Preparing your computer for Lutris

Lutris is an open gaming platform for Linux. 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. Before installing Lutris (or at least before running any games), make sure your computer is fully setup to run games. This includes making sure your graphics drivers are installed and up to date, that Vulkan is installed and that the 32bit libraries for OpenGL / Vulkan are present. If any of those components are missing Lutris will give a warning. We also very highly recommend installing Wine from your package manager. Lutris will usually not make use of it directly but the peer dependencies installed from the Wine package are necessary to run our Wine version properly.

Installing Lutris

Head to the download page and follow the instructions for your distribution.

Connect your accounts

Use the Sources section on the sidebar to login to games stores or to your Lutris account. Once logged in, your game library will appear in the appropriate section. The Steam service doesn't require you to login but requires Steam to be installed on your system and for your account to be public (at least for the duration of the sync).

Login to Humble Bundle

Some services may be disabled when Lutris is first installed. You can enable them in the preferences window.

Enabling services in preferences

Install runners

Runners are the programs Lutris use to run games. We provide those programs so there is no need to have them installed on your system (except Wine, as mentioned earlier).
Runners can be compatibility layers, emulators or game engine capable of running games from various hardware and software platforms.

Installing runners

Install your game library

With everything now set up, you can start adding games to Lutris. The game installer window will let you specify a location where game files can be kept for future installations.

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Install other game clients

Not every game store is fully integrated with Lutris but you can still access your games from the client themselves.

Bethesda launcher, Origin and Uplay run from Lutris