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  1. Comment on Doom Eternal reverses course, will remove Denuvo Anti-Cheat with the next update in ~games

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    Ah, that works just as well for me - I'm not necessarily for kernel-level anticheat, but I recognize its a valid usecase (kernel-level or otherwise - in a perfect world no-one would cheat in...

    Ah, that works just as well for me - I'm not necessarily for kernel-level anticheat, but I recognize its a valid usecase (kernel-level or otherwise - in a perfect world no-one would cheat in online games, but they can and do, hence the need for anticheat). Good to know Denuvo's open to supporting Wine/Proton as well, perhaps their anticheat working would pave the way for others being ported.

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  2. Comment on Doom Eternal reverses course, will remove Denuvo Anti-Cheat with the next update in ~games

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    Nice to know I'll be able to play on linux again - I wonder what this cost id though, I'm assuming they still had to pay Denuvo some amount of money despite not using it.

    Nice to know I'll be able to play on linux again - I wonder what this cost id though, I'm assuming they still had to pay Denuvo some amount of money despite not using it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Doom Eternal Update 1 adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat, anti-cheat software running on ring 0 in ~games

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    Nice to know they're aware of the issue I suppose, and good to know they aren't just leaving wine players by the wayside. In a perfect world we wouldn't need anti-cheat in the first place, but...

    Nice to know they're aware of the issue I suppose, and good to know they aren't just leaving wine players by the wayside. In a perfect world we wouldn't need anti-cheat in the first place, but people cheating is still a project

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  4. Comment on Doom Eternal Update 1 adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat, anti-cheat software running on ring 0 in ~games

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    Not that this is the issue most people are freaking out, but my main problem is the singleplayer won't start either without it, which means I can't play it on linux through wine/proton anymore. I...

    Not that this is the issue most people are freaking out, but my main problem is the singleplayer won't start either without it, which means I can't play it on linux through wine/proton anymore. I don't think it'd be too hard to allow singleplayer to work with it inactive , but I'm not sure how the tech works, might be all or nothing.

    Oddly enough, Microsoft has a great solution to this with the Halo PC ports - when you launch it, you can launch w/o anti-cheat or with, so people with ideological/OS issues can play without issue.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS arrives in ~tech

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    From my experience with emacs on windows/*nix (nowadays I swap between windows & linux PCs regularly, and share an emacs config between them) it works almost the same, save for on linux I can use...

    From my experience with emacs on windows/*nix (nowadays I swap between windows & linux PCs regularly, and share an emacs config between them) it works almost the same, save for on linux I can use TUI emacs as well, which integrates quite well in an already commandline-central workflow.
    Other than that, I'd expect it to be nearly identical.

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  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Finished Darksiders, which was pretty great - the story was more engrossing then I anticipated, and I'm looking forward to the second game (whenever I get around to it). I also finally decided to...

    Finished Darksiders, which was pretty great - the story was more engrossing then I anticipated, and I'm looking forward to the second game (whenever I get around to it). I also finally decided to give Transistor a go after owning it for years and it definitely lives up to my expectations (even though I remember hearing around release it wasn't as good as Bastion). The soundtrack is also fantastic and I'll probably see if I can buy it somewhere when I'm done with the game.

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  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Nothing wrong with the original! I think the remake's extras are best appreciated having played the original, anyways - the main story doesn't change. As a side note, I think vita3k is getting in...

    Nothing wrong with the original! I think the remake's extras are best appreciated having played the original, anyways - the main story doesn't change.

    As a side note, I think vita3k is getting in pretty good shape, but getting a dump of the game to actually play seems pretty hard without a vita & a copy (and it seems it can't handle p4g besides)

    Enjoy the game!

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    It is indeed a long game, but I think you've hit the nail on the head with how to play it, at least for a first run-through - trying to be a perfectionist and do everything possible in the game...

    It is indeed a long game, but I think you've hit the nail on the head with how to play it, at least for a first run-through - trying to be a perfectionist and do everything possible in the game makes it lose some of its charm, I find, and the newgame+ exists to go through any content you miss the first time.

    Are you playing the original PS2 version or the Vita rerelease/update?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I finally got around to finishing Dead Space 2, and it was even better than I expected - a very good horror game and a good story (at least I thought so) with a lot of nice callbacks to the first...

    I finally got around to finishing Dead Space 2, and it was even better than I expected - a very good horror game and a good story (at least I thought so) with a lot of nice callbacks to the first game, but they didn't feel too heavy handed, and a pretty cool vision of what a future based on interstellar mining could be, and what a religion could look like given evidence of a real alien presence. Debating whether to play 3 or not given I've only really heard people bash it, but have read its still a good game in its own right but more action-oriented than the previous horror.

    Gonna put any Dead Space on hold for a while though as I'm finally going to play Darksiders, courtesy of a giveaway here from @scrambo :)

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    I still use my DS lite fairly regularly, but mostly as an easily rechargeable GBA

    I still use my DS lite fairly regularly, but mostly as an easily rechargeable GBA

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle in ~games

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    ...Any chance Darksiders is still available?

    ...Any chance Darksiders is still available?

