Lutris Linux gaming

January 17, 2019

Just discovered Lutris [https://lutris.net/], a tool to make gaming more accessible and easy on Linux: Lutris is an open gaming platform for Linux. It helps you install and manage your games in a unified interface. Our goal is to support every game which runs on Linux, from native to Windows games (via Wine) to emulators and browser games. The desktop application and the website are libre software, your contributions are…

Pyxel for Python

January 13, 2019

Thanks to this tweet from @Kitao as an introduction to Pyxel, a retro gaming engine based built on Python3 I made the English version of the official introduction of Pyxel.#gamedev #IndieGameDev #python #pico8 #tic80 Let's start programming with Pyxel, a retro game engine! – kitao's blog https://t.co/Xob7DnFIjH pic.twitter.com/NzUV5HoJvE — Takashi Kitao (@kitao) November 25, 2018 This ticks 2 boxes for me, Python and Retrogaming; how could I not want to…

In my quest to get sonic-pi to run on Linux, and also free up a port on my router, I’ve been trying to login to view Raspberry Pi Desktop from Ubuntu… as usual with any Linux endeavor, with limited success; but think that’s the attraction: a puzzle to solve, with a solution out there… I’ve just gotta find it 🙂 I had installed tightvncserver on the Raspberry Pi, and remmina…

sonic-pi

January 9, 2019

Linux generated techno beats I came across a self published album on Amazon from someone I follow on Twitter of 8 bit notes, and this inspired me to put together a bit of simple techno 🙂 There’s alse another passionate techy on Twitter who hosts a site full of synth and moog samples; so my plan is to get a music editor working and then add in some funky sounds.…

I updated Anaconda last night… but today it wouldn’t open. Tried to update it with no luck, so tried a clean install with zero success. After scratching my head for a while I edited .bashrc as the alias was entered twice, when I had a brain wave! running alias from the terminal refreshes the aliases and now anaconda-navigator opens 🙂

Update Ubuntu 18.10 to 4.20 kernel last night, all gone smooth guide here: Update linux kernel to v4.18.7 Update it with files here: kernel.ubuntu 5.0 release candidate already available! 🙂 Just installed 4.20 #Linux #Kernel on #Ubuntu 18.10 all looking good 👍https://t.co/25K5DmM53N — Gamer Geek (@GamerGeekNews) January 6, 2019

the geek year 2018

January 5, 2019

2018 was an intense year personally We moved house and renovated the new place substantially. For a month or so we were living out of a single room, no kitchen or bathroom, and boarded up windows. The place is awesome now, although still a few more things we would like to update, but that can be done over time. We have fibre! 900 MB download speed, this has changed my…

I’m still processing Dark Souls iii (sad eh?), so today was a Retro Android Platform evening 🙂 MegaDrive: Caliber.50 Playing Caliber .50 on the Genesis Strangest enemy difficulty where tanks explode quickly, enemy rockets fire faster than bullets, and bosses are mega derranged animals. Novel controls with buttons to rotate#retrogaming #Megadrive #SEGAhttps://t.co/DYCP2mxGhO — Gamer Geek (@GamerGeekNews) January 5, 2019 Played via RetroArch on Nvidia Shield Android: Does Not Commute I…

nvidia shield retro heaven

January 4, 2019

My darling wife gifted me this amazing little piece of Android based kit: nvidia shield NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the essential streaming media player for the modern living room. Thousands of apps. Thousands of games. The most 4K entertainment. And the Google Assistant built in. It’s awesome for streaming media via Netflix, Kodi, et al, and recently released high spec games (with many for free!)… but what I wanted it…

Finally praise the sun

January 4, 2019

As one PS4 AAA title ends with a Western sunset, another with an eclipsed sun In the past couple of weeks I’ve finished the latest AAA title in my collection: Red Dead Redemption 2; and today one that I never thought I’d complete: Dark Souls 3 Both were fun, amazing artistic achievements, but so different. I probably put in as many hours on both games, one I started in November…