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Fixing Screen Resolution in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

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KING Art's point-and-click adventure, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, is a beautiful game. But you might have a hard time seeing much of the game properly if you ran into the problem I did - a wonky, improper fullscreen resolution that meant I couldn't even browse the settings menu and actually…

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Quick Tip: Mount DVD to Fix Playback Issues

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Popped in a DVD on your Linux box and started playing the disc directly, only to encounter weird playback issues such as stuttering, skipping or even flat-out stopping? It's a strange, hard to explain issue, but the fix is often quite simple. I believe this is mostly with encrypted, copy-protected…

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Sorting numbers inside text strings

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I have a script that compiles and sorts museum collection data. One of the data fields is for museum registration codes, and a plain sort doesn't understand that humans expect "KS.99", for example, to come before "KS.100": My script instead uses the magic "-V" option…

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Freeing an HP Chromebook 11 with Arch Linux ARM

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A few years ago I acquired an HP Chromebook 11, which I talked about in an article on this site at that time. I talked about how I ran Linux software side-by-side with Chrome OS thanks to the likes of Crouton. Since then, the machine has had some basic use, and rather ironically, used as an offline…

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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Quick Tip: Integrate Window Buttons into Xfce Panel

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For any Xfce gurus who may have tried to emulate the Unity desktop look, or maybe just wanted to save a bit of screen real estate, this may not be new to you. For anyone else though, here's a tip on this neat functionality. It's no secret that the venerable Xfce desktop is very configurable,…

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Presentations in a browser

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If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data…

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

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Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes,…

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Review: DiRT Rally

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Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time

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Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Gradio - a Neat GTK3 Internet Radio App

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It's not often that I use internet radio applications, or even internet radio itself, but when a situation arose recently where I was seeking some online radio streams, I also then went delving into seeing what internet radio applications were available on Linux. Running a GNOME desktop, a GTK3 app…

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