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Old Androids Never Die, They Just Have A Few Screws Loose

Well I'm sure that's fair

November 15, 2018

Fuck you, Sony. And fuck the lawyers who sued them for removing OtherOS and then took 33% of the "settlement" for themselves.

My lost functionality for my PS3 - which would be a server right now, had otherOS stayed, instead of being a boat anchor - was worth $10.07 apparently.

"Oh, that SUV you bought, we filled the back of it with cement because we decided after the fact that you don't deserve the functionality you paid for. Here's a tenner, hope that helps."

Considering how well Proton and ASUS are doing with PC games for me, I don't think I'll need a Playstation 5 now! >:(

Seems like the xact fix for proton sound

November 13, 2018

I was able to get sound working in The Evil Within, running via Steam Play, by installing xact the same way I did for Skyrim.

WINEPREFIX=SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/268050/pfx winetricks xact

Seems like installing this into the Proton WINE prefix for affected games is a pretty good way to get the sound working. I haven't tested many games, but this will be my first thing to try from now on when sound doesn't work.

It did not fix the media player issues with Call of Cthulhu, though - for that I think we need full WMP support.

Steam Play Games: Skyrim

November 12, 2018

Skyrim SE runs pretty nicely on Proton.

No voices or music? Try running winetricks to install the xact package:

WINEPREFIX=/path/to/SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/489830/pfx winetricks xact


TT-RSS removed

November 7, 2018

Unfortunately, TT-RSS used a lot more resources than it seemed it should, so it has been removed pending investigation. Sorry about that!

Even More Steam Play: Call of Cthulhu

November 6, 2018

While I still wish more games were native, I have to say that the Proton runtime is a good idea. Thinking of it as a similar thing to OpenJDK or .NET rather than an emulation layer makes the WINE a bit less dry. ;)

Runs perfectly (and with a kernel build running in the background...)

Unfortunately, Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel appears to crash out during startup, but I will definitely keep looking at that situation.


November 5, 2018

So my work email keeps getting these spam mails from "itself," claiming that some "hacker" has compromised my system and has pictures of me jacking off to robot porn that they're going to send to everyone on my contact list if I don't pay them some random amount of bitcoin.

#1, anyone can fake a email source but it takes a special kind of stupid to do that and not clean up your mail headers. I see you over there in Pakistan, dickhead.

#2, EVERYONE already knows I jack off to robot porn.

#3, Bitcoin, really? how old-fashioned. Don't you know Unobtainium is the new hotness?

Sheesh. Stupid fucking script-kiddies are almost as bad as trumpies.