Lutris: A renewed and excellent game client for GNU / Linux

Lutris: A renewed and excellent game client for GNU / Linux

Lutris: A renewed and excellent game client for GNU / Linux

As we have seen in 2 recent publications, one on GameHub and another about, the offer of solutions (clients / platforms) for games on GNU / Linux it is growing and getting stronger. And the legendary lutris is there, in the race to make GNU / Linux an excellent Operating system for fans of video game.

lutris, like others game clients for GNU / Linux, provides easy access to a huge and growing catalog of video game, from both retro, online, or old and modern, single or multiplayer consoles. And that, in his current branch (0.5.X) allows you to easily run any game in a single interface and integrate other stores such as GOG y Steam, in order to import your existing game library and the required existing installation scripts.

Lutris: Introduction

As explained, in a simple way in a previous post about Lutris, said application is:

"An open gaming platform for Linux developed in python 3, which allows us to install and manage Linux-compatible games in a simple way and from a unified environment. This tool offers support for native Linux games as well as Windows emulators and games that can be run using wine. In the same way, it has a wide support for Playstation, Xbox games, among others.".

But lutris it is not a simple Desktop client for games, but also has a Official website acting like a store (market) of applications and / or games, which syncs with the desktop client application, to allow, facilitate and expedite, the configuration and installation of the games Of the same. Very in the style of Steam.

Lutris: Content


What is Lutris?

lutris is a desktop client and gaming platform for open source for GNU / Linux, that facilitates the activity of playing through the administration, installation and optimal configuration of the games.

Characteristics of the platform

Lutris does not sell games. Provides access to free, open and free games. For commercial games, you must have a copy to install the game on lutris. In addition, the platform uses programs called "Runners" To launch the games, These brokers (with the exception of Steam and web browsers) are provided and managed by lutris, so you don't need to install them with your package manager.

Installations lutris are fully automated through scripts, which can be written in JSON or YAML. Optional accounts can be created in the official website and link them with clients of lutris. This allows your client to automatically sync the web page's search library. Currently it is possible to synchronize the account (library) of Steam with the library of lutris.

The client of lutris it only stores a token when you connect to the website, and your login credentials are never saved. Using the scripts, you can play the games without the need for manual setup. And finally, Lutris is 100% supported by the community, to ensure a continuous development of the project, so always open to direct donations or through the Patreon platform.

Application Installation

Here at the download section of the official website de lutris, you can clearly see the different installation ways for the various GNU / Linux Distros. In our case, as usual the installation will be displayed on MXLinux 19.1 (DEBIAN 10.3).

Then the Lutris installation and use process:

Installation via terminal

Lutris: Screenshot 1

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Online account registration

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Use of Lutris

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Install a game

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Running installed game

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Lutris: Screenshot 16

As you can see, the installation and use of lutris It is very simple, and the catalog of free, open and free games is not only large but is also growing thanks to the enormous support of video game developers and the «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto». And for more information on lutris its official site can be accessed at GitHub.

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  1.   Nasher_87 (ARG) said

    It would be nice if it supported programs

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Yes, it would be fabulous.