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I've been trying to improve my Python skill so I've been writing a simple discord bot which you can check out over here. https://github.com/dosmaen88/mrmalibus

So far it can
- Add and display quotes
- Tell you the weather in a particular city
- You can slap people

Will add more stuff as time goes on, but I think it's a good start.

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Just wanted to leave a note to let you know that the RPGMaker.net page is back up.

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Is that the sample game in the screenshot btw? How'd you find that?

Yeah it was a sample game that came with the newest version that was on the github I found. :fogetcool:

Thanks for uploading, I'll take a look and see what I can do to get the Dragon Quest one working. It might have just used a different version of ika.


Also, if you want your post count adjusted to match where your old account was lemme know.

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might have to set up a virtual machine to get them working as they probably don't play well with modern windows. If you upload them, I'd like to check them out.


I was able to get it running in linux:


I had to copy all of these dlls into the directory for it to work.

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Here ya go! :)

https://discord.gg/E3PFMpfCU2


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Had some screen flickering issues when the machine came back from being on standby in KDE so I installed the Linux-LTS kernel which had a fix for it.

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  :cool2:

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There might be someone on the Discord that has some audio of it, but as far as I know most of that is lost to time. Would love for it to pop up again!
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We do have all of the troubadour albums and some extras over on the internet archive.

https://archive.org/details/GWTroubadoursArchive

I was also hosting a new version of GW Radio over on YT and on Twitch for a while. I might do it again, and if you ever want to host a show lemme know and I'll give you the details.



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I'm probably not the best person to give an opinion on music like this, but the recordings were good, doesn't sound like there was much done in the way of effects even if there was, it still has an impromptu feel to it. Relaxing
Very minimal effects, I just added a bit of reverb and recorded it in Audacity. :cool2:

Thanks for giving it a listen!

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Thought I would make a topic to document my adventures in trying to get Arch Linux to do what I want it to do. Specifically, running on my computer.
I did have it successfully working but due to an issue with a package I installed, somehow the whole thing went belly up with me forgetting to make a snapshot to restore to. :bravo:

So, I installed it yet again. I started out in KDE Plasma and installed Firefox and my NVIDIA drivers so that I could have some hardware acceleration.

I forgot to install all of the applications I needed. So I installed a terminal program (yakuake -- it drops down from the top of the screen when you press F12,
very spiffy) and went to work with installing the other crud.

sudo pacman -Syu plasma firefox nvidia yakquake alacritty neovim xorg wayland plasma-wayland-session
kde-applications kde-applications-meta sddm discord weechat tmux steam

Install yay (tool for managing packages in the AUR):
sudo pacman -S --needed git base-devel && git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-bin.git && cd yay-bin && makepkg -siY

List of packages installed using yay:

Configuring Alacritty

Alacritty is a GPU accelerated terminal emulator that I rather enjoy using. Although Kitty is good too, might even be better. I've adjusted to using Alacritty so that is what I'm sticking with.

mkdir ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.toml
nvim ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.toml

The only thing I've really done to change the behavior of Alacritty is adjust the font. Full guide for the config file is over here.

Install Oh-My-Fish
Designed to make your terminal look better with a collection of different themes. I use Fish as my shell because it has a great set of features to make things a bit more modern. I used Oh-My-Posh for a while, but I prefer the simplicity of Oh-My-Fish.

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/oh-my-fish/oh-my-fish/master/bin/install | fish

Configuring NeoVim / LazyVim

LazyVim will transform your NeoVim into an code editor comparable to something like VS Code but all entirely inside of a terminal.

git clone https://github.com/LazyVim/starter ~/.config/nvim
rm -rf ~/.config/nvim/.git

Things specific to my machine that I installed (proprietary drivers etc for ASUS ROG Laptops)

There's a great community built around laptops similar to mine, and the tools created were intended to be used with Arch-based distros. So I followed the instructions here to install the needed / necessary packages so my computer would work normally (mostly).

Added nvidia_drm.modeset=1 to the end of /boot/loader/entries/arch.conf. I also added the following options to /etc/mkinitcpio.conf:

MODULES=(nvidia nvidia_modeset nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm)

At this point, I feel that I have my computer set up to do most of the things I need to do. I'll probably add on to this topic as I configure stuff.


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yeah I was interested in listening but the videos are private

Should be working correctly now, sorry about that. :ph34r: :buddy:

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Just wanting to give an update that I'm still working on my chapter of the game, although it's going a bit slower than I'd like because of other stuff going on. I do have a lot of the map work done, I just need to go through and add in events and stuff. Hope to have it done by the end of June.

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Been playing Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup again. I decided to give the "felid" race a try and it's really amusing to play as a cat mage. Cats are surprisingly powerful spell casters.

If you haven't played it yet, go check it out because it's free!!

https://crawl.develz.org/


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Switched back to Debian for a bit with good(?) old gnome:


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Huzzah!

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Last game night was a blast yall. Thanks to UPRC, DDay, Madolah, Remi, and Epsilon for joining in.

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Every bit of the game I've played so far has been really impressive, even the title screen has some really cool custom stuff going on.

Finishing up my play through, and then I'll start brainstorming a bit deeper.


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So for the time being, I've arranged to have SOLDAT game nights on Saturdays 6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST.

Hope to see you all join in!