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Software & Applications / Re: Photo Protector
« on: October 22, 2015, 09:11:23 am »
Thanks for sharing :)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:55:06 pm »
Do wireless keyboards work flawlessly on Linux? without any sort or driver installation?

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 21, 2015, 12:33:40 pm »
Yeah Logitech accessories are the best as far as my personal experience is concerned :) I have seen keyboards puking out their keys and mice getting dead but mine are still functioning properly ;)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 20, 2015, 09:33:39 am »
Reminds me of our discussion a few days ago when we talked about how hardware today is extremely substandard compared to what we had about 6-7 years ago. I haven't bought a mouse or keyboard since that long :D

cool! Looks like steam is bringing new life to the PC gaming market. Talking about hardware, Microsoft is okay but too expensive. The first ever mouse I bought in 2001 (I was 10) was Microsoft (It had Microsoft printed on it). It was one of those mice with a ball. And although I can't recall how much it cost but it worked very well until one day it got replaced with an optical mouse. But back then, there weren't many options available. Now, there are hundreds of manufacturers everywhere. And every one has its own way to lure customers. I'm more of a cheap-but-good kind of guy so I go well with cheap stuff :P

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 08:32:59 pm »
Logitech accessories are very expensive although I do accept that they are of superior quality. My keyboard and mouse are both Logitech bought along with this PC in 2009 and still running like it's new :)

Actually I'm low on budget so I have found this really cheap local-made USB joystick online which has a lot of good reviews. "Enter" has a good reputation of making cheap-yet-superior products.

If it doesn't work, I am going to gift it to someone :P no pain no gain lol

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 06:36:20 pm »
By the way, Wine isn't an emulator.

lol that's what WINE means right? Wine Is Not an Emulator :P Yesterday I came to know that there is a PS2 emulator for linux. Is there anyway I could get a cheap USB game controller online and play all those games console-style? ;)

General Discussion / Re: why is Peppermint so underrated?
« on: October 19, 2015, 06:28:32 pm »
If anyone is in any doubt, I refer you to the image below  ;D.

That's so f***ing true.  Especially the bottom one.  ;)

No meme could have explained it better. :)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 11:10:57 am »
If I remember correctly, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter has a weird graphics issue where you can see objects that are hidden, like power ups and whatnot, through scenery.  Star Wars:  Shadows of the Empire also has some weird issues, like screen flickering and other stuff.  Last time I played, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron wouldn't even run.  Those are just a few I know of and can think of off the top of my head.

Thanks for telling me about them. I haven't tried any of them yet :D Turns out those are issues with Mupen and not the ROMs. Project64 runs them without any issues. I would have got myself wine but perhaps that wouldn't allow me to keep them games on my menu :( It'll be more like an emulator inside an emulator (project 64 inside Wine)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 09:29:26 am »
Yes Mupen64plus runs fine from the terminal and it's very easy to configure the games to appear on the menu. so far I have had no performance issues but some graphic glitches (lines) appearing in some games.

I'm searching for more Emulators right now. gonna give em a try :)

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 08:53:27 am »
Thank you Scifidude79 for sharing detailed information on console Emulators for Linux. it is very helpful for me and other Peppermint users who are looking forward to enjoy some great games on Linux. It's so cool that even though most of the games in the menu are supposed to be run from the emulator, I can easily create menu shortcuts as if they are stand-alone apps. :)

Yes I have a lot of articles on Project64 and some Recommend using wine to run it. Mupen64plus doesn't even have a GUI,  so I had a little trouble trying to figure out how to make it work. visualboyadvance is great with its front end visualboyadvance-gtk but it has some issues sometimes (slight lag). I tried to run the same ROM on my android phone using "MyBoy" and I had no problems at all. the game run very smoothly.

GNU/Linux Gaming / Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 19, 2015, 05:39:15 am »
Hello gamers! So just wanted to share a list of games that I have installed on Peppermint so far. Most of them are either from Ubuntu repositories or emulated games.

To play some famous GBA and Nintendo 64 games, I have installed emulators "Visual boy advance" and "mupen64plus" both of which are easily available on Synaptic and Software center. ROMs can be downloaded from numerous sites (you can search on google). I have been playing "Mortal Kombat 4" since this afternoon and this game brings back a lot of memories. :)  ::)

Software & Applications / Re: How do I force Firefox to save passwords?
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:56:29 pm »
You can force Firefox to remember passwords using this add-on :)

General Discussion / Re: I feel dirty
« on: October 17, 2015, 10:59:43 pm »
Maybe I will on Monday.  I'm not working Monday this week.   8)

Cool. ;)

Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox? {SOLVED}
« on: October 17, 2015, 11:11:53 am »
yeah I've been loving dropbox so far :)

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