Lutris is an open gaming platform and manager for Linux. It provides an unified interface for installation, configuration and foremost launching games. It works with native software, installed Windows and DOS games, Steam, Desura, online/browser games, as well as games from the over 20 supported emulators. Aquiring new games from any channel is helped by community-contributed installers. It comes prepacked for a few major distributions.

Tags python game game-manager gui installation dashboard steam desura emulators msdos windows z-machine scumm nintendo
License GNU GPLv3
State initial

Recent Releases Apr 2019 11:45 minor feature: Handle distributions where ldconfig is not in PATH, like Debian. a crash when GOG credential have changed. Leave "Show logs" button always enabled. Add BlastEm to libretro cores. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 09 Apr 2019 19:46:02 -0700.
0.5.210 Apr 2019 03:25 minor bugfix: Avoid a crash if the lutris config file is corrupted. Install Asian fonts by default on Wine precreation. Add Vulkan ICD loaders in system options. Add SampleCount option to Wine (allows enabling antialiasing in old games). Replace joystick panel with Wine config panel (which contains the joypad panel). Display warning when installing games on NTFS drives. Display warning if Vulkan is not fully installed. Use ldconfig to determine library paths. Disable steamwebhelper in Wine Steam to prevent spamming logs with errors. Various. -- Mathieu Comandon Thu, 04 Apr 2019 02:47:30 -0700. Mar 2019 06:05 minor bugfix: Fake release to work around Launchpad / OBS publishing. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:38:55 -0700.
0.5.121 Mar 2019 22:25 minor bugfix: Download the default Lutris Wine version when not available. Prevent duplicates when importing games from 3rd party services. some sorting in the view. Add reporting feature with the --submit-flag. The can only be saved locally, API integration will be implemented at a later stage. Add support for CD-ROM images for non CD32/CDTV Amiga models. Remove website search from sidebar and merge it with the main search entry. Display a warning message if the installed Nvidia driver is too old. GOG games not being installable without being connected to GOG. Improve performance of log handling. Remove winecfg if Proton is used. Enable Prime by default for compatible systems. Various. -- Mathieu Comandon Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:24:27 -0700. lutris ( cosmic; urgency=medium. Bullshit my way out of Gtk+ fuckery. Initialize playtime attribute when invalid playtime found. Strip equal signs from envvars. If the Fedora shit breaks the SUSE shit, I just delete it, OK?. Add application attribute on GenericPanel. Avoid crashing on weird GPU configs. Remove get_config_id. -- Mathieu Comandon Sun, 03 Feb 2019 00:21:32 -0800. Feb 2019 16:05 minor feature: Bullshit my way out of Gtk+ fuckery. Initialize playtime attribute when invalid playtime found. Strip equal signs from envvars. If the Fedora shit breaks the SUSE shit, I just delete it, OK?. Add application attribute on GenericPanel. Avoid crashing on weird GPU configs. Remove get_config_id. -- Mathieu Comandon Sun, 03 Feb 2019 00:21:32 -0800.
0.5.002 Feb 2019 06:45 major feature: Modernize the Gtk UI, thanks to the improvements made by @TingPing. Add GOG support, allowing users to sign-in their account, import games and download game files automatically during install. Add finer game import options, allowing imports from different 3rd party such as Steam, GOG and locally installed games. Re-architecture the process monitor. This with games exiting prematurely. Many thanks to @AaronOpfer for his patches!. Multiple games can now be launched at the same time without losing control over the first game. Game information and actions are now displayed in a panel on the right side. Coverart fetching for the panel will be added in a future release, until then cover art files can be placed in /.local/share/lutris/coverart/ game-identifier .jpg. Games from can be searched and installed from the client itself. New install_cab_component installer command for Media Foundation based games. Add a download cache to re-use files between installations. Print graphics drivers and GPU on startup. Re-design installer selection picker. Add a button to show installer scripts before installing. Add a FPS limiter option when libstrangle is available ( Re-architecturing of several parts of the application (views, linux feature detection, main game class...). -- Mathieu Comandon Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:26:25 -0800.
0.4.2309 Nov 2018 06:45 minor bugfix: Prevent monitor from quitting games that open a 2nd process. Run on-demand scripts from game directory. Tell the user what executable is expected after a failed install. a circular import causing on some distributions. Add missing dependency for openSUSE Tumbleweed. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:10:19 -0800.
