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The first beta for Lutris 0.5 is out with a refreshed UI and GOG support

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Lutris, the 'open gaming platform' has a new beta version out that features a refreshed UI and it's looking really sleek now.

For those not clued up on Lutris, it's a game manager. One that will allow you to bundle all your games from various places into one single handy user interface. It comes with tons of options including Steam, Wine, emulators and more.

Here's a look at the new UI with the dark theme:

While it's not massively different, it does feel a lot cleaner than the older version.

Lutris also now has support for installing games from GOG as well, which is pretty handy. You can add a game to your Lutris library and when you go to install it, an option for GOG is now available. It will bring up a little window to login to GOG and then download it directly for you—love it!

If you grab the source file from this announcement, you can then run the included file to test out the new version. Simply run the file located in "/path/to/download/lutris/bin/lutris" and have a play.

Impressed with their progress, good to see it continue to mature. This latest beta certainly feels like a good step for this handy application.

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Shmerl 27 December 2018 at 8:53 pm UTC
jensI guess I wont be popular with my opinion, but I hope that Steam Play/Proton will take that much steam that wrapping Wine/Steam on windows via Lutris will soon no longer be relevant.

Not everyone is using Steam to begin with, and not everything is actually bought on Steam. So using normal Wine (either manually or through managers like Lutris) isn't going to become irrelevant any time soon.

Using Steam itself through Wine probably won't be as needed for Steam users, given that Steam now provides Proton option.


Last edited by Shmerl at 27 December 2018 at 8:57 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80 27 December 2018 at 9:16 pm UTC
jensI guess I wont be popular with my opinion, but I hope that Steam Play/Proton will take that much steam that wrapping Wine/Steam on windows via Lutris will soon no longer be relevant. The reason for my opinion here is that I still think that gaming on Linux will only improve in the long term when Linux hits a significantly higher market share than the current 1%. Playing windows games outside of Proton does not increases Linux visibility.

This is just my opinion, by all means everyone is free to use Linux as one wishes. Note also that I don't talk about making Lutris irrelevant, I know that it wraps more than just Wine.

Nothing is going to grow the linux market place without killer apps there has to be an exclusive that you cannot get on windows/xbox/ps4/switch and it has to stay exclusive to linux nobody is going to switch to linux to play a game they already play perfectly fine on windows they just arent.The mainstream users have no clue that google MS and amazon collect their data and sells it on to marketers no fucking idea and they are happy in their ignorance.I had to spend over an hour once providing tech support to a lady at my old work place because we switched to debian for low end users because of licencing costs. What massive project was she trying to do she had been given a deb file to install and she said am double clicking and the wizard thing is not coming up so i can click next. In the end after throughly losing my patience because i thought she was trolling me. I drove to her site did it for her and she muttered windows was better every two minutes and it's this stupid minux system. That is not a mistype that is what she said. That is the level of user that runs games on windows and you are not going to get them to come to linux when they have to actually learn to do things in terminal to get your system running smoothly.


Last edited by Whitewolfe80 at 27 December 2018 at 9:17 pm UTC
iiari 27 December 2018 at 9:19 pm UTC
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Shmerl
jensI guess I wont be popular with my opinion, but I hope that Steam Play/Proton will take that much steam that wrapping Wine/Steam on windows via Lutris will soon no longer be relevant.

Not everyone is using Steam to begin with, and not everything is actually bought on Steam. So using normal Wine (either manually or through managers like Lutris) isn't going to become irrelevant any time soon.

Using Steam itself through Wine probably won't be as needed for Steam users, given that Steam now provides Proton option.
More than that, Lutris is not exclusively, or even primarily, a Wine wrapper. It's one of, like, two dozen different emulators or wrappers you can plug in for games from a ton of different systems.

There's also the ability to use Proton via Lutris as its own wrapper. So theoretically, for example, you could take another entity's launcher or store (Origin, Discord, and maybe even Epic one day, who knows) and run it USING Proton, through Lutris.

It's really an essential Linux product right now. Great job to all involved.
Shmerl 27 December 2018 at 9:19 pm UTC
People don't use something because of exclusives, but because the platform offers something useful to them. Of course marketing eggheads will continue pushing exclusives, as an anti-user feature, but Linux developers should not follow this garbage approach.
Shmerl 27 December 2018 at 9:24 pm UTC
iiariThere's also the ability to use Proton via Lutris as its own wrapper. So theoretically, for example, you could take another entity's launcher or store (Origin, Discord, and maybe even Epic one day, who knows) and run it USING Proton, through Lutris.

Sure, and you can do it without Lutris as well since Proton is basically a variant of Wine. But it's probably not the best idea, since Proton is too Steam specific. Using Wine with whatever customizations without Steam specific stuff is a better idea in such case.


Last edited by Shmerl at 27 December 2018 at 9:25 pm UTC
14 27 December 2018 at 10:25 pm UTC
ShmerlPeople don't use something because of exclusives, but because the platform offers something useful to them.
Call me shallow, but I have purchased the original Xbox (Halo), the GBA (Fire Emblem), my 3DS (Fire Emblem), and my PS4 (Bloodborne) primarily for one game each time. I haven't purchased a Wii U or a Switch yet, but I hear of a Fire Emblem releasing for Switch next year. Yes, I will probably be a sucker then. On the bright side, it's still possible to sell physical media games after you don't play them anymore. (I'm not a collector!)
14 28 December 2018 at 3:57 am UTC
I wonder how many of the GoG features they're going to let you choose from. Using this API wrapper, I made my own little script with the options I like. For example, of Lutris won't allow me to deselect all the extras that come with a game, I don't think I'll use it. If a lot of options are present, then I won't have to use my own script anymore.
Purple Library Guy 28 December 2018 at 5:36 am UTC
jensI guess I wont be popular with my opinion, but I hope that Steam Play/Proton will take that much steam that wrapping Wine/Steam on windows via Lutris will soon no longer be relevant. The reason for my opinion here is that I still think that gaming on Linux will only improve in the long term when Linux hits a significantly higher market share than the current 1%. Playing windows games outside of Proton does not increases Linux visibility.

This is just my opinion, by all means everyone is free to use Linux as one wishes. Note also that I don't talk about making Lutris irrelevant, I know that it wraps more than just Wine.
Mm . . . well, I like Proton (in theory, haven't used it yet), and I don't actually use GOG much, but even for me I have a few games that aren't from Steam, which Lutris will probably at some point help me play. Like I have this old Sins of a Solar Empire CD which I never got working back in the day . . .


Last edited by Purple Library Guy at 28 December 2018 at 5:42 am UTC
Purple Library Guy 28 December 2018 at 5:38 am UTC
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ShmerlPeople don't use something because of exclusives, but because the platform offers something useful to them.
Call me shallow
You're shallow!

. . . What? But he told me to!
jens 28 December 2018 at 8:28 am UTC
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jensI guess I wont be popular with my opinion, but I hope that Steam Play/Proton will take that much steam that wrapping Wine/Steam on windows via Lutris will soon no longer be relevant. The reason for my opinion here is that I still think that gaming on Linux will only improve in the long term when Linux hits a significantly higher market share than the current 1%. Playing windows games outside of Proton does not increases Linux visibility.

This is just my opinion, by all means everyone is free to use Linux as one wishes. Note also that I don't talk about making Lutris irrelevant, I know that it wraps more than just Wine.

Nothing is going to grow the linux market place without killer apps there has to be an exclusive that you cannot get on windows/xbox/ps4/switch and it has to stay exclusive to linux nobody is going to switch to linux to play a game they already play perfectly fine on windows they just arent.The mainstream users have no clue that google MS and amazon collect their data and sells it on to marketers no fucking idea and they are happy in their ignorance.I had to spend over an hour once providing tech support to a lady at my old work place because we switched to debian for low end users because of licencing costs. What massive project was she trying to do she had been given a deb file to install and she said am double clicking and the wizard thing is not coming up so i can click next. In the end after throughly losing my patience because i thought she was trolling me. I drove to her site did it for her and she muttered windows was better every two minutes and it's this stupid minux system. That is not a mistype that is what she said. That is the level of user that runs games on windows and you are not going to get them to come to linux when they have to actually learn to do things in terminal to get your system running smoothly.

Sorry, but I wasn't able read your response until the end. I guess the fourth advise from https://github.com/Joshua-Ashton/dxup/issues/29#issuecomment-449862580 which I coincidentally stumbled upon several hours ago applies here too:
"please keep things short; concise; with paragraphs and not like you hit your head on the keyboard several times."
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