Does Lutris sell games?
No, we don't sell commercial games on the platform, Lutris allows you to install and play games purchased on a variety on different game stores such as Steam, Humble Bundle, GOG, Battle.net, etc…
How do I get in touch with the Lutris community?
If you want to ask questions about Lutris or just hang out with other Lutris users, you can join our Discord channel or our IRC channel #lutris on freenode.org. You can also use the forums to ask questions. Please do not privately contact Lutris developers for tech support, do not report issues by email or by private message. Bug report have to stay visible to the community.
I'm a game developer, can I publish my game on Lutris?
You can create a page for your game and submit an installer for it but right now there aren't any special features for game developers. We do have some plan to add a game developer role to the website, you can follow its development here: on Github
What is the Lutris runtime?
The Lutris runtime is a collection of libraries we automatically
provide to ensure compatibility with all games and runners over all
Linux distributions. The runtime itself is composed of parts of the Steam
runtime, some Ubuntu 16.04 libraries and a few extra libraries
from various places.
Of course, ensuring binary compatibility over all existing Linux distributions is not an easy task and sometimes issues will arise. If such a thing happen, try disabling the runtime in the system options of your game. For more details on the runtime, see the wiki.
Game [x] crashes, what should I do?
First run Lutris from a command line to see potential errors from the game.
If you see errors related to Linux libraries, try running the game with
the runtime disabled. If disabling the
runtime fixes the issue, please, notify the developers, we don't want
to ship a broken runtime and your input can help fixing it.
If your game still doesn't launch try collecting as much info about your setup (name of the game, your graphics drivers, Linux distributin, hardware setup, desktop environment, …) and explain your issue to the community. If you want to troubleshoot the issue yourself, there are some good resources you can look into. Start by looking up the game in PCGamingWiki as you might run into a know problem and they might have a workaround. If you are trying to run a Windows game, also check out WineHQ's AppDB or look for issues other Windows users are running into, in the Steam forums for example.
Clicking "Install" on the website's games doesn't do anything
Some distributions (such as Kubuntu) do not configure URL handlers correctly, this is not an issue with Lutris, the same thing will happen with, for example, the Steam client. To fix the issue, you can set `network.protocol-handler.expose-all` to False in Firefox's about:config. With that flag disabled, you will now see a pop-up when clicking "Install", prompting you to choose a program to open the URL with. It is recommended you use `/usr/bin/xdg-open` to handle lutris: (or steam:) urls.