- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:17
You're going to need your terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).
Enter A Root Shell
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu 9.04 - 'Jaunty Jackelope'
echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/slicer/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/slicer/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu 9.10 - 'Karmic Koala'
echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/slicer/ppa/ubuntu karmic main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/slicer/ppa/ubuntu karmic main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 165B2836
Update The Package List
apt-get install mumble
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:04
Tired of right clicking URLs in chat to open them? Tired of right clicking someone's nick then having to search for "Open A Dialog Window"?
Sure, there's a settings window in X-Chat, but it doesn't have an option for changing how clicking on URLs is handled. And most people probably won't understand how to change the dialog window setting. I just changed these myself in what is the first of many GUI tweaks I'm going to do to overhaul the default interface into something a little more custom and comfortable.
First, let's make it so that we can just left click a URL and open it in our default browser. With X-Chat open, in any tab/channel/window you have open, type the following:
/set gui_url_mod 0
Now you can simply left click a URL once to open it. Below are some other options for handling URLs.
How to handle URLs when clicked. (And what to hold.)
0=Left Click Only
Next, the private message thing. I get tired of right clicking and searching the popup menu for the choice, so I set it so that I double click on a name in the userlist and it opens a PM.
Click Settings at the top, then open Preferences. Go to the Userlist section and find "Action Upon Double Click" near the bottom. Where it says "execute command", type the following:
This will open the PM tab/window (depending on your settings) for the name you double click.
I may add some more tweaks as I continue to customize my interface. If you've got any questions/comments, feel free to post them as a reply to this thread.
Thanks for reading.
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:37
So have you ever wanted to play True Combat:Elite, but the install process made you want to break things? Well, now you can install it on Ubuntu 9.04 (or really any 32-bit Linux) without swearing very much!
If you are using Windows, you can probably get by with the official guide on the TC:E website. If you are using Mac, you can probably use the Mac guide linked to below somewhere.
I'll be your guide and I'll be with you every step of the way.
You will need to grab some files first:
You also need a file for PunkBuster, but we'll download that later on close to the end of the guide.
Make a work directory somewhere. I'll refer to its path as [workdir] from here on out.
Put all of those files you just downloaded into you workdir.
I'll refer to your home directory as /home/[username] from here on out.
chmod 755 et-linux-2.60.x86.run
take the default options
The directories that it asks you about are these:
In that order.
When it finishes exit and DO NOT RUN. Because you are root, and root doesn't play games.
Seriously, a lot of people don't even want to install games as root. You can install everything locally, but it's easier to just put the stuff in /usr/local, and that requires root.
Install the patch.
sudo cp [workdir]/Enemy\ Territory \ 2.60b/linux/* .
Copy tcetest into your ET folder.
cd / usr/local/games/enemy-territory
sudo cp -r [workdir]/tcetest .
Create a TC:E launcher
Launch (as root) your favorite text editor. I'll use nano as an example since it's pretty standard.
sudo nano tce
Put this in the file:
et +set fs_game tcetest +set com_hunkMegs 192 +set com_zoneMegs 64 +set com_soundMegs 48
sudo chmod 755 tce
Credit where credit is due, I stole everything after the “et” in the above line from this place:
It's a mac guide. If you use a mac, maybe check it out. Since we are using Linux, this is the only line we need from those guys.
It should launch either W:ET or TC:E, depending on a bunch of stuff that you'll figure out by the end of the guide. For me, it launched W:ET.
Close W:ET. We only opened it to create .etwolf folder.
sudo cp -r [workdir]/tc049b_all_os_fixed/* .
Launch TC:E Again
It should actually launch this time.
Set your alias, your connection type, and enable punk buster at the minimum. Tweak the other settings to suit your needs.
If it launches W:ET instead of TC:E don't freak out just yet. It may be the permissions, if so, we'll fix them in the last step. Just skip down to the last step, fix the permissions, then come back to this point. I'll wait. If it launched TC:E for you, then you can continue on with the next step.
Close TC:E. We're not done yet.
Set up/Update Punk Buster
Copy PB to your game folder.
sudo cp -r /home/[username]/.etwolf/pb/* .\
sudo chmod 755 pbweb.x86
sudo ./755 pbweb.x86
Install PBSetup from
Grab the one for 32-bit linux games (GUI version)
Put it in its own folder out of the way somewhere where you can find it later. I don't care where you put it, but it will generate a bunch of files wherever it is.
Add a game: Enemy Territory in your /usr/local/games/enemy-territory folder
Check for Updates
For me it didn't work until I closed the program and re-opened it, but your results may vary.
After it finishes, you can close PBSetup. From now on, when you need a PB update, fire this program back up and hit “Check for Updates.”
Fix the Permissions???
I don't know if I failed to do this earlier or if something in the install process botched the permissions, but they are not right in my install at this point.
Let's fix them now.
sudo chmod -R 755 tcetest
Ok, now you should be done.
Let's test it.
Use the filters to exclude passworded servers, only include Punkbuster servers, and only include official servers.
Pick one and join it. If everything went well, it should let you in and you should be able to play.
Now that we know it works, you can take your filters off and play on any server you want.
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:02
XChat IRC Client Setup For CodeCrew - by J3sT3R
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a form of real-time Internet-based text communication. It's very simple to use once you have a little experience. Please note that this guide assumes you have little to no IRC/XChat knowledge and that you just plan to get on and yak at the CodeCrew.
XChat IRC Client - Can be downloaded here: www.xchat.org
See the end of this post for download link.
Once you have XChat installed, fire it up. The Network List should pop up.
Click Add on the right side, and type in a label (It can be anything).
Then hit enter. With the new network highlighted, click Edit.
Click Edit in this new window to change the server address.
The server address is: irc.gamesurge.net
Hit enter, and the server address is set.
Check the box for "Connect to selected server only"
Check the box for "Auto connect to this network at startup"
In the text box next to Connect Command, type: join #codecrew
Check the box for "Skip network list at startup"
Then click Connect
A window will pop up and bug you to join a channel, but you're already in the CodeCrew channel. =]
Just tell it not to show up and you should be good to go.
After following this guide, you should be able to open XChat, and without any other interaction, it should bring you to the CodeCrew channel on the Gamesurge network.
XChat is normally shareware (is has a free trial then you have to pay), but I recently found this:
"While the official version of XChat for Windows is shareware, it is legal for anyone to compile XChat on their own for personal use, or for others. There are not many of these unofficial builds that are active. In all cases, normally it will be a while before a build is updated to the latest release after a new XChat release. Starting in 2.8.6, these builds will appear to be running as YChat." - From XChatData.net
What this means is that while usually you would have to pay for the installer, ANYONE can download the source code, compile it, and give it away to people. Yeah, I don't understand it either.
You can get the WDK build of X-Chat (freeware) from here. It's more up-to-date than the SilverX Y-Chat build and all around nicer. Big thanks to Bliz for finding that one.
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:31
The following steps will get you in the door when it comes to "safe computing" with windows. Drop all your crazy pay for apps like Norton and McCafe, they aren't as good as they say and eat a lot of resources.
1. Download and install firefox
2. Install Ads Block plus addon for firefox
3. Download and install ClamWin - Open source Anti-virus
4. Download and Install Defraggler - Better than windows Defrag, run regularly
5. Download and Install C Cleaner - Removes temp files and junk from windows, run regularly
6. Download and install VLC Media Player - Windows media player replacement (for video)
7. Download and Install FooBar 2000 - Awesome music management and player
These applications are all open source or complete free ware that is totally free of any and all malware or spyware. I have used these for many windows systems. The plain and simple rule is, If you have to use it... be protected and that includes from M$'s own filth!