I have a small update on the final resting place of the complete experience as it was left when I collapsed in the early morning. I was able to also install Slay the Spire and the amazing highly optimized Tekken 7. I found that the problem with the fullscreen EmulationStation was that Lutris (WINE) games launched through the command line would sometimes load into the background since there were two applications wanting to be full screen. I found that ES has a switch for loading as a window. Its fine and actually more functional since it prevents akward alt-tab moments. The only minor thing left to do is to create a desktop link and to make it autoload (again).
So thats it bitches! If you don't like my games, alcohol and (kindly) middling couches then you can GTFO. I'm moving on. Next is really starting that Russian and Golang business. Since my chick friend is going to be saving me from Prison City by taking me to her farm tomorrow then it seems that learning Russian like a bro is the next thing to do. Although I could hole myself up in the cottage and refuse to interact with anyone as I pour over Golang reference material. It seems a poor fit.Read More
@-Anteros- Maybe I'll pick Slack up next year. Gentoo definitely wasn't my thing. I once installed the system from a Stage 3. I found it to be a miserable experience. However It did serve the purpose of allowing me to find that my role is on the People's Man side of autism.
Personally I like just absolutely slaying at the task at hand and then moving on. It does seem rather obsessive around the late middle party when I'm in it, but now I have some degree of mastery on the subject in addition to some really nice stuff.
Good man. I had the same issues with slackware long ago and it helped my career greatly.
Once I got the hang of it I've found Lutris to be an incredible way to install cracked WINE games. Its incredible how much WINE has improved from just 2-3 years ago. The open source work that Valve/Steam is doing wine, the Vulkan Direct 3D work and the incredible Lutris front end have made gaming on Linux to be better than Windows (when the games are supported). Lutris does amazing things such as providing direct 3d dlls already, and other addons that would otherwise need to be installed into every bottle. The Vulkan Direct3D layer DXVK means that Direct 3D from the ancient version 9 to the modern 11 "just works".
I was able to get the following working perfectly; GTA 5, Darkest Dungeon, Duke Nukem 3D 20th anniversary, Mount and Blade Warband, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Mega Man 11. The really nice thing is that each game gets its own Windows prefix/bottle so that a failed install doesn't contaminate the others. I was really struggling with Steam but actually getting down into the lower levels of open source allowed me to get it all done and cleanly. Now I won't have any poorly timed updates push onto me. It all integrates perfectly into my custom Emulation Station front end.
Oh, I did need to make one compromise and that was reducing the TV resolution from 4k to 1080p. It was causing havoc on the WINE games through its use of a virtual desktop that many games couldn't even support something that high. This also allows me to go from 30fps to 60fps due to the HDMI port that I have not being able to support 60 at 4k (a standard problem unless you have HDMI 2.0).
Personally I like just absolutely slaying at the task at hand and then moving on. It does seem rather obsessive around the late middle party when I'm in it, but now I have some degree of mastery on the subject in addition to some really nice stuff.Read More