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How to install Lutris on Debian 9?

If you’re a Linux gamer, then you’re in luck because this post will teach you how to install Lutris on Debian 9.

Lutris is one of those applications that come to make life easy for gamers on Linux. Every day more and more people use it on their computers. In short, Lutris is an application that pretends to be an organizer of the games installed in our operating system regardless of their origin. Of course, it focuses mainly on Steam games and those installed in Wine.

So, let’s install Lutris.

1. Install Wine Staging

The first step is to install Wine Staging. Wine Staging is a version of Wine maintained by Lutris and that they recommend us to install it so that everything goes well. Thanks to this, we can run a wide variety of games on Linux.

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First, enable 32 bits support.

:~$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Now, import the repository release key.

:~$ cd Downloads
:~$ wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
:~$ sudo apt-key add Release.key

1.- Import the key
1.- Import the key

Now you must create a file that will contain the repository information.

:~$ sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine.list
:~$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine.list
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ stretch main

2.- Creating the repository file
2.- Creating the repository file

Next, update APT and install Wine.

:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-staging

3.- Installing Wine
3.- Installing Wine

Now, you can install Lutris.

2. Install Lutris

Lutris has been an example of growth and maturity. At first, it was a small project, but the Linux gamers have realized that there is no better way to organize your installed games with Wine than with it.

On the other hand, to be always up to date, Lutris must be installed through its repository for Debian. Besides being up to date, it will make the installation very easy.

First, create the repository configuration file.

:~$ sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
:~$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list

And add the following:

deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_9.0/ ./

4.- Creating an repository file for Lutris
4.- Creating a repository file for Lutris

The next step is to import the key release.

:~$ wget -q https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_9.0/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Finally, install Lutris.

:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install lutris

5.- Install Lutris
5.- Install Lutris

3. Using Lutris

In order to manage your games and synchronize them effectively is that Lutris requires an account. It’s not too intrusive data so there are no problems. Go to this site and register.

7.- Lutris registration
6.- Lutris registration

6.- Lutris main screen
7.- Lutris main screen

After that, you can start installing the games you want through the Lutris game center.

8.- Lutris game directory
8.- Lutris game directory

And that’s all.


As a conclusion, I can say that Lutris makes it a lot easier to play on Linux. Let’s be honest, it’s always related to playing with other systems, but these tools help to show that in Linux you can play and well. To install Lutris in Debian 9 a system that is characterized by its stability, is not difficult and with few commands, you can do it.

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