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 of 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 the #lutris channel on the Linux_Gamers_Group Discord 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 reports have to stay visible to the community.
Is the Gnome desktop a dependency of Lutris?
No, not at all. The confusion comes from a library we ship
unfortunately named gnome-desktop, which is not the whole Gnome desktop
but a collection of utilities that are frequently used within the Gnome
desktop. This library is used by the Lutris client to support
resolution switching on Wayland. This library itself is small and has
You can install and use Lutris on any desktop environment. Installing the client won't install other Gnome components.
Runners and other lutris provided files fail to download
There seems to be some issues with CloudFlare and some ISPs (notably in
Turkey) when using older versions of libssl.
A quick workaround so is to run lutris with
lutris but a more reliable solution is to update your version of libssl.
The following repositories provide libssl 1.1.1.
On Ubuntu 18.04 based systems:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mgrocock/openssl
On Ubuntu 16.04 based systems:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:carsten-uppenbrink-net/openssl
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 as of now there aren't any special features for game developers. We do have some plans to add a game developer role to the website, you can follow its development 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 happens, 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 in 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 distribution, hardware setup, desktop environment, etc.) 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 on PCGamingWiki. You might run into a known 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 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 this issue, you can set
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
(or steam:) urls.