0.4.2204 Nov 2018 07:25 minor feature: Use lspci instead of xrandr to detect video cards. Detect if Vulkan is supported by the system for DXVK games. Add experimental playtime support. Detect Proton and add it to Wine versions. runtime being downloaded when not needed. Add experimental tray icon with last games played. Add support for Feral Gamemode. Prevent process monitor to quit games prematurely. Code cleanup. -- Mathieu Comandon Sat, 03 Nov 2018 00:01:19 -0700.
0.4.2121 Oct 2018 07:05 minor feature: Added an Esync toggle for wine builds with esync patches and a check for limits if the toggle was activated. Added a warning for wine games if wine is not installed on the system (to avoid with dependencies). Added a check for Vulkan loaders when using DXVK. Added check for the presence of executable after the installation finished. Added an option to sort installed games first. Added a discouraging warning if Lutris was launched as root. Added a "--version" command line option. Added an error message if requested DXVK version does not exist. Improved behavior of Lutris' background process. Improved UI when changing game's identifier. Wine's own Virtual Desktop configuration is now respected. Merge command now has a 'copy' alias. Executable selection how has a text field. Blacklisted Proton and SteamWorks from showing up as games. Sidebar now shows number of installed games per runner and platform. Visual improvements to wine download dialog. an when DXVK versions didn't get updated if dxvk directory wasn't present. an when the watcher would sync Steam games even if the feature was disabled. missing warning for existing preduring installation process if the path contained " ". Prevent Steam games from being synced from the AppManifest watcher if Steam sync if off. Games load properly when launching Lutris for the first time. Minor improvements to wording in some menus. -- Mathieu Comandon Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:39:31 -0700.
0.4.2026 Sep 2018 06:05 minor feature: detection of winetricks path. Improve visual feedback on wine download dialog. Add skill and command-line arguments for Zdoom. Add option to disable joypad auto-configuration. Restore refresh rate on monitor reset. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:46:46 -0700.
0.4.1905 Sep 2018 11:25 minor feature: Prioritize winetricks from the runtime. Populate DXVK versions with github releases. Add support for DirectX 10 with DXVK. detection of xgamma. Add 24BPP option for Xephyr. Restore Alsa option for Wine. Prepend additional system paths to runtime. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:48:52 -0700.
0.4.1825 May 2018 10:25 minor bugfix: 'execute' command arguments. 'write_json' command when no file exists. Avoid crash when wine prehas broken symlinks. Update DXVK latest version to 0.52. Update winetricks. -- Mathieu Comandon Thu, 24 May 2018 14:06:45 -0700.
0.4.1721 May 2018 06:25 minor bugfix: Add DVXK version option. in Wine registry handling. Prioritize /usr/lib32 over Lutris runtime. Re-enable Lutris runtime if using a Lutris Wine build. xrandr parsing when DisplayPort are available. Get pids used by wineserver (experimental, likely to be removed). -- Mathieu Comandon Sun, 20 May 2018 14:51:49 -0700.
0.4.1616 May 2018 09:45 minor bugfix: Crash preventing running or configuring wine games. Steam being shut down regardless of the associated option's setting. Some external library folders not being detected. Crash on InstallerWindow for GTK 3.22. Remove Ctrl+Q shortcut. -- Mathieu Comandon Fri, 11 May 2018 22:59:26 -0700.
0.4.1512 May 2018 14:45 minor feature: Add RPCS3 runner. Prevent Lutris from killing Steam if it's downloading a game. Add option to run DRM free Steam games without opening Steam. Add `custom-name` directive for install scripts. Set default Wine architecture to 64bit. Add support for DXVK in Wine games. Prioritize libraries in /usr/lib over the Lutris runtime. Disable Lutris runtime on Wine games if Wine is installed globally. Download recent wine version if the system installed one is too old. Record installation date of games. Add option for menu mode key in MESS. Support hard disk images for FS-UAE. Various UI. -- Mathieu Comandon Fri, 11 May 2018 14:05:48 -0700.
