OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by DestinedToDie » 08 Sep 2017, 11:01

Bad news - the laptop I bought 4 years ago and have ever since been using to this day just died this morning. What makes this somewhat less devastating is that I took the precaution of occasionally backing up my work, so I lost a few assets but not enough to make me want to hang myself.

I´m looking into getting a replacement hopefully in the near future, possibly building a new rig in DIY style as my budget is very low right now.

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by psi29a » 08 Sep 2017, 13:38

oh shit, you have my condolences!

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by DestinedToDie » 09 Sep 2017, 02:59

Good news! I just managed to raise my PC back from the dead with some open source software. I thought for sure that my BIOS or something went kaput and replacing parts in a laptop was not at all an appealing idea, but it was instead just windows shitting itself the moment I hit the ON button. Now I'm writing this on MInt Linux. For some reason it kinda doesn't want to recognize my net sometimes. I'll have to see what development options I have on Linux.

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by raevol » 09 Sep 2017, 06:43

Gratz on bringing it back to life, good to hear!
DestinedToDie wrote:
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it kinda doesn't want to recognize my net sometimes
What do you mean by this? I'm not a Mint officiando so someone else may be able to override what I am about to say, but in my experience it's best to stick with "real" Ubuntu, even if you run a well-supported flavor like Kubuntu or Xubuntu, because the base distro does its best to keep hardware support up-to-date. Of course this may not be the issue at all, in which case I am wasting your time, sorry!

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by psi29a » 09 Sep 2017, 07:00

Welcome brother. :)

Developing ES via LInux is about as hardcore as you can get. :D

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by DestinedToDie » 09 Sep 2017, 12:40

More good news. I managed to access the files that were previously trapped in windows hibernation. Assuming they´re not corrupted or anything, there is 0 loss.

As for why I chose Linux Mint, I initially started downloading Ubuntu and got told that it sux and I should instead download Linux Mint. I don´t have any familiarity with them, so I just went with the first recommendation.

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by AnyOldName3 » 09 Sep 2017, 13:39

Honestly, I'd rather install the Cinnamon desktop environment on stock Ubuntu than use Mint. When my dad decided it was the best thing ever and therefore required me to maintain a couple of installs of it, there were loads of issues that simply wouldn't have happened had he gone for stock Ubuntu. The only major tweak I ever do to Ubuntu is to install ClassicMenu Indicator, which gives you something a bit more like Windows' start menu in addition to the Unity launcher/dock

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by psi29a » 09 Sep 2017, 14:20

Ubuntu is finally going mainstream, dumping their Unity for Gnome, which is great because I've been using gnome-ubuntu for years now. I've tried other environments and have always come back to either Debian or GUbuntu... hey, guess which distros I help maintain OpenMW packages for? ;)

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Re: OpenMW Example Suite 0.18

Post by raevol » 10 Sep 2017, 03:52

@DestinedToDie look at this can of worms you opened. :D At least we are pretty civil here, hahaha. At the end of the day use what you like! :)

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