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33 Games of 33 years in 33 days before Lutris 0.33

by on Feb.22, 2010, under lutris

During the following 33 days, I will choose a game, one for each year between 1978 and 2010 and make it run with Lutris (or try to and take note of the issues).  On the 28th of March, I will conclude this series with the release of Lutris 0.33 which should be good enough to run all of these 33 games with little or no problem.

Tomorrow will be the first game, and yes it will be crappy game, what do you expect from a game made in 1978 ?

Your goal as a reader and Lutris tester will be to run the program, make some tests, give your opinion in the comments, make bug reports in Launchpad ( ). You have the right to be annoying, to tell me that Lutris sucks, that it’s full of bugs, but be precise !! If you send a bug report , always send the Python backtrace if the program crashed, make GOOD bug reports !

Ok, here’s how to get Lutris running on your computer.

First you need a Linux box, I do all my development on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx but it should work on any distribution, if it doesn’t file a new bug but be aware of the fact that I will not install another distro to fix these bugs.

You will need to install some dependencies, for Ubuntu and Debian users you have to install python-yaml.
The following dependencies are optional but you should install them to if you want every feature of lutris : python-pyglet, python-gconf, fuseiso
The source code, you can grab it here : or simply type : bzr branch lp:lutris
Keep your source code up to date, you can do this by typing bzr update in the source folder.

You can run Lutris by running the lutris script in the bin/ directory or by installing quickly and typing quickly run

In order to get the debug messages add the -v argument to your command line when running lutris

So it goes a little bit like this :

sudo apt-get install python-yaml python-pyglet python-gconf  fuseiso quickly
bzr branch lp:lutris
cd lutris
quickly run -v

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments.

2 Comments for this entry

  • Israel

    Hi, I’ve just installed Lutris but I can’t see any games, is there a manual or something like that to get Lutris workning??


  • strider

    For the moment you have to add games manually with what you have on your hard drive.
    There’s a feature still very experimental that will allow users to download and install games from within Lutris or from the website.
    You can test this feature by running lutris from a terminal with the following options:

    lutris lutris:quake

    It will try to install Quake 1 the first time you run the command, if you run this command again, it should launch the game. Please keep in mind that this is still very experimental and you might encounter errors.

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