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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 Feb, 2019
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 Feb, 2019
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 Feb, 2019
It works great and looks simple and awesome
Nezchan 3 Feb, 2019
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 on 3 February 2019 at 2:24 am UTC
techieg33k 3 Feb, 2019
This is great to see the gog support since gog won't give us a client.
stretch611 3 Feb, 2019
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 Feb, 2019
Quoting: 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 Feb, 2019
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Anyone have this running on KDE, complains of no "Gnome-desktop available" for me.


Seems it's a bug

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


Seems it's a bug

Can confirm with i3 its the same.
raneon 3 Feb, 2019
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/", line 30, in <module>
gi.require_version("GnomeDesktop", "3.0")
File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gi/", 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 on 3 February 2019 at 1:51 pm UTC
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