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by English Invader
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

I'm using a PC that I got for £30 as a local pick up from eBay. It came in a lovely CIT Vantage case and has 4GB RAM, AMD dual core processor (2.3 GHz) and onboard Nvidia graphics. All I had to do was plug in my trusty HD5450 graphics card and wipe the Windows 7 for Mint. This has been my main syste...
by English Invader
Mon May 28, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth

Thank you for your help. I've been trying to install the emulator through dpkg but it doesn't even recognise Fusion as a .deb file (the properties tab describes it as "application/x-executable). I also tried installing it as a .gtk file to no avail. What program did you use? Edit: I just tried a SNE...
by English Invader
Sun May 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth

Bluetooth picks the speakers up just fine and picks up the sound for everything else (YouTube, Spotify, DVDs, other emulators) but Kega Fusion (a Sega emulator) is only picked up when I use a cable. The problem is solely with one program and I'm hoping it can be solved with a bit of fine tuning to e...
by English Invader
Sun May 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Kega Fusion and Bluetooth

I recently acquired a pair of these speakers: https://www.kitsound.co.uk/product/speakers/home-audio-systems/reunion-wireless-bookshelf-speakers I've been very happy with them and have successfully used them with a range of devices throughout my home but if I try to use KF with a BT connection on my...
by English Invader
Sat May 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 5383

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I wasn't too impressed with some of the non-classical recordings though, for example several of the tracks on "Queen - Greatest Hits II" are truncated to fit them on the CD. Luckily the vinyl release wasn't butchered in this way. It's funny that you should cite Queen in support of vinyl. Their last...
by English Invader
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 5383

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I do still occasionally play CDs (mostly my Kevin Bloody Wilson collection when driving, sure helps lighten the mood with all the muppets on the roads these days). He's a bit of a guilty pleasure for me as well. My dad had a tape that he used to play in the car sometimes (much to my mum's chagrin) ...
by English Invader
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 5383

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I have an extensive CD collection going back 20 years and, although I recently started exploring vinyl, most of my nostalgic connections are with CD. I don't buy for a minute that CD isn't collectable; some CDs come in very desirable box sets and it's also a much more durable format than vinyl. I fi...
by English Invader
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: MP3 quality_Windows vs Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 1244

Re: MP3 quality_Windows vs Linux

I've always been happy enough with Banshee or Sound Juicer myself. I haven't bothered to check the kbps rate because I don't think it matters that much with MP3s or even FLAC unless you've got a good sound set-up The speakers and amplifier (if any) will have a much greater influence on the sound you...
by English Invader
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws

This shouldn't really come as a surprise. Intel sets the trend and AMD follows along a few years later at a reduced price point. Business as usual.
by English Invader
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: AMD Radeon
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: AMD Radeon

The only answers in the long term are to either move over to Nvidia or move back to Windows.

I'm quite fortunate in that I tend to mainly play older games through Wine/PlayOnLinux so my HD 5450 (with open source driver) is just fine for me.
by English Invader
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Puppy Linux install
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: Puppy Linux install

I find Puppy more useful as a live distro. I love using old PC hardware and Wary Puppy 5.5 on a CD-R can be a great way to get those old systems online through ethernet to get any programs or files they need. It's nice when old hardware can be self-sufficient instead of having to rely on stuff being...
by English Invader
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2612

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

Understatement. I have Windwoes 10 in a VM and it just took one hour to update, one hour struggling with activation because now Windwoes claims it's not activated, another half hour to reinstall from Microsoft's .iso, and now it's updating yet again so there goes another hour. And that happens ever...
by English Invader
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2612

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

I think Linux fosters a sense of pride because it requires initiative to use it. Right from the get-go, you have to understand that your computer has a BIOS and that you have to instruct the BIOS to boot from an alternative means to that which the computer manufacturer provided for you. Once you've ...
by English Invader
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Has Quality Control Left Town?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Has Quality Control Left Town?

I love Amazon. And their (its?) A to Z guarantee. So I can return or replace things without being hassled by officious, bureaucratic fools who think they're important... With Amazon, I just go online and tomorrow to the mailbox, and I'm done. Do too much of that and they're done: https://www.thegua...
by English Invader
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Game Boy Advance Emulator
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: Game Boy Advance Emulator

Kega Fusion is the best Mega Drive/Genesis emulator. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux and also emulates SG-1000, Master System, Game Gear, 32x and Mega/Sega CD. IMO the MD/Genesis emulation is so good it's virtually indistinguishable from the real hardware. And SNES 9x would be preferable to Hig...
by English Invader
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best Hardware for Backups
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Best Hardware for Backups

I guess it depends on what you're backing up but I find the USB pens a very cheap and efficient method to store music files and other stuff that doesn't take up too much space. I also use good old CD/DVD-Rs and old computers I don't use so much anymore can come in handy in that regard. I tend to bac...
by English Invader
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Virtual machine vs WINE?
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Virtual machine vs WINE?

The main difference between running Windows in a VM and using Wine is this: a VM is harder to set up and uses more system resources but it's reliable. Wine is a stupid hack and is simply not reliable. What it actually does is try to translate Windows system calls to Linux system calls. This often i...
by English Invader
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What game controllers support linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: What game controllers support linux?

As with Windows, an XBox 360 controller and a generic PS2 style controller (or real PS2 controller with USB adaptor) will cover 99.9% of games. I have a ton of different USB controllers and all of them have been picked up by Linux Mint. Compatibility depends on the individual program rather than the...
by English Invader
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 96
Views: 5565

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

As long as end-users have to deal with annoyances like caps lock indicators not working because kernel devs can't be sussed to deal with the mundanity or difficulty of fixing the bug, they will tend to stay away. I've put duct tape over the indicators on my keyboard because I'm sick of having blue ...
by English Invader
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Can no longer use Linux Mint
Replies: 33
Views: 2078

Re: Can no longer use Linux Mint

That article on why Linux is not Windows is actually really good. I would suggest to not take it as a personal insult, but simply to read it, take from it what is useful to you and leave the rest. Pretty much the same as what I'd suggest doing with answers you get here. It is a good article but it ...

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