OpenRGB and GTA V

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OpenRGB & Grand Theft Auto VI didn’t go into this project with RGB at the top of my list.  At least not other than I’d like to have it.  I didn’t do a bunch of research or go all out like I should have.  I kind of cheaped out getting RGB fans instead of aRGB fans by spending a whole $30 more for the 5 pack of Antec aRGB Fans.  So, now I’ll get to spend $70 to replace the $40 pack I got.

Sadly OpenRGB must hate my gear.  It kills my Logitech G213 keyboard even though it says it’s supported fully.  So if I open the program it just makes the keyboard go dark.  I can do my Logitech G203 Mouse all day long.  The only device that doesn’t flip out.  My XPG ram however just stutters until I close the program.  My fans only respond when they feel like it.  Is there any other alternatives to OpenRGB?  Or do I just need to wait for support?  Comment below please.

As for GTA V, I stopped playing it months ago with a vow that I would never bother with Rockstar games again.  As they are greedy twats that don’t do anything to stop modders.  For the past year plus of my time playing; I would only play in a solo instance of GTA Online.

But curiosity got the best of me, plus I got the Steam bundle with GTA V and the Criminal Enterprise Pack for only $15.  So why not give it a go right?  Plays great so far.  I do get a bit of stutter when I’m in the Casino or the Penthouse.  Not sure what that’s all about.  Though not game breaking by any means.  I do need to try out a busy server.  Though I’m sure modders will just get me to bounce in minutes leaving me seeking serenity.

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I’m the Symbolic Link Master!

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Symbolic LinkI wish.  But I have spent the last few hours using the hell out of it.  Even with my Dropbox folder having parentheses in it.  The research I found had me use the following:

ln -s -- /path/to/folder/origin /path/to/folder/link

I even figured out how to deal with my iPhone files when I’m not using Dropbox Camera Uploads.  I can simply use libimobiledevice.

Plus still playing Elder Scrolls Online just fine 😀

I’m making excellent strides to making Linux my new daily driver as it were.

It almost feels like I never left Windows.  Almost.

Finding an replacement for IrfanView turned out to be impossible.  But managed to just unzip the files, create a link using WINE and poof!!  Instant gratification!  Though would love to see a Linux Port of it.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Linux Mint

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ESO on LinuxSo, I tried to play ESO again yesterday morning on my new Linux rig.  Wouldn’t start.  As I mentioned, I had it installed via Lutris.  I tried re-installing it, no help.  I managed to run the launcher via terminal and the wine command.  But it wouldn’t play.  Just sat there.

So I uninstalled it and tried to install it via PlayOnLinux.  I think it downloaded an outdated version of the main installer file.  Got an older looking launcher that wouldn’t update.

Despite my dislike for Steam, this is when Steam shined.  I installed it via Steam and set proton to 6.3-8 and the launch options of

PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 PROTON_SET_GAME_DRIVE=1 %command%

Now the game ran fine, need to tweak the graphic settings.  But after a reboot and even again a few launches today the game opens and works.  This is a very positive step in my journey 😀

Can’t live life without games!

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Elder Scrolls Online and FlatOut 2

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Elder Scrolls Online and FlatOut 2I have just about all my programs I normally use installed. Almost half of them have native Linux support. Others, are close clones of what I used to use on Windows. See here.

Today since I had to go to work, I only played a bit. But I got my FlatOut2 to run perfectly via Heroic Games Installer! I also got my beloved Elder Scrolls Online via Lutris! So far it looks amazon, using some simple in-game tweaks. I didn’t have time to do everything. Hope it stays amazing. (fingers crossed it works)

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New Machine

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My Gaming Rig

Built my new machine! I’ve built computers all my life. So that part was easy. I’ve also dabbled with Linux on my own machines before. I’ve used Linux extensively at my last tech job. So I’m comfortable with bash and vi and various commands. But never dove into making it my only operating system. I’ve grown sick of the lack of privacy and I believe we’ve let it go too far. With Windows 11 damn near forcing us to use online logins just to use our computers, I finally drew the line!

After playing with Kubuntu (hate Gnome), PoPOS! (hate Gnome, yet tried it) and Linux Mint, I settled on Linux Mint. Tinkered with OpenRGB and got most of my software installed. Now it’s time to spend weeks tweaking things and installing games.

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