15 Years in Second Life®

15 Years in Second Life®

I’ve been a “resident” of the online virtual world known as Second Life® since June 2005. Second Life® is a rich 3D virtual world, promoting digital entertainment, social interaction and a whole lot of fun. All of the content “in-world” is created by the residents that frequent there. Linden Lab (the company who created Second Life®) give us the tools – and residents like myself create all the content for our virtual world.
Keeping Busy During The Thing!

Keeping Busy During The Thing!

May 2020 What a month! Who would have thought that it’d take a global pandemic to make me to feel more productive! Not that I wish this thing to last, but being stuck at home has given me a chance to do a hell of a lot of updates to my in-world items. What Have I Been Doing? In the month of May 2020 I have, Updated every single fish script at The Virtual Aquarium created a whole new rezzer auto alignment system for the fish rezzzer, created a bunch of cool new aquariums with “auto-align” features for easy rezzer installation, done custom builds of aquariums and installations for clients, improved the look of the shop layout and the surrounding land, updated AVpack and fixed a bunch of paper cut bugs, updated iTP and EZ-Note Message Board, created a whole new website with improved workflow with HUGO, converted all of my old “Google Sites” docs over to Markdown format, learned how to use “Zsh” and Git more effectively.
Elite Dangerous Install Guide for Ubuntu Linux

Elite Dangerous Install Guide for Ubuntu Linux

Introduction I’ve seen lots of Linux gamers online having issues trying to get this game to run. So, today I thought I’d install “Linux Mint MATE 19.2” from a fresh install, and see if I could get “Elite Dangerous” running on it. I documented my steps along the way. Hopefully this will help others wanting to play “Elite Dangerous” after running “Linux Mint MATE 19.2” from a fresh install. Here’s how it went.
Capture Gameplay with OBS Replay Buffer

Capture Gameplay with OBS Replay Buffer

No Geforce Experience?! Windows gamers will be familiar with “NVIDIA Geforce Experience”, and its ability to allow you to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay as a video file to the hard drive. Annoyingly however, for us Linux gamers, even though NVIDIA supports Linux with its proprietary binary graphics drivers - they haven’t made a Linux version of Geforce Experience. Enter OBS To Save The Day! Thankfully, with “OBS Studio”, we can use its “Replay Buffer” feature, which can act in much the same way.
MX Linux Gaming Tweaks

MX Linux Gaming Tweaks

These problems may have been fixed after this page was written, so be sure to test things fully before you apply these fixes. I moved from “UBUNTU MATE 18.04 LTS” to “MX Linux 18.3 Continuum” about two weeks ago, and I have to say I love it. Although there were a few little niggles I had to sort out for gaming on this distro. XBox 360 Controller Issues The first fix, was to stop my wired X-box 360 controller analogue sticks from moving my mouse cursor around the screen.
The Sims4 on Linux

The Sims4 on Linux

Update (24-06-2020) 📝 This document is outdated. Lutris will automatically install the necessary compatibility files for you. Therefore, you no longer need to manually download these files as explained in the steps below. I have left this article visible, simply to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. The Sim 4 on Linux with Lutris At the time of writing, this game is a free download on Origin.