  12. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Regular Firefox on my PC (Which is currently a GPD Win 2, until my laptop's screen gets fixed) with tree styled tabs & ublock, plus a javascript disabler I can toggle in case something is...

    Regular Firefox on my PC (Which is currently a GPD Win 2, until my laptop's screen gets fixed) with tree styled tabs & ublock, plus a javascript disabler I can toggle in case something is particularly slow. On mobile (android), firefox preview - was a little dicey at the start, but since ublock got added its been smooth sailing!

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  13. Comment on What is/was your favorite console, and why? in ~games

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    Either my Gameboy Advance (which still sees very frequent use), my Gamecube or my Super Nintendo - I have a ton of great memories playing all of them with my brother in my younger days, which I...

    Either my Gameboy Advance (which still sees very frequent use), my Gamecube or my Super Nintendo - I have a ton of great memories playing all of them with my brother in my younger days, which I couldn't replace now.

    Nowadays we mostly play our PCs, but we still fire up a 2-player emulator every once in a while :)

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Linux is a subpar choice for professional video editing in ~comp

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    Ah, in that case go for that! No need to replicate what you already have :) If you're interested, I had a script to automate dual-booting a while back (unmouted shared disk, hibernate linux so I'm...

    Ah, in that case go for that! No need to replicate what you already have :)

    If you're interested, I had a script to automate dual-booting a while back (unmouted shared disk, hibernate linux so I'm where I left off before, reboot to windows w/ efibootmgr) that made switching back and forth a little easier, I'm sure I still have it saved.

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  15. Comment on Linux is a subpar choice for professional video editing in ~comp

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    I think emacs works on windows nowadays, so you probably don't have to sacrifice that part of switching. Otherwise, I had some success a while ago running i3wm in an x server on top of WSL (vcxrv?...

    I think emacs works on windows nowadays, so you probably don't have to sacrifice that part of switching. Otherwise, I had some success a while ago running i3wm in an x server on top of WSL (vcxrv? Xming? one of those) for a few programs (zathura, a terminal and some remote X stuff). I just left it on it's own monitor and it was almost like having a regular linux box inside my windows machine - it could work well if you like i3's workflow but are using Windows otherwise.

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  16. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    A bunch of other people have already touched on most of my favourites (unix shells, git), so I'll try to add something new: Latex/Tex - For submitting papers/assignments/whatever, I used it even...

    A bunch of other people have already touched on most of my favourites (unix shells, git), so I'll try to add something new:

    Latex/Tex - For submitting papers/assignments/whatever, I used it even before I swapped to linux and MS word wasn't an option anymore. I always found myself fighting with word to try to get the formatting right, and had a couple instances where my version of word was older than my professor's and formatting got ruined - Latex -> pdfs fixed that for me, and let me focus more on the content of what I was writing than tiptoeing around Word to make sure the formatting worked. I don't think it's terribly unique (I think Word can also export to PDF now?) but it was certainty reliable, and a good skill to have now that I have to submit in latex (the PDF + source)

    Retroarch/libretro - Emulators had been done before, but retroarch was the first good, unified interface to a lot of them I found. Coupled with ffmpeg, which can be built in now, it also runs my TV's PC and manages videos and music!

    Wikipedia - Not sure if this one qualifies as a program per se, but being able to access knowledge on just about anything (in english, at least) at almost any time is pretty incredible

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  17. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    I didn't know there was an android version, but I remember using f.lux on a mac and linux a while back - I don't know if they're maintained anymore but they exist

    I didn't know there was an android version, but I remember using f.lux on a mac and linux a while back - I don't know if they're maintained anymore but they exist

  18. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    I recently started using emacs (with evil, so I can keep some of my vim bindings I'm used to) and I'm quite impressed by how configurable it is, and how easy lisp was to grasp. I was introduced to...

    I recently started using emacs (with evil, so I can keep some of my vim bindings I'm used to) and I'm quite impressed by how configurable it is, and how easy lisp was to grasp. I was introduced to it through TexMaCs, which my college recommended for getting documents ready & formatted to submit, and have ended up using regular emacs for most everything else since

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  19. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    Always nice to see i3 mentioned, it really is a solid piece of software. I recently dug up my old config and started using it again - I originally started using it on a chromebook because I didn't...

    Always nice to see i3 mentioned, it really is a solid piece of software. I recently dug up my old config and started using it again - I originally started using it on a chromebook because I didn't need a mouse to use all the features properly, and the trackpad it had was horrible.

    I went back to it because I found I was wasting time arranging windows properly while I should've been working, and as you say now I can cut down on distractions and actually get some work done :)

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Alienware’s Concept UFO prototype imagines a gaming PC that’s shaped like a Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    I can't remember what I used for this (It might have just been the steam input configuration? But maybe some other tool, I'll try to dig up what I used & edit this post) but at least with the pro...

    I can't remember what I used for this (It might have just been the steam input configuration? But maybe some other tool, I'll try to dig up what I used & edit this post) but at least with the pro controllers, the gyro can emulate a mouse on a PC, which was pretty fun to use outside of the switch's library, though you have to tune sensitivity and speed a bit before it feels right.