number of changes outside of just the wine version. The maintainer would need to probably write an update script separate from the install script. Would be a nice feature...although I'm sure it would break a lot of installs as well.
Ravenheart 22 October 2018 at 6:23 pm UTC
How does Lutra rank vs Play on Linux.
Whitewolfe80 22 October 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC
RavenheartHow does Lutra rank vs Play on Linux.

Lutris is a lot better than play on linux for one thing its updated regularly they have new scripts on a week to week basis and the last time there was an update to the supported games list on play on linux was in 2014.
Cestarian 23 October 2018 at 7:24 am UTC
Whitewolfe80
RavenheartHow does Lutra rank vs Play on Linux.

Lutris is a lot better than play on linux for one thing its updated regularly they have new scripts on a week to week basis and the last time there was an update to the supported games list on play on linux was in 2014.

It's a lot better than playonlinux for games* playonlinux has a lot of options for software that is not games, like photoshop, whereas lutris is hyper focused on games.
Whitewolfe80 24 October 2018 at 4:58 pm UTC
Cestarian
Whitewolfe80
RavenheartHow does Lutra rank vs Play on Linux.

Lutris is a lot better than play on linux for one thing its updated regularly they have new scripts on a week to week basis and the last time there was an update to the supported games list on play on linux was in 2014.

It's a lot better than playonlinux for games* playonlinux has a lot of options for software that is not games, like photoshop, whereas lutris is hyper focused on games.

And this is a gaming website hence the name gamingonlinux its not microsoftofficeonlinux.com is it
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