Summary Hello my fellow penguins! This guide will show you how to set up a Skyrim modding environment for the original “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” on Linux, using a modified Steam Proton run script. 🔥 Please note, that this guide IS NOT for “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition” - it’s for the older “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” or “Legendary Edition”. If you are looking to play with “ModOrganizer 2” and “TESV: Skyrim Special Edition”, there is a Lutris installer here.
The WebP format, which is developed by Google is becoming ever more popular on the net these days. With many popular websites and web browsers adopting it. WebP offers a modern image format that “provides superior and lossy compression for images on the web”. Having played with the file format myself, I can confirm that using WebP can dramatically reduce the file size of images, while keeping almost the same level of detail as a source image as in the “PNG” format.
For those of you who know about the virtual content I love to create, you can no doubt imagine that this game was an instant buy for me. I’ve played a few games on Steam this week, but this one was probably the most visually and audibly pleasing. It really is a refreshing treat for the senses, and it’s one of those games that makes you feel a little better about life after playing it.
Below is a list of my favourite Linux and technology related YouTube channels. This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the content I watch. Simply, a list of the ones I personally frequent on a regular basis. Hopefully this will be a good introduction for those curious about the Linux and the technology community. If you have any favourites of your own, and you’d like me to list them below, email me, and I’ll check them out and add them to the list.
New users to Linux may find it a bit “fiddly” getting Second Life up and running. So, in this guide I’ll quickly show you how to install the Firestorm client to access Second Life. The Linux distro I use is Manjaro Xfce 20.0.3, which is an Arch based distro. However, the steps below should work on other Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Pop!_OS 📝 Ensure you have your Linux graphics drivers up to date and installed correctly before following the steps below.
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 lot of fun. All 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.
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 having been 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.
UPDATE 📝 22/08/2021: This guide is outdated. You no longer need to manually fiddle with this Proton prefix in order to play the game. I have tested this from a bare installation using “Proton 6.3-6” and the game installs and plays fine. I’ve left this article visible to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. Introduction I’ve seen lots of Linux gamers online having issues trying to get this game to run.
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.
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 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.