0.4.1423 Nov 2017 07:05 minor feature: Add option to include and exclude processes from monitoring in installers and during gameplay. Add winekill installer task. lutris eating 100 CPU after game quits. the way wine games quit. Wine Steam being killed on game exit even if the option is disabled. Add support for 64bit dinput8.dll for x360ce. Add support for dumbxinputemu as a x360ce alternative. Add option to enable xinput9_1_0.dll in x360ce. Deprecate koku-xinput option. Add system option to enable DRI_PRIME. Add more platforms to Mednafen. Better controller support for Mednafen. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:48:38 -0800.
0.4.1327 Jul 2017 06:25 minor feature: Add new libretro cores. Stop process monitoring as soon as process stops. Default 'reset_desktop' option to False. Make calling executables more robust. xboxdrv not being monitored properly. -- Mathieu Comandon Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:12:21 -0700.
0.4.1216 Jun 2017 00:05 minor bugfix: Increase process monitor delay. Increase HTTP requests timeouts. Disable stdout logger for unmonitored processes. Display error when downloaded file doesn't resolve to a filename. Add support for symlinks in tar archives. sqlite query error when syncing games. installation of local scripts. Catch errors while reading Steam VDF files. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:46:18 -0700. May 2017 08:45 minor bugfix: Typo in wineboot check. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 30 May 2017 15:43:07 -0700.
0.4.1018 May 2017 02:25 minor feature: Remove PCSX-R runner. Migrate PCSX-R games to use PCSX Rearmed on RetroArch. game config being overidden if edited while the game is running. Y Axis mapping for the Dual Shock 3 in X360CE. Add dinput8 option for X360CE for games requiring it (Dead Space 2, Darksiders...). Add dialog to optionally sync Steam and XDG desktop shortcuts at startup. (Re)add ScummVM import. Reenable Lutris runtime by default for Dolphin. Update Winetricks (.NET 3.5 installation). Avoid a crash if Wine preis not created. Update Wine and Steam icons. Add support for lutris:rungame/... and lutris:install/... urls. Always instanciate the client's window even when installing or launching a game. Stop Lutris process monitor instantly when all child processes have quit, speeds up game installs and prevents zombie processes. Display real time console output in the game log dialog. Display real time console output during game installations. Add option to launch the Steam client instead of the game in Wine Steam. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 15 May 2017 22:08:13 -0700.
0.4.908 May 2017 04:25 minor bugfix: Add option to auto-configure x360ce in Wine games based on plugged in. Controllers Add support for batch files in Wine. FS-UAE path handling. Regedit commands on newer Wine versions. Local offline script installation. -- Mathieu Comandon Thu, 04 May 2017 00:06:56 -0700.
0.4.819 Apr 2017 21:05 minor feature: Switch installer scripts to the REST API. Allow users to test installer drafts. Add cabextract as a dependency. for processes crashing when the working directory doesn't exist. Add VERSION as a variable usable in scripts. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:06:38 -0700. Apr 2017 10:25 minor bugfix: a with the platforms accessing the database before it's created. -- Mathieu Comandon Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:38:39 -0700.
0.4.616 Mar 2017 23:25 minor bugfix: Various UI Add option for SDL2 controller mappings. Wine install in game installers. Disable Lutris Runtime in XDG imported games. Wine Registry parsing for keys ending in a backslash. Prevent games from stopping twice. -- Mathieu Comandon Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:07:39 -0700.
0.4.509 Mar 2017 05:25 minor feature: Quit menu item. Fall back to an existing Wine version if selected doesn't exist. Remove Desura. Add --exec command line flag. minor when switching between grid and list view. Add "View on" to game context menus. Add 64-bit support to Wine Steam runner. Make Lutris remember window maximized state and size. Sidepanel doesn't resize with the window. Make delete key trigger remove game dialog. Auto-import installed (.desktop) games on the system. Scan for games before loading gui. Show runner human name everywhere. Add Steam Big Picture mode option to the Steam runner config. Make year editable in game info dialog. Remove the force-disable of DirectWrite in Wine Steam. Show last played in game list view. Wine dll overrides. Add game command line argument option to Steam/Wine Steam games. Add small icons option. the runner icons in sidebar. Add filter by platform. -- Mathieu Comandon Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:08:09 +0100. Dec 2016 06:05 minor bugfix: Installer command line options. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:47:29 -0800.
