After almost a year of development the release of the new version of «Lutris 0.5.9» was announced in which various changes have been made that improve the execution and performance of the games, as well as changes in the direction of support for Steam Deck.
For those unfamiliar with Lutris, let me tell you that this is a game manager open source for Linux, this administrator has with direct support for Steam and also for more than 20 game emulators, among which we can include DOSbox, ScummVM, Atari 800, Snes9x, Dolphin, PCSX2 and PPSSPP.
This great software It allows us to gather thousands of games from different platforms in a single application, with which we could say that it is the Kodi of games. Therefore, it is an excellent option for every gamer.
These installers are contributed by its large community facilitating the installation of some games that are necessary to run under Wine.
Furthermore, Lutris It has support for Steam so the titles that we have in our account can be synchronized with Lutris and also run those that are native to Linux or otherwise we can also run Steam under Wine and the installer will take care of everything.
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Main novelties of Lutris 0.5.9
For games running with Wine and DXVK or VKD3D, there is an option to enable AMD FSR technology (FidelityFX Super Resolution) to reduce image quality loss when scaling on high-resolution displays. FSR requires lutris-wine to be installed with FShack patches, plus you can set a game resolution other than screen resolution in game settings (for example, you can set 1080p on a 1440p screen).
Another of the changes that stands out in this new version is that preliminary support for DLSS technology implemented, which enables the Tensor cores of NVIDIA graphics cards to be used to scale realistic images using machine learning methods to increase resolution without losing quality. DLSS performance is not yet guaranteed due to the lack of the RTX card required for testing.
Added the ability to use Steam's Windows build, run through Wine, rather than Steam's native Linux version as the source for installing games. This function may be useful for playing CEG DRM protected games like Duke Nukem Forever, The Darkness 2, and Aliens Colonial Marine.
In addition, it is also highlighted that added support for gamescope, a composite and window manager that uses the Wayland protocol and is used on the Steam Deck. In future releases, work is expected to continue to support Steam Deck. and create a custom user interface to use on this game console.
By default, compatibility with the Esync mechanism (Eventfd Synchronization) is enabled to increase the performance of multi-threaded games.
Of the other changes that stand out:
- Added support for installing games from the Epic Games Store through the Epic client integration.
- Added support for Dolphin game console emulator as a source for installing games.
- Improved support for automatically detecting and installing GOG games using Dosbox or ScummVM.
- Improved Steam integration: Lutris now detects games installed through Steam and allows you to launch Lutris games from Steam.
- Fixed locale issues when launching Lutris from Steam.
- Provided the ability to separately enable VKD3D and DXVK Direct3D implementations.
- By default, the 7zip utility is used to extract files.
- Due to issues in some games, the AMD Switchable Graphics Layer mechanism is disabled, allowing to switch between the AMDVLK and RADV Vulkan drivers.
- Support for older Gallium 9, X360CE, and WineD3D options has been removed.
Finally, if you want to know more about this new version, you can check the details In the following link.
How to install Lutris on Linux?
In order to have this great software in our system, we must do the following, we are going to open a terminal ctrl + alt + T and depending on the system we have we will do the following:
echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_10/ ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list wget -q https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_10/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt update sudo apt install lutris
For Ubuntu and derivatives:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris sudo apt update sudo apt install lutris
sudo dnf install lutris
sudo zypper in lutris
sudo eopkg it lutris
ArchLinux and derivatives:
If you have ArchLinux or a derivative of it, we will be able to install Lutris from the AUR repositories with the help of Yaourt
yaourt -s lutris