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Regular readers will know by now how much I've enjoyed using Lutris to bring together my game library across Steam, GOG and more. It just recently put out the big update!

There's something so satisfying about having all games on your system, under one roof regardless of where you purchased them. It's the anti-launcher of launchers and it's slick.

Lutris 0.5.0 release highlights include:

  • A much improved user interface.
  • GOG support, which allows you to login to GOG and it will download games for you.
  • The ability to limit the FPS in games when libstrangle is available.
  • Search for games from the Lutris website, directly in the Lutris client to install them (much nicer!).
  • And loads more!

It's crazy really how long GOG have dragged their feet on getting Galaxy on Linux, so Lutris should help a lot there for those who do shop across different stores. Personally, it's made me more likely to purchase from GOG as keeping tabs on manual downloads is a hassle I don't want.

Find the release notes here, official site here. Looks like their official site just had a makeover too.

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legluondunet 2 February 2019 at 11:44 pm UTC
I tried to install a Gog game with Lutris, works very well.
Lutris became a "must to have" for Linux gamers with this new major version.
PieOrCake 3 February 2019 at 12:01 am UTC
I've had a secret love affair with Lutris for over a year now, and I've been eagerly waiting for the 0.5 release. I love the new website so far, and there seems to be a download option for all of the most popular distributions. Like you, Liam, I avoid installing GoG games because I don't like having to manually manage them.

I've followed the FAQ and found where to "import" my GoG games, and I get a notification saying that they're imported... but I can't seem to find where to actually install them. Suggestions?
QUASAR 3 February 2019 at 12:15 am UTC
It works great and looks simple and awesome
Nezchan 3 February 2019 at 2:08 am UTC
Hopefully someone's working on Itch integration.

Can't say I'm that much of a fan of the idea that turning the sidebar off means both sidebars vanish. I'd like to be able to turn the one on the right off and just have it show when I need it, but the only options are all or nothing.

Edit: I'm getting some weird behaviour where the right sidebar will be replaced by some sort of ferret logo, with no obvious way to get back the previous menu that was there. Also, I was playing Caves of Qud and it didn't recognize when I quit the game. Ended up having to restart Lutris to restore normal functionality.


Last edited by Nezchan at 3 February 2019 at 2:24 am UTC
techieg33k 3 February 2019 at 3:23 am UTC
This is great to see the gog support since gog won't give us a client.
stretch611 3 February 2019 at 5:29 am UTC
Does it have Humble Store support?

For games that are DRM free downloads from there. Admittedly, many give only a steam key, but it would be a nice thing to have direct download support for those that it is available.
Pit 3 February 2019 at 9:29 am UTC
stretch611Does it have Humble Store support?

That indeed would be even more important than the GOG integration, as the 'support' from Humble regarding downloads etc. is (IMHO) abysmal. But as they don't even have a common system for installations that is probably not going to happen....
pete910 3 February 2019 at 10:57 am UTC
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Anyone have this running on KDE, complains of no "Gnome-desktop available" for me.

Edit:

Seems it's a bug

https://forums.lutris.net/t/lutris-doesnt-open-after-update/4946


Last edited by pete910 at 3 February 2019 at 10:59 am UTC
TimeFreeze 3 February 2019 at 11:18 am UTC
pete910Anyone have this running on KDE, complains of no "Gnome-desktop available" for me.

Edit:

Seems it's a bug

https://forums.lutris.net/t/lutris-doesnt-open-after-update/4946

Can confirm with i3 its the same.
raneon 3 February 2019 at 1:50 pm UTC
Oh wow, nice release ;-)

$ lutris
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/lutris", line 31, in <module>
from lutris.gui.application import Application
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lutris/gui/application.py", line 30, in <module>
gi.require_version("GnomeDesktop", "3.0")
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 129, in require_version
raise ValueError('Namespace %s not available' % namespace)
ValueError: Namespace GnomeDesktop not available

As soon as Lutris will show all my Steam games, it could be interesting, but it shows only the installed ones :-(


Last edited by raneon at 3 February 2019 at 1:51 pm UTC
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