I would like to backup the runners I made for all of my games. Where on ones linux system will they be stored. I tried searching my home folder and I ha no luck. I want to do a backup so my runner data such as the game name, year, command/executable, banner image, icon and so on is backed up. I am not interested in backing up the wine prefixes o any games themselves.
All configs are stored in dotfiles/folders (starting with
. character), which are hidden in file managers by default. Most modern-ish apps store configs either in
~/.config/ or in
~/.local/share/ (to reduce
Specifically for Lutris, game config files are stored in
~/.config/lutris/games/ (system config is in
~/.config/lutris/system.yml), banner images are cached in
~/.local/share/lutris/banners/, and the DB file that ties it all up together (and contains more system-specific stuff like game folder) is
~/.local/share/lutris/pga.db. The last one is in SQLite (binary) format; you can print its text equivalent in console by running
sqlite3 pga.db .dump in the same folder.
What is the ~/.local/share/lutris/coverart and ~/.local/share/lutris/covers folders for? Can you add a cover image to your games?
Also where are the icons stored for lutris games?
Apparently it has something to do with game panel background. Release info for Lutris v0.5.0 says:
- Game information and actions are now displayed in a panel on the right side.
Coverart fetching for the panel will be added in a future release, until then
cover art files can be placed in
According to sources, they’re cached in the user’s icon folder (
Where is the game metadata stored? Such as the game title and year. The /home/USERNAME/.config/lutris/games/GAME-1234567890.yml files only contain the runner type, and where the game is stored such as the rom file, appimage or the wine prefix and exe file.