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Lutris games for all Linux users?

I installed League of Legends and StarCraft II under /home/user1/Games/, but then I logged in with user2. I moved the game folders from /home/user1/Games to /home/user2/Games, did sudo chown -R user2:user2 Games, but Lutris still showed no games installed. I downloaded the install script and it wiped out the game files and started over (for League). I could have added the games manually, but I didn’t know all the Runner settings that get set from the Lutris scripts.

Is there a way to make Lutris games available for all users, or move the installed games between Linux users?

Hey there & Happy new year !!!,

I think the best solution for your problem is to share the same library means having the same Lutris account for both users.

Then you not gonna need to install the game twice but just adding games manually in Lutris to get things work.

How did you do that ???

  • You just need to redirect manually every game to there respective directory to get things work correctly.

I advise you to check them first in the user session where u did the original install to get the correct path & settings for the others users then your games should work perfectly.

Let me know if it helps.

Hello, I hope you have solved, I’ve been searching for a long time but I found nothing. I just came up with a solution today and it works, you have to make a directory in a common path and then make a user to own it. Then make that directory as the main installation folder in Lutris and install a game. Change to another user, and change the ownership of the folder you created to that user, go to Lutris and “install” the game again (it won’t re install, it’ll just re check the game files) and that’s it you can make scripts to do the ownership thing when a user login into its session, but the main idea is doing that.

Edit 1: I post it because I have not found any information about gaming in multiuser linux systems and I hope someone with the same issue could find this solution option and consider it. I’m available to help in any way I can but I’m just a regular desktop linux user