0.4.330 Nov 2016 03:18 minor bugfix: Change labels in dialogs to "Save". Disable Lutris runtime by default in Dolphin. typo preventing the Steam Store to be displayed in Wine. path handling for fuser. Wine registry parser for keys with square brackets. Mednafen joystick detection. ld_library_path option. Wine not being displayed in the sidebar. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:20:55 -0800.
0.4.202 Nov 2016 07:05 minor bugfix: Add suport for 7zip extractors. Python based Wine registry parser. Allow more complex rules for installer dependencies. in RetroArch runner. Misc. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:05:14 -0700.
0.4.119 Oct 2016 12:05 minor bugfix: Switch to new versioning scheme. Improve terminal emulator detection. Initial support for ARM. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:35:36 -0700. lutris (0.4.0ubuntu4) xenial; urgency=medium. Better for old Gtk versions. System wine is detected when installing Wine Steam. Preselect runner when adding a game and the sidebar filter is active. sidebar being displayed on splash screen. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:16:59 -0700. lutris (0.4.0ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium. Fallback to list view when running an old version of Gtk. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:59:14 -0700. lutris (0.4.0ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium. a nasty that would freeze the installer window. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:21:01 -0700. lutris (0.4.0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium. some packaging AGS runner. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:08:34 -0700.
0.4.013 Oct 2016 03:05 major feature: Project ported to Python3. Libretro runner added. New web runner, using Electron by default. Adventure Game Studio runner added. Improvements and in Vice runner. for Zdoom runner. Main icon view uses Gtk.FlowBox. Optimization for downloading icons and banners. Add system option to switch to US keyboard layout while running a game. Add system option to select monitor in SDL1 games. Allow changing game id. Allow setting custom banners and icons. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:19:17 -0700.
0.3.805 Aug 2016 03:45 minor feature: Add option to use the dark GTK theme variant. Add Desmume runner. Add option to limit games to a single CPU core. button mappings on mednafen. Improve Reicast installation. Add controller support to Reicast. Disable Wine crash dialogs by default. Sync steam games without depending on the remote library. Use inotify to detect changes in Steam folders. Allow to browse for mounted CD images during installation. -- Mathieu Comandon Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:13:38 -0700. Mar 2016 07:25 minor bugfix: a where booleans in scripts would be converted to strings. Update Debian package source format. -- Mathieu Comandon Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:57:29 -0800. Mar 2016 17:25 minor feature: Add support for Xephyr. Detect Wine versions installed from WineHQ. Update koku-xinput-wine to work with the build provided in the runtime. Always install the required runner when a game is installed. -- Mathieu Comandon Sun, 06 Mar 2016 14:37:09 -0800. Feb 2016 18:45 minor feature: Add PCSX2 runner. Add PPSSPP runner. Extended kickstart support for Amiga CD32. UI improvements. Regedit. -- Mathieu Comandon Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:13:39 -0800. Jan 2016 20:05 minor bugfix: Add button to eject CD-ROMs during installation of Wine games. Prevent MAME and MESS to save config files in home directory. Monitor installation tasks so installers can respawn processes. Randomize extractions folder names to prevent a occuring when extracting several archives concurrently. Allow loading environment variables from system config. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:41:23 -0800. Jan 2016 20:45 minor bugfix: Improved command line option to list games. Force update of runners. Add support of 64bit wine. Improve MESS runner. Vice runner for non Commodore 64 machines. RPM packaging. Various. -- Mathieu Comandon Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:47:05 -0800.
0.3.725 Nov 2015 09:45 minor documentation: TODO. -- Mathieu Comandon Sat, 21 Nov 2015 18:02:58 -0800. Nov 2014 03:15 minor feature: Added "Custom Steam location" option to winesteam runner Use Windows Steam from /.wine if not installed in Lutris' own prefix Fixed Winetricks used in installers Mathieu Comandon Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:10:00 +0100 Nov 2014 03:15 minor feature: Add gvfs-backend to fix downloads on non-Gnome environments Fix winesteam install Mathieu Comandon Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:05:49 +0100 Nov 2014 02:05 minor bugfix: Fixed an issue with Steam sync. Fixed an issue with displaying years in listview.