Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

I just bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and if you did too, or are contemplating it, don’t let the bad rating on WineHQ scare you off – it runs near perfectly. Now, the in-game tutorials are a bit wonky, but if you can live without those (I know I didn’t have much of a problem […]


So, you have all your old MIDI files lying around and you decide to play them through Totem or another GStreamer based player. What happens? They sound… flat. Ah, no problem you think, I’ll just set up Timidity to use the neat soundfont I have lying around that sounds like my old SoundBlaster card and […]


I’m sure I’m not the only one that has had to install a 32bit version of some package to get a game or other program not designed for 64bit to work in 64bit Linux/Ubuntu/Debian and I’m sure others will nod in agreement at how difficult it can be to find the 32bit version, especially if […]


So, I’ve been reconsidering GEdit as a quick development environment, but I was really missing a way to switch to the bottom pane and back (for using the embedded terminal). I couldn’t find an existing plugin to do this, so I took a look at Elia Sarti’s TabSwitch plugin – that uses Ctrl+Tab to switch […]


Yeah, so here we go, my third issue with the Linux port of Shadowgrounds… anyway, it turned out to not be that difficult to fix. Shadowgrounds only really plays well with OSS, so you should run it through aoss, but that won’t work in 64 bit. So here’s the solution: First, install alsa-oss (sudo apt-get […]


Normally I blog about Wine and Vineyard, but while the meaning behind these two projects are getting an existing Windows program running on Linux, thankfully this is not always necessary. Now, I’m not much of a gamer, when I actually play something it’s usually not for more than an hour, at most. I tend to […]


I’ve been working on some new functionality for Vineyard and I needed to test if the user is connected to the internet or not. After some Google scouting I didn’t come up with anything that did what I needed so I ended up writing this little function and thought it might be useful for others. […]


This is just a quick post to tell you all that I’ve updated wine-preferences in my PPA. There are lots of new goodies and a nice graphical overhaul. More details later, now for the eating! Remember, you can install all the Vineyard packages (wine-preferences, nautilus-wine and python-wine) by running the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybolic/ppa […]


Okay, this is actually fairly exciting… I’ve packaged and uploaded nautilus-wine and wine-preferences to my PPA, so now you can install both the Nautilus Wine properties page I showed two posts ago, and my fancy “new” (it’s been in ubuntu-wine’s bzr forever) graphical configuration tool for Wine directly from your package manager (if you’re running […]


So, after having build a debian package of python-wine, I thought it would be an easy thing to set up a PPA and start actually distributing my work on the Wine/Gnome integration… Well, turns out it was a bit trickier than I thought and I consequently had to rebuild the python-wine package from scratch, but […]