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Setting a primary monitor for launching games in a dual monitor rig

By scaine, 19 September 2017 at 8:04 pm UTC (35 Comments)
If you have two monitors, launching games can be a bit hit or miss as to where they end up. Here's a way that you might take some of the pain out of simple gaming on a dual monitor set up.

Need to get the data files from a Windows game on Steam? steamget from Icculus can help

By liamdawe, 13 September 2017 at 8:56 pm UTC (11 Comments)
Sometimes you might need the Windows game files from a game on Steam, possibly for running it in an open source game engine that supports Linux. It can usually be tricky, but a little script called "steamget" from Icculus can help.

A bunch of Feral Interactive Linux ports may be broken on Arch and others, here's a possible workaround

By liamdawe, 11 September 2017 at 10:15 am UTC (64 Comments)
It seems an update of glibc has caused a bunch of Linux ports from Feral Interactive to be broken. Here's a possible workaround for now.

Verdun is yet another Unity title with broken fullscreen on Linux, here's a quick fix

By liamdawe, 11 August 2017 at 9:21 pm UTC (11 Comments)
Sadly another game that updated to a version of Unity that had the fullscreen bug on Linux is Verdun, so here's a reminder of the quick fix.

Streets of Rogue is another Unity title that's broken with fullscreen, here's a quick fix

By liamdawe, 14 July 2017 at 9:01 am UTC (19 Comments)
Like other games that have updated their version of Unity, Streets of Rogue will now get no input in fullscreen. Here's a quick fix you can do.

Quick tip: Adjusting video clip audio levels in Kdenlive

By liamdawe, 29 June 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC (12 Comments)
Kdenlive is a pretty fantastic tool for making videos. The more I use it, the more I really appreciate how powerful it is. Here's a quick tip for anyone wanting to edit videos, showing how to adjust volume in different sections of a clip.

You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux

By liamdawe, 23 March 2017 at 9:48 am UTC (80 Comments)
There's an interesting issue with certain Linux CPU governors that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

How to livestream from Linux to Twitch, a simple guide to being awesome on Linux

By liamdawe, 7 March 2017 at 7:53 pm UTC (11 Comments)
I’ve had a number of requests to get a guide up on how to livestream from Linux to Twitch. It’s damn easy, so here’s how to do it.

A small tip for anyone working with Kdenlive and large video files

By liamdawe, 23 February 2017 at 5:27 pm UTC (12 Comments)
This is likely something many of you who edit videos frequently already know, but here's a small tip for those of you (like me) who aren't massively familiar with all the video editing options available. This tip is about working with large files, like longer or high quality gameplay videos.

How to record videos on Linux using OBS Studio with separate audio tracks for gameplay and microphone

By liamdawe, 21 February 2017 at 11:22 am UTC (18 Comments)
Something I had been meaning to check out for a while is how to easily record videos of games, but have my microphone and the game audio in two different tracks. It turns out, it's actually quite easy.

How to easily find new releases on Steam

By liamdawe, 15 February 2017 at 11:50 am UTC (17 Comments)
Today I read an article from RPS that claims that Valve has made it harder to find new releases. This tickled me a bit, as it's always been quite easy.

'Action Half-Life 2' version 3 released with a Linux version, here's how to install it

By liamdawe, 8 February 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC (3 Comments)
'Action Half-Life 2' version 3, a source-based modification aimed at simulating the experience of being in an action movie has released and it now has Linux support.

Building Mesa from source, a guide

By Shmerl, 13 January 2017 at 10:11 am UTC (16 Comments)
If you are using Mesa (FOSS OpenGL/Vulkan drivers on Linux), you can be in situation when it introduces some new features upstream, but it didn't make it into your distro yet and it can take quite a long time for that to happen. A guide to compiling it yourself.

How To: An update on fixing screen-tearing on Linux with an NVIDIA GPU

By liamdawe, 11 January 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC (65 Comments)
My original guide on how to help fix screen-tearing on Linux with an NVIDIA GPU is a bit dated, so here’s an even easier way.

Nearly 4 years later, Steam still won’t close to the tray icon on Linux without workarounds

By liamdawe, 30 November 2016 at 10:18 am UTC (48 Comments)
In January 2017 it will be 4 years since a bug report was opened about Steam not closing to the tray on Linux. On Windows it works perfectly, but on Linux it has been left to gather dust like so many other issues.
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