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Compiling Kodi 18 Leia (git) on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

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Being a rolling release distribution that touts the ability to have the latest stuff, you'll often find the very latest software in OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. In the official repos, anyway. Certain software that is procured from external repositories such as Packman, however, this is not always the case.…

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Tips for tpp and patat

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You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It…

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HITMAN on Linux - First Impressions

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With HITMAN releasing just days ago on Linux, we have yet another big title landing on our favourite platform. It's also courtesy once again of the heavy lifting in porting that Feral Interactive do. The game is also interesting in that Feral promised launch-day Mesa 13 support, which is especially…

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All 7 Aveyond Games Released for Linux, DRM-Free

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Recently here, on The Linux Rain, I reviewed Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist, the latest entry into the Aveyond series and one that had been brought to Linux. Now, only a few days ago, the entire series from Aveyond from Aveyond 1: Rhen's Quest all the way to the aforementioned Aveyond 4: Shadow of…

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Getting Realtek 8188EU Wireless Adapters to work in Linux (and possibly other wireless Realtek chipsets!)

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Alright, so, disclaimer. This will likely be most suited for advanced or at least intermediate level Linux users. If you love NetworkManager, look away now, because we're going to obliterate it from the system. Unless, of course, someone works out how to make NetworkManager use the 'wext' driver.…

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Scottish Country Dancing stats

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My wife has been in the same Scottish Country Dancing group for many years, and back in 2005 she began keeping a record of the dances done at each meeting. She lists a fair bit of information in her "dances done" spreadsheet (screenshot below). She recently asked me "Would it be possible to get a…

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A script to log what my GPS tells me

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I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint. At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's…

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Review: Fedora 25 - The Trail Blazer that is Blazing Fast

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Not long after being released to the wild, I decided it was time to retire old faithful Ubuntu GNOME in favour of Fedora 25 on my main laptop (an Optimus equipped machine). The Ubuntu install had served me very well indeed, but with Fedora's latest offering featuring the latest stable version of…

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Eek! My rounding is biased!

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I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts. For me the desirable way to round off a decimal is to round up if the bit to be discarded is greater than one half, and…

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Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

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For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to…

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X-Plane 11 is now officially available with day-1 Linux support

Tags: SimulationThe advanced flight simulator X-Plane 11 [Steam, Official Site] is now available and the developers put out day-1 Linux support. It…

Glittermitten Grove is now available on Linux, go collect some berries and something about frogs and fractions

Tags: SteamGlittermitten Grove [Steam], a game I had never heard of until today has launched on Linux. Oh, it also apparently contains Frog Fractions…

Adventure game 'Thimbleweed Park' has officially released with day-1 Linux support

Tags: Adventure, GOG, Point & Click, SteamThimbleweed Park [Steam, GOG, Official Site], from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick has officially released…

Mad Max meets Vulkan in a new fully public beta for Linux, benchmarks and OpenGL vs Vulkan comparisons

Tags: Steam, Feral Interactive, VulkanMad Max [Feral Store, Steam] from Feral Interactive has been updated with a public beta as the Linux version is…

Rise to Ruins (formerly Retro-Pixel Castles) has another massive content update

Tags: Early Access, Indie Game, Simulation, Steam, Strategy Rise to Ruins [Steam, Official Site] update 'InDev 25' will see your villagers get a bit…

Nongünz, an action platformer with a clever visual style will come to Linux

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, PlatformerWe certainly aren't short on action platformers, but Nongünz [Official Site] looks like it could easily…

Lil Tanks, an action-packed side-scroller will release for Linux next week

Tags: Arcade, Coming Soon, Early Access, SteamI've been sent in details about 'Lil Tanks' [Steam, Official Site], which is an action-packed…

Mantis Burn Racing, an awesome looking top-down racer could come to Linux with enough support

Tags: Indie Game, Racing, SteamI was pointed towards Mantis Burn Racing [Steam, Official Site] as the developers are considering a Linux port of…

Strategy game 'Cossacks 3' will have a Linux beta on Friday and I have a key for one lucky person

Tags: Steam, Strategy Even though it was supposed to be delayed until April, GSC Game World have announced that there will be a public beta of the…

HEVN, a first-person sci-fi adventure game should have Linux support

Tags: Indie Game, Unity3D, AdventureHEVN [Official Site] was pointed out by GOL follower micha and after taking a look I was impressed, so I spoke to…

Game engine 'Construct 3' is now in open beta, check out my example game

Tags: Toolkit, BetaConstruct 3 [Official Site] is a game engine that requires little to no programming knowledge as it relies on stringing events…

Oxenfree is a clever, narrative driven supernatural thriller you should check out, my review

Tags: Adventure, Steam, Indie Game, GOG, ReviewI finally set aside some time to play the supernatural thriller Oxenfree [Steam, GOG,Official Site]…

Meganoid, a challenging platformer with roguelike elements releases soon with Linux support

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, Indie Game, Itch.io, Platformer, Roguelike, SteamThe latest game from Orangepixel, Meganoid [Official Site, itch.io,…

RUNNING WITH RIFLES has a major update and a DLC announcement

Tags: RUNNING WITH RIFLES [Steam, Official Site] is the rather excellent top-down shooter with RPG elements that has Linux support. A major patch was…

Blazing Chrome, a classic co-op run ‘n gun plans Linux support

Tags: Action, Coming SoonBlazing Chrome is a new co-op run ‘n gun being developed by JoySmasher [Official Site] and they are planning a Linux…