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    You can get Lutris: It's an open source launcher that you login into with GOG account and it will download the games and wrap them with Wine, similar to Steam. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Making the switch - what are the gaps?
    For "normal" games you could look yourself using ProtonDB regarding every game released on Steam and AreWeAntiCheatYet for most multiplayer games. If a game isn't available on Steam you have three possibilities. First if it's available on GOG, Epic Games or Amazon Gaming, you could use the Heroic Games Launcher. Second you could try to run the launchers through Steam itself using once again Proton. Third you... Source: 4 months ago
  • WoW Season of Discovery freezes on every honorable kill!
    Can I suggest you head over to the site and follow the link the lutris discord - with what you are describing, it would take me 20 minutes to get the base working so you can see what is causing your issue or 3 days back and forwards here. As a hint, your wine version has known issues, and unless you manually installed the lutris 0.5.14 from the git page in Mint, or are running flatpak, you... Source: 4 months ago
  • Windows 11 is last in gaming performance tests against 3 Linux gaming distros
    As a data point, you can run a fair number of Windows games under Proton by using Lutris instead of Steam: * * It's an OSS game launcher that takes the place of Steam, and you can set things up to run locally so you don't even need an account on their system ( - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Been thinking of switching to linux but I am a noob
    My advice would be to go to Protondb first and look at your Steam games and how it would fit. They are graded at Gold/Platinum/Silver in terms of compatibility. Alternatively you can try Lutris if your game is not in Steam. I think there are a few others but I can't recall any. Source: 4 months ago
  • Newbies looking for distro advice and/or gaming distro advice take a look
    [Resources] * Ventoy (for EZ bootable USB sticks) ==> * How to use Ventoy ==> * Rufus (alternative bootable USB stick creator in Windows) ==> * MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility (for validating your ISO downloads) ==> * Steam will be in the... Source: 4 months ago
  • Are there any major sacrifices you make to play on Linux over Windows?
    ProtonDB is a community list of Steam games rating their playability. Heroic launcher runs GOG and Epic games. Lutris and Bottles can be used to run everything else. Source: 6 months ago
  • Valve Is a Wonderful Upstream Contributor to Linux and the Open-Source Community
    Glad I could help! Proton is awesome. For non-Steam games, I do the same thing, either with Steam (by adding a non-steam game installer, and using proton to install it), or by using Lutris ( I generally use Lutris with my GoG library. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • always has an update.
    So I have posted the same on the forums and Blizzard forums:. Source: 9 months ago
  • my new build (parts not so new :3)
    Leverage and for getting games going. Pay attention while lutris is installing certain things, especially with third party launchers like When it says "do not log in during this step and just close the window when done" it really means it! Source: 9 months ago
  • Switching to Linux as a gamer
    Https:// for your non-Steam games. Source: 9 months ago
  • Why I feel like I'm unable to use Linux as a daily driver - a complete summary of my linux journey
    I was installing, it is in the repos now, but it wasn't back then, you can see their download page still referencing github instead of the official repos. Source: 10 months ago
  • Downloaded Wine and tried to open, but this only shows up for a split second and goes away
    What are you trying to run in wine? If it's a game have a look at Lutris, or an app have a look at Bottles. Source: 10 months ago
  • Hello, there is an error with wine X Error of failed request: GLXBadFBConfig
    Depending on your distro, try downgrading to an older version of lutris, 0.5.11 should work - or if it uses deb's, go to the -> downloads and follow the Ubuntu guide to get the deb from there. You will need to uninstall the existing version, newer vkd3d and dxvk may not work, but it should get you past this issue. Source: 10 months ago
  • steam deck problem and HEROIC GAMES
    I'd honestly recommend switching over to Lutris or even Non Steam Launchers over Heroic. I used Heroic when I first got my deck and had major problems with multiple games. I switched to Lutris at first and didn't have any issues, and then moved over to NSL a while after as I wanted to play Ubisoft games. I've not had any issues since then. Source: 10 months ago
  • Questions about Steamdeck
    Yes, you can run games from Epic and GOG using either Lutris or Heroic Games Launcher. You can add the launchers via Steam and load them up in gaming mode. Source: 10 months ago
  • Help me setting up my first SteamDeck
    Lutris is a Game Launcher which can be installed so you can play games directly from the Epic Launcher, and others. Definitely worth installing. You can also use Heroic Games Launcher too. Source: 10 months ago
  • Building a Linux arcade machine
    Linux Mint is fine. You'll want to modify it to start using something lighter than Cinnamon (I suggest OpenBox); 4GB of RAM means that KDE and GNOME/Cinnamon are not going to be fun, and as you're using it for arcade games, you don't need much more than a launcher for Steam/RetroArch/EmulationStation/Ludo/Lutris/etc. Source: 10 months ago
  • Is Old ever better than New? Laptop buying advice and tangents.
    BTW all the games you mentioned an interest in playing either run under Linux with Lutris or have a native Linux version. Source: 10 months ago
  • RDR2 launches in lutris but not from the gaming mode
    I installed RDR2 from the Rockstar Games launcher with lutris, and the available script on I added it to Steam's non Steam apps. Source: 10 months ago
  • Diablo 4 - No GPUs found
    Head to the discord server (lutris_support page) and read the pinned message there. There are about 3 things that could be wrong, but interacting on reddit to fix it is difficult as need you to get some data in real time. Source: 10 months ago

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