Reflections from the field:
"Just built my friend an AMD based Linux gaming system".
"It runs like a champ. Setting this up was a new experience, haven't had a gaming PC since I switched to Linux a couple of years ago.
I did a lot of gaming in the past on Windows PC's. I was really surprised at how smoothly this new machine plays games.
Hardware is modest, a Ryzen 5 2400G / 16GB 3200Mhz memory and an NVMe M.2 SSD on an MSI B450M Pro. All under $500.
New Linux Lads episode is out:
Pinebook Pro preorders • MintBox 3 • 10 Years of Zorin • The Linux apps we know and love • Eating ice cream in the name of
I recently stumbled across a game on Steam called Himno. It's a small, free game that the dev made as a way for him to relax, and it's absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth checking out. Also, the soundtrack is really lush and emotive. I've been listening to it a ton recently. https://danfarley.bandcamp.com/album/himno-ost
Picked up the #FFXIV soundtracks from the merch store, because I can’t stop humming the tunes everywhere...
Also, Neverwinter bears a striking resemblance to Ashes of Creation. I wonder if Intrepid based the placeholder look on Neverwinter, or if it's purely coincidence. Either way, I'm still hugely excited for AoC. I'm always impressed with the attention to detail and thought that goes into each decision.
I've been playing Neverwinter recently due to a friend getting into it, and I've actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Once I replaced the music with my own playlist anyway XD.
I'm glad I made a Spotify playlist for occasions like this. In case anyone's interested, here's the link https://open.spotify.com/user/livethetruth/playlist/4qxbkgOzOkbjoKVu7C2yGA?si=zMcPqVlTT6GG5yA4lol7Uw
I just finished watching this documentary about System Era and the development of their game Astroneer. It was fantastic.It really adds a lot of meaning to a game I already enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfUjl4owxTQ
For some reason I've been spending the last hour downloading all the soundtracks for Bless Online, ArcheAge, and Phantasy Star Online 2. I guess I figure that there's no way to know how long they'll be available to download, and I enjoyed the music quite a bit.
I found this site in case anyone is interested: https://downloads.khinsider.com They have WoW as well, but it looks like they don't have FFXIV unfortunately. At least that's available on CD on eBay though.
The Ten Commandments of Tech Support
1. Try turning it off and on again
2. Reinstall it
3. Click everywhere
4. Try that weird random setting you have no idea what it does
5. Try doing the same shit, but in a different order
6. Call the guy who fixed the problem last time
7. Copy the config from another computer
8. Recreate the user profile
9. Try it with another person's account
10. Try it with another person's computer
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