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northivanastan

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  1. northivanastan

    THEME-GAWAD PROJECT #1

    I'd like to upload a YouTube video with the soundtrack to this WAD, once it's all finalized
  2. northivanastan

    Make a BRAND NEW Sentence

    The Earth is an 8D stellated-dodecahedral hologram that runs on a combination of Dunkin Donuts and the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD operating system.
  3. northivanastan

    Make a BRAND NEW Sentence

    It didn't, but it was at least grammatically correct and referred to real things. Could've done worse.
  4. northivanastan

    Make a BRAND NEW Sentence

    It's easy to invent brand new sentences if you just pull ideas at random. For example: Post-progressive music was invented by Rivers Cuomo to sell tickets to the 1671 Stoke-Mandeville Games, an event that also starred TeamTNT and the Exxon-Mobil Board of Directors as tandem bicyclists.
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    Recommend me some Linux games.

    TBH that (and most of the other GNOME games and KDE games) are the Linux equivalent of the various games that ship with Windows. No pretense of offering complex gameplay, just there to give you something to do. If that's what you're looking for though, absolutely install them.
  6. northivanastan

    What are you listening to?

    Might be different in the country Daytime Waitress is logging in from though
  7. northivanastan

    Favorite Doom Midi and why?

    Freedoom's E3M4 music (by Blueworrior) James Paddock - The Godhood Suite The entire TNT: Evilution MIDI Pack (not biased at all :P) If I have to pick from the official MIDIs... Sign of Evil stands out the most from Doom 1, Into Sandy's City for Doom 2, and Blood Jungle for TNT.
  8. northivanastan

    Recommend me some Linux games.

    Oh yeah, that's a great one! Didn't mention it because of the mouse requirement and because I think there might be some dealbreaker bugs on Wayland. But yeah, second this, much like the other games in the Debian/Ubuntu repos it's nothing revolutionary but a very nice way to pass the time.
  9. northivanastan

    Recommend me some Linux games.

    Indeed, since John Carmack open-sourced his engines, there's a lot of stuff based on them, both Doom and Quake. I can also recommend the Cube series and Red Eclipse, which have their own game engine. Red Eclipse in particular has a great art style, and a really funky set of game modifiers. (Didn't mention them in my first post because OP said he couldn't use a mouse.)
  10. northivanastan

    Recommend me some Linux games.

    Nexuiz Classic is in Debian, so anything derived from it or Ubuntu will have access to it via whatever software manager. However, I think its "spiritual successor," Xonotic, is a far, far superior open source shooter. That you'll have to download.
  11. northivanastan

    Recommend me some Linux games.

    Just naming open-source games, which might be in your distribution's repository: SuperTux, SuperTuxKart, Battle for Wesnoth, and Kobo Deluxe are all fun to play. Most of the games in a typical distro's repository aren't amazing or anything, but still a good way to burn through some free time, so I recommend browsing a little. To some extent you can just use regular video game recommendations. Several games work natively on Linux, and for other games you can use Wine or Proton/Steam Play, see https://www.protondb.com/ and https://appdb.winehq.org/ for compatibility.
  12. Yeah, that's one of my favorite things about the majority of Linux distros, especially the Debian-based family. For 95% of the tasks you'll use a computer for, there's something in the repository for it; everything there is free, with none of the typical bullshit of proprietary software, and chances are it "just works" after one apt install. I despise having to rely on Internet searches or on for-profit app stores to find software.
  13. If you mean the folders where data and config files are located, usually apps will have config files both in the system directories, and in hidden folders in the user directory. The latter affects only your user account, but is safer to edit. Most file managers accept ctrl-H to show them. Look in .local/share, .config, .var/app, and .[program name]. If you must edit system-level configuration, you don't necessarily need to change permissions, as administrators can "become root" for certain tasks. But for some of that, unfortunately, you might end up needing to use the console. Linux is basically a combination of a hundred or so open source projects that distro developers managed to fit into an operating system, which is both the best and the worst thing about it. Some programs are easy to configure, some aren't, but the easiest to configure are miles beyond any popular Windows software in that respect. Substitute "easy to configure" with any applicable adjective and it'd probably be right.
  14. Yeah, I'm surprised this isn't already the case. All the major source ports are available for Linux, and the Linux port of Doom was how the source code was originally released. Several sourceports are in the Debian/Ubuntu repositories, alongside Freedoom and Doom Shareware, even. But if you want to edit WADs on GNU/Linux, SLADE and DeuTex are virtually all you have. UDB doesn't seem to run through WINE, either.
  15. Every time Microsoft does something that would justify a mass Linux migration, it doesn't happen. There's maybe a few Mac and Linux migrants, but not enough of the latter to increase Linux's marketshare significantly, or enough of the former to discourage Microsoft. That said I think any IT professional or power user which relies on an offline installation of Windows, or on offline accounts, is going to be understandably angry about this. Either Microsoft will back down on this change, Microsoft will offer a "pro" or "enterprise" version with offline accounts, or those IT departments will start migrating to Linux. I think it's likely, even then, that Windows will remain the major operating system among home users.
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