Lutris 0.4.21 Released, Adds Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Repository

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Lutris, a popular tool to install and manage games on Linux, was updated to version 0.4.21 recently, bringing some useful improvements and bug fixes that should make it even easier to use. Also, the Lutris repository was updated to support the latest Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

The latest Lutris 0.4.21 adds some checks to make sure your games are configured correctly before attempting to run them. These include a check if the DXVK version entered by the user exists, the display of a warning if Wine is not installed on the system (so you have all the Wine dependencies installed), a check for Vulkan loaders when using DXVK, which forbids launching the game if it can't detect them, as well as a check for the presence of an executable after the installation finished.

Another improvement in this Lutris update is the addition of an Esync checkbox in the Runner options, useful for easily enabling Esync in Wine builds with Esync patches (which can increase performance for some games)

Related: How To Use Lutris To Play Windows Games On Linux (Quick Start Guide)

Other changes include:

  • Blacklisted Proton and SteamWorks from showing up as games in Lutris
  • Sidebar now shows number of installed games per runner and platform
  • Visual improvements to wine download dialog (which was quite confusing previously)
  • Fixed an issue when DXVK versions didn't get updated if dxvk directory wasn't present
  • Fixed an issue when the watcher would sync Steam games even if the feature was disabled

The complete version changelog is here.

It's should be noted that there's currently an issue with Lutris 0.4.21 not detecting the Vulkan loader even though it's installed (at least in Ubuntu and Linux Mint). This should be fixed soon. There's a checkbox to ignore this warning, so you'll still be able to play games despite of this bug.

Download Lutris

The Lutris downloads page includes instructions for how to add its official repositories (available for a large number of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, openSUSE, Arch Linux, and more). The openSUSE Build Service repository for Lutris was updated recently to support the latest Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).