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  1. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    Gave that piper a try on my logitech G703 mouse. Seems to work well enough.
    Disabled any horrible RGB crap and set 1000Hz polling rate etc. without hassle.

    I've been playing with emulationstation as a front end for my emulators lately. It's soooo fast compared to bigbox.

    Took a bit of manual fiddling as the updated fork I'm using is designed for the pie, and a bit reliant on external scripts I can't use to set certain things up. But got it working well now and after the initial hurdles should be far less painful to maintain than the slow and bloated launchbox/bigbox setup I use in windows.

    Can just point it at my rom folders and its virtually good to go instantly. Can actually update my rom sets and it doesn't blink an eye, where as in launchbox its a massive nightmare to re-import everything and it generally just makes a royal mess of my entire library even trying.

    Been a bit of a slow process of finding alternative software and a setup I like. But I'm fast running out of reasons to boot into windows. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I really need to set this up on my HTPC...
     
  4. self_slaughter

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    Yeah, bit of manual screwing about, but worth it. It's fast and simple.

    Be nice if it could unzip my games first for the emulators that don't like zipped games, but I'm sure I can come up with a simple script to automate that. :p
     
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    Looks interesting.

    Are ROMs legitimately free, as some sites seem to claim, or a abandonware, or is there somewhere these can be purchased?
     
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    In general not.
    Abandonware isn't an actual software license. The closest thing (in terms of circumstance) would be public domain and not many roms have been released under those terms.
     
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    So I installed manjaro and tried super meat boy and it seems to work pretty well on a laptop with a geforce 310M.

    i might see if half-life 2 will play nice.
     
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  9. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    Polychromatic Controller is well done! Looks factory in it's implementation.
     
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    how does one go about installing Quake 3 on kubuntu?
     
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    you're the guy who is now the adult years us Dads are pointing our kids to here on this forum now.

    What is the answer?

    //cheat virtuisation

    Got an .iso there for us to test junior? Your Dad had us wondering... he was a console man


    chuck something together for us to test out
     
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    Trying to learn my way around bash scripts and knock up something to allow emulation station to auto unzip games and detect .cue files etc. for the cores that can't read zip files directly.

    It's taken far too long for what it is... but so far, so good. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Details seem to be a little hard to track down, but if memory serves, I think you'll find a few packages in the standard repos for Ubuntu which will assist you in getting it running. Like some other games, though, it does require the original to install.

    If you can't figure that out, you may have some luck with lutris or PlayOnLinux - you can always check the scripts and install without using the frontends too, if that is your thing.
     
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    Cool. I'm just experimenting atm.
     
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    Quake 3 should be in the ubuntu repos. Look for "ioquake3".
    That used to be the go to source port. Not sure if things have changed over the years.
     
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    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I got Quake 3 running under MorphOS on a PPC Mac G4. In comparison it should be reasonably easy under Linux..
     
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    It is.
     
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    If you happened to buy Quake 3 on Steam or GOG you can use Lutris to install it pretty easily.
     
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