Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Mint Skyrim Guide

Running Cinnamon Mint 17
This should work for any Ubuntu-based system that can run PlayOnLinux and has an NVIDIA card.
  1. Install NVIDIA Drivers and restart
    1. Open 'Driver Manager' >>  Select version >> Apply Changes
    2. restart
  2. Install PlayOnLinux
    1. Open 'Software Manager' >> Search and Install 'PlayOnLinux'
  3. Set ptrace_scope to '0'

    • echo "0" | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope

    Open PlayOnLinux

    1. Tools >> Manage Wine Versions >> x86 >> version 1.7.8
    2. Configure >> New
      1. name it "skyrim"
    3. Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'Wine' tab
      • Configure Wine >> Applications >> Windows Version >> 'Windows 7' >> 'OK'
    4. Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'Display' tab
      • GLSL Support > default
      • Direct Draw Renderer > opengl
      • Video memory size > (maximum allowed)
      • Offscreen redering mode > fb0
      • Render target mode lock > default
      • Multisampling > default
      • Strict Draw Ordering > default
    5.  Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'Install Components' tab
      1. Microsoft Core Fonts
      2. xact
      3. tahoma
      4. vcrun2008
      5. d3dx9
      6. d3dx10
      7. Steam
  4. Log in to Steam and Install Skyrim from Steam
    • while you are waiting for Skyrim to download, adjust settings in Steam
      •  In the top menu: Steam >> Settings >> in-game >> deactivate steam overlay
  5. PlayOnLinux >> Configure >> 'skyrim' drive >> 'General' tab
    1. 'Debug flags' > "-no-dwrite
    2. 'Make a new shortcut . . .'
      • TESV >> "Skyrim"
      • skyrim launcher >> "Skyrim Options"
      • steam >> "Steam" or "Skyrim Steam"

  • Skyrim's launcher options 
  • disable vertical sync in NVIDIA's settings
  • bookmark the skyrim installation folder
    • disable vertical sync in Skyrim's settings
    • workaround for the opaque water problem

  • More Specific Skyrim Tweaks
  • SKSE and Mods
    • workshop mods
    • nexus mods
  • mod for the opaque water problem


SteamOS with wine?

http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-guide.331/

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Make a simple TiddlyWiki 'app' using Firefox


(Doing this in Cinnamon/i3wm, in Mint 17)
This will set up a dedicated app feel for TiddlyWiki. (and of course, this could be done for any web app, site, or offline stuff you want.
  1. Install Firefox
  2. Set up your TiddlyWiki
  3. Create a distinct Firefox profile
  4. Set up extensions: TiddlyFox and Toolbar Autohide
  5. Set your TiddlyWiki as the home page 
  6. Create a launcher/script to open your 'app'
    • (firefox -P tiddlywiki --no-remote /<path>/<tiddlyfile>.htm)

TiddlyWiki IS:
  • A PIM (Personal Information Manager)
  • A wiki
    • text formatting requires wiki markup similar to MediaWiki markup
  • An offline webpage
    • The TiddlyWiki is completely contained within a single html file
    • It is programmed in JavaScript



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