protontricks VS lutris

Compare protontricks vs lutris and see what are their differences.


A wrapper that does winetricks things for Proton enabled games, requires Winetricks. (by Matoking)


Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject (by lutris)
Our great sponsors
  • Sonar - Write Clean Python Code. Always.
  • InfluxDB - Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.
  • SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
protontricks lutris
77 799
1,114 6,169
- 1.7%
6.7 9.5
9 days ago about 15 hours ago
Python Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of protontricks. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of lutris. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-29.
  • Install Trouble w/ Lack of UEFI & NO BIOS
    2 projects | | 29 Jan 2023
    Just a few quick tips: - Steam is the best place to game on Linux. Proton does wonders. To enable it for all titles, go into settings -> Steam Play -> Enable Steam Play for all titles - For games not on Steam, use either Lutris or Bottles. - I don't know about the exact state of VR on Linux, but I think some (most?) games don't work, even with WINE/Proton. In this case, as a last resort, you can run a VM. You'll have to setup GPU-passthrough to get acceptable performances. I think virt-manager is well suited for that, but it's not exactly the most user-friendly software. You'll have to ask for help on this point, I suppose.
  • Rumored overhaul for Windows File Explorer would tie into OneDrive, Microsoft 365
    2 projects | | 28 Jan 2023
    Been using and playing games on Linux since 1997. It's been there for some time. The games are different in most cases. I play overwatch on my Linux desktop now through as well as steam native and proton enabled windows games.
  • Linux gaming
    10 projects | | 28 Jan 2023
    Just check whatever game you want to know if works on ProtonDB, there's also Lutris for non-steam games. (I've heard about Bottles, but haven't tested it myself yet)
  • Elite Dangerous Market Connector 5.8.0
    3 projects | | 20 Jan 2023
    If you are not using Steam, I think Lutris and min-ed-launcher are worth looking into.
  • Wine 7.0.1 via lutris 0.5.12 says esync not found with wine
    2 projects | | 14 Jan 2023
    Hello, I installed wine-7.0.1 yesterday via the instructions on their website and lutris 0.5.12 via luris-releases . I had Nier - Automata installed on my windows directory so I added the game using Wine runner and platform Windows. It gave the error that the wine version I have does not support esync.
  • Advice for running an open source project
    2 projects | | 11 Jan 2023
    I would add github topics, for example lutris has the game-launcher topic.
  • WoW crashing on loading screen Error #132
    2 projects | | 8 Jan 2023
    Using Winetricks, add sapi to your WoW prefix - for more info on the issue, go to the forums on and search WoW, I posted how to fix it there.
  • Leauge of legends can't start match
    2 projects | | 6 Jan 2023
    Your best bet is installing Lutris and then installing LoL via the Lutris script.
  • Windows 11 vs Linux Privacy
    3 projects | | 2 Jan 2023
    I noticed the Call of Duty series on Steam, so I expect most or all of them will play perfectly fine on Linux Mint in Steam. If you want to play Windows games outside of Steam, there are apps like Lutris and PlayOnLinux that make running Windows games on Linux pretty easy.
  • World of Warcraft on Linux
    4 projects | | 28 Dec 2022
    You also need to install the dependencies for the VULKAN drivers which you can find more info of on the Github page:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing protontricks and lutris you can also consider the following projects:

HeroicGamesLauncher - A Native GOG and Epic Games Launcher for Linux, Windows and Mac.

Bottles - Run Windows software and games on Linux

Proton - Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

johncena141-scripts - open sourcing closed souce'd applications like a champ. god bless

vkd3d-proton - Fork of VKD3D. Development branches for Proton's Direct3D 12 implementation.

GameHub - All your games in one place

wine-ge-custom - My custom build of wine, made to use with lutris. Built with lutris's buildbot.

minigalaxy - A simple GOG client for Linux

FFXIVQuickLauncher - Custom launcher for FFXIV

Autodesk-Fusion-360-for-Linux - This is a project, where I give you a way to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on Linux!

Playnite - Video game library manager with support for wide range of 3rd party libraries and game emulation support, providing one unified interface for your games.

proton-ge-custom - Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components