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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 28 Dec, 2018
I think you should stop being paranoid about what counts as what. Developers who want to know the potential of the Linux market can already do it, Proton or not. And legacy publishers who don't grok Linux won't care no matter what, so forget about them. They'll come around with the natural market growth.
joaojotta 28 Dec, 2018
Quoting: Guestpretty sad that a 3rd party has to put gog support when GOG themselves cannot even put out a launcher.kudos to strider for this cool release.
Well, lots of things to analyze there.
For one thing I don't think Lutris will have the online features GOG Galaxy has (unless it's running a WINE version of the Windows software).
Also, GOOG could very well launch a Linux version while getting the online features ready. After all, the online connections are, as they say, all optional.
Sill, glad Lutris did it! THANK YOU!!
jens 28 Dec, 2018
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Quoting: Shmerl... with the natural market growth.

My paranoid mind unfortunately says me that market growth is not a natural thing, thus won't happen just like this over some given time ;).
Shmerl 28 Dec, 2018
Quoting: jensMy paranoid mind unfortunately says me that market growth is not a natural thing, thus won't happen just like this over some given time ;).

There can be things to advance the market, but avoiding using Wine (or Lutris) isn't one of them :)
Whitewolfe80 28 Dec, 2018
"please keep things short; concise; with paragraphs and not like you hit your head on the keyboard several times."[/quote]
Well done edgelord well done
slaapliedje 29 Dec, 2018
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Isn't Lutris open source? If it is, why hasn't it been put into the Debian repos? I will admit I am lazy and just want to be able to 'apt install lutris' why isn't that a thing yet?
jens 29 Dec, 2018
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Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: jensMy paranoid mind unfortunately says me that market growth is not a natural thing, thus won't happen just like this over some given time ;).

There can be things to advance the market, but avoiding using Wine (or Lutris) isn't one of them :)

No, avoiding Wine would be kind of counterproductive (someone needs to test the base components of Steam Play :D) and Lutris does more than just Wine. It just shouldn't be too convenient to use the Windows version of Steam on Linux and hopefully doing so is soon not even needed anymore. That's really all I'm trying to say ;).


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joaojotta 29 Dec, 2018
Quoting: slaapliedjeI will admit I am lazy and just want to be able to 'apt install lutris' why isn't that a thing yet?
I’ll admit it: I don’t know how to install it from source. );
iiari 29 Dec, 2018
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Quoting: jensNo, avoiding Wine would be kind of counterproductive (someone needs to test the base components of Steam Play :D)
And now that Steam Play counts our play time of Windows titles as Linux use in the reports developers see, I actually see the use of Steam Play as a way to send devs a message we are out there...


Last edited by iiari on 29 December 2018 at 10:11 pm UTC
slaapliedje 30 Dec, 2018
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Quoting: joaojotta
Quoting: slaapliedjeI will admit I am lazy and just want to be able to 'apt install lutris' why isn't that a thing yet?
I’ll admit it: I don’t know how to install it from source. );
Ha, yeah I can install it from source, I just don't see a reason too if the license is open enough why we don't have an official package build, vs ones that are on the opensuse build system.
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