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October 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm #65624linuxgnuruParticipant
Just came across this and wondered if it is even worth checking out…October 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm #70041Venn StoneKeymaster
Le JUST?October 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm #70043
Its like the FIRST FK’N THING I INSTALL on a fresh installation!October 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm #70044linuxgnuruParticipant
until I got this system76 back in July; I never really played games on Linux; just sys admin.October 7, 2013 at 12:22 am #70046Freejack_Member
Only thing I have installed an ran from PLOL is World Of Tanks. Everything else is in wine using the QT4 interface and winetricks.October 7, 2013 at 10:55 am #70052
I never got anything useful out of PlayOnLinux, mostly because I used it on stuff that didn’t run on vanilla wine (+winetricks).
The way PoL manages games (+ the way it’s written) is the reason why Lutris exists today. I still think it’s a good project, but it doesn’t fit my needs.October 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm #70057
Strider… you have a WINE wrapper?October 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm #70061Freejack_Member
You got my attention…………looking at it…..Why do they have Doom3 it has a Linux client to play? I loaded my Doom 3 with the linux client and I play it all the time. Lutris looks interesting now to see if it will run some things I can not get to run in the others.October 8, 2013 at 12:00 am #70062
Agreed. Many launchers for Linux games. AWESOME for new Linux users, but most Linux users aren’t new.October 8, 2013 at 7:02 am #70063Sore_Loser wrote:Strider… you have a WINE wrapper?
Indeed I do, I just added the ability to use an alternate version of wine this week-end.Freejack_ wrote:to see if it will run some things I can not get to run in the others.
Don’t expect any magic here, if a game doesn’t run in wine, it won’t run under Lutris. If the game requires a special setup in order to run (winetricks stuff, patched wine version, …), then someone still has to write a script for it.October 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm #70066
Just out of curiosity, what’s Lutris?October 9, 2013 at 6:34 am #70071
Assuming you’re not trolling and have missed the relevant LGC show or couple of /r/linux_gaming threads.
Lutris is a gaming platform for Linux (http://lutris.net). It automates the installation of games via community provided scripts and provides support for as much gaming platforms as possible (native + wine + bunch of emulators).
It’s under development but I’m the only commiter at the moment, I have a day job and I’m a slacker or it’s going rather slowly and it’s got plenty of bugs.
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