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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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slaapliedje 30 Dec, 2018
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Quoting: iiari
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...
I think especially for the studios like Rockstar, Bethesda, Ubisoft. If they're being shown who is using Linux to play their games, there might be the 'oh, we could support them' thought that starts. But then again, there could be the 'oh someone will patch in proton / wine and it'll work and we don't have to care.' thought.

It's kind of tough to say at this early stage what effect it'll have. If it weren't for the 'well Linux users use it because it's free and they're cheap bastards so don't buy anything' mentality, I think we'd already have seen more major studios support native games.
iiari 30 Dec, 2018
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Quoting: slaapliedjeIt's kind of tough to say at this early stage what effect it'll have...
True that... There are some studios dropping Linux efforts and saying, in effect, use Proton (but not outright supporting it), and other devs (see the article here on Clone Drone in the Danger Zone) changing their games to make them work on Proton, so it could go either way... It could explode as studios develop for Proton, or, well, nothing could happen. 2019 will tell us a lot...
joaojotta 1 Jan, 2019
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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.
No, no, no: I DON’T KNOW how to. I believe you do but I certainly don’t.
HavingtoGetSigned 5 Jan, 2019
How do I instal this in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic?
iiari 5 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: HavingtoGetSignedHow do I instal this in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic?
slaapliedje 6 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: iiari
Quoting: HavingtoGetSignedHow do I instal this in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic?

The instructions are right there on their page...
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