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Install and manage games with Lutris Play Time

Article from Issue 228/2019

If you frequently play games on Linux, you are accustomed to dealing with many different installers and configurations. Lutris can help simplify the process of setting up all your games.

Games and Linux are normally not a good match. Often a troublesome configuration or Wine issues make the setup a slow and time-consuming process. With Lutris [1], an open gaming platform, you just need a few mouse clicks to set up a new game on Linux.

When it comes to commercial software, Lutris will only install games that you have purchased in advance. However, Lutris usually automatically accesses free and open source games from online stores, such as Steam [2] and [3]. All the games you install are stored in an integrated library; from there, the games can be started (or easily removed) at the push of a button.


Lutris uses Wine to launch numerous Windows games on Linux and takes care of the required Wine configuration independently. The program also cooperates with many other emulators, which you can use to launch countless classics, from the original Space Invaders to the Colonization strategy game for DOS.


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