Lutris is compatible with any up-to-date Linux system. It relies on Python 3 and GTK libraries and will run on any desktop environment. Packages are provided for current Linux distributions. In some cases, Lutris will be available without adding additional software sources but if that's not the case, follow the instructions specific to your distribution below.
Make sure to install Wine and drivers!
If you plan on playing games for Windows, to ensure a smooth experience, install a recent version of Wine on your system. This will provide all necessary dependency as Lutris cannot ship with every component in its runtime. When playing games lutris will use a custom version of Wine optimized for games.
This is not needed if running Lutris from Flatpak.
Lutris is pre-installed on Nobara. Download Nobara.
Lutris is available on Pop!_OS through Pop!_Shop.
To install Lutris on the Steam Deck, switch to Desktop Mode, open the Discover store then search and install Lutris.
To play games from the Steam Deck UI:
Select "Create Steam shortcut" during the game installation or right-click on an existing game and choose "Create Steam shortcut".
To play games using the controller in desktop mode:
- Open Steam settings and in the Controller section open Desktop Configuration
- Change the controller configuration to Disabled
- Keep the Steam key pressed to control your mouse
- The controller will now be accessible in desktop mode
Lutris is available in Flathub.
flatpak install flathub net.lutris.Lutris
A deb package is available from the release page on Github: https://github.com/lutris/lutris/releases
Packages compatible with Debian are available on the openSUSE Build Service.
You can add a repository using terminal to receive automatic updates:
echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/lutris.gpg] https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_12/ ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list > /dev/null
wget -q -O- https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_12/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/keyrings/lutris.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lutris
Lutris is available in the official repositories
sudo dnf install lutris
Packages for current versions of openSUSE are available from the openSUSE repositories via YaST or commandline
sudo zypper in lutris
- Arch Linux
You can get Lutris from the Arch Extra Repository. Updates on Manjaro are delayed.
sudo pacman -S lutris
Lutris is available in the official repositories.
sudo eopkg install lutris
- Clear Linux
Lutris is available as a bundle.
sudo swupd bundle-add lutris
Lutris is available in Mageia App Db: https://madb.mageia.org/package/show/name/lutris
Lutris is available in portage tree: https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/games-util/lutris
For CentOS Stream and derivatives like RHEL 9 or Rocky Linux 9 the package is available in EPEL (Extra packages for Enterprise Linux)
Note: Enable EPEL, you can follow these instructions for more information.
A Slackbuild script is available at https://slackbuilds.org/apps/lutris/
Lutris is available as a tar.xz package.
If you want to try out the latest features or help with the development, you can get Lutris from Github:
git clone https://github.com/lutris/lutris.git
Lutris is written in Python. No compilation is required to run it. You also do not need to install it,
cdin the source folder and run
Warning: You'll need to make sure you have the necessary dependencies for Python 3 (PyGObject3 and PyYAML).
Warning: Tools like Virtualenv or Pyenv are not supported. Please stick to the Python version provided by your OS. PyGObject code requires non Python dependencies to function correctly, it is highly recommended to satisfy those dependencies using your package manager.
Warning: If Lutris isn't installed from your package manager already, some features such as browser integration support will be missing. We recommend you keep the latest release version installed, even if you plan on using the development branch.
Warning: Please do not use
setup.py installto install Lutris. It does not fully install lutris, some aspects are handled by the distribution's package manager. Additionally, Python's setuptools do not allow to easily uninstall software installed in such a manner.
Please report all problems on the bugtracker