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Lutris is probably in my top 5 of free and open source Linux apps, as it's made gaming outside of Steam many times easier on Linux. Especially since it can pull in games from many different sources like Humble Store, GOG, and various others done through Wine like the Epic Games Store.

The latest release put out today further improves the Wine experience. Now some Wine "core processes" are excluding from their monitoring which they say fixes "Battle.net and Origin installation issues" and there's also a fixed for the Wine "sandbox on non English systems". Continuing Wine improvements they've also changed how they handle DXVK releases, so it now uses their own repository so they can roll out as needed (and hopefully catch any issues).

Other changes and improvements:

  • Allow Citra and MAME to be launched as standalone programs
  • Avoid a crash if ldconfig -p returns corrupt data
  • Allow custom messages to be displayed at the end of install scripts
  • Add option to provide alternate config file for PCSX2 games
  • Fix issue with usernames containing accented characters
  • Fix "Restrict to display" option on Wayland/Mutter
  • Fix blurry icons on KDE

If you do wish to try the latest build, just be aware they've changed how it tracks time played "from string to float" in their database and they said to not downgrade after or you will have issues.

See more on the official Lutris website. You can also support Lutris on Patreon. I continue to be a huge Lutris fan, especially as it's allowed our livestreamer to entirely switch to Linux because setting up Overwatch (their favourite) is painless with it.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Open Source, Update | Apps: Lutris
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9 comments

ajgp 15 Apr, 2020
Any link to the changelog so that I can see what changes they have made to time played tracking? I cant locate anything on website or twitter about this update.
Liam Dawe 15 Apr, 2020
Quoting: ajgpAny link to the changelog so that I can see what changes they have made to time played tracking? I cant locate anything on website or twitter about this update.
From their wording about it being in the database, I assume it's for the accounts system in their SQL. Edit: Found it.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 15 April 2020 at 11:36 am UTC
EagleDelta 15 Apr, 2020
Quoting: ajgpAny link to the changelog so that I can see what changes they have made to time played tracking? I cant locate anything on website or twitter about this update.

It's a database migration changing the datatype of that field in the database itself. I would not upgrade yet if you're worried about it as the standard practice with database migrations is to roll forward, not back. It's generally safer/easier to fix a bug and roll forward than to try and figure out how to roll the DB changes back without major issues.

QuoteThe latest release put out today further improves the Wine experience.
Liam, is this a full release? Tannis pinged everyone in the Lutris discord yesterday asking to test a beta build of Lutris 0.5.6, no word of a full 0.5.6 release yet.
Liam Dawe 15 Apr, 2020
Quoting: EagleDelta
QuoteThe latest release put out today further improves the Wine experience.
Liam, is this a full release? Tannis pinged everyone in the Lutris discord yesterday asking to test a beta build of Lutris 0.5.6, no word of a full 0.5.6 release yet.
They asked for testing on Monday, today the release went out and confirmed again here. If it was a pre-release, I would have said so.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 15 April 2020 at 2:15 pm UTC
EagleDelta 15 Apr, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: EagleDelta
QuoteThe latest release put out today further improves the Wine experience.
Liam, is this a full release? Tannis pinged everyone in the Lutris discord yesterday asking to test a beta build of Lutris 0.5.6, no word of a full 0.5.6 release yet.
They asked for testing on Monday, today the release went out and confirmed again here. If it was a pre-release, I would have said so.

Nice! I missed the Twitter announcement. Been pretty heads down with work stuff lately, so if it's not in discord, slack, or mattermost I probably miss it.
dziadulewicz 15 Apr, 2020
Looks like a brilliant app! Is there no snap for it?? Just got into Linux and enjoying Ubuntu Store
chr 16 Apr, 2020
Quoting: dziadulewiczLooks like a brilliant app! Is there no snap for it?? Just got into Linux and enjoying Ubuntu Store

Seems there is no snap nor flatpak (on Flathub anyway) for it currently. I think in theory you can package it yourself. But even though it is presumably a lot easier than traditional packaging, it is still presumably an undertaking that needs a bit of dedication and a bit of time and a bit of technical knowledge.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 16 Apr, 2020
Quoting: dziadulewiczLooks like a brilliant app! Is there no snap for it?? Just got into Linux and enjoying Ubuntu Store

IIRC Canonical's Alan Pope is working on it!
F.Ultra 16 Apr, 2020
Quoting: dziadulewiczLooks like a brilliant app! Is there no snap for it?? Just got into Linux and enjoying Ubuntu Store

No Snap but they do provide a PPA for Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lutris


Do the above to install lutris and then as each new release is released you will get it automatically just like if it was on the Ubuntu Store.
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