Long-time GNU/Linux and wine user, first-time Lutris user. (convert from PlayOnLinux)
Already pretty irritated at having to install pulseaudio due to #2651 (tried to link the issue for clarity, but: “Sorry, new users can only insert two links…” GRRR!), and with the painfully slow and GNOME-braindamage ugly UI. I can deal with these, but it’s not helping.
The real showstopper is as follows:
Clicked “install” on Grim Dawn (the only game I currently play in wine) imported from GOG account, selected “GOG /w DXVK”.
Got lengthy download progress.
Got a bunch of terminal output from winetricks etc.
Got “The executable at path /home/steve/Games/grim-dawn/drive_c/GOG Games/Grim Dawn/Grim Dawn.exe can’t be found, please check the destination folder.
Some parts of the installation process may have not completed successfully.”
It doesn’t look like lutris even attempted to execute the installer it spent over an hour downloading.
Nope, not even a mention of the game installer executable in the log. Nada. Nothing. Just a “Huh, I can’t find the thing I didn’t install, derp derp.”
Here I was thinking this would be a convenient alternative to PlayOnLinux…
Debug STDOUT output (auth data redacted).
Yes, I’m being snarky and impatient. Sorry. It happens this late at night.
The lutris website promotes it as an easy to use one-click installer and the Grim Dawn script is presented as the same, so that’s what I was expecting. Not something more difficult to deal with than a manual wine install. This forum is also infuriating to use, but that’s off topic.
Ed. Installed game manually. Tried to launch. Got expected complaint about limits because I forgot that it enabled esync…
And the Lutris UI completely locks up with “Launching”, forever, including the close button on the window. Requires me to kill it’s process… The mind boggles.
Lutris has been around for a while, I’d have thought that really basement-level stuff like this would be working in a normal-application fashion by now. First impressions are getting better and better.
Ed. Some of my GOG games are apparently invisible in the library list as well. To pick one of many: X4: Foundations shows up in the import games list, trying to import it results in “1 game already in library”, and yet neither the mk.1 eyeball nor the search function reveal it in the library list. The saga continues…
Presumably this means that a) Games that Lutris can’t automatically download aren’t shown in the library (confusing) and b) Lutris claims to be able to download and install games when it can’t (broken).
Does anyone have any solutions for these problems or should I just go back to doing things by hand and having it work?
Ed. Tried Lutris from git master, seeing the GOG download issue apparently fixed…
Aaaaand the GOG login barfs with: “OSError: invalid Netscape format cookies file ‘/tmp/steve/.cache/lutris/.gog.auth’”
Yes, I cleared the auth cookies first.
Broken. Broken broken broken.
Guess I’ll go back to minigalaxy and PlayonLinux. They work. They don’t freeze, crash, or waste my time with grandiose promises and flashy websites.
Ping me when Lutris does these things too, please, it looks like it’d be pretty cool if it worked. I suggest putting a big fat “beta” warning on the site in the meantime.
steve@perdition ~ $ emerge --deselect --depclean lutris