Steam Deck users will be pleased to know that they can use Lutris to download their favorite games, which was not possible before, and this is the first release since Steam Deck has been handed over to users.
And all of this is possible because Valve has provided the Steam Deck Developer Kit, which is the best collaboration to provide the SDK, which will eventually help them gain more consumers in the market.
However, the Lutris Flatpak version requires some more work. Until then, you can install Lutris on Arch Aur repositories to test out the rolling features.
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Along that they have made significant changes like adding support to EA Origin and Ubisoft Connect to provide more gaming content like Battlefield V, Need for Speed Rivals, etc. To access this, you need to install the respective Connect clients.
You can refer to some of the key changelogs from the bottom list, and for a complete changelog, you can go through the official GitHub section.
- Add a dedicated window to add games to Lutris, window games from a setup file, use of a YAML script to download games.
- Use Lutris to add a game on Steam Deck
- Add integration with EA Origin
- Add integration with Ubisoft Connect
- Remove Winestream
- Option to enable BattleEye anti-cheat support
- Support for downloading patches and DLC for GOG games
- Enable F-Sync by default
- And many more
It is recommended to use “Create Steam shortcut” when installing a game that will create a shortcut on Deck UI, which can be handy for accessing games from Steam Input. And if you want to run the game in desktop mode, then you can utilize Deck Control as a joypad.
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One important note: a major Steam OS upgrade can reset your system partition and require you to reinstall Lutris on your Steam Deck. Nothing has changed in minor upgrades till date. You have to wait for the Flatpak release to resolve this limitation.
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