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Re: [trinity-users] Is there a way to copy weird named files form Konqueror?

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:24:27 -0700

On Wednesday 15 August 2018 08:06:11 Pisini, John wrote:
> I can only speak for myself but I like to play games and some are Windows
> only but a lot of them will run under wine. A perfect example is Doom 2016
> there is no Linux client but it runs pretty well under wine and I am a huge
> Doom/ID fan going back to the first release in the early 90s of Doom 1 and
> even further back of the original Wolfenstein going back to the early 80s.
> I don't trust Windows and I will go without a game rather than install it
> to play a game but if I can get the game to run then why not? I go the
> extra mile and buy Linux versions when they are available and I will write
> the company and ask (nicely) for a port, I just recently bought the last
> Tomb Raider as it didn't work well under wine unless you had a system much
> better than mine and they didn't have a Linux client. As soon as they did
> though I like the franchise and I am glad they did it is a really fun game.

Ah yes, I ought to have guessed ... you are a gamer. And I am not. I mean, I 
did waste some time with Pac-Man when it came out, and there are a couple 
others that would come to mind if I thought hard enough on it. And an old 
friend of my was a game designer, with numerous titles to his credit. So 
while I am not totally unaware of computer games and gamers, there's a 
generation gap between us on that point, at least. I never got into that 
stuff, and had other interests. 

My son pretty much wore out my old Commodore Amiga 64 playing games on it. He 
was about 10 at the time, and imagined that pounding harder on the keyboard 
and mouse were the same as hitting a ball harder in the "real world"; in any 
case, computer games got him interested in computers generally, and he went 
on to run the IT department at the university where we both attended (though 
in different decades). And I know that computer games led to many more 
practical developments; without gamers, for example, our computers would 
probably still have 80 mb hard drives with 256k RAM (or something like that), 
and we would all be using dial-up to access the Internet. 

What I don't understand is why gamers don't develop more games in Linux, or at 
least make them cross-platform. I suppose there are licensing issues, but I 
would think Linux geeks are creative enough to find ways to make games that 
blow away Windoze and Apple versions. 


> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:21 AM, William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 August 2018 05:38:30 Pisini, John wrote:
> > > Don't use Debian Multimedia with Jessie if you use wine it completely
> >
> > hoses
> >
> > > the sound in any wine programs.
> >
> > Better yet, don't use wine at all, as Linux usually has better software
> > than
> > anything in Windoze, so I don't see why anybody would take the trouble of
> > trying to run wine to emulate them. But we all have different needs, so I
> > will try not to judge....
> >
> > ;-)
> >
> > Myself, however, I prefer VideoLAN or the MEPIS / mx / antiX
> > repositories. I
> > would use deb-multimedia as a last resort. Also you must be sure that you
> > get
> > the "genuine" deb-multimedia, not the fake site and repository that
> > somebody
> > else is hosting.