Lutris should be compatible with most up-to-date Linux distributions, it relies on the Python language and Gnome 3 libraries (but will run fine under any desktop environment). The following distributions are currently supported: Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10 and 18.04, Debian 8 and 9, Fedora 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, openSUSE 13.2, Leap 42 and Tumbleweed, Arch Linux and Gentoo.
- Linux Mint
Packages compatible with Debian and Ubuntu are available on the openSUSE Build Service.
You can add a repository to receive automatic updates:
echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_9.0/ ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
wget -q http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_9.0/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -
For Ubuntu & derivatives like Pop!_OS, Elementary OS, Linux Mint…
ver=$(lsb_release -sr); if [ $ver != "18.04" -a $ver != "17.10" -a $ver != "17.04" -a $ver != "16.04" ]; then ver=18.04; fi
echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/xUbuntu_$ver/ ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
wget -q http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/xUbuntu_$ver/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -
After setting up the repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lutris
Packages and repositories for current versions of Fedora and openSUSE are available from the openSUSE Build Service.
- Arch Linux
You can get Lutris from the AUR repositories: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lutris/.
Lutris is available in portage tree: https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/games-util/lutris.
Lutris is available from the SlackBuilds repositories (may not be up to date): https://slackbuilds.org/apps/lutris/.
Lutris is available as a tar.xz package. You can run the project directly from the extracted archive but you might not have all features installed such as the browser integration or xboxdrv support. You'll need to make sure you have the necessary dependencies for Python 3 (PyGObject3 and PyYAML).
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.
Lutris is constantly evolving. 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
You do not need to 'install' Lutris to run it,
cdin the source folder and run
Warning: If Lutris isn't installed from your package manager already, some features such as browser integration or xboxdrv support will be missing. We recommended you keep the latest version installed, even if you're going to run the development branch.
Please report all problems on the bugtracker or on IRC (#lutris on Freenode)