Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Metro Last Light Linux Native Gameplay Full Settings Dlc Fail and Intro To Main Game

Metro: Last Light On Steam

Hi all, I attempt to show you how good Metro Last Light looks on full graphics, I start with some DLC gameplay where I get lost, then I move on to the intro to the main game. I have to stop because recording gives me too much lag hope you enjoy anyway guys


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013

Install Your Non Steam/DRM Free Humble Bundle Games Using The AUR on Arch Linux (and arch based distros)

A lot of us buy Humble Bundles, leaving us with tons of games, some of which are not available for Steam For Linux and are only DRM-free which is till awesome. However many of these non Steam games can be installed easily using the AUR. Below I will list some examples and how to install them.


Lets start with Bit.Trip runner

yaourt bit trip

select the package called bittriprunner, was option 2 for me, begin the install, while downloading the tar.gz from Humble Bundle. The install will fail but don't worry this is meant to happen don't restart or anything just yet. First we need to open the following directory /tmp/yaourt-tmp-YOURUSERNAME/aur-bittriprunner/ and paste our tar.gz in there, say yes to all if you get any prompts. We can now restart our yaourt install and just like that the game is installed :D You will find it under games in your menu.


Ok next up we will try Vessel, note you will notice its a similar process for most games but I am trying a few random examples to show the process.

yaourt vessel

There will most likely be only one choice select that and begin the install while downloading Vesel from the Humble Bundle site. The install will fail but don't worry this is meant to happen don't restart or anything just yet. First we need to open the following directory /tmp/yaourt-tmp-YOURUSERNAME/aur-vessel/ and paste our .bin in there, say yes to all if you get any prompts. We can now restart our yaourt install and just like that the game is installed :D You will find it under games in your menu. See using the same simple process, lets try one more :D

Ok the last game we will try will be Dear Esther

yaourt dear esther 

This game uses the same process as the other 2 so just download the .bin file from Humble Bundle and follow the steps above.

Enjoy any game you want install guides on let me know, take care! :D


Playing Starbound With a Controller On Ubuntu Linux (and Ubuntu based Distros)

Hi all Starbound is a fantastic game but it eats time away, wouldn't it be nice just sometimes to kick back and use a controller. This simple guide will tell you how.

First thing you need is xboxdrv from a PPA, use these simple commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:grumbel/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xboxdrv


Ok you should now have xboxdrv installed :D The next thing you need is a config especially for Starbound, mine is here. Feel free to do whatever you want with it, after looking at it, you should get a basic idea of how to switch the layout, if you don't like mine, if not contact me for help :D

Next up is running the config, I suggest making a folder for your xboxdrv config files, you then need to open that folder in a terminal either from your file manager (if it has that option) or just using a cd command

cd /file/location/here

To activate xboxdrv, disable the kernel driver(to prevent confusion, trust me it wont work without this) and run your Starbound config use the following command

sudo xboxdrv -c starbound.xboxdrv --detach-kernel-driver

You can now load up Starbound and enjoy with the following controls

Left stick = Move Character (left, right and down to crouch)
Right Stick = Mouse Movement
Left Trigger = Left Mouse Button
Right Trigger = Right Mouse Button
A = Jump
B = Walk/ 1x1 Block Placemnet/Mining
X = interact
Y = Inventory
Right/Left Bumper = Scroll Through Slots 1 - 9
Press Left Stck = Magnifying Glass
Press Right Stick = Show Info
Dpad Up = Inventory
Dpad right = Crafting
Dpad Down = Codex
Dpad Left = Journal
Start = Menu
Back = Chat
Guide (xbox button) = Steam Overlay

To reactivate the kernel driver use the below command then unplug and plug back in your pad

sudo kill xboxdrv && sudo modprobe xpad

Enjoy feel free to suggest improvements or request  configs for other games :D Take Care
Walk

Playing Starbound With a Controller On Arch Linux (and Arch based Distros)

Hi all Starbound is a fantastic game but it eats time away, wouldn't it be nice just sometimes to kick back and use a controller. This simple guide will tell you how.

First thing you need is xboxdrv from the AUR, if you have yaourt installed (highly recommended) then use this simple command

yaourt xboxdrv

This should come up with 2 options from the AUR, this may vary if you have different repos included. Either version from the AUR works fine but I choose the one with the most votes. After you have chosen your version check the number beside it and type it in and then press enter. This will start the install, follow the simple prompts, pressing Y, N or entering your password when prompted.

Ok you should now have xboxdrv installed :D The next thing you need is a config especially for Starbound, mine is here. Feel free to do whatever you want with it, after looking at it, you should get a basic idea of how to switch the layout, if you don't like mine, if not contact me for help :D

Next up is running the config, I suggest making a folder for your xboxdrv config files, you then need to open that folder in a terminal either from your file manager (if it has that option) or just using a cd command

cd /file/location/here

To activate xboxdrv, disable the kernel driver(to prevent confusion, trust me it wont work without this) and run your Starbound config use the following command

sudo xboxdrv -c starbound.xboxdrv --detach-kernel-driver

You can now load up Starbound and enjoy with the following controls

Left stick = Move Character (left, right and down to crouch)
Right Stick = Mouse Movement
Left Trigger = Left Mouse Button
Right Trigger = Right Mouse Button
A = Jump
B = Walk/ 1x1 Block Placemnet/Mining
X = interact
Y = Inventory
Right/Left Bumper = Scroll Through Slots 1 - 9
Press Left Stck = Magnifying Glass
Press Right Stick = Show Info
Dpad Up = Inventory
Dpad right = Crafting
Dpad Down = Codex
Dpad Left = Journal
Start = Menu
Back = Chat
Guide (xbox button) = Steam Overlay

To reactivate the kernel driver use the below command then unplug and plug back in your pad

sudo kill xboxdrv && sudo modprobe xpad

Enjoy feel free to suggest improvements or request  configs for other games :D Take Care
Walk