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Building a new Linux gaming system

Posted on: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:00 By: Fratm

Some of you may know that I have been wanting to build a new system, and some of you know that I have not done something like this in years.  I finally did it.  Originally I was going to wait for income tax money, but the wife shot down that idea, so I had paid my CC down to nearly nothing and figure what the heck, my payment wont be much if I just charge it :)  I know, such an American attitude. haha.

Running Antergos Linux on Acer C720 Chrome Book

Posted on: Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:02 By: Fratm

Antergos LinuxThe other day I decided to install Antergos Linux on my C720 Chrome book.  This is a blog about how that went.   I've been running Linux Mint on this chromebook for over a year now and it has always been a solid performer for such low specs.  I have the 2Gig memory with 32G SSD for storage.   I do not run chrubuntu or any other side by side Linux install on my chromebook, I actually updated the BIOS and turned my C720 into a real laptop that no longer required chromeOS to be installed in order to use it.  

Linux Tips Episode 12 | Antergos Linux

Posted on: Sun, 04/03/2016 - 01:46 By: Fratm

Antergos LinuxIn my constant quest to learn new systems, and expanded my knowledge about Linux, I find that I am always trying out different distros.  Tonight we take a look at Antergos Linux, which is based on Arch Linux. 

From the Antergos website : "Antergos is a rolling release distribution. Your entire system, from the base OS components to the applications that you install, will receive updates as they are released upstream—with only a minimal delay to ensure stability."   Below you will see a video of a complete install, along with a quick look at Gnome 3, and then also how to install Cinnamon desktop onto Antergos.

Who want's some wang? Let's play Shadow Warrior

Posted on: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:04 By: Fratm

Shadow WarriorFor a few years now my favorite game has been Left4Dead2, I like to play it with the katana and just chop the zombies up. After this weekends steam sale I purchased Shadow Warrior, hoping it would be as cool and fun as the old 90's version of the game. Boy was I happy to see it had a survival mode, now I have a new game to play to blow off steam after a long day at work. :)

Low level PvP on WoW in Wine

Posted on: Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:00 By: Fratm

WoWHey guys,

Played some PvP in WoW on Linux (WINE) last night, it had been a couple years since I played any PvP in this game, so it was quite an interesting experience. A lot has changed in this game since just a year or two ago, and the fact that level 10 characters are boosted to level 19 when joining battle grounds really blew my mind.

Update to World of Warcraft on Linux.. Audio Issues resolved

Posted on: Mon, 03/14/2016 - 16:04 By: Fratm

World of WarcraftHey guys, if you watched my last video on installing World of Warcraft in Linux, you will remember that the audio was really messed up. I let the game patch fully, and that cleared everything up.

Here's an update video showing that the audio actually works and sounds pretty darn good.

Let's install World of Warcraft on Linux

Posted on: Sat, 03/12/2016 - 01:54 By: Fratm

World of WarcraftHey, what is holding you back from switching to Linux full time?  Oh you would miss World of Warcaft?   What would you say if I told you that you could play WoW on Linux, and that it was actually pretty darn easy to install, would you believe me?  Well, You can and I will show you how.  


Let's Play - Bear Simulator

Posted on: Sun, 03/06/2016 - 21:56 By: Fratm

Bear Simulator

I played this game for the first time this weekend, despite all the negative reviews, I still felt like I wanted to give it a try, after all you get to be a bear, how bad ass is that? I had visions of rummaging through campsites and stealing food, smacking salmon out of the river and mauling innocent hikers.. Well okay maybe not that.. maybe... ;)

So I gave it a try, the game wasn't too horrible, it's playable, but there are issues that make the game annoying. Eating a kill and having the body not change, or go away, only being able to attack a bee hive once.. and a few other things.. Anyways, check out the video to get an idea what the game play is like.

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