Playnite is open source video game library manager with one simple goal: Provide unified interface for all your games.
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Playnite is open source video game library manager with one simple goal: Provide unified interface for all your games.

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Found 20th Dec 2017Edited by:"SoloKingxRobert"
Import popular libraries:
Link games from Steam, Origin, GOG, Battle.net and Uplay services, including games that are not installed! Windows Store (UWP) games are also supported.

Emulation support
Playnite supports wide variety of console emulators.

Themes
Playnite's look can be fully customized, from simple colors changes to complete layout re-designs.

Fast
Playnites user interface is fast and light on resources, even with large libraries.

Portable
Playnite can run from any portable storage with option to configure database location for automatic sync via services like DropBox or Google Drive.

Completely Free
No Playnite features are locked behind paywall and complete source code is available under MIT license

Safe
Playnite doesn't store any user information. It stores the same amount of information like web browser when linking accounts (cookies).


IGDB.com integration

Playnite can automatically download metadata for you custom games (covers, descriptions and other information).

Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
aceshigh3 m ago

Installed it but wont see my uplay games.


Probably for the best
Steam does this already
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Steam does this already
danielheywood46 s ago

Steam does this already


I guess the main difference here is that this is open source.
danielheywood1 m ago

Steam does this already

This also tracks uninstalled games. How does steam track my battle.net?
danielheywood5 m ago

Steam does this already


Does Steam have built in clients like GOG, Uplay, Battle.net etc? you don't need to download those clients when they're already implemented on Playnite
Edited by: "SoloKingxRobert" 20th Dec 2017
I really want to know more about it's emulation support, does it work in the same way as you can add any application into steam and launch it form that or does it actually do anything other than just launching the emulator? if anyone can point me in the right direction would really appreciate it - as I'm not finding any clickable links on the site.
Edited by: "Felicitous" 20th Dec 2017
Just tried it, its great someone has made the effort, but you can't seem to use a controller to navigate which you can with steam.
Installed it but wont see my uplay games.
aceshigh3 m ago

Installed it but wont see my uplay games.


Probably for the best
aceshigh28 m ago

Installed it but wont see my uplay games.


Probably a Uplay issue, they are prone to the odd bug I hear
excellent!! cheers!!
Great idea, I like that it's open source buuut just have a nagging feeling that if it's free then I'm the product. Has anyone gone through the code to see if it's "phoning home" user behavior?
What does this actually do? Free games or,,,,?
SoloKingxRobert2 h, 11 m ago

Does Steam have built in clients like GOG, Uplay, Battle.net etc? you …Does Steam have built in clients like GOG, Uplay, Battle.net etc? you don't need to download those clients when they're already implemented on Playnite


Wait, would installing this mean I don't need Battle.net anymore?

Because I hate Battle.net and all of its puerile Twitch bollocks.
More late night playing, I can put RedTube on the backburner.....
A rival to Launchbox then, personally think Launchbox is worth more than the money with the regular updates which keep it the best video game library manager out there...and there is also the free version (no tv stream option)
Spark37 m ago

Wait, would installing this mean I don't need Battle.net anymore? Because …Wait, would installing this mean I don't need Battle.net anymore? Because I hate Battle.net and all of its puerile Twitch bollocks.


Lol! I don't even use battle.net, but that last bit unsold me from ever trying, cheers
Spark5 h, 0 m ago

Wait, would installing this mean I don't need Battle.net anymore? Because …Wait, would installing this mean I don't need Battle.net anymore? Because I hate Battle.net and all of its puerile Twitch bollocks.



Yeah, you don't need battle.net client anymore since it's already on Playnite.
Sir_Deadpool_of_Awesome8 h, 52 m ago

Lol! I don't even use battle.net, but that last bit unsold me from ever …Lol! I don't even use battle.net, but that last bit unsold me from ever trying, cheers


You're better off that way, honestly.
SoloKingxRobert4 h, 30 m ago

Yeah, you don't need battle.net client anymore since it's already on …Yeah, you don't need battle.net client anymore since it's already on Playnite.


I'll give it a try then, thanks.
what I want is a Netflix for gaming.
EN1GMA58 m ago

what I want is a Netflix for gaming.



In what sense? If you mean a subscription to be able to play a large number of games whilst subscribed, isn't that what EA Access, Xbox Game Pass, OnePlay, Utomik, and countless others are?

If you meant able to stream on a number of devices, without having to have set hardware like a gaming PC or Xbox One, then that is what OnLive was before it shut down. Doubt there will be another anytime soon.
nige1823 h, 6 m ago

If you meant able to stream on a number of devices, without having to have …If you meant able to stream on a number of devices, without having to have set hardware like a gaming PC or Xbox One, then that is what OnLive was before it shut down. Doubt there will be another anytime soon.


Unless you count GeForce NOW
CatBusStop1 h, 22 m ago

Unless you count GeForce NOW



I believe with that you have to own the game on Steam or Origin or whatever already, not subscription for the games. Or there is a different service exclusive to the Shield.
Nice idea but it has no integrated chat and matchup services, main reason many use steam, battlenet ect
SoloKingxRobert20 h, 2 m ago

Does Steam have built in clients like GOG, Uplay, Battle.net etc? you …Does Steam have built in clients like GOG, Uplay, Battle.net etc? you don't need to download those clients when they're already implemented on Playnite



I installed it on the strength of this post but I can't seem to get it to work. I tried a steam game, it launched the steam client. I tried a battle.net game, it launched the battle.net client.

Am I missing a setting or something?
SoloKingxRobert21 h, 59 m ago

Yeah, you don't need battle.net client anymore since it's already on …Yeah, you don't need battle.net client anymore since it's already on Playnite.


This is 100% untrue. It pulls in information from those services but they still need to be installed separately and when you run one of the games it opens to applicable client too. If this actually did contain them as you say it would be a massive security issue and also massively illegal.
The only way Steam will be toppled is if all the other publisher store fronts get behind an initiative like this.

That won't ever happen though.
TehJumpingJawa3 h, 8 m ago

The only way Steam will be toppled is if all the other publisher store …The only way Steam will be toppled is if all the other publisher store fronts get behind an initiative like this.That won't ever happen though.


It will eventually, but it'd be nice if it happened within five years rather than thirty.

It's not the only way, I'm personally hoping we see advertising laws saying that storefront clients like steam are only allowed to launch themselves on games actually bought from them. That would leave the way open for third party library apps like this.

(Launching on all games would still be available as opt-in of course, just not mandatory the way it is now).
EN1GMA21st Dec

what I want is a Netflix for gaming.


Like OnLive was? Kinda.
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