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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Lutris 0.5.10 has been released with Steam Deck support

Lutris helps you install and play video games from all eras and from most gaming systems. By leveraging and combining existing emulators, engine re-implementations and compatibility layers, it gives you a central interface to launch all your games.

The client can connect with existing services like Humble Bundle, GOG and Steam to make your game libraries easily available. Game downloads and installations are automated and can be modified through user made scripts.

Download this version of Lutris from here.

Steam Deck support

We're pleased to announce the release of Lutris 0.5.10! This is the first release since the Steam Deck has started shipping and yes, Lutris runs quite nicely on the device. Many thanks to Valve for providing a dev kit!

Please note that the Flatpak version still needs some work and will be the next point of focus now that 0.5.10 is out. Currently, Lutris has been tested with the installation from the Arch and AUR repositories. This requires disabling the read only flag of your Deck's system drive and should only be done if you're comfortable with Linux to some extent. Consider re-enabling the read-only flag after installing Lutris.

Also note that major SteamOS upgrades might reset the system partition and require you to reinstall Lutris. This hasn't happened yet, and minor Steam Deck updates won't affect your Lutris installation. We hope having the Flatpak version ready before any major upgrade happens.

It's recommended to use the "Create Steam shortcut" when installing games, this will make the game available in the Deck UI and allow you to benefit from Steam Input. If you want to play games in desktop mode and use the Deck controls as a joypad, make sure you configure Steam accordingly, as it is set by default to emulate a keyboard and mouse.

Adding games

Make sure to click the "+" button to see its new functionality. It used to be for adding a game manually but now offers a lot of other options as shown below

Screenshot from 2022-04-01 14-11-20

"Search the Lutris website" replaces the "Community installers" tab in the Lutris service. The Lutris service now acts like the others and simply show your library from lutris.net.

"Scan a folder for games" is useful if you have a folder of games you previously installed with lutris but are no longer indexed in the client. This feature matches folder names with lutris game identifiers and uses the install script to find the correct executable

"Install a Windows game from media" is useful when you want to install a game from a setup.exe in an optical media or a download.

"Install from a local install script" is a GUI version of the previously available -i / --install command line flag and allows you to install local YAML installers

"Add locally installed game" open the dialog to add a game manually, this was the default behavior of the "+" button.

Integrations

Lutris receives 2 new integration with support for Origin and Ubisoft Connect. As with the Epic Games Store integration, you will need to install the Origin and Ubisoft Connect clients to use this integration. This is especially important for Ubisoft Connect, since their API doesn't return all your games and most will be available once you have logged in the Windows client.
Ubisoft Connect also has a tendency to be slow and getting stuck on an "Initializing" dialog. If this happens, close the dialog and retry installing or launching the game you which to play.

The Origin client can sometimes fail to update itself. When this happens click the "cancel" button but when Origin asks you for confirmation to cancel the update, say no and Origin will restart the update process, completing it successfully.

Humble Bundle has made changes to their API and it is currently not possible to log in or install games until we provide a patch.

Changelog

  • Add new window to add games to Lutris, with searches from the website,
    scanning a folder for previously installed games, installing a Windows
    game from a setup file, installing from a YAML script or configuring a
    single game manually.
  • Move the search for Lutris installers from a tab in the Lutris service
    to the window for adding games.
  • Add option to add a Lutris game to Steam
  • Add a coverart format
  • Add integration with EA Origin
  • Add integration with Ubisoft Connect
  • Download missing media on startup
  • Remove Winesteam runner (install Steam for Windows in Lutris instead)
  • PC (Linux and Windows) games have their own dedicated Nvidia shader cache
  • Add dgvoodoo2 option
  • Add option to enable BattleEye anti-cheat support
  • Default to Retroarch cores in ~/.config/retroarch/cores if available
  • Add support for downloading patches and DLC for GOG games
  • Add --export and --import command line flags to export a game a lutris
    game and re-import it (requires --dest for the destination path, feature still experimental)
  • Add command line flags to manage runners: --install-runner, --uninstall-runners,
    --list-runners, --list-wine-versions
  • Change behavior of the "Stop" button, remove "Kill all Wine processes" action
  • Gamescope option is now disabled on Nvidia GPUs
  • Enable F-Sync by default
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