vkd3d-proton VS lutris

Compare vkd3d-proton vs lutris and see what are their differences.


Fork of VKD3D. Development branches for Proton's Direct3D 12 implementation. (by HansKristian-Work)


Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject (by lutris)
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vkd3d-proton lutris
238 765
984 5,984
- 1.5%
9.1 9.7
7 days ago 3 days ago
C Python
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vkd3d-proton. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-27.


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 2022-12-03.
  • Upgraded from Ryzen 5 1600X to Ryzen 7 5800X3D. I am very happy!
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/Amd | 3 Dec 2022
    I built the link into the word. I recommend trying Lutris - https://lutris.net/ and Bottles - https://usebottles.com/
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/Amd | 3 Dec 2022
    Thanks! Linux gaming is getting better and better every year. Now I can run almost any game without suffering using Steam. I'm very grateful to Valve for developing Proton and the developers of Wine, it's really very cool. I often see an increase compared to Windows gaming, especially when using the lightest window managers. You can check if this or that game works on Linux or not: ProtonDB. If you want to run a Windows application or game outside of Steam, you can use easy to learn prefix managers that can make your life a hundred times easier. I use Lutris and play all the games I install through Epic Games.
  • WoW Dragonflight
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 2 Dec 2022
    goto the lutris.net forums tab - I posted a link to the report on the firewalld git where they have a work around
  • Noob Question: If Steam Says a Game Works on Steam Deck Does That Mean It Will Work On Linux?
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 2 Dec 2022
    And for Lutris: https://lutris.net/
  • Long time windows gamer wanting out.
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 25 Nov 2022
    As for your comment regarding linux only titles, you'd want to enable steam play for all titles so you're not locked out on the linux only tab. Now I know this might sound cliche but from then on you can google the games you're interested in on stuff like protondb, youtube or here on reddit. For games outside of steam my best recommendation is lutris. Beware that not every game will work, mostly regarding anticheat on competitive titles, you can check areweanticheatyet regularly to see realtime updates regarding this situation on a per game basis.
  • Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system
    27 projects | reddit.com/r/technology | 21 Nov 2022
    If you don't use Steam, then there's a utility called Lutris that can handle installing and configuring a bunch of games for you outside of Steam. My personal experience is that on Pop!_OS (the most dead simple and easy Linux distribution I've found) Steam is the better way to go, as Lutris doesn't always work for me.
    27 projects | reddit.com/r/technology | 21 Nov 2022
  • Non-Steam game support
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/SteamDeck | 19 Nov 2022
    You could also take a look at lutris.net. It has tons of install scripts for games, which can give you a hint as to what might be needed to get a game running.
  • Mint 21 WoW install How?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Lutris | 17 Nov 2022
    Search for World of Warcraft on lutris.net and follow the steps - DO NOT LOG IN DURING INSTALL - press the close button on battle.net login window to let lutris script finish. You will need Lutris version 0.5.11 and ideally a wine-staging 7.21 (I use the tkg version from kron4ek) if you only want to play WoW or lutris-ge7.34 if you also want to play OW2. In lutris, click configure (up arrow next to launch button will show a menu), go to the runner options tab and disable both esync and fsync (this will make launching battle.net easier. If you do need them, use this link to add a kill.sh to cleanup orphan processes
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Lutris | 17 Nov 2022
    Use the discord server link in the lutris.net site to get someone over there to help you in real time - much easier when you can post images and see what you are seeing

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vkd3d-proton and lutris you can also consider the following projects:

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

Bottles - Easily manage wine prefixes in a new way. Run Windows software and games on Linux

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


dxvk - Lutris' DXVK repository for providing custom DXVK versions

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

photoshopCClinux - Